Week 47

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You better smile. It’s Nine.
Week 47 Top 100
Pay TV Top 100
ASTRA Week 47


1. Seven News Seven 1.323
2. Nine News Nine 1.304
3. Rugby League World Cup Final Nine 1.240
4. ABC News ABC 1.053
5. Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 0.995m
6. Mountain With Griff Rhys Jones ABC 0.972m
7. ABC News UpDate ABC 0.923m
8. First Test – Australia V New Zealand Nine 0.877m
9. The Bill ABC 0.848m
10. Chicken Little Seven 0.833m
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Seven 0.676m
Thunderbirds TEN 0.571m
Gladiator TEN 0.564m
Rockwiz SBS 0.225m

Nine: 32.2
ABC: 21.4
Seven : 21.0
TEN: 17.6
SBS: 7.8


1. Seven News Seven 1.331
2. Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1.309
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.270
4. Nine News Nine 1.188
5. Home And Away Seven 1.158
6. M: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Nine 1.075
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.050
8. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.037
9. ABC News ABC 0.998m
10. The Stepfather ABC 0.869m
First Test:Australia V New Zealand Nine 0.522m
Nine : 30.9
Seven: 28.6
ABC: 16.9
TEN : 16.5
SBS: 7.1


1. Seven News Seven 1.476
2. Today Tonight Seven 1.378
3. Home and Away Seven 1.293
4. This Is Your Life Nine 1.265
5. RPA Nine 1.243
6. A Current Affair Nine 1.198
7. Nine News Nine 1.168
8. Make Me A Supermodel Seven 1.158
9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.145
10. Getaway Nine 1.060
11. Law and Order: Criminal Intent Ten 1.036
12. ABC News ABC 0.989m
13. Bones Seven 0.982m
14. The Amazing Race Seven 0.970m
15. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.962m
16. Law And Order: SVU TEN 0.853m
17. Adam Hills Live ABC 0.830m
18. TEN News At Five TEN 0.810m
19. Catalyst ABC 0.802m
20. Oprah Presents: Australia TEN 0.763m
Deal or No Deal 0.719m
The Strip 0.532m
First Cricket Test 0.458m
Out of the Blue 0.321m

Nine: 29.7
Seven: 29.4
TEN: 19.6
ABC: 15.6
SBS: 5.7


1. Seven News Seven 1.497
2. Today Tonight Seven 1.276
3. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.222
4. Home and Away Seven 1.207
5. Nine News Nine 1.202
6. Criminal Minds Seven 1.200
7. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.184
8. Hamish and Andy Re-Gifted TEN 1.136
9. A Current Affair Nine 1.131
10. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.130
11. Air Crash Investigations Seven 1.062
12. ABC News ABC 1.060
13. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.983
14. The Mentalist Nine 0.957
15. CSI: NY Nine 0.882
The New Inventors 0.831m
House 0.830m
Neighbours 0.809m
Stupid Stupid Man 0.791m
Deal or No Deal 0.785m
Life 0.762m
The Unit 0.661m
Will and Grace 0.563m
Out of the Blue 0.367m
Newstopia 0.139m

Seven: 28.5
Nine: 26.4
TEN: 21.6
ABC: 18.8
SBS: 4.7


1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 2.013
2. Find My Family Seven 1.878
3. The Zoo Seven 1.707
4. Seven News Seven 1.515
5. All Saints Seven 1.404
6. Today Tonight Seven 1.356
7. NCIS TEN 1.317
8. Home and Away Seven 1.297
9. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.280
10. Nine News Nine 1.173
11. A Current Affair Nine 1.155
12. ABC News ABC 1.136
13. Two and a Half Men – 8:30pm Nine 0.956
14. The Chopping Block Nine 0.953
15. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.931
The Simpsons – 8:00pm 0.906m
Rush 0.898m
Neighbours 0.848m
20 to 1 0.817m
Deal or No Deal 0.806m
The Simpsons – 7:30pm 0.804m
Survivor 0.508m

Seven: 37.2
Nine: 23.7
TEN: 21.3
ABC: 14.8
SBS: 3.0


1. Seven News Seven 1.649
2. Today Tonight Seven 1.482
3. Home and Away Seven 1.350
4. Domestic Blitz Nine 1.324
5. Nine News Nine 1.240
6. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.234
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.227
8. The Howard Years ABC 1.189
9. City Homicide Seven 1.189
10. ABC News ABC 1.157
11. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1.121
12. Australian Idol TEN 1.079
13. The 7:30 Report ABC 1.027
14. The Rich List Seven 1.016
15. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton ABC 1.014
Good News Week 1.002m
Bones 0.954m
Deal or No Deal 0.820m
Cold Case 0.755m
Supernatural 0.676m
Top Gear Australia 0.662m
Will and Grace 0.608m
Antiques Roadshow 0.484m
Out of the Question 0.444m
Swift and Shift Couriers 0.383m
Out of the Blue 0.372m

