AFL helps Seven win the week, UK dramas drive ABC.
Ratings: Seven takes week from Nine. ABC beats 10.
In the week that Nine was forced to cull its AFL Footy Show after 2 and a half decades, Seven’s AFL is delivering good numbers.
On Saturday Seven pulled out a 40% share and another 37% on Friday, fundamentally due to AFL. That helped the network pull away from a close battle for a convincing win against Nine.
Meanwhile election-related programming and UK dramas helped ABC to top 10 once again -but 10 is doing good business with on of its multichannels.
10 BOLD: 3.5
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.8
7flix / 10 Peach: 2.0
ABC News: 1.5
SBS VICELAND: 1.4
SBS Food: 0.8
7food / ABC ME: 0.6
Seven won demos 16-39 and 25-54.
Seven won Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nine scored Sunday and Tuesday. ABC bettered 10 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Seven again claimed victory in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth but Nine held Sydney & Brissy.
Best brands last week were:
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.1m), House Rules (Sun: 685,000), Home & Away (643,000) and Seven’s AFL (Post match: 615,000).
Nine: Lego Masters (Sun: 1.09m), Nine News (Sun: 1.01m), A Current Affair (724,000) and The Big Bang Theory (640,000).
ABC: Vera (735,000), ABC News (Sun: 708,000), Australian Story (640,000) and Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (602,000).
10: MasterChef Australia (Wed: 664,000), Mr. Black (471,000), The Project (7pm: 432,000) and The Living Room (422,000).
SBS: Who Do You Think You Are? (378,000), Secrets of Britain (256,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (192,000) and Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m a Doctor (181,000).