There was plenty of drama on air last week -literally- with no less than 7 Free to Air dramas on screen (8 if we count Pay TV) and two noisy Reality TV finales.
TEN had a rare Thursday win thanks to The Bachelor finale, while Nine’s Married at First Sight clinched Tuesday.
In the Drama stakes, Offspring was the best in show followed by Doctor Doctor, Home and Away, 800 Words, Winners and Losers, The Code and Neighbours.
Nine led the week all the way until Seven’s AFL came along and caused a last minute upset. It still ranked first in primary channel shares and demos.
But Seven won the week in Total People once more.
ONE / ELEVEN: 2.9
ABC News 24: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 1.0
SBS 2: 0.9
Nine won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Best brands this week were:
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.11m), Sunday Night (852,000), The Big Music Quiz (843,000), AFL (Fri: 803,000).
Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.37m), The Block (Sun: 1.1m), Married at First Sight (958,000) and A Current Affair (848,000).
TEN: The Bachelor (Final Decision: 1.33m), Offspring (812,000), Gogglebox (753,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (705,000).
ABC: Australian Story (896,000), Gruen (813,00), Anh’s Brush with Fame (768,000) and ABC News (752,000).
SBS: Who Do You Think You Are? (400,000), Great American Railroad Journeys (335,000), The Celts (284,000) and Insight (246,000).
Nine won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Seven took Friday and Saturday, TEN won Thursday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.
Seven was victorious in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Nine held Sydney and Brisbane.