New Seven CEO James Warburton knows he needs to address Seven’s 7:30 schedule and last week was a clear indication of just that with the network beaten in the slot by 10 on four nights.
The Masked Singer and The Bachelorette outranked The Real Dirty Dancing and Bride & Prejudice from Monday – Thursday.
But Seven held onto second place in the ratings thanks to Seven News and Home and Away leading its share.
Nine won another week in Total People and Demos, driven by the NRL Grand Final and The Block.
7TWO / 10 BOLD: 3.8
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.4
9Life / 10 Peach: 2.1
ABC News: 1.4
SBS Food: 1.2
SBS VICELAND: 1.1
SBS World Movies: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.6
Nine led on Sunday – Wednesday. Seven scored Thursday – Saturday. ABC bettered 10 on Sunday, Friday & Saturday.
Nine claimed victory in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. Seven won again in Adelaide & Perth.
Best brands last week were:
Nine: NRL Grand Final (1.87m), The Block (Mon: 978,000), Nine News (Sun: 864,000) and A Current Affair (664,000).
Seven: Seven News (915,000), Home and Away (607,000), Better Homes and Gardens (536,000) and The Real Dirty Dancing (Final performance: 528,000).
10: The Masked Singer (Mon reveal: 929,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (813,000), The Bachelorette (Launch: 717,000) and Gogglebox (704,000).
ABC: Gruen (715,000), ABC News (620,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (596,000) and Utopia (567,000).
SBS: Struggle Street (259,000), Insight (251,000), Britain’s Ancient Tracks (247,000) and How the Victorians Built Britain (209,000).