2019 is a memorable one for Nine: Australian open Tennis, Married at First Sight, Lego Masters, The voice, State of Origin (especially in Perth), Ninja Warrior, The Block, Cricket World Cup, Ashes, NRL (though this sport suffered declining audiences), Hamish and Andy, NRLGF. It’s the first time that’s Nine won an official ratings year for the first time since 2006 (thanks to the Melbourne 2006 Games, despite struggling during that year). Nine struggled during its daytime lineup with a revamped look of Today Show and Hot Seat. Nine is on the way up.
Seven went backwards with its poor lineup. MKR, House Rules failed to fire. AFL GF between Richmond and GWS was the top program of 2019 with 2.215 million viewers. (If not a lopsided match or a Tigers v Lions/Pies Grand Final, Seven would have achieved higher than usual), Cricket did OK on Seven. Nevertheless, Seven was Number 1 for Sunrise, Morning Show, Morning News, 4PM News, The Chase. 2020 will be a good one for Seven with Tokyo 2020, AFL and Cricket and I think Seven could reclaim Number 1 in audience shares.
After a slow start due to flops like Changing Rooms, 10 managed to build an audience during the second half thanks to RWC, Melbourne Cup, The Bachelor, THe Bachelorette, Australian Survivor, Gogglebox, HYBPA, THe Amazing Race Australia. The Masked Singer did well, especially in the Winner Announced section (IIRC, did Masked Singer outrate Australia Ninja warrior?). POintless and CNG have struggled so badly. Saturday Night ROve has struggled in August and it dragged its Saturday primetime shares down. The Rugby Championship ratings dropped (especially the Bledisloe Cup game).