Bumper SBS share scores in latest ratings week

SBS scored its biggest share all year last week thanks to the FIFA World Cup.

The Socceroos match against Denmark was the top-rating show of the week at 1.66m viewers. It was the biggest audience on SBS in 4 years. SBS managed an equal network share with ABC in the primary channel share of 11.3%.

But the week again went to Seven.

Seven: 28.5
Nine: 24.9
TEN: 18.0
ABC: 15.5
SBS: 13.1

Primary channel
Seven: 18.4
Nine: 16.6
TEN: 13.1
ABC / SBS: 11.3

7mate: 4.1
9GO!: 3.8
7TWO: 3.7
ONE: 2.8
9GEM: 2.6
7flix: 2.3
9Life: 1.9
ABC News: 1.2
SBS Food Network: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.6
NITV: 0.1

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

Seven won Monday – Saturday while Nine scored Sunday. SBS bettered Nine, TEN & ABC on Thursday. ABC bettered TEN on Friday.

Seven claimed Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth while Nine held in Sydney.

Best brands last week were:

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.25m), House Rules (Sun: 910,000), Home and Away (693,000) and The Chase (639,000).

Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.12m), The Voice (Winner Announced: 1.06m), A Current Affair (775,000) and Young Sheldon (Ep 1: 585,000).

TEN: Have You Been Paying Attention? (864,000), MasterChef Australia (Tues: 863,000), Shark Tank (567,000), and The Project (7pm: 510,000).

SBS: FIFA World Cup (Den v Aus: 1.66m), Sinkholes: Deadly Drops (286,000), Great British Railway Journeys (199,000) and Definitive Guide to Sea Monsters (174,000).

ABC: Gruen (761,000), ABC News (674,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (644,000) and Back Roads (632,000).



  1. Hi David, (I don’t like to correct you but I know for the article you appreciate it), it looks like the sentence regarding ABC/SBS network shares is a bit muddled. ABC & SBS stations getting 11.3% but SBS network 13.1%, ABC Network 15.4%

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