Seven: 27.3
Nine: 25.8
ABC: 20.3
TEN: 19.5
SBS: 7.1


1. 60 Minutes Nine 1.539
2. 20 to 1 Nine 1.422
3. Seven News Seven 1.361
4. Australian Idol TEN 1.241
5. Nine News Nine 1.154
6. Rove TEN 1.135
7. Kath and Kim Seven 1.005
8. The Outdoor Room Seven 0.963m
9. ABC News ABC 0.943m
10. A Room With A View ABC 0.871m
11. Where Are They Now Seven 0.858m
12. Movie: Legally Blonde Seven 0.839m
13. Humpbacks: From Fire to Ice ABC 0.837m
14. Thank God You’re Here TEN 0.745m
15. TEN News TEN 0.738m
16. NCIS TEN 0.702m
17. ABC News Update ABC 0.699m
18. CSI: Miami Nine 0.685m
19. Rugby League World Cup SF2 Nine 0.662m
20. Sports Tonight TEN 0.618m

Nine: 30.6
TEN: 23.7
Seven: 23.2
ABC: 16.4
SBS: 6.0


  1. David, I don’t think those are the ratings for Saturday, those are last weeks. Nine won this week and won Saturday…


    TEN: 17.6%
    NINE: 32.2%
    SEVEN: 21.0%
    ABC: 21.4%
    SBS: 7.8%


    TEN: 20.1%
    NINE: 28.4%
    SEVEN: 28.0%
    ABC: 17.7%
    SBS: 5.9%

  2. hey david you should send your graph to ten and show them how many people watch ten hd over 7 and 9 hd the way it is and how we all dont want it to change.

  3. I agree. I was expecting a bigger number due to all the hype surrounding that movie and the cast with Nicole having a baby and Hugh being named the sexiest man alive.

  4. Hamish and Andy was hilarious. Glad to see they got more than 1 million. I think their own show rates better than the ones they’ve been in (Neighbours, Rove).
    Maybe TEN might make something out of H&A.

  5. ithought oprah did ok in ratings, considering it has been shown everywhere parts of that interview and fith grader didnt do much better when it was in the week b4

  6. “Craig, Heroes got 500k last night while the strip got 532k.”
    Thanks, so Heroes can’t even beat The Strip, not a good sign. I wonder if the final Strip ep being a 2 parter will help ratings?

    “Oprah’s show was a complete failure.. I guess nobody wants to see Australia!”
    Well viewers here have seen Australia so not as big a deal, specially considering the number of times it was on the news talking the best parts.

    I still want to see it but our power was out and I can’t find it online.

  7. Thursday is such a reversal of the other days. 7 wins 25-54, 16-39,and 18-49 while 9 wins 35-64 and total people (just)

    amazing race, supermodel, and bones do really well in the demos for 7 being top 3 shows in 16-39, bones being top show for 25-54

    i thought oprah would have done a bit better especially in that timeslot.

  8. Looks like Oprah didn’t do a lot for the 7:30 ratings.

    BTW – will this we re-run as we were one of the 1000s without power last night in SE QLD.

    How did Heroes and The Strip do David?

  9. knoxoverstreet

    It wasn’t so much a repeat more a best of..so if you missed a few eps you might catch something you haven’t seen before. They’ve done it at least once before but last time i caught it early and managed to switch over and tape CM!

  10. i don’t think TM will be on SUndays nxt year. first of all thats CSI’s place which isn’t doing too well on a weekday. and if predictions are correct that would put it against desperate housewives. that would take some of the women that watch it for simon baker. and there are a lot that i know.
    it would probably still pull Wed 8:30 numbers, not to mention te loss because of no fasttrack
    the best place for this would be a low competitive 8:30 eg. monday or thurs (tues with PTTR, wed will probs have the same issues nxt year). this show obviously has the same issue as 2.5 men: it will only rate in lack of competition

    @tepee: by “mucked up” i mean not planning ahead, chopping, changing and skipping, cutting it for the last ratings week, (therefore losing fasttrack prematurely) putting it into a very competitive timeslot against established shows of similar genre, all things that u shouldn’t do to a show that is trying to build an audience. surely they could have seen the RLWC and election coming.

    and people did watch, only they stopped when 9 “mucked” with it. i’m sure a lot of people are like me: between CM, house, S&S and TM it is watch one tape one, of which TM is not included. although i would like to see it, (watched first 2 eps and quite liked it) i can’t

  11. knoxoverstreet

    I’m hoping they do as I’m missing out on it in such a tough timeslot as House & S&S are must see tv. Sunday night is perfect as Seven & 2 usually have nothing worth watching.

  12. The Mentalist was fantastic last night, sad it was beaten by CM and I really liked the Chritina character. Hopefully Nine will move it back to Sunday next year.

  13. I don’t think there is any way you can spin in, The Mentalist is a failure in it’s Wednesday slot. Sub 1mill viewers is not good at all, especially when on Sunday it had an average of 1.3mil. Can’t really blame it on the lead in either, last week it had close to 1.5m lead in and only just broke the 1mill barrier.

    The idiot programmers at 9 shouldn’t have even scheduled it on Sunday’s if it couldn’t maintain it, and then should have kept clear of a stronger, more popular and established procedural in Criminal Minds.

