Ratings race is neck and neck

Ratings: The lead in the ratings race for 2019 is so close it's changing hands day by day.

If the ratings race has ever been this tight before, then surely not for a very long time.

Just two week ago, Seven had hit the front in Total People for 2019. But by Wednesday Nine was back on top due to the dismal start by The Super Switch. However AFL came back strong on Thursday, Friday & Saturday pushing Seven back to the top once more.

Seven claimed the week by just 0.2%, although Nine still owned the demos. The ICC Cricket World Cup gave 9GEM a superb 12.1% share on Saturday.

Meanwhile MasterChef also hit a 2019 high for 10 on Wednesday and the FIFA Women’s World Cup was good for SBS.

Last week

Seven: 29.8
Nine: 29.6
10: 17.1
ABC: 15.8
SBS: 7.7

Primary channel:
Seven: 20.0
Nine: 18.9
10: 11.5
ABC: 11.2
SBS: 5.2

9GEM: 5.6
7mate: 4.0
10 BOLD: 3.4
9GO!: 3.2
7TWO: 3.1
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.7
10 Peach: 2.2
7flix: 2.1
9Life: 1.9
SBS Food: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.6
7food: 0.5
NITV: 0.2

Nine scored Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday leaving Thursday & Friday to Seven. ABC bettered 10 on Sunday, Friday & Saturday.

Seven led in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth while Nine won Sydney & Brissy.

Best brands last week were:

Seven: Seven News (1.11m), House Rules (Mon: 761,000), Home & Away (673,000) and The Chase (636,000).

Nine: The Voice (Mon: 1.02m), Nine News (Sun: 951,000), A Current Affair (756,000) and 60 Minutes (646,000).

10: Have You Been Paying Attention? (678,000), MasterChef Australia (675,000), Five Bedrooms (498,000) and The Project (7pm: 454,000).

ABC: ABC News (Sat: 678,000), Australian Story (585,000), Four Corners (583,000) and Anh’s Brush with Fame (544,000).

SBS: FIFA Women’s World Cup (Aus v Ita: 439,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (403,000), 63 Up (299,000) and Medicine or Myth? (289,000).

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