Nine wins first ratings week of the year
Ratings: Cricket helps Nine to its first ratings week over Seven -but will it be short-lived?
The Nine Network has won its first ratings week of the year -by just 0.2%.
Nine’s week was spearheaded by sport with the ICC Cricket World Cup driving a 43% share on Thursday. The week went down to a Saturday night battle with Seven, but Nine’s victory could be short-lived with Timeshifted numbers potentially delivering the win to Seven.
The ICC Cricket World Cup scored 1.66m / 823,000 viewers for Nine, its biggest single audience so far this year. Next for Nine was The Block coded as Room Reveal (1.29m) / Sun: 1.14m, Nine News (Sun: 1.14m) and 60 Minutes (988,000).
My Kitchen Rules continues to dominate the landscape, at #1 with 1.71m viewers for Seven. Other brands included Seven News (Sun: 1.13m), Sunday Night (962,000) and Australia: The Story of Us (868,000).
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (869,000), Australian Story (804,000) and ABC News (Sat: 784,000) led for ABC.
The Odd Couple (709,000 / 637,000), Shark Tank (638,000) and NCIS (578,000) were best for TEN.
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (304,000), Walking Through History (272,00) and The Missing Evidence (266,000).
SBS ONE: 4.3
7TWO / GO!: 4.5
ABC2 / ONE: 2.4
ABC News 24: 1.4
SBS 2: 1.0
Nine also won the key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine won Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday. Seven took Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. ABC bettered TEN on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and Seven on Saturday.
Seven won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while Nine won Sydney and Melbourne.
This week and next are Easter non-ratings.