Serious stories bring it home for ABC & SBS

Serious themes proved to be winners for ABC and SBS last week with a Four Corners look into retirement villages and SBS immersive Filthy Rich & Homeless helping to drive ratings share.

Four Corners was ABC’s top title of the week, while Filthy Rich & Homeless pushed SBS share into double figures on Thursday.

But the week again went to Seven, winning in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth while Nine owned Sydney & Brissy. Meanwhile TEN improved its share over the preceding week.

Seven: 28.7
Nine: 27.2
TEN: 19.6
ABC: 16.5
SBS: 8.0

Primary channels:
Seven: 19.1
Nine: 18.9
TEN: 13.7
ABC: 11.8
SBS: 5.6

7mate: 3.8
7TWO: 3.5
9GEM / ONE: 3.3
ABC2 / 9GEM: 2.7
7flix: 2.3
9Life: 2.2
ABC News: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 1.2
ABC ME: 0.7
NITV: 0.2

Seven won 16-39 and 18-49 while Nine won 25-54.

Seven led on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. Nine topped Wednesday and Thursday. ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.

Best brands this week were:

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.18m), House Rules (Sun: 1.12m), Sunday Night (Sun: 780,000) and Home and Away (709,000).

Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.23m), True Story with Hamish & Andy (992,000), The Voice (949,000) and A Current Affair (815,000).

TEN: MasterChef Australia (Wed: 904,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (811,000), Shark Tank (737,000) and Offspring (711,000).

ABC: Four Corners (966,000), ABC News (Sat: 767,000), Media Watch (731,000) and Father Brown (715,000).

SBS: Treasures Decoded (393,000), Great Continental Railway Journeys (368,000), Filthy Rich & Homeless (350,000) and Extreme Railway Journeys (307,000).


  1. This year is getting boring to follow.

    I want to see Nine or Ten take out a week (the latter very nearly did in MasterChef final week last year).

    Seven’s multi-channels are powerful.

    7flix & 9Life went down.

    A good week for ONE though!

  2. The 4 Corners story was excellent and between Filthy Rich and Homeless, The Chef Line and Eurovision, SBS has been extremely impressive this year.

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