Nine has won its second ratings week of the year, thanks largely to the State of Origin -the biggest audience of the year so far at 2.32m viewers.
Seven narrowed the gap in recent days but it wasn’t enough to take glory -unless it can manage it in Timeshifted viewing, which it has done before.
House Rules was the top entertainment show of the week, with MasterChef Australia close behind.
Mystery Road proved a win for Australian drama, as ABC’s top performer of the week.
ABC KIDS COMEDY: 2.5
7flix / ELEVEN: 2.2
ABC News: 1.2
SBS VICELAND / SBS Food Network: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.7
Seven won every night except Wednesday, a victory for Nine. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Friday & Saturday.
Seven won Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth. Nine claimed Sydney & Brisbane.
Best brands last week were:
Nine: State of Origin (2.32m), Nine News (Sun: 1.07m), The Voice (Sun: 821,000) and A Current Affair (792,000).
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.17m), House Rules (Sun: 882,000), Sunday Night (634,000) and The Chase (631,000).
TEN: MasterChef Australia (Tues: 852,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (732,000), Shark Tank (560,000) and The Project (7pm: 518,000).
ABC: Mystery Road (786,000), David Attenborough’s Tasmania (750,000), ABC News (Sun: 747,000) and Gruen (641,000).
SBS: Who Do You Think You Are? (406,000) Elizabeth (263,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (242,000) and Great British Railway Journeys (214,000).