Despite Nine’s success with the Ashes, it was arguably Seven’s multichannels that pushed them over the line -as high as 6.9% on Saturday with the Brisbane International tennis.
Not broadcasting New Year’s Eve also cost Nine the week, and pushed the ABC back in front of TEN after the Big Bash lifted the latter in the preceding week. Nevertheless, TEN is doing much better with it than without.
Session 2 of the Ashes Fourth Test was the week’s top show at 1.55m viewers.
SBS ONE: 5.2
ABC News 24: 1.4
SBS 2: 1.1
Nine won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine took victory on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Seven won Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. ABC also trumped Nine on New Year’s Eve, when ABC1 topped the night.
Seven took honours in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, leaving Sydney and Melbourne to Nine.