For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn).
For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS (7.2%).
Broken down to individual channels — Seven (20.1%) defeated Nine (20.0%), Ten (12.6%), ABC (12.2%), SBS (5.2%), 7TWO (3.6%), 9GO and 7mate (3.5% each), ABC2 (2.9%), One (2.9%), 9Gem and Eleven (2.5% each), 7flix (2.3%), 9Life (2.1%), ABC News 24 (1.4%), SBS Viceland (1.0%), SBS Food Network (0.9%), ABC ME (0.6%) and NITV (0.2%).
(These figures are based on preliminary results and may vary slightly when delayed viewing for the last survey week is added)
Although Seven claimed the year overall, in the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Seven’s year was topped by the AFL Grand Final (Match: 2.723 million, Presentation: 2.722 million).
The Australian Open, although technically outside the defined ratings period for the year, scored 2.686 million for the Men’s Final.
The 2017 Melbourne Cup scored 1.821 million. Other highlights for Seven included My Kitchen Rules (Winner Announced: 1.594 million, Grand Final: 1.49 million), The Good Doctor (Tuesday: 1.348 million, Thursday: 1.213 million), Little Big Shots (1.201 million) and House Rules (Winner Announced: 1.222 million, Grand Final: 1.1 million).
Nine’s highest ratings came from The Block (Winner Announced: 2.533 million), NRL State Of Origin (Match 3: 2.523 million, Match 2: 2.404 million, Match 1: 2.374 million) and NRL Grand Final (2.310 million). Other highlights included Australian Ninja Warrior (Final Stage: 2.248 million, Grand Final: 2.185 million) and The Block (Grand Final: 2.049 million).
Network Ten had a year dominated by financial and ownership instability but despite coming third overall still found some reason to be pleased with its ratings year although it was slightly down on 2016.
The Bachelorette (The Final Decision: 1.701 million, Grand Finale: 1.363 million) topped the year for the network, followed by MasterChef Australia (Winner Announced: 1.394 million), The Bachelor (The Final Decision: 1.164 million) and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (Winner: 1.125 million).
ABC’s year was topped by the special John Clarke Thanks For Your Time (1.128 million), drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Telemovie: 1.07 million, Series: 984,000), and UK dramas Doc Martin (1.007 million) and Death In Paradise (959,000).
As of yesterday (Sunday) networks go into summer non-ratings mode, though viewing data is still collected by OzTAM and reported to networks over the non-ratings period.
The 2018 ratings year begins on 11 February and continues through to 1 December, with a two-week break over the Easter period.
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