International events top ratings week for public broadcasters

International events FIFA World Cup and the Thai Cave Rescue were big drawcards for public broadcasters.

The FIFA World Cup final won by France pulled 501,000 for SBS as their top-rating show of the week. Four Corners in-depth report on the Thai Cave Rescue also topped ABC at 803,000 viewers.

Meanwhile commercial networks stuck with news and reality titles at the top of their week.

Seven was again the top network as the second half of the TV year gets underway.

Seven: 29.4
Nine: 27.3
TEN: 17.9
ABC: 16.8
SBS: 8.6

Primary channel:
Seven: 19.0
Nine: 18.7
TEN: 12.8
ABC: 12.4
SBS: 6.2

7mate: 4.3
9GO!: 3.7
7TWO: 3.5
9GEM: 2.9
ONE: 2.8
ABC KIDS COMEDY / 7flix: 2.6
9Life: 2.0
ABC News: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.5
NITV: 0.2

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

Best brands last week were:

Seven:  Seven News (Sun: 1.3m), House Rules (Sun: 876,000), Home and Away (669,000) and The Chase (636,000).

Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.07m), Australian Ninja Warrior (966,000), A Current Affair (777,000) and 60 Minutes (677,000).

TEN: MasterChef Australia (Wed: 863,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (737,000), The Project (7pm: 497,000) and Shark Tank (480,000).

ABC: Four Corners (803,000), ABC News (Sun: 721,000), Jack Irish (681,000) and Anh’s Brush with Fame (681,000).

SBS: FIFA World Cup Final (501,000), Robson Green’s Australian Adventure (268,000), Great British Railway Journeys (242,000 and Tour de France (Stage 9: 239,000).

Seven led on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nine scored Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. ABC bettered TEN on Friday & Saturday.

Seven won Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth, Nine claimed Sydney & Brisbane.

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