Nine wins major sports week

Ratings: Seven came back strong, but not enough to halt Nine's winning week.

State of Origin led a week chockful of sports offerings including AFL, NRL, Wimbledon, Tour de France, ICC Cricket World Cup and a soccer exhibition game.

Seven came back strong on Friday and Saturday but it wasn’t enough to halt Nine’s week with Origin and a finale for The Voice.

New SBS World Movies channel had its best nights on Friday & Saturday, which could settle in as its regular best.

Nine: 32.5
Seven: 29.9
10: 15.7
ABC: 13.8
SBS: 8.1

Primary channel:
Nine: 23.8
Seven: 19.5
10: 10.2
ABC: 9.6
SBS: 5.0

7TWO: 4.0
7mate: 3.9
9GEM: 3.4
9GO! / 10 BOLD: 3.3
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.6
10 Peach: 2.2
9Life: 2.0
7flix: 1.9
ABC News: 1.1
SBS World Movies: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.6
7food: 0.5
NITV: 0.3

Nine easily won 16-39 and 25-54 demos.

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

Nine led on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Seven claimed Monday, Friday & Saturday. ABC bettered 10 only on Saturday.

Best brands last week were:

Nine: State of Origin (2.00m), The Voice (Winner announced: 1.04m), Nine News (Sun: 1.03m), A Current Affair (724,000).

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.08m), House Rules (Sun: 694,000), Seven’s AFL (Fri: 657,000), Home and Away (619,000).

10: MasterChef Australia (Sun: 638,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (598,000), The Project (7pm: 452,000) and The Living Room (396,000).

ABC: ABC News (Sun: 648,000), Back Roads (553,000), Four Corners (527,000) and The Planets (499,000).

SBS: Every Family Has a Secret (280,000), Scotland: Rome’s Final Frontier (205,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (191,00) and Walt Disney (173,000).

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