Nine begins bolt to the finish line

Ratings: Just 4 more weeks remain in the ratings year -and Nine looks set to claim them all.

Including this week there are 4 more survey weeks this year and with State of Origin and The Block auction up their sleeve, Nine is sitting in the box seat.

A week ago Seven and Nine were locked on 17 weeks each (plus one week tied), but at 2.1m viewers the NRL Grand Final easily lifted Nine’s scorecard to 18. The Block also led the Reality TV pack. Of course the year is won on annual share not weeks won, but Seven has its work cut out in November.

Amongst the other standouts last week was Bluey at up to 437,000 viewers, and ABC News channel pulling a 6.8% share on Saturday thanks to the Queensland election coverage.

Nine: 31.2
Seven: 25.1
ABC: 18.9
10: 16.9
SBS: 7.9

Primary channel:
Nine: 23.2
Seven: 16.8
ABC: 13.6
10: 10.7
SBS: 4.5

7TWO: 3.4
10 BOLD: 3.3
7mate: 3.0
9GO!: 2.7
ABC News: 2.5
ABC KIDS Comedy / 10 Peach: 2.4
9GEM: 2.2
7flix / 9Life: 1.9
9RUSH: 1.1
SBS World Movies: 1.0
SBS Food: 0.9
10 Shake / ABC ME: 0.4
NITV: 0.2

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

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

Nine was victorious in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. Seven held Adelaide & Perth.

Best brands last week were:

Nine: NRL Grand Final (2.1m), Nine News (Sun: 1.11m), The Block (Mon: 981,000) and A Current Affair (705,000).

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.08m), SAS Australia (Mon: 770,000), Home & Away (515,000) and The Chase (503,000).

ABC: Gruen (784,000), ABC News (696,000), Four Corners and Hard Quiz (both 668,000).

10: Gogglebox (700,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (612,000), The Bachelorette (Wed: 487,000) and The Project (7pm: 472,000).

SBS: Walking Britain’s Roman Roads (199,000), Insight (194,000), Australia Come Fly with Me (192,000) and Trains That Changed the World (191,000).

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