PyeongChang helps Seven score second ratings week

Seven scored big in the second week of 2018 ratings, thanks again to My Kitchen Rules and the Winter Olympics.

Seven again won every night, every city topping demos, primary and multichannels.

But Nine increased its share at the same time as Seven’s diminished, effectively closing the gap between the two. Married at First sight grew higher, scoring the first 4 slots across the week.

ABC, TEN & SBS all managed to increase share from the previous week.

With the Winter Olympics now concluded the real jockeying for first place begins tonight.

Seven: 35.0
Nine: 28.0
ABC: 15.7
TEN: 15.2
SBS: 6.0

Primary channel:
Seven: 24.9
Nine: 20.5
ABC: 11.4
TEN: 10.5
SBS: 4.1

7mate: 4.7
7TWO: 3.3
9GO: 3.0
9GEM: 2.7
ONE: 2.5
ABC2*: 2.4
7flix: 2.2
9Life: 1.8
ABC News: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.6
NITV: 0.2

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

ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

Best brands this week were:

Seven: My Kitchen Rules (Sun: 1.12m), Seven News (Sun: 1.02m), Winter Olympics (Night 9: 935,000) and Home and Away (670,000).

Nine: Married at First Sight (1.36m), Nine News (Sun: 959,000), A Current Affair (808,000) and 60 Minutes (796,000).

ABC: Death in Paradise (753,000), ABC News (Sun: 745,000), Hawke: The Larrikin & the Leader (597,000) and Australian Story (581,000).

TEN: Gogglebox (644,000), I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (Elimination: 629,000), The Project (7pm: 488,000) and Hughesy We Have a Problem (461,000).

SBS: Great Continental Railway Journeys (262,000), Great British Railway Journeys (253,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (231,000) and 24 Hours in Emergency / Muslims Like Us (both 193,000).

* OzTAM is yet to rebadge ABC2 as ABC Comedy.


  1. Where to now for Seven – Spartan & MKR in big trouble !!! MAFS going gangbusters.
    Can’t see Spartan screening again on Sunday night.
    For Seven the AFL cant start soon enough. could be along 4 weeks

    • Seven could do an MKR / Spartan double, which would move it away from MAFS. Good Doctor remains strong. Keen to see how Resident & Aus Swimming Championships do. It will be a more even battle now, but hardly one that is over.

      • Neddy, where is there any mention of Spartan in this story? How do you know how it rated? I’d like to know how it rated from the horse’s mouth rather than blind speculation.

          • MKR is lowest ever, but hardly in trouble. Spartan is the bigger concern. The viewers aren’t idiots, and they saw through the promos for it really is – a Ninja clone.

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