Nine News (Saturday) topped the week with 1.5m viewers.
Session 3 of Saturday’s Ashes pulled the biggest audience at an impressive 1.49m viewers.
However Nine neglected to code Carols by Candlelight separately between Live and replay broadcasts, resulting in an average figure between both of 807,000 viewers -well down on the Live number of 1.48m viewers. This is the second year in a row Nine has made this mistake -perhaps the key personnel are on holidays. Luckily it didn’t affect their primetime share.
Cricket also helped TEN to resume third place in both network and primary channel figures.
SBS ONE: 4.7
ABC News 24: 1.5
SBS 2: 1.0
Nine easily won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine won Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while Seven took Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. The ABC bettered TEN on Thursday and Saturday.
Seven was victorious in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide (by 0.1 point) while Nine owned Sydney and Melbourne.