Sport was the key driver of big events, with the Australian Open, Ashes Series, One Day Cricket and Big Bash League drawing viewers in. My Kitchen Rules, New Year’s Eve and Carols by Candelight were big drawcards.
With Aussies knocked out early in the Australian Open, numbers were softer overall for Seven, but it remained in front. Nine and TEN both lifted compared to 2013 while the public broadcasters lost a little ground.
For the weeks of 49 (2013) – 6 (2014) here is the way the numbers stacked up, with (2013) in brackets for Year on Year comparison.
Seven: 28.7 (30.6)
Nine: 28.4 (26.8)
TEN: 18.5 (17.5)
ABC: 18.5 (18.9)
SBS: 5.8 (6.2)
Seven: 21.1 (22.9)
Nine: 20.6 (19.2)
ABC: 13.1 (13.6)
TEN: 12.5 (11.4)
SBS ONE: 4.6 (4.8)
5 City Metro 6pm-Midnight Summer Weeks 49-6. Consolidated (Live + As Live + TSV) data prior to 3/02/2014 and Overnight (Live + As Live) data from 04/02/2014.
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