TEN wins first week in 4 years, Nine lands third.
Ratings: TEN gets the best birthday gift of all as it grabs a ratings win from Seven & Nine.
It has won its first ratings week in 4 years.
The prize comes as a result of the MasterChef Australia, the Commonwealth Games and Offspring combo.
Seven came second and Nine was pushed to third place.
The last time TEN won a ratings week was in July 2010 in the run up to the season 2 MasterChef finale. It is also 5 years since Nine landed in 3rd place (Seven took a third place in July 2010).
The win came in with ONE’s bumper share thanks to the Commonwealth Games week. At a huge 8% share, ONE’s audience was bigger than all three SBS channels combined. Of course like Olympics those numbers are traditionally separated from end of year figures because advertisers base their rates on non-event programming.
MasterChef topped the week with the Winner Announced: 1.7m. Offspring was TEN’s next best brand at 846,000. Glasgow Live hit as high as 721,000 and The Bachelor launched to 692,000.
Seven News (1.16m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (Sun: 1.12m) and Home and Away (876,000).
Nine News (Sun: 1.3m) was Nine’s strongest performer on its primary channel. The Block was 1.00m on Tuesday then Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (985,000).
Grand Designs (987,000) led ABC then ABC News (Sun: 879,999) and Father Brown (788,000).
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (464,000), Heston’s Great British Food (361,000) and Destination Flavour Down Under (328,000).
SBS ONE: 4.0
ABC News 34: 0.9
SBS 2: 0.7
TEN also won the three key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 (Seven ranked third in all 3).
TEN won Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Seven won Thursday and Saturday. Nine won Tuesday and Friday. TEN also bettered Nine on Saturday.
TEN won the week in Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven took Adelaide and Perth. Nine won Sydney. TEN also eclipsed Nine in every city except Sydney.
In further ratings news, Timeshifted results have now given Week 31’s tie to Seven.
Final figures are: