Week 10

By David Knox on March 2, 2009 / Filed Under Ratings 151

Seven secures ratings week
Top 100 Week 10
Pay TV Week 10
ASTRA Week 10

Saturday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,267,000 359,000 326,000 284,000 146,000 152,000
2 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,057,000 232,000 390,000 248,000 110,000 75,000
3 In The Bush With Malcolm Douglas Seven 957,000 286,000 249,000 216,000 106,000 100,000
4 New Tricks Rpt ABC1 936,000 271,000 262,000 187,000 115,000 102,000
5 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 896,000 213,000 289,000 228,000 90,000 75,000
6 The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 886,000 210,000 321,000 205,000 78,000 71,000
7 Kath & Kim (R) Seven 859,000 211,000 313,000 180,000 74,000 81,000
8 Bill ABC1 847,000 233,000 240,000 172,000 84,000 117,000
9 The Ant Bully Nine 812,000 211,000 246,000 154,000 101,000 99,000
10 ABC News-Sa ABC1 804,000 240,000 242,000 163,000 81,000 79,000
11 The Longest Yard -Rpt Nine 684,000 206,000 223,000 86,000 91,000 79,000
12 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 678,000 193,000 208,000 118,000 73,000 87,000
13 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 678,000 189,000 166,000 135,000 85,000 102,000
14 Edward Scissorhands Ten 645,000 177,000 203,000 122,000 82,000 61,000
15 Sports Tonight Sat Ten 528,000 148,000 139,000 100,000 68,000 74,000
16 Gardening Australia ABC1 465,000 121,000 163,000 79,000 57,000 45,000
17 2009 Nab Cup Seven 429,000 33,000 287,000 9,000 55,000 45,000
18 Australia’s Greatest Athlete Nine 417,000 123,000 120,000 98,000 31,000 45,000
19 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 412,000 112,000 167,000 *** 75,000 58,000
20 Hulk Rpt Ten 410,000 125,000 117,000 70,000 44,000 53,000
21 The Simpsons Sat Ten 398,000 112,000 120,000 71,000 51,000 43,000
22 Ripping Yarns Seven 384,000 136,000 128,000 48,000 31,000 40,000
23 M-The Day After Tomorrow Seven 376,000 227,000 *** 150,000 *** ***
24 Rockwiz SBS 355,000 89,000 140,000 56,000 29,000 42,000
25 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 352,000 123,000 130,000 *** 41,000 58,000
26 Wipeout Australia -Rpt Nine 332,000 92,000 116,000 57,000 35,000 32,000
27 The Farmer Wants A Wife -Rpt Nine 283,000 87,000 91,000 47,000 26,000 32,000
28 Saturday Disney Seven 268,000 80,000 85,000 48,000 21,000 34,000
29 Iron Chef SBS 261,000 67,000 99,000 43,000 31,000 22,000
30 Mercurio’s Menu Seven 254,000 *** 222,000 *** *** 32,000

Seven: 28.1
Nine: 27.0
ABC: 20.6
TEN: 17.0
SBS: 7.4

Friday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,335,000 397,000 376,000 258,000 138,000 165,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,295,000 373,000 349,000 239,000 159,000 174,000
3 Today Tonight Seven 1,252,000 346,000 355,000 240,000 139,000 172,000
4 Home And Away Seven 1,089,000 315,000 315,000 196,000 115,000 148,000
5 M-Casino Royale Seven 1,087,000 306,000 322,000 196,000 113,000 151,000
6 Nine News Nine 966,000 246,000 336,000 204,000 100,000 81,000
7 A Current Affair Nine 908,000 226,000 335,000 184,000 93,000 70,000
8 ABC News ABC1 875,000 258,000 296,000 141,000 83,000 98,000
9 Trial And Retribution: Mirror Image ABC1 863,000 247,000 255,000 129,000 106,000 127,000
10 The Wedding Singer -Rpt Nine 838,000 212,000 299,000 164,000 89,000 75,000
11 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 837,000 215,000 295,000 163,000 88,000 77,000
12 Ten News At Five Ten 804,000 204,000 246,000 134,000 122,000 98,000
13 Collectors ABC1 731,000 218,000 214,000 126,000 80,000 92,000
14 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 720,000 177,000 193,000 169,000 74,000 106,000
15 Deal Or No Deal Seven 700,000 206,000 216,000 125,000 68,000 86,000
16 Neighbours Ten 656,000 198,000 199,000 110,000 77,000 73,000
17 Stateline ABC1 646,000 183,000 208,000 101,000 68,000 86,000
18 The Simpsons Fri Ten 619,000 190,000 271,000 159,000
19 The Simpsons Ten 592,000 147,000 213,000 87,000 79,000 66,000
20 Dalziel And Pascoe Rpt ABC1 584,000 169,000 152,000 80,000 79,000 105,000
21 2009 Nab Cup – Collingwood V Essendon Ten 522,000 9,000 348,000 14,000 74,000 77,000
22 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 513,000 128,000 145,000 129,000 54,000 57,000
23 Old School Nine 477,000 132,000 188,000 116,000 40,000
24 Law & Order Fri Rpt Ten 455,000 116,000 161,000 88,000 46,000 45,000
25 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 433,000 102,000 149,000 70,000 71,000 41,000
26 Everybody Loves Raymond Rpt Ten 423,000 96,000 132,000 93,000 50,000 52,000
27 M*A*S*H Seven 420,000 129,000 116,000 90,000 46,000 38,000
28 Sunrise Seven 391,000 108,000 96,000 91,000 36,000 61,000
29 M-Along Came A Spider Seven 372,000 106,000 152,000 45,000 41,000 28,000
30 Ten News Late Night Ten 359,000 65,000 152,000 73,000 37,000 32,000

