Nine nabs ratings lead from Seven

The lead in Total People for 2019 continues to be a tug of war between Seven and Nine.

A win for Nine last week, buoyed by The Block and Ashes series, saw Nine wrestle back the annual lead, now leading Seven by just 0.1%.

It follows Hugh Marks announcing a $234m profit while James Warburton announced a $444m loss.

Here is how last week shaped up…

Network:
Nine: 32.2
Seven: 28.4
10: 17.3
ABC: 14.8
SBS: 7.3

Primary channel:
Nine: 21.4
Seven: 19.4
10: 12.0
ABC: 10.5
SBS: 4.4

Multichannel:
9GEM: 5.8
7mate: 3.6
9GO!: 3.3
10 BOLD: 3.2
7TWO: 2.7
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.3
10 Peach: 2.1
7flix: 2.0
9Life: 1.8
ABC News: 1.2
SBS VICELAND: 1.1
SBS Food: 0.9
ABC ME / SBS World Movies: 0.7
7food: 0.5
NITV: 0.3

Nine easily claimed the demos 16-39 and 25-54.

Nine won every night except Tuesday, which fell to Seven. ABC bettered 10 on Friday & Saturday.

Nine led in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Seven winning Adelaide (by just 0.1%) and Perth.

Best brands last week were:

Nine: The Block (1.12m), Nine News (Sun: 1.3m), A Current Affair (742,000) and 60 Minutes (644,000).

Seven: Seven News (1.09m), Australia’s Got Talent (Sun: 865,000), Home and Away (631,000) and The Celebrity Chase (628,000).

10: Australian Survivor (Tues: 794,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (732,000), The Bachelor (Thu: 711,000) and Gogglebox (666,000).

ABC: Utopia (717,000), Mad as Hell (682,000), Four Corners (652,000) and Hard Quiz (641,000).

SBS: London: 2000 Years of History (254,000), The Hunting (235,000), Untold Australia (229,000) and Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (219,000).

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