TEN grabs third place from ABC, Nine wins the week.
Ratings week: TEN has finally snatched third place back from the ABC, but the week belonged to Nine.
It’s the first time the network has edged ahead of the public broadcaster since January, and the first time in survey since last August (they tied once last October). It took three of its favourite shows in the one week to avoid ongoing humiliation. It was a dead heat in the primary channels.
But the week belonged to Nine, thanks in no small part to State of Origin, which averaged a knockout 2.44m viewers for the Match and settles as one of the highest rated shows of the year.
SBS ONE: 4.7
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS 2: 0.7
Nine completely dominated 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demos.
Seven took Sunday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Nine owning Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. ABC beat TEN on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Seven firm in Perth and Adelaide where Nine finally owns its own station.