Week 46

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Week 46 Top 100
Pay TV Top 100
ASTRA Week 46


1. Seven News Seven 1.241
2. Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 0.981m
3. Nine News Nine 0.960m
4. ABC News ABC 0.929m
5. The Bill ABC 0.821m
6. Rough Diamond ABC 0.800m
7. ABC News ABC 0.734m
8. TEN News At Five TEN 0.668m
9. Liar. Liar TEN 0.654m
10. Agent Cody Banks Seven 0.644m
Rugby League World Cup Nine 0.484m
Mythbusters SBS 0.345m

Nine 27.2
Seven: 23.4
ABC: 22.2
TEN: 19.8
SBS: 7.4


1. Twenty/20 -All Stars Nine 1.334
2. Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1.275
3. Seven News Seven 1.230
4. Home And Away Seven 1.139
5. Today Tonight Seven 1.117
6. Nine News Nine 0.934m
7. ABC News ABC 0.926m
8. Taggart ABC 0.924m
9. Two And A Half Men Nine 0.921m
10. A Current Affair Nine 0.859m
The Informant TEN 0.622m

Seven: 27.8
Nine: 33.1
ABC: 17.1
TEN: 16.5
SBS: 5.5


1. Seven News Seven 1.252
2. This Is Your Life Nine 1.205
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.166
4. Home And Away Seven 1.145
5. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.138
6. Getaway Nine 1.102
7. Law & Order: CI TEN 1.100
8. Nine News Nine 1.088
9. RPA Nine 1.051
10. A Current Affair Nine 1.014
11. Bones Seven 0.989m
12. Make Me A Supermodel Seven 0.948m
13. ABC News ABC 0.940m
14. The Amazing Race Seven 0.924m
15. The Mystery Of The Mary Celeste ABC 0.910m
16. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.869m
17. Catalyst ABC 0.864m
18. Law And Order: SVU TEN 0.842m
19. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? TEN 0.776m
20. TEN News At Five TEN 0.713m
Will and Grace 0.469m
Heroes 0.462m
The Strip 0.430m
Searching 4 Sandeep 0.383m

Nine: 29.3
Seven: 27.6
TEN: 21.6
ABC: 16.8
SBS: 4.7


1. Two And A Half Men 8pm Nine 1.438
2. Two And A Half Men 7:30pm Nine 1.429
3. Seven News Seven 1.377
4. Today Tonight Seven 1.312
5. Home And Away Seven 1.285
6. Spicks And Specks ABC 1.269
7. Criminal Minds Seven 1.177
8. Two And A Half Men 7pm Nine 1.162
9. Nine News Nine 1.140
10. Crash Scene Investigators Seven 1.116
11. ABC News ABC 1.091
12. A Current Affair Nine 1.052
13. The Mentalist Nine 1.002
14. The New Inventors ABC 0.927m
15. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.917m
16. Criminal Minds (R) Seven 0.906m
17. Stupid Stupid Man ABC 0.819m
18. CSI: NY Nine 0.790m
19. Neighbours TEN 0.759m
20. TEN News At Five 0.TEN 0.755m
House 0.750m
Life 0.713m
Deal or No Deal 0.704m
Futurama 7:30pm 0.583m
Futurama 8pm 0.528m
Will and Grace 0.570m
NEWStopia 0.158m

Seven: 30.0
Nine: 27.8
ABC: 19.6
TEN: 18.3
SBS: 4.4


1. Packed To The Rafters Seven 1.959
2. Find My Family Seven 1.785
3. The Zoo Seven 1.576
4. Seven News Seven 1.358
5. All Saints Seven 1.309
6. Home And Away Seven 1.266
7. Today Tonight Seven 1.190
8. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.162
9. NCIS TEN 1.151
10. A Current Affair Nine 1.125
11. Nine News Nine 1.121
12. ABC News ABC 1.061
13. Two And A Half Men Ep2 Nine 0.944m
14. Two And A Half Men Ep1 Nine 0.937m
15. 20 To 1 Nine 0.927m
16. The Chopping Block Nine 0.902m
17. Rush TEN 0.883m
18. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.838m
19. Neighbours TEN 0.834m
20. Kenny’s World TEN 0.805m
Deal or No Deal 0.721m
Will and Grace 0.549m
Antiques Roadshow 0.482m
Survivor 0.466m
Sunrise 0.368m
Today 0.320m
The Morning Show 0.155m
Mornings with Kerri-Anne 0.127m
9AM with David and Kim 0.076m