Seven: 35.4
Nine: 22.2
Ten: 20.8
ABC: 17.5
SBS: 4.0

Thursday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,441,000 347,000 446,000 284,000 175,000 189,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,226,000 283,000 362,000 265,000 151,000 165,000
3 Adults Only 20 To 1 Nine 1,222,000 305,000 404,000 235,000 136,000 141,000
4 Getaway Nine 1,188,000 316,000 440,000 213,000 102,000 116,000
5 Law And Order: SVU Ten 1,145,000 312,000 347,000 240,000 127,000 119,000
6 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,092,000 329,000 324,000 232,000 93,000 115,000
7 ABC News ABC1 1,088,000 313,000 359,000 203,000 107,000 106,000
8 Ghost Whisperer Seven 1,082,000 283,000 342,000 216,000 126,000 116,000
9 Nine News Nine 1,031,000 258,000 336,000 239,000 121,000 77,000
10 CSI: Miami -Thu Nine 1,025,000 260,000 316,000 177,000 135,000 137,000
11 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 1,022,000 288,000 256,000 238,000 108,000 131,000
12 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 997,000 250,000 332,000 206,000 122,000 88,000
13 Home And Away Seven 987,000 267,000 257,000 215,000 133,000 115,000
14 A Current Affair Nine 982,000 232,000 337,000 230,000 113,000 69,000
15 Bondi Vet Ten 840,000 244,000 196,000 210,000 86,000 104,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 839,000 202,000 271,000 141,000 115,000 111,000
17 Private Practice Seven 805,000 234,000 267,000 140,000 80,000 84,000
18 7.30 Report ABC1 802,000 276,000 209,000 144,000 76,000 97,000
19 Deal Or No Deal Seven 769,000 176,000 235,000 173,000 96,000 90,000
20 Neighbours Ten 755,000 237,000 217,000 152,000 78,000 72,000
21 Life On Mars Ten 717,000 197,000 237,000 123,000 67,000 93,000
22 Catalyst ABC1 680,000 246,000 141,000 115,000 80,000 99,000
23 The Simpsons Ten 626,000 138,000 233,000 106,000 73,000 76,000
24 Amazing Medical Stories Nine 563,000 174,000 164,000 95,000 59,000 70,000
25 Q & A ABC1 527,000 183,000 163,000 99,000 43,000 39,000
26 Bringing Up Baby ABC1 518,000 179,000 145,000 90,000 45,000 59,000
27 Grand Designs ABC1 479,000 132,000 143,000 95,000 59,000 50,000
28 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 469,000 123,000 127,000 105,000 49,000 65,000
29 Scrubs Seven 429,000 132,000 140,000 71,000 35,000 52,000
30 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 426,000 87,000 141,000 88,000 67,000 43,000
Life On Mars Ep 2 Ten 304,000 *** 186,000 *** 49,000 69,000
Beauty And The Geek Seven 242,000 71,000 80,000 36,000 25,000 30,000
The Rolling Stones: Truth And Lies ABC1 121,000 28,000 50,000 15,000 16,000 12,000
Scrapheap Challenge: The Scrappy Races ABC2 96,000 31,000 4,000 28,000 18,000 15,000

