NRL drives Nine to ratings week
Ratings: Sport dominated Nine's week, while Seven led a new drama race.
With the NRL Grand Final pulling a whopping 2.65m viewers, last week was Nine’s to lose.
Despite Seven scoring weeknight wins, it wasn’t enough to pull ahead to take the prize.
ABC News 24: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 1.1
SBS 2: 1.0
ABC ME: 0.6
Nine easily won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Seven won Monday – Friday. Nine scored Sunday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.
Nine ranked first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven held Adelaide and Perth.
The Block finished ahead of X Factor but Secret Daughter was the week’s top drama in a busy week. SBS coded Deep Water‘s two episodes the same, meaning its 380,000 premiere has been averaged to 290,000.
Best brands this week were:
Nine: NRL (Grand Final: 2.65m), Nine News (Sun: 1.18m), The Block (Tues: 930,000) and Hyde & Seek (878,000).
Seven: Seven News (1.02m), The X Factor (Mon: 904,000), The Secret Daughter (899,000) and Better Homes and Gardens (814,000).
TEN: Gogglebox (691,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (683,000), Australian Survivor (682,000) and The Bachelorette (588,000).
ABC: ABC News (Sat: 838,000), Gruen (829,000), Australian Story (783,000) and Anh’s Brush with Fame (674,000).
SBS: Great American Railroad Journeys (373,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (334,000), Deep Water (290,000) and Million Dollar American Princesses (234,000).