Week 48

Final week (almost) a Seven sweep
Week 48 Top 100
Pay TV Week 48
ASTRA Week 48


1. Nine News Nine 1.184
2. Seven News Seven 1.158
3. Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1.011
4. ABC News ABC 0.963
5. Mountain With Griff Rhys Jones ABC 0.942
The Bill ABC 0.832
Polar Express Nine 0.801
Camp Rock Seven 0.709
Second Test – Australia V New Zealand Nine 0.695
Garfield 2 TEN 0.613
Jurassic Park TEN 0.569
X-Men 2 Seven 0.539

Nine: 26.0
ABC: 23.8
Seven: 23.0
TEN: 18.9
SBS: 8.4


1. Better Homes and Gardens Seven 1.353
2. Seven News Seven 1.327
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.241
4. Home and Away Seven 1.163
5. Nine News Nine 1.104
6. ABC News ABC 1.007
7. A Current Affair Nine 0.944m
8. Crocodile Dundee Nine 0.938m
9. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.884m
10. The Stepfather ABC 0.856m
Crocodile Dundee 2 Nine 0.825m
Die Another Day Seven 0.765m
Van Helsing TEN 0.604m
The Simpsons TEN 0.505m
The Bold And The Beautiful TEN 0.458m
Second Test Australia v New Zealand Nine 0.458m

Seven: 31.1
Nine: 29.8
TEN: 17.2
ABC: 16.5
SBS: 5.4


1. Seven News Seven 1.407
2. Today Tonight Seven 1.306
3. Home and Away Seven 1.237
4. Life After People Seven 1.134
5. Nine News Nine 1.121
6. Crime Investigation Australia Nine 1.113
7. ABC News ABC 1.098
8. A Current Affair Nine 1.004
9. Getaway Nine 0.993m
10. Law & Order: Criminal Intent TEN 0.992m
11. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.976
12. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.916
13. The Amazing Race Seven 0.893
14. Law and Order: SVU TEN 0.851
15. TEN News TEN 0.809
Bones Seven 0. 801m
Under 25: Young. Rich and Famous TEN 0.696m
The Simpsons TEN 0.535m
The Bold And The Beautiful TEN 0.469m
Will & Grace TEN 0.468m
RPA Nine 0.422m
Graham Kennedy: King of Television Nine 0.417m
Heroes Seven 0.367m
The Strip Nine 0.345m
Inspector Rex SBS 0.342m
Out Of The Blue TEN 0.307m

Seven: 31.0
Nine: 27.9
TEN: 20.1
ABC: 16.3
SBS: 4.6


1. Seven News Seven 1.395
2. Criminal Minds Seven 1.379
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.273
4. Two and A Half Men 7:30pm Nine 1.246
5. Home and Away Seven 1.240
6. Air Crash Investigations Seven 1.140
7. Nine News Nine 1.130
8. Two and A Half Men 7pm Nine 1.088
9. ABC News ABC 1.082
10. A Current Affair Nine 1.058
11. House TEN 1.020
12. The New Inventors ABC 1.009
13. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.008
14. Life TEN 0.889m
15. TEN News 0.853m
The Unit 0.839m
Christmas with the Kranks 0.692m
Futurama Wed 8pm TEN 0.684m
Futurama Wed 7:30pm TEN 0.650m
Will and Grace 0.532m
Summer Heights High ABC 0.479m
Prison Break Seven 0.446m
Newstopia SBS 0.142m

Seven: 34.1
Nine: 24.5
TEN: 21.5
ABC: 18.4
SBS: 4.4


1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.824
2. Seven News Seven 1.523
3. Find My Family Seven 1.519
4. Today Tonight Seven 1.391
5. NCIS TEN 1.350
6. All Saints Seven 1.307
7. Home and Away Seven 1.221
8. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.194
9. Nine News Nine 1.059
10. ABC News ABC 1.055
11. A Current Affair Nine 1.023
12. The Chopping Block Nine 0.913
13. Two and a Half Men – 9:00pm Nine 0.910
14. 7:30 Report ABC 0.899
15. 20 to 1 Nine 0.889
The Simpsons – 8:00pm 0.883m
Two and a Half Men – 8:30pm 0.881m
Rush 0.846m
The Simpsons – 7:30pm 0.812m
Deal or No Deal 0.794m
Will and Grace 0.541m

Seven: 36.7
Nine: 24.2
Ten: 21.7
ABC: 13.9
SBS: 3.4


1. Today Tonight Seven 1.590
2. Seven News Seven 1.513
3. Home and Away Seven 1.306
4. Weddings: Where Are They Now? Nine 1.242
5. The Rich List Seven 1.210
6. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.207
7. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1.157
8. Nine News Nine 1.135
9. City Homicide Seven 1.089
10. The Howard Years ABC 1.080
11. Top Gear SBS 1.067
12. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton ABC 1.066
13. ABC News ABC 1.052
14. A Current Affair Nine 1.026
15. Bones Seven 0.941
Good News Week Awards 0.877m
Cold Case 0.842m
Deal or No Deal 0.766m
Will and Grace 0.565m
Out of the Blue 0.477m
Out of the Question 0.461m
Antiques Roadshow 0.435m
Swift and Shift Couriers 0.430m
90210 0.408m*
Sunrise 0.358m
Today 0.309m
Louis Theroux 0.210
The Morning Show 0.155m
Mornings with Kerri-Anne 0.126m
9AM with David & Kim 0.083m

Seven: 28.2
Nine: 26.6
ABC: 19.4
TEN: 17.0
SBS: 8.8

* corrected, error made by Seven press release.


