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Channel Seven BEATS Nine in the 2021 ratings following success of The Voice and Big Brother reboot

Channel Seven is crowned Australia’s number one TV network as the network defeats Nine in the 2021 ratings war


Channel Seven has been crowned Australia’s number one TV network after beating Nine in the ratings war.

Network Seven dominated 38.6 per cent share of the market, slightly ahead of Nine’s 37.7 per cent. 

The top performing shows for the network included The Voice, which had an average of 1,850,000 viewers nationally, and Farmer Wants a Wife, which boasted an average audience of 1,253,000.

And the winner is…! Channel Seven is crowned Australia’s number one TV network as it BEATS Nine in the 2021 ratings. Pictured: Seven’s Sonia Kruger

Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics also proved to be a huge success.

Meanwhile, Channel Nine’s biggest shows of the year included Married At First Sight, with an average audience of 1,347,000, and The Block which also had an audience of 1,222,000. 

Big Brother also proved to be a hit for Seven this year, with the finale beating its reality TV competitors.

Success: Network Seven dominated 38.6 per cent share of the market, slightly ahead of Nine's 37.7 per cent. Pictured Rita Ora on The Voice Australia

Success: Network Seven dominated 38.6 per cent share of the market, slightly ahead of Nine’s 37.7 per cent. Pictured Rita Ora on The Voice Australia

The episode, which aired in June and was thrown into disarray due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, was watched by 726,000 metro viewers. 

Channel 10’s MasterChef meanwhile was viewed by 610,000 people.

Channel Nine’s competitor, Australian Ninja Warrior, brought in 572,000 metro viewers.

Popular: Meanwhile, Channel Nine's biggest shows of the year included Married At First Sight, with an average audience of 1,347,000, and The Block which had an audience of 1,222,000. Pictured: MAFS 2021 couple Samantha Harvey and Camerone Dunne

Popular: Meanwhile, Channel Nine’s biggest shows of the year included Married At First Sight, with an average audience of 1,347,000, and The Block which had an audience of 1,222,000. Pictured: MAFS 2021 couple Samantha Harvey and Camerone Dunne 

Despite winning the night, the Big Brother finale was down on the show’s 2020 ratings.

The Big Brother finale fell right in the midst of the lockdown which came about after Sydney’s COVID-19 cases grew.

It was supposed to be filmed in front of a large audience, but that was changed due to the ongoing pandemic.

Hit: Big Brother also proved to be a hit for Seven this year, with the finale beating its reality TV competitors

Hit: Big Brother also proved to be a hit for Seven this year, with the finale beating its reality TV competitors

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