For the second time in a month Seven Network has won the week in Total People by just 0.1% over Nine.
Seven Network was 28.7% to Nine 28.6%, TEN 20.3%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 5.4%.
Seven was in front all week but a Saturday win by Nine brought it within a whisker of snatching glory, thanks to GO!’s 8.0% performance with the movies Oceans Thirteen, Demolition Man and a repeat of Hamish & Andy.
But Nine’s primary channel won last week with 21.7% to Seven 21.2%, TEN 14.5%, ABC1 12.5% and SBS ONE 4.5%.
Nine again won the key demos, with TEN in second place for 16-39.
Downton Abbey was best for Seven with 1.47m then Seven News (Sun: 1.43m, weeknights: 1.3m), Revenge 1.32m, Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (1.25m), Sunday Night (1.19m) and Today Tonight (1.08m).
The Block again topped the week with its best episode at 1.96m for Nine followed by Nine News (Sun: 1.56m, weeknights: 1.25m), 60 Minutes (1.42m), Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (1.4m), A Current Affair (1.13m) and The Big Bang Theory (highest ep 989,000).
MasterChef‘s best episode on TEN was 1.37m, then Offspring (916,000), NCIS (821,000), TEN News (737,000), Last Man Standing (highest at 693,000), and Modern Family (highest at 689,000).
Australian Story led the week for ABC1 at 1.1m. Next were ABC News (Sat: 1.05m, weeknights: 912,000), Four Corners (1.03m), Death in Paradise (1.01m), Media Watch (804,000) and Silent Witness (762,000).
On SBS ONE it was Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (352,000), Heston’s Feasts (294,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (252,000) and Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India (236,000).
GO! topped multichannels with 4.3% then 7TWO 4.1%, 7mate 3.4%, ELEVEN 3.1%, ABC2 and ONE both 2.7%, Gem 2.6%, SBS TWO 1.0%, ABC News 24 0.9%, ABC3 0.8%.
Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Seven first in Adelaide and Perth.
Seven won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday while Nine took Thursday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.
This week Nine features The Block finale and State of Origin, but Seven and TEN should begin to claw back some audience.