No surprises here. The NRL Grand Final gave Nine it’s biggest edge over Seven so far this year.
The game drew a whopping 2.3m viewers which, together with The Block, served up a weekly share of 33.2% over Seven’s 25.8%.
While Seven’s AFL Grand Final drew a bigger audience the week before (2.8m), it wasn’t in primetime.
While TEN had a dismal Sunday night against the NRL, it drew a bumper crowd on Friday -it’s second best night of the week. Both TEN & ABC were up compared to the previous week.
ABC News: 1.5
SBS VICELAND: 1.0
SBS Food Network: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.5
Nine easily won the Demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Best brands this week were:
Nine: NRL Grand Final (2.3m), The Block (1.42m), Nine News (Sun: 1.03m) and The Big Bang Theory (835,000).
Seven: Seven News (939,000), Little Big Shots (758,000), Better Homes and Gardens (663,000) and Home and Away (633,000).
TEN: Gogglebox (823,000), The Bachelorette (Wed: 812,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (721,000) and Australian Survivor (Mon: 617,000).
ABC: Gruen (807,000), The Doctor Blake Mysteries (731,000), Doc Martin (719,000) and ABC News (707,000).
SBS: Insight (302,000), Great British Railway Journeys (283,000), Secrets of our Cities (271,000) and Gourmet Farmer (269,000).
Nine won every night of the week except Friday, which went to Seven. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday & Saturday.
Nine ranked first in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. Seven won Adelaide (just) and Perth.