Tight battle in penultimate ratings week

Ratings: The Block kicked things off with a big win but in the the end just 0.01% split two networks.


Seven has won the penultimate ratings week of the year by just 0.01%.

While it would be poetic to represent the year, it’s just not the case, with Seven well ahead of Nine in total people this year.

Nine began the week with a bumper 39.6% share which Seven gradually pummelled down across the week. By Saturday Nine had slipped behind Seven leaving the week as a battle between Spiderman and Harry Potter movies.

Whilst Nine finished the week first in primary channels, Seven fell over the line thanks to its multichannels.

Meanwhile ABC had a better week overall than TEN, which was strong on Monday.

Seven: 29.2
Nine: 29.1
ABC: 17.6
TEN: 17.3
SBS: 6.8

Primary channel:
Nine: 19.6
Seven: 18.8
ABC: 12.7
TEN: 11.7
SBS: 4.7

GO!: 4.8
7mate: 4.1
7TWO: 4.0
ONE: 2.9
ABC2: 2.8
GEM: 2.7
7flix: 2.3
9Life: 2.0
ABC News 24: 1.5
SBS 2: 1.0
SBS Food Network: 0.9
ABC3: 0.6
NITV: 0.2

It’s still too early to gauge the performance on SBS VICELAND. Aside from A-League, its best performer was Gaycation with 51,000.

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

Seven won every night except Sunday, claimed by Nine. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday.

Nine was victorious in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven was unbeatable in Adelaide and Perth.

Best brands this week were:

Nine: The Block (Winner Announced: 2.14m), Nine News (Sun: 1.14m),  60 Minutes (911,000) and Doctor Doctor (783,000).

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.09m), First Dates (803,000), Sunday Night (770,000) and Better Homes and Gardens (724,000).

ABC: ABC News (Sun: 790,000), Australian Story (669,000), Grand Designs (660,000) and Four Corners (639,000).

TEN: Have You Been Paying Attention? (850,000), Trump: First Interview (778,000), The Project (7pm: 504,000) and The Living Room (490,000).

SBS: Insight (287,000), World’s Busiest Railway (270,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (260,000) and Secrets of Britain (248,000).

We are now in the final week of the 2016 ratings year.

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