Nine: 28.6
Seven: 27.2
TEN: 22.7
ABC: 16.4
SBS: 5.1

Wednesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,565,000 389,000 449,000 315,000 179,000 233,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,443,000 330,000 431,000 303,000 152,000 228,000
3 Criminal Minds Seven 1,360,000 359,000 396,000 261,000 156,000 188,000
4 Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1,342,000 329,000 459,000 237,000 157,000 162,000
5 The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1,251,000 314,000 418,000 267,000 104,000 148,000
6 Nine News Nine 1,161,000 250,000 411,000 279,000 129,000 93,000
7 The Mentalist Nine 1,158,000 317,000 401,000 203,000 122,000 114,000
8 Home And Away Seven 1,148,000 318,000 317,000 236,000 125,000 153,000
9 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,146,000 405,000 307,000 215,000 111,000 109,000
10 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,140,000 258,000 413,000 213,000 128,000 129,000
11 Gangs Of Oz Seven 1,062,000 397,000 309,000 149,000 83,000 123,000
12 ABC News ABC1 1,057,000 300,000 347,000 209,000 97,000 105,000
13 A Current Affair Nine 1,008,000 214,000 350,000 238,000 122,000 84,000
14 Cold Case Nine 1,006,000 237,000 350,000 177,000 140,000 102,000
15 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 962,000 278,000 255,000 200,000 100,000 129,000
16 House Ten 907,000 272,000 257,000 140,000 107,000 131,000
17 Ten News At Five Ten 877,000 247,000 271,000 126,000 119,000 114,000
18 7.30 Report ABC1 837,000 262,000 226,000 163,000 92,000 95,000
19 Deal Or No Deal Seven 826,000 219,000 247,000 161,000 101,000 97,000
20 Neighbours Ten 799,000 240,000 252,000 141,000 89,000 77,000
21 The Simpsons Ten 772,000 227,000 294,000 85,000 95,000 70,000
22 Life Ten 763,000 188,000 251,000 131,000 101,000 91,000
23 The New Inventors ABC1 745,000 244,000 196,000 133,000 101,000 71,000
24 Guerrilla Gardeners Ten 702,000 243,000 174,000 148,000 55,000 83,000
25 Cold Case -Rpt Nine 616,000 132,000 229,000 98,000 88,000 69,000
26 The Cook And The Chef ABC1 570,000 156,000 187,000 110,000 52,000 65,000
27 Chandon Pictures ABC1 488,000 155,000 150,000 80,000 54,000 49,000
28 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 487,000 131,000 132,000 100,000 66,000 60,000
29 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 467,000 105,000 153,000 90,000 76,000 44,000
30 M*A*S*H Seven 461,000 135,000 146,000 93,000 50,000 37,000
Lost Seven 380,000 121,000 122,000 64,000 40,000 33,000
Guerrilla Gardeners Rpt Ten 369,000 86,000 114,000 66,000 53,000 50,000
Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry And Paul ABC1 341,000 102,000 87,000 55,000 54,000 42,000
Tribe SBS 339,000 112,000 90,000 75,000 27,000 34,000
At The Movies ABC1 295,000 105,000 91,000 37,000 36,000 27,000
Lateline ABC1 264,000 81,000 94,000 42,000 30,000 16,000