1. Australian Idol – Announcement of Winner TEN 1.566
2. Seven News Seven 1.543
3. Australian Idol – Final Verdict TEN 1.489
4. 60 Minutes Nine 1.411
5. Kath and Kim Seven 1.327
6. Australian Idol – Live from Sydney Opera House TEN 1.301
7. CSI: Miami – 8:30pm Nine 1.162
8. Nine News Nine 1.159
9. 20 to 1 Nine 1.147
10. Movie: Over The Hedge Seven 1.102
11. ABC News ABC 1.079
12. CSI: Miami – 9:30pm Nine 0.942
13. Movie: National Treasure Seven 0.942
14. NCIS TEN 0.920
15. Eagle Island ABC 0.907
Thank God You’re Here 0.772m
Einstein Factor 0.757m
Little Fish 0.725m
V8 Supercars 0.380m

Seven: 27.5
Nine: 26.7
TEN: 24.1
ABC: 16.4
SBS: 5.2


  1. Wow, 90210 got mega low ratings. But i guess Ten have no reason to axe the show again, since rating period ends this week. I do hope they play out the season over the summer.

    The Rich List did well, compared to the last few weeks.

    No numbers for Neighbours? I quite enjoyed last nights episode, and theyre lame humour :p

  2. so Sevens two movies helped it win the night, pulling up to a million each. Smart move having kath & kim at 6.30, starting right after the news, no ads.

  3. 1.6 mill may seem a lot lower than the early years of Idol, but it did better than this year’s DWTS finale. Not bad for a show that’s been on air six years.

    Although if I were Ten I’d be gutted that I still came third on the night – not even second!

  4. Your right as always David, they do care but this late in the year I wouldnt be too bothered about it. TEN have had a really bad year and even if they had won the demo’s I doubt it would make much difference!

  5. Not sure about in Aus, but NCIS skews incredibly old in the states – about 75% of viewers outside of 18-49, so that could be one contributing factor to the lower demos for the night.

  6. Nice figures for Idol. TEN doesnt care wether they win the night or not, Idol has been a huge success for them this year, especially compared to last year’s finale ratings. It was a great finale, most entertaining one ever in my opinion. Well Done and Im glad its back on next year! 🙂

    NCIS did well but it was because Idol finished at 9.40 or something like that. TEN should be happy with those figures!

  7. Was it really necessary for 10 to break idol’s figures into 3 parts? It’s the finale, and the finale is the one show, not 3. Well it appears they will do anything to artificially make the figures look higher.

  8. I think they’ll be content with those figures… they have no choice now, Idol has become more of a niche show, doesn’t have as expansive an audience as it once had… and I don’t think it ever will. That said, I reckon it’ll be around for a while yet, cos Ten really doesn’t have much else going for it….

  9. It was definietly TGYH and The Simpsons that let down ten till 7.30. 9.30 onwards, more particularly 10.30 to 11.30 National Treasure was doubling the audience of Californication and whatever was on 9 – which is really where 7 won the night.

  10. Despite the rain I think they pulled off a great Idol Final last night – it does help that i wanted Wes to win – but there was a great mix of other Aussie talent – and I say enough of the final 12 to be convinced that Luke well and truly deserved his place in the final 2.

    Well Done!

  11. These figures are preliminary as always and include overruns.

    According to TEN an average 1.60 million viewers shared the final stage in Wes’s transformation to Australian Idol, as they watched The Winner Announced segment of the finale spectacular (21:06 – 21:44). A peak audience of 1.85.

    Last year was 1.45m average but TEN did win the night.

  12. yeah i found it weird considering idol won the slot from 7.30 till 9.40 and then was just behind from 9.40 onwards. i think it was the 6-7.30 where they got really hit

  13. Ouch for Ten. Coming third in total people and losing the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demo to 7 (over 55’s going to 9).

    Having said that, it wasn’t so much Idol that let them down, it was more the repeated repeats around it.

    Kath & Kim, unlike The Outdoor Room capitalised on the news lead in – another season of the Outdoor Room looks that little more grim. Over The Hedge did solid numbers, with National Treasure pulling massive demos and total people till almost 11.30.

    60 Minutes held up well against the competiton

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