Seven: 36.2
Nine: 24.1
TEN: 20.9
ABC: 15.0
SBS: 3.8


1. Domestic Blitz Nine 1.677
2. Seven News Seven 1.460
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.418
4. Home And Away Seven 1.302
5. Enough Rope With Andrew Denton ABC 1.243
6. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.224
7. CSI Nine 1.169
8. A Current Affair Nine 1.117
9. ABC News ABC 1.081
10. City Homicide Seven 1.079
11. Nine News Nine 1.064
12. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.955m
13. The Rich List Seven 0.926m
14. Bones Seven 0.902m
15. Australian Story ABC 0.894
16. Good News Week TEN 0.878
17. Australian Idol TEN 0.871m
18. Neighbours TEN 0.842m
19. Media Watch ABC 0.810m
20. TEN News At Five TEN 0.800m
Four Corners 0.721m
Cold Case 0.706m
Supernatural 0.643m
Will and Grace 0.616m
Top Gear 0.612m
Swift and Shift Couriers 0.371m
Bogan Pride 0.306m
Louis Theroux 0.197m

Nine: 31.0
Seven: 25.7
ABC: 18.5
TEN: 17.9
SBS: 6.9


1. Dancing With The Stars Seven 1.453
2. 60 Minutes Nine 1.401
3. 20 To 1 Nine 1.325
4. Seven News Seven 1.262
5. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.147
6. Australian Idol TEN 1.122
7. Kath & Kim Seven 1.061
8. The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie Seven 1.028
9. Rove TEN 0.968m
10. ABC New ABC 0.950m
11. NCIS TEN 0.816m
12. TEN News At Five TEN 0.783m
13. Trek: Spy On The Wildebeest ABC 0.739m
14. Friends And Crocodiles ABC 0.725m
15. Thank God You’re Here TEN 0.677m
16. The Einstein Factor ABC 0.649m
17. ABC News Up-Date ABC 0.637m
18. CSI: Miami Nine 0.601m
19. Sports Tonight TEN 0.579m
20. Four Weddings And A Funeral Seven 0.568m
Californication 0.534m
Who Do You Think You Are? 0.285m

Seven: 31.1
Nine: 27.0
TEN: 21.5
ABC: 15.7
SBS: 4.7


  1. I know, i do exactly that. I was feeding off the comment from RichoTB and other people saying that they should save new eps of shows for next year. Either way, the episodes make it in our tv season.

  2. Benno that’s the point of fast tracking, more viewers now know the US season starts in Sept and they want to see their show ASAP or they will find a way of getting it.

    Showing eps late in our TV season isn’t a waste where viewers know they are new and not re-runs thrown in like with 2.5 Men and City Homicide.


    TEN: 19.8%
    NINE: 27.2%
    SEVEN: 23.4%
    ABC: 22.2%
    SBS: 7.4%


    TEN: 19.5%
    NINE: 28.5%
    SEVEN: 29.1%
    ABC: 17.7%
    SBS: 5.3%

    From Oztam.

  4. I think what many people keep forgetting is that september-november is still in our ratings season, so if they aired many more shows very soon after the US date, they still make it into our tv season. It’s not like if they air new episodes and the end of the year they are wasted.

  5. Ryan, they’re probably holding it over until next year. SVU is one of their biggest rating shows and they’ll want something strong to start them off. Ten commonly do this with L&O shows, I think the original L&O is a couple of seasons behind now and CI didn’t start airing until 6 months after its season started in the US. Expect new SVU in Feb next year

  6. im curious to know why ten aren’t showing season 10 of law and order s.v.u which started at the end of sep 08 and runs till may 09, has anyone heard anything??

  7. And whatever happened to The Rich List? I remember it scored over 1m viewers when it first came on, but viewers seem to be going “meh” and now it is now rating poorly.

  8. Okay Nine may not have killed The Strip (I haven’t watched since the 3rd ep) but moving it to 10:30 and bypassing 9:30 put a few more nails in it’s coffin.

    I really like Rush and glad it got a 2nd season to grow.

    The cricket will need huge numbers to overtake 7 in the ratings this week.

  9. More Nine-stabbing, this time from Craig. Nine didn’t “kill” The Strip – in fact it gave it an excellent timeslot, and patiently stuck with it for weeks and weeks, even when it wasn’t working, to see if numbers would grow and let a fanbase manifest.

    The Strip killed itself with poor casting, cliched and by-the-numbers scripts, and the fact it was another cop show that nobody asked for.

    I usually avoid cop shows and don’t particularly enjoy them, although on the odd occassion I tuned into Rush – which is suspensful, well-acted, and doesn’t rely on being a poor CSI Miani alternative – I enjoyed it. Unlike The Strip.

  10. And the award for quickest way to kill a show goes to the Nine network for it’s work with The Strip, “The next big Local Drama” I wonder if season 2 is on the cards now?

  11. You’re right ducko. Looking at the list, it’s a good general rule: keep away from shows with one word titles, they don’t rate. Hey, I think I just worked out how Two and a Half Men gets ratings: it’s just the title length.

    Exception: ‘Are you shorter than a 5th grader?’ That is a painful, painful show. My 10 year old can’t even stand it and he’s in 5th grade.

  12. There are different codes for Pay over FTA. The view is that you have consented to opt into Pay channels so there is a little more leeway over what can run when -although it is not a free for all. FTA has more protection to reflect that anyone could inadvertently walk into a room or stumble onto something with the press of a button.

  13. Why is cable able to get away with showing Stewart at an earlier time? Our Global Edition, complete with swear words unbleeped, airs at 5.30pm! The regular edition has bleeps.

  14. Rutzie, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart cannot be shown at 7pm because of its classification which is usually either M or MA15+. Ten would have to edit it so that its rated PG – but then how much content would be left to show? Plus, they only have the rights to the Global Edition as Comedy Channel has the rights to the actual series.

  15. David, do you know when Survivor and The Amazing Race are scheduled to finish? I leave for five weeks overseas in early December and I’m trying to figure out whether I should start downloading episodes now to take away with me or just have someone record them for me while I’m away and watch them when I get home. If you know the dates, are you able to share them, please? No dramas if you can’t!

  16. Ugh. What dismal ratings for Futurama. :( It deserved much, much better than that, even if it’s been out on DVD for a while. There are a number of reasons for this…

    1) Mainstream viewers have no taste. I mean, 2 1/2 Men over Futurama? Come on!!!! >:(
    2) They didn’t air it back-to-back with a more compatible show (i.e. The Simpsons).
    3) Dismal lead-in
    4) Only 4 days notice…

    They did do one thing right, and that was airing two new eps back-to-back, but unfortunately it didn’t seem to pay off for them. :(

    Come on, TEN! Play The Office at 7pm! >:( Honestly, it can’t possibly get any worse than this… (though I’ve been proven wrong before)

  17. Hey David, wanted to ask you a few questions:
    1) The Mentalist finale is next week, do u know wat is going to air the weekend after in that slot.
    2)Do u know if Battlefronts will air over summer
    3)Will Survivor continue at 10 30 when the ratins period finishes.

  18. Again 2.5 Men rates in re-runs WTF! Futurama should be getting those numbers. I stopped watching 2.5 Men in re-runs until ch9 can bring use the news eps it promised, it have 3-4 new eps we have not seen, which I guess they are banking for next year since noting much else is working.

    Maybe everyone need to make a new year wish that it bombs in 2009 so we don’t get it 10 times a weeks again next year!

  19. Neighbours rocks and deserves the Top Spot for TEN :) I love that show.. Futurama – axed. It rated worse than Big Cat Diary! TEN shouldve stuck with BCD, they never gave it a chance to pick up an audience.

    I cannot believe 2.5 men was the top rating show.. that show is so boring.
    Like should be rating alot higher… I dont know why people dont watch TEN Shows.. all of them have potential. Maybe people just dont like the Network..

  20. The Mentalist is fantastic – infinitely better than boring ass procedurals like House and Criminal Minds. At least with TM the characters are interesting and actually develop…unlike House where the cynical, suicidal doctor is the only character with more than one dimension. Life is great too, fantastic show, the ratings should be triple what they are now but then again when the nation’s top-rating shows are turd like Border Security, Domestic Blitz and 2.5 men you can’t expect well-written shows with actual substance like LOST and Life to actually develop a sizable audience

  21. Wow – Ch 10 just keep getting worse!! Neighbours as their highest rating show?! ( #19 with 759k!!)

    Ch10 will have alot to do next yr, if they want to improve – they will be praying their new shows work!!

  22. When are we ever going to get out of this archaic concept of “Summer TV” where the few shows worth watching are no longer on? And when shows that are “fats-tracked” have a 2 month break here but continue in the US?

    Fair enough – 2 weeks off for Xmas, but not 2 months. To me it is like having your local store taking all the good products off the shelf during Xmas time and only selling poor alternatives. No normal business closes for 2 months during Xmas – do they?

    This concept of non-ratings period is dated and is free to air TV’s demise considering the alternative options there are now and the fact that ratings really are still counted over the off season – how else do the networks know what does and does not work?

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