With the NRL Grand Final pulling its best ever audience since OzTAM ratings began, last week was destined to go Nine’s way.
The NRL final scored a glorious 2.6m viewers. Other brands for Nine were The Block (Mon: 1.49m), Nine News (Sun: 1.33m) and A Current Affair (816,000).
The X Factor (Mon: 1.09m) was best for Seven then Seven News (Sat: 1.04m) and The Force (988,000).
NCIS (788,000) topped TEN’s week followed by Party Tricks (710,000) and The Project 7pm (702,000).
ABC’s top show was Australian Story (867,000) then New Tricks (826,000) and Scott and Bailey (768,000).
On SBS ONE it was The Twilight of Civilisations (278,000) then Insight (265,000) and Robin William Remembered (230,000) -still worth an earlier replay.
SBS ONE: 4.0
ABC News 24: 1.1
SBS 2: 0.9
Nine won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine topped Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven took Adelaide and Perth.
Seven ranked first on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Nine took Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Without The Block on weeknights this week will become a more interesting battle between Seven and Nine, but the auction is sure to give the latter a big head start.