Ashes helps Nine score another week
Ratings: Bumper numbers on GEM nearly rewrite the record books, while Seven is rebuilding its primetime schedule.
Nine’s momentum continues with the success of The Voice and its wins in News. Last week The Hotplate gathered steam, above 900,000 viewers on all three nights, while the (disastrous) Ashes on Thursday scored the second-best numbers ever achieved by a multichannel at 848,000 viewers. But the poor performance by the Aussies will deny the channel more eyeballs.
Meanwhile Seven is rebuilding its schedule as a result of Restaurant Revolution‘s failure -but has won an impressive 18 of 24 survey weeks (including snatching a few wins back from Nine in Timeshifted viewing).
Without MasterChef TEN’s Primary channel slipped behind the ABC, but eclipsed it in network share.
Best network brands last week were:
Nine: The Voice (1.47m), Nine News (Sun: 1.46m), The Hotplate (Mon / Tue tie: 943,000) and A Current Affair (935,000).
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.37m), Sunday Night (1.04m), Home and Away (764,000) and Border Security (753,000).
TEN: The Great Australian Spelling Bee (Launch: 921,000), The Bachelor (Wed: 805,000), The Project (7pm: 666,000), and Have You Been Paying Attention? (655,000).
ABC: Grand Designs (935,000), ABC News (Sat: 872,000) and Australian Story (789,000).
SBS: Who Do You Think You Are? (453,000), Birth of Empire: The East India Company (411,000) and Fat vs. Sugar (371,000).
SBS 2: 1.3
ABC News 24: 1.2
Nine won 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Nine won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Seven scored on Wednesday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Friday and Saturday
Nine ranked first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven retained Adelaide and Perth.