Seven: 30.8
Nine: 27.8
TEN: 20.3
ABC: 16.2
SBS: 5.0

Tuesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,876,000 547,000 621,000 297,000 175,000 235,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,651,000 437,000 515,000 311,000 168,000 220,000
3 Find My Family Seven 1,642,000 416,000 570,000 285,000 151,000 221,000
4 RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1,546,000 416,000 484,000 291,000 142,000 214,000
5 NCIS Ten 1,481,000 446,000 397,000 298,000 162,000 178,000
6 Today Tonight Seven 1,402,000 337,000 435,000 263,000 147,000 221,000
7 Home And Away Seven 1,288,000 339,000 399,000 238,000 138,000 175,000
8 NCIS Ep 2 Rpt Ten 1,265,000 370,000 359,000 235,000 148,000 153,000
9 Nine News Nine 1,249,000 313,000 414,000 272,000 143,000 108,000
10 Bondi Rescue Ten 1,239,000 393,000 312,000 277,000 114,000 144,000
11 A Current Affair Nine 1,234,000 304,000 431,000 288,000 131,000 79,000
12 All Saints Seven 1,221,000 354,000 426,000 160,000 133,000 148,000
13 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,180,000 291,000 412,000 237,000 127,000 113,000
14 ABC News ABC1 1,168,000 342,000 388,000 182,000 111,000 145,000
15 Wipeout Australia Nine 1,101,000 297,000 373,000 185,000 127,000 119,000
16 Two And A Half Men -Ep1 Nine 1,091,000 288,000 388,000 201,000 106,000 108,000
17 Two And A Half Men -Ep2 Nine 1,042,000 282,000 383,000 168,000 116,000 93,000
18 Ten News At Five Ten 1,007,000 275,000 332,000 159,000 117,000 124,000
19 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 988,000 283,000 282,000 221,000 96,000 107,000
20 7.30 Report ABC1 905,000 289,000 243,000 155,000 99,000 119,000
21 Aussie Ladette To Lady Nine 837,000 221,000 309,000 115,000 84,000 109,000
22 Deal Or No Deal Seven 809,000 230,000 262,000 122,000 89,000 107,000
23 Neighbours Ten 805,000 235,000 249,000 151,000 90,000 80,000
24 The Simpsons Ten 634,000 179,000 230,000 79,000 82,000 64,000
25 Ten Late News With Sports Tonight Ten 588,000 162,000 190,000 85,000 78,000 72,000
26 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl Nine 545,000 123,000 241,000 74,000 45,000 62,000
27 Eli Stone Seven 502,000 144,000 198,000 69,000 46,000 46,000
28 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 482,000 128,000 150,000 106,000 46,000 52,000
29 M*A*S*H Seven 459,000 121,000 160,000 72,000 49,000 57,000
30 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 452,000 117,000 154,000 76,000 73,000 32,000
Foreign Correspondent ABC1 423,000 125,000 107,000 94,000 40,000 57,000
Lead Balloon ABC1 419,000 115,000 104,000 79,000 45,000 76,000
Insight SBS 288,000 99,000 83,000 48,000 29,000 29,000
Dirty Sexy Money – Tue Seven 236,000 66,000 104,000 29,000 17,000 21,000

Seven: 33.4
TEN: 25.3
Nine: 24.3
ABC: 12.4
SBS: 4.6

Monday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities Nine 2,233,000 720,000 739,000 363,000 197,000 214,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,613,000 407,000 490,000 320,000 194,000 202,000
3 Today Tonight Seven 1,383,000 354,000 400,000 299,000 155,000 176,000
4 Customs Nine 1,373,000 430,000 390,000 251,000 142,000 159,000
5 Nine News Nine 1,201,000 269,000 415,000 282,000 120,000 114,000
6 Home And Away Seven 1,178,000 350,000 337,000 215,000 143,000 132,000
7 Two And A Half Men -Mon Nine 1,151,000 298,000 338,000 239,000 125,000 151,000
8 ABC News ABC1 1,121,000 337,000 377,000 211,000 88,000 108,000
9 Desperate Housewives Seven 1,088,000 320,000 348,000 181,000 102,000 136,000
10 Crime Investigation Australia Nine 1,071,000 339,000 351,000 123,000 116,000 143,000
11 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,057,000 257,000 307,000 253,000 123,000 118,000
12 A Current Affair Nine 1,054,000 266,000 411,000 268,000 108,000
13 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – Elimination Ten 1,048,000 300,000 297,000 216,000 95,000 140,000
14 So You Think You Can Dance Australia – Results Ten 993,000 297,000 294,000 201,000 90,000 110,000
15 Brothers & Sisters Seven 991,000 298,000 359,000 159,000 89,000 85,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 979,000 285,000 272,000 187,000 111,000 124,000
17 7.30 Report ABC1 953,000 298,000 273,000 216,000 81,000 84,000
18 How I Met Your Mother Seven 938,000 279,000 289,000 183,000 82,000 106,000
19 Neighbours Ten 916,000 285,000 268,000 174,000 103,000 86,000
20 Top Gear SBS 885,000 214,000 312,000 150,000 107,000 103,000
21 Australian Story ABC1 868,000 296,000 216,000 195,000 67,000 93,000
22 Deal Or No Deal Seven 812,000 225,000 224,000 160,000 110,000 93,000
23 Good News Week Ten 755,000 185,000 237,000 163,000 95,000 77,000
24 The Simpsons Ten 753,000 198,000 226,000 134,000 95,000 100,000
25 Four Corners ABC1 632,000 186,000 168,000 121,000 60,000 96,000
26 Media Watch ABC1 566,000 174,000 144,000 105,000 59,000 84,000
27 Boston Legal Seven 522,000 168,000 185,000 75,000 52,000 42,000
28 Dexter Ten 506,000 116,000 171,000 92,000 60,000 67,000
29 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 494,000 135,000 127,000 124,000 46,000 62,000
30 The Cut ABC1 479,000 152,000 149,000 76,000 50,000 52,000
True CSI: Cold Blood Nine 466,000 157,000 153,000 54,000 50,000 52,000
Talking Heads ABC1 397,000 125,000 116,000 84,000 26,000 46,000
30 Rock Seven 273,000 87,000 90,000 43,000 23,000 30,000