    I think a switch back to Sunday next year would be smart, but with 9’s programming decisions I expect another idiotic timeslot.

  14. knoxoverstreet

    Still 1m in such a competitive slot aint too shabby. And I think they moved it partly because they had the RLWC coming up. Hopefully Nine will put it back on Sundays next year where it can be a consistent hit as it is in the states where it is pulling 16m each week.

  15. Nine boned TM by throwing it from its Sunday timeslot where it was rating the highest show of the night with 1.4 mill viewers to Wednesday Nights where it is up against similar shows and regularly ends up 14th place of the night. It was doing really well and then they tossed it aside, not smart, especially when the show is actually great and had the potential to be a hit for them in years to come. Back in its old slot it was the only show of its type (competition was DWTS and Idol) but when they put it against the lacklustre CM, an already established CBS cop show, it gets boned.

  16. “channel 9 has officially mucked up the mentalist”

    Jerome, what exactly did Nine do to “muck it up”? Stuck with it at a decent timeslot, even when Criminal Minds consistently beats it?

    They didn’t muck it up. People just didn’t watch.

  17. Hamish and Andy Re-gifted was hilarious! Due to the success of last nights show, Im sure TEN would ask them to have one of their own shows for next year. It might be an answer TEN have been looking for. I would watch it!

    Life was awesome last night – Dont know why it doesnt rate. I guess people are sick of the whole detective – crime thing. NCIS and CI cover that.

  18. Even sevens press releases are very misleading. They should just release data so it can fit in an easy table of how each show did demographically and in total people. It’s no wonder people call it ‘spin’ when it isn’t consistent. Every day, every primetime show.

  19. knoxoverstreet

    Dan your right about 10 but Nine have been fairly consistent this year with their press releases and yes they concentrate on the under 55 info but that’s where they are winning. Your quite right that Seven are the most consistent though they too spin things in their favour when they don’t do well.

    Jerome..try ebroadcast and look for the Nine press release.

  20. Jerome, they are available to all at ebroadcast

    Hamish and Andy did really well, considering ten couldn’t even muster 600k for Futurama in that slot last week. Criminal Minds constinues it’s dominance and The Mentalist drops even further. CSI NY on top, The Unit had shocking retention.

  21. I find it quite hilarious how selectively 9 and Ten release their own ratings spin. This is the first week in a loooong time Ten has relased 3 in 1 week, usually they only do it on Sunday, but they have also done it on Monday and Wednesday.

    9 didn’t release any for Tuesday, but then again I don’t think there is any way you can spin that humilitaing defeat.

    Seven is the only network that consistantly releases their info Sunday – Thursday every week, despite how bad they may have done – though they also include a lot of bull shit on their weaker nights to make it sound better.

  22. Some interesting results in the demos..

    House was #4 in 16-39 so it’s doing very well in the younger demos just as it does in the states. Neighbours #5 in the same demo and ch7 with only one entry H&A at #9.

    And as usual ch9 wins the 25-54 while 10 takes out the 16-39/18-49 & GB+kids(just pipping ch9 by .1%). Ch7 won the 35-64 demo..

  23. TBBT did ok Nine would be happy with that I reckon. Nine would also be happy with The Mentalist doing 1m in a very competitive slot..will probably move it back to Sunday nights next year where it was doing 1.4m or so.

    And S&S was a rpt! What is with the ABC showing rpts,I taped it but could have been taping The Mentalist or Criminal Minds instead! And it gets 1.2m..

    The numbers for House are nuts it’s clearly the best show at that time but as usual quality doesn’t always rate.

  24. Big Bang did pretty good and I guess the Mentalist has settled for just under 1 mill, maybe ch9 will move it in 2009. BTW it’s not the season final as it had 22 eps and more will air in the US before xmas. CSI is doing good, again not the season final but the 2nd ep on the current US season, we are some 7-8 eps behind.

    House is still stuck at 800k and Life isn’t being helped.

    Spicks and Specks is doing great coming in 3rd for the night!

    Bring on summer!

  25. That Ham & Andy Special was hilarious, and it seems ten might be able to mold a hit out of the boys next year. Thank f##k something decent was put in the slot and we see 2.5 Men tumble, which in turn gave Big Bang a poor start. The Mentalist should not return to this slot next year, it is a quality show but I abandoned it when it came in competition with Criminal Minds.

    The Unit is a failure, but 7 still won the night. With one week to go and the fact 9 have the movie Christmas with the Kranks *dry reaches* next Wednesday, I think 7 will stick with it next week then throughout summer.

  26. Clearly the lead-in for house is not the problem – Haimish and andy pull 1.136 but house loses 500k!! or maybe if it did have a good lead-in in the 1st place ppl would have watched but now it doesnt matter bc they have alternatives to watch – why watch house mid-way through a series??

    I watched the Mentalist last night but couldnt stand simon bakers character – just way to arrogant and annoying, wont be watching again.

    Looks like it will be a ch7 win again – will be an interesting thursday and saturday night tho (thurs have been switching around b/w 7 and 9 and sat – ch9 have RLWC final)

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