Seven wins week. Quiet achievements at ABC, SBS.

Ratings: Beyond the commercial contest, public broadcasters had some reason to smile in last week's ratings.

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Last week was yet another win for Seven with a 32.3% share over its rival Nine, on 26.1%. My Kitchen Rules was again Australia’s #1 show.

But beyond the commercial contest, public broadcasters had some quiet achievements.

On Monday ABC drew a 21.6% share led by Four Corners, while SBS grew to 8.5% on Wednesday.

Multichannel NITV had its best ever share on Thursday at 1.1%.

TEN’s share slipped slightly from 17.3% to 16.6%.

Seven: 32.3
Nine: 26.1
ABC: 18.1
TEN: 16.6
SBS: 6.9

Primary channel:
Seven: 22.6
Nine: 17.8
ABC: 13.0
TEN: 11.1
SBS: 4.3

Best brands for the week were:

Seven: My Kitchen Rules (Tues: 1.44m), Seven News (Sun: 1.33m), Sunday Night (994,000) and Home and Away (812,000).

Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.16m), You’re Back in the Room (890,000), Married at First Sight (Tues: 884,000) and The Big Bang Theory (873,000).

ABC: Four Corners (935,000), Australian Story (833,000), ABC News (Sun: 818,000) and

TEN: NCIS (597,000), Gogglebox (590,000), The Project (7pm: 569,000) and Bondi Rescue (536,000).

SBS: Great Continental Railways (284,000), Untold Australia (283,000), Vikings (243,000) and Secrets of the Brain (234,000).

7TWO: 4.3
7mate: 4.0
GO!: 3.7
ONE: 3.1
ABC2: 2.9
GEM: 2.5
9Life: 2.2
7flix 1.4
ABC News 24: 1.3
SBS 2: 1.2
SBS Food Network 1.1
ABC3: 0.9
NITV: 0.3

Seven won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven ranked first every night of the week except Thursday, which fell to Nine. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Seven won all 5 cities.


6 Responses

      1. I was thinking OZTAM didn’t supply the information… if it was that bad….
        It really isn’t rating that well at all… I think the channel needs rebranding and needs a name change

  1. ABC doesn’t offer widely appealing content during the hour between 6 & 7 PM on weeknights and this drags its share down. As a result I think ABC performance is better than the simple share number suggests. If ABC opted to devote more resources to this early evening hour it could get a higher overall result.

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