2019 Ratings Year

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Five City Metro, 6pm-12am, Total People

Network
2019
2018
ABC
11.8%
12.2%
ABCKidsCOM
2.7%
2.6%
ABCMe
0.6%
0.7%
ABCNews
1.4%
1.4%
ABC TTL

16.4%

17.0%
Seven
19.5%
20.6%
7Two
3.2%
3.7%
7Mate
3.8%
4.1%
7Flix
2.1%
2.2%
7Food
0.6%
Seven TTL

29.2%

30.7%
Nine
20.5%
19.1%
9GO!
3.3%
3.5%
9GEM
3.5%
2.7%
9Life
2.0%
2.0%
Nine TTL

29.6%

27.3%
10
11.7%
12.3%
10Bold
3.4%
2.9%
10Peach
2.1%
2.2%
Ten TTL

17.2%

17.3%
SBS
5.0%
5.5%
Viceland
1.2%
1.2%
Food
1.0%
0.8%
NITV
0.2%
0.2%
World Movies
0.4%
SBS TTL

7.7%

7.7%

Notes about the above table:

This is unofficial. It has been prepared based on the following
40 week ratings period excluding Easter.
7-day consolidated share up to week 46. Overnight for weeks 47 and 48.

7-day consolidated has been the usual audience measure used by networks since consolidate data was introduced though there are other measures that may be used.

The final average won’t be available until after next week.

Look for news articles for further information and each network’s take on the results.

As well as wining in total people, Nine won the three key demographics.

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2019 will be known as the year Seven’s ratings went backwards. Most of its line-up failed to fire. It would have been in dire straits if not for the 6pm news. Nevertheless, Seven can look back on its 12 years of ratings victories with pride.
Nine won a ratings year for the first time in 2006. It dominated primetime ratings from January to November with so many winners in the 7pm/7.30pm timeslot: MAFS, Lego Masters, The Voice, Ninja Warrior and The Block. The news battle in the east coast was closer than many people expected. In Melbourne, Nine News had slightly more viewers than Seven News from 6pm to 7pm, but Seven News won more weeks.
10 had a good second half thanks to a stellar debut by The Masked Singer, plus record ratings for Australian Survivor and HYBPA. February to May remained an issue with Changing Rooms flopping and DWTS pulling below average ratings. Pointless and Celebrity Name Game struggled in the 6pm timeslot.

…and Sunrise benefiting from the ratings disaster that was breakfast television on the Nine Network in 2019.

Still, Seven aren’t having everything their way in the ratings battle for news & current affairs. Despite some improvements particularly during the second half of the bulletin, Seven’s Sydney 6pm news was still behind Nine for 39 out of 40 weeks.

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).

Despite the PR guff the networks will release, saying they have won this or have the number 1 that, I doubt any of them are happy with the years results.

We’ve seen another poor end of the year - with the commercials willing to abandon programming to compete if another has something strong. With all the talk of having a strong slate throughout the year (and for more then the “ratings period” for some networks) it’s not exactly coming through in the results.

Next year will be interesting, all three commercials will need better performances to attract more ad revenue but from what we’ve seen at upfronts and with some of the blood letting of old shows, it will a steep climb

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Nine won a ratings year in terms of primetime shares in 2006, Seven won the ratings year in terms of the number of weeks. Nine started off 2006 with the Melbourne 2006 Games that pulled in 3.56 million viewers and delivering a strong share in all 5 markets during the event, however in the 2nd half, they started to lose more weeks to Seven. In 2020, Nine will start the new year strongly due to the tennis.

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