Nine: 32.5
Seven: 26.2
TEN: 18.8
ABC: 15.3
SBS: 7.2

Sunday:

RNK Description STN Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 1,490,000 397,000 479,000A 310,000 141,000 164,000
2 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,473,000 368,000 432,000 338,000 148,000 186,000
3 Triple Zero Heroes Seven 1,320,000 331,000 407,000 296,000 133,000 153,000
4 So You Think You Can Dance Ten 1,293,000 382,000 459,000 249,000 104,000 98,000
5 City Homicide Seven 1,253,000 315,000 397,000 253,000 130,000 157,000
6 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,189,000 349,000 408,000 216,000 149,000 67,000
7 Sunday Night Seven 1,173,000 298,000 322,000 278,000 140,000 136,000
8 60 Minutes Nine 1,161,000 354,000 332,000 259,000 130,000 85,000
9 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1,082,000 312,000 302,000 238,000 126,000 103,000
10 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – The Weigh-In Ten 1,062,000 301,000 353,000 194,000 110,000 104,000
11 CSI: Miami Nine 1,039,000 282,000 351,000 163,000 125,000 118,000
12 Rove Ten 1,025,000 295,000 361,000 186,000 101,000 82,000
13 ABC News-Su ABC1 931,000 287,000 286,000 164,000 98,000 97,000
14 Domestic Blitz Nine 925,000 282,000 263,000 196,000 112,000 73,000
15 Bones (R) Seven 900,000 264,000 279,000 145,000 93,000 119,000
16 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 852,000 269,000 222,000 190,000 89,000 82,000
17 Wild Caribbean ABC1 734,000 227,000 186,000 134,000 83,000 104,000
18 Cranford ABC1 702,000 219,000 192,000 104,000 84,000 104,000
19 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 675,000 208,000 168,000 126,000 78,000 95,000
20 The Einstein Factor ABC1 559,000 158,000 173,000 116,000 56,000 55,000
21 Fawlty Towers Seven 547,000 163,000 161,000 116,000 51,000 55,000
22 Compass ABC1 545,000 178,000 168,000 83,000 58,000 57,000
23 Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities -Encore Nine 542,000 161,000 210,000 59,000 61,000 50,000
24 The Simpsons Sun Ten 458,000 105,000 167,000 89,000 55,000 42,000
25 Weekend Sunrise Seven 427,000 142,000 115,000 103,000 27,000 40,000
26 Postcards Nine 416,000 279,000 137,000
27 Children Of Men Ten 400,000 123,000 131,000 65,000 35,000 45,000
28 24 Seven 362,000 96,000 138,000 36,000 48,000 45,000
29 M-Josie And The Pussycats Seven 352,000 117,000 84,000 101,000 21,000 29,000
30 Wipeout Australia -Rpt Nine 332,000 64,000 131,000 63,000 38,000 36,000

Seven: 28.8
Nine: 26.3
TEN: 25.9
ABC: 14.0
SBS: 5.0

151 Comments »

  1. David Knox March 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm -

    It’s all about the wording. ASTRA includes regional, multiple screenings, Austar and “reach.” The other list is 5 city metro only.

  2. Andrew B March 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm -

    Wondering why the Astra and the pay TV ratings listings are so different. For example, the pay TV top 100 does not have American Idol in it, and on Astra’s it is 37th at 77,000 or so (and there are others like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse). The top 100 goes down to shows with 25,000 so it should be there somewhere. A mistake or are they inaccurate?

  3. David Knox March 11, 2009 at 11:38 am -

    Yes now Sunday nights in double eps. This was posted here some time ago. You can always search on this kind of info either by the name of Show Tag or via the stories in Programming.

  4. Shannon March 11, 2009 at 11:20 am -

    Please, what happened to Dexter on Monday night? Very disappointed to see NCIS come up instead. I can’t find any information anywhere. Has the show been moved?

  5. Andrew B March 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm -

    When will comments open for week 11 ratings?

  6. Andrew B March 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm -

    @Lisa, Underbelly has finished filming, there are still a number of episodes to show on TV yet.

  7. Lisa March 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm -

    I wonder what Nine will do after Underbelly – Two cities is finished airing. It is the only show that rates enough to win Nine the ratings for that one day a week. Nine look pitiful now, but will be dismal in a few more weeks.

  8. Andrew B March 10, 2009 at 10:40 am -

    Probably best to have the comments sorted from oldest to newest as you still have to go to the bottom of the page before submitting a comment. Just a thought.

  9. live89 March 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm -

    Pity Life on Mars has been canned in the US, and not doing too well here anymore. It does pale in comparison to the UK version, but I was quite enjoying it.

    @ vid, your posts are becoming very pompous and one eyed. Just because someone says something negative about your beloved 9 network doesn’t make them wrong.

  10. Kelly March 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm -

    Why was Scrubs a repeat last night! Wednesday the Ep Guide had 2 new episodes and then i sit down to watch and suddenly Im back at the start of Season 3! Not happy 7!

  11. vid March 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm -

    @JJR
    if the show was on 7 or 10, they would be using their own personalities…
    can u understand that????
    its very simple.

  12. Dan March 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm -

    @ vid

    yeah your right Fat Cat would be a better option, would get the same ratings that’s for sure, or maybe a little higher even.

    Doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s brainless, stupid and not at all funny.

  13. muzza March 6, 2009 at 11:45 am -

    Does any one else think that Thursday night is the worst night for TV. There is nothing to watch. I was forced to read a book, how horrible. Come on FTA put something good on!!!!

  14. RichoTB March 6, 2009 at 11:45 am -

    Private Practise is climbing, with time and patience this show could become a hit for Seven. Its certainly doing better than it was last year when it was only just breaking past the 600k mark in its old Sunday slot. Life on Mars dropped a bit, I wonder if thats due to the cancellation news. And its an old rant, but I still reckon Nine should have slotted Mentalist to Thursday nights earlier this year, it’d probably be pulling its original numbers of 1.5 million up against Grey’s Anatomy when people are looking for something grittier and more self-contained. And the decision to not launch 11th Hour off the back of Underbelly for Nine is a rather stupid move, with that slot going to yet another crime factual

  15. JJR March 6, 2009 at 11:36 am -

    Re: 20 to 1 – isn’t everybody dying to know what Dermott Brereton, Deborah Hutton, Tara Moss, Richard Wilkins, Shane Crawford and Brooke Hanson think of hilarious, scary, sexy, horrendous, glamorous and other occurrences of recent times?

  16. vid March 6, 2009 at 11:32 am -

    @dan
    i think its time for u to retire!
    so some respect!

  17. vid March 6, 2009 at 11:30 am -

    @ dan, craig and andrewB
    20-1 is a funny show. maybe your watching the version made for mars!
    it rated very well cos it was funny and ppl enjoyed watching it. hense why the high ratings.
    u guys might like the show more is fat cat hosted it!
    we are lucky eddie is not hosting it!
    its a great concept that always gets good ratings

  18. David Knox March 6, 2009 at 11:28 am -

    Glenn refer to comments.

  19. Glenn Petrie March 6, 2009 at 11:18 am -

    David, I love your new results. Would be good if you put all the statistics in a table so that it is easier to read.

  20. Greg March 6, 2009 at 11:11 am -

    we do need more comedy….Wat eva happened to My Name Is Earl…is that comin back to seven ?

  21. Andrew B March 6, 2009 at 11:03 am -

    Its a sad day when 20-1 is the top non-news show for the night. What’s next? Adults only wipeout? (mmm… naked in the mud – might actually work!)

  22. 2.5 men March 6, 2009 at 10:47 am -

    2.5 men repeat of a repeat beating Home and Away. There’s nothing wrong with people who want to watch a comedy after a hard day’s work

  23. Craig March 6, 2009 at 10:46 am -

    20 to 1 “What were ch9 thinking!” :lol:

    Good to see The Scrappy Races make the list and at least a few people enjoying it! I didn’t watch much FTA last night, mainly because I’ve see the shows I like and Privileged was on Fox8 for the first time!

  24. Jed March 6, 2009 at 10:39 am -

    Spot on Dan. It’s always the same clips you’ve seen over and over just they put it in a new countdown and say yep this is new. And they slap Adults Only in the title and think millions of morons will tune in. Well they were right.

    Massive drop for Life on Mars.

    And why the hell was last nights scrubs a repeat. I just watched them episodes on dvd a few days ago. Not happy.

  25. Benno March 6, 2009 at 10:22 am -

    My thoughts exactly Dan.

  26. Dan March 6, 2009 at 10:09 am -

    My God! 20 to 1???? Are people retarded!!!! This has to be the worst show on TV, I mean they put the same clips up every few weeks and just give it a different countdown. Also what’s so Adults Only about it??? wondering if it’s the fact that Bert Newton is the host and it may be too terrifying for little kids to look as his weird and scary botox riddled face. How that guy is still getting paid to be on TV is beyond me, time for Bert and his whole family to retire and leave TV to people with talent.

  27. redbullboy March 6, 2009 at 10:03 am -

    Home and Away slipping to 4th in its timeslot on Thursday night and being beaten by The Biggest Loser – this must be a first, Ten would be happy.

  28. Tony March 6, 2009 at 9:15 am -

    There is so much bad formula television these days, like all of those criminal shows. Cold Case, for example, has the same ending every episode – person walks out in handcuffs and they cut between current person and younger version. How boringly predictable! It’s like those old shows in the ’70s (Chips anyone?) which always ended with the main characters grinning.

    Lost is the only show on television that is totally unpredictable and keeps you guessing every week. It deserves to be doing much better.

  29. Benno March 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm -

    I believe The Mentalist skews old, not just female. Here is an example of the most recent US ratings for the same timeslot, and its corresponding younger demos:

    The Mentalist: 18m and 3.7 in 18-49
    Criminal Minds: 14m and 3.4 in 18-49
    House: 14.5m and 5.4 in 18-49

    So in the US, House is doing the best, then the Mentalist, then Criminal Minds. Interesting how the situation is reversed here. But of course, that is only based on what total people figures provide which are quite meaningless nowadays.

  30. Jerome March 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm -

    i have a theory:

    i think the mentalist is a very female skewed show. that could explain why it flopped after 1.5 from 2.5 men last year but is finding success after 1.2 from FWAW. if i were 9 i would continue be investing in female shows to put before it. maybe domestic blitz, for richer for poorer, random acts, missing pieces ect

  31. Brodie March 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm -

    Criminal Minds is going from strength to strength. After NCIS, it is my favourite US procedural.

  32. Peeps March 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm -

    Yay (and lol) for Loser beating Dance! This should not be happening.

  33. Harry March 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm -

    House should be pulling in a bigger number. It was once a ratings hit.. dont understand why its not anymore.

  34. David Knox March 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm -

    ABC2 is separately tallied. As with my expectations for ONE figures they don’t reach the top 30.

  35. stevie g March 5, 2009 at 3:44 pm -

    Sorry David, it’s probably already been said, but I think the new format is very hard to read. I don’t think there was anything wrong with the previous format of just noting the toatal national viewers. If people really want to break it down that much I’m sure there are other avenues they can find.

  36. Ally March 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm -

    Hi David,
    Just wondering if there is any way of splitting how much of ABC’s share is from ABC1/ABC2 or if ABC2 is even included in the network’s share… Also how will this work when Ten launches ONE in a few weeks? I assume most will watch that in HD but will ONE SD be included in Ten’s share?

  37. redbullboy March 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm -

    GG is really growing on me and the numbers it’s getting are increasing every week – when it first premiered 3 weeks ago it got 500,000 viewers, last night it was up to 700,000. I hope Ten stick with it.

  38. Andrew B March 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm -

    I believe the amount of people watching 2.5 men is due to a lack of options at 7pm. At our place, its Foxtel or ABC news at 7pm, sometimes ACA on NBN.

  39. vid March 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm -

    @ Rutzie
    2 and half men is a fantastic show. funny and well produced. thats why ppl still watch it. also ppl didnt watch it the first time.

  40. slowlylu March 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm -

    JB – My reading of the Perth situation is that being such a conservative parochial bunch the steadiness and consistency of Susannah Carr and Rick