Sport, election, Block and Bluey drive ratings week
Ratings: It was a big week of TV and it went Nine's way.
Last week saw a number of big drawcards on TV: two sporting events, the US election and a kids’ TV hit.
The State of Origin topped the week at 1.6m although a most unusual year resulted in it being well down on 2019’s 2.18m. Even still, it was enough to drive Nine to an easy win, together with The Block. Game II looms this week.
10’s Melbourne Cup race at 1.41m was up slightly on 2019’s 1.32m and also 10 Play’s biggest audience for a live stream ever. That almost makes up for The Bachelorette finishing with its lowest ever finale and one of two couple already split.
The US election drew bumper crowds to ABC News, which topped the week in multichannels -plus a first ever win for News Breakfast (across two channels). Elsewhere Bluey continues to shine at up to 379,000 viewers.
For Seven it wasn’t their strongest week, but it continues to lead with Seven News and Sunrise.
ABC News: 3.9
7TWO / 10 BOLD: 3.2
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.6
9GO! / 10 Peach: 2.4
SBS VICELAND: 1.3
SBS Food: 0.9
SBS World Movies: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.5
10 Shake: 0.4
Nine claimed every night except Friday, held by Seven. ABC bettered Seven on Wednesday and 10 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Nine won in 4 cities, but Seven held Perth.
Best brands last week were:
Nine: State of Origin (Match: 1.6m), The Block (Room winner: 1.17m), Nine News (Sun: 925,000) and A Current Affair (674,000).
Seven: Seven News (978,000), SAS Australia (Mon: 671,000), Beat the Chasers (660,000) and Home & Away (513,000).
ABC: ABC News (722,000), 7:30 (613,000), Hard Quiz (596,000) and Gruen (591,000).
10: Melbourne Cup (Race: 1.41m), Have You Been Paying Attention? (641,000), The Bachelorette (Final Decision: 573,000) and Junior MasterChef (528,000).
SBS: Great British Railway Journeys (225,000), The Great Fire of London (195,000), Secrets of the Tower of London (191,000) and The Choice 2020: Biden v Trump (184,000).
Including this week there are 3 more weeks of ratings.
Infograph: supplied by Nine.