TV Ratings 2017: Seven Network claims top spot for 11th consecutive year

Seven dominates Australian television

Seven Network has claimed its 11th year of market leadership, with the annual TV ratings survey year ending on Saturday.

Highlights from Seven’s year in review ratings release:

• Seven dominates Australian television
• Seven launches into 2018 with the biggest events on television 

Seven is Australia’s most-watched television network in 2017.

Seven continues to dominate the broadcast television landscape: primetime, news, major sports, breakfast television and morning television.

Seven is the most-watched network for total viewers. 7TWO is the most-watched digital channel for total viewers.  7mate is the most-watched digital channel for 25-54s. Seven + 7TWO + 7mate + 7flix is number one for total viewers on the combined audiences of primary and digital channels.

ALSO: Shows coming to Seven in 2018

This is Seven’s 11th consecutive year of market leadership in primetime.

Building on this leadership in primetime, Seven News is number one in 2017. Sunday Night is the leading public affairs program. Seven is number one in breakfast television for the 14th consecutive year and number one in morning television for the 11th consecutive year.

Commenting, Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross said: “We move into 2018 after confirming our leadership for 11 consecutive years. We have leadership in breakfast and morning television, news and primetime. We have strong franchises coming back. We have a deep and strong slate of new programs for 2018. We have the biggest sports events. We are looking forward to growing our audiences and reaffirming the undeniable audience delivery of free-to-air television.”

Angus Ross

Seven delivers the most-watched programs across Australia:

The Australian Open Men’s Final delivers 3.636 million across Australia.
The AFL Grand Final delivers 3.562 million.
The Melbourne Cup scores 2.529 million in-home viewers.
The final of My Kitchen Rules hits 2.305 million.
The Good Doctor is Australia’s new hit with an average audience of 2.019 million on Tuesdays.  The Good Doctor scores 1.848 million on Thursdays.
My Kitchen Rules continues to dominate with 1.910 million.
House Rules delivers 1.704 million.
Little Big Shots is a hit on Sundays with an average audience of 1.892 million.

Seven delivers in the most-watched programs in metropolitan markets:

The AFL Grand Final (2.715m) and The Australian Open Men’s Final (2.686m) are the top two most-watched events on television across the five major metropolitan markets.
The Melbourne Cup delivers 1.821 million in-home viewers.
The Good Doctor (1.348m) is the breakout hit of 2017 and Australia’s most-watched drama series.
My Kitchen Rules (1.290m) and House Rules (1.115m) underpinned Seven’s primetime across the year. Little Big Shots (1.201m) delivered on Sundays. The final of My Kitchen Rules delivers 1.594 million and the final of House Rules scores with 1.222m.

Seven’s breakout hit The Good Doctor

Seven dominates in news:

Across 2017, more Australians watched Seven News. Seven News is Australia’s number one at 6pm, leading Nine News across the five major metropolitan markets and across all metropolitan and regional markets combined.

Seven dominates in public affairs:

Sunday Night is Australia’s number one public affairs program for 2017. Sunday Night averaged 845,000 metropolitan markets viewers and 1.3 million viewers across Australia. Sunday Night increased its audience on 2016 by 7% for combined viewers and 9% in metropolitan markets.

Seven dominates in breakfast television: 

Across 2017, more Australians watched Sunrise in breakfast television. Sunrise is Australia’s number one in breakfast television, leading Today across the five major metropolitan markets and across all metropolitan and regional markets combined.

Seven dominates morning television:

The Morning Show delivers another win in morning television.
The Morning Show leads Today Extra and Studio 10. This is The Morning Show’s 11th consecutive year of leadership in morning television.

Seven dominates on time-shifted viewing:

The Good Doctor adds 27% on +7 recorded viewing. 800 Words adds 30% in audience. Blue Murder: Killer Cop adds 27%. Liar adds 30%. Wanted adds 21%. The Secret Daughter adds 25% and Hoges adds 15% in audience on recorded viewing.

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