Ratings: Seven wins second straight night but Nine still ahead in week 19

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The Seven Network had a narrow win on a closely fought Wednesday. It was the network’s second straight win though Nine still leads the week 26.8% to Seven’s 25.7%.

Seven increased its share from the previous week mainly at the expense of Network 10 that was down 2 share points. Nine was the winner in the two biggest markets of Sydney and Melbourne while Seven won elsewhere.

It was, however, 10 that won the key demo groups. In 25-54 10 had 28.9% ahead of second placed Nine with 25.1% while Seven had 24.8%. In 16-39 10 was ahead with 32.2% from Seven (26.0%) and Nine (21.6%).

There was a notable drop week-on-week for the 6pm news bulletins. MasterChef was again dominant at 7.30 despite a 30,000 drop from the previous week. Doctor, Doctor also lost audience while Britain’s Got Talent recovered after dipping last week.

Later The Weekly (591,000) won its timeslot ahead of Paramedics (455,000), a second episode of Britain’s Got Talent (444,000) and The Secrets She Keeps on 388,000, down from 399,000 last week.

MasterChef and The Project took out the top two places in all three key demo groups.

Programs outside the top 20 included

Rank Net Program 5-cities
21 10 THE PROJECT 6.30PM 409,000
22 ABC YOU CAN’T ASK THAT S5-EV 406,000
23 10 THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS 388,000
24 10 10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 339,000
25 ABC PLANET AMERICA-LE 327,000
26 Nine HOT SEAT -5PM 316,000
27 Seven SUNRISE 303,000
28 SBS BRITAIN’S CATHEDRALS WITH TONY ROBINSON 286,000
29 Seven SEVEN NEWS AT 4.30 263,000
30 Nine NEW AMSTERDAM 258,000
31 ABC WOULD I LIE TO YOU?-LE 253,000
32 ABC THE DRUM-EV 248,000

Breakfast TV (x1,000)

Program 5 City Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
Sunrise 303 76 63 72 32 60
Today 197 60 56 43 12 25
NewsB 240 67 79 55 21 19

Continue discussion at Wednesday 6 May 2020

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