The end of the week was dominated by sports finals in AFL and NRL, including a staggering 57% share for Seven in Adelaide on Saturday night.
But TEN had a disappointing week, slipping behind the ABC and awkwardly relying on three-channel simulcasts to prop up an underperforming schedule.
The Block (Sun: 1.62m) topped the week for Nine. Also strong for Nine were Nine News (Sun: 1.32m), 60 Minutes (1.21m) and Big Brother (Launch: 1.04m).
Seven News (Sun: 1.35m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (Sun: 1.19m) and Sunday Night (1.09m).
Australian Story (869,000) topped ABC’s week followed by ABC News (Sun: 809,000) and ANZAC Girls (784,000).
TEN landed outside the Top 30 this week with The Bachelor (Wed: 740,000), Family Feud (612,000 on 3 x channels) and The Project 7pm (604,000).
Heston’s Great British Food (342,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (317,000) and Destination Flavour Down Under (219,000) led SBS ONE. SBS 2 also got improved shares on Thursday for 102 Minutes that Changed America (160,000) -three times higher than anything else on the channel that night.
SBS ONE: 3.9
7TWO / GO!: 4.8
ABC News 24: 1.1
SBS 2: 1.0
Nine again won the key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine won Sunday to Thursday. Seven took Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday while both tied on Thursday.
Nine ranked first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven was still victorious in Adelaide and Perth.