Nine has won its fourth ratings week of the year, thanks to The Block thumping Hell’s Kitchen Australia, amongst other wins.
Seven’s multichannels again closed the gap but it wasn’t enough for a win (at least not unless Timeshifting changes things).
TEN and ABC tied for network share, albeit with ABC enjoying one additional channel.
Nine has also claimed the 7pm slot for the year with A Current Affair winning 21 of 40 weeks.
Grant Williams, Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs for Nine, said: “The entire team at A Current Affair continually strives to provide our audience with a program that is not just informative, but also relevant and helpful in their everyday lives. Our viewers are incredibly loyal and we need to repay that by being just as loyal to them. That’s why we’re out there every day of the year telling their stories and fighting for a fair go when they’ve been hard done by. A huge thank you to all our viewers right across the country for making us number one at 7pm.”
ABC / TEN: 17.5
ABC News: 1.6
SBS VICELAND: 1.0
SBS Food Network: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.6
Nine easily won the demos.
Nine won Sunday – Thursday. Seven scored Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday and Saturday.
Nine again claimed victory in Sydney, Melbourne and Brissy with Seven firm favourite in Adelaide and Perth.
Best brands last week were:
Nine: The Block (1.29m), Nine News (1.21m), This Time Next Year (930,000) and True Story with Hamish & Andy (881,000).
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.15m), Sunday Night (757,000), Home and Away (695,000) and The Force (664,000).
ABC: ABC News (Sun: 776,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (734,000), Father Brown (680,000) and Utopia (667,000).
TEN: The Bachelor (787,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (639,000), Australian Survivor (625,000) and Offspring (551,000).
SBS: Great American Railroad Journeys (352,000), Titanic: The New Evidence (320,000), Great British Railway Journeys (312,000) and Gourmet Farmer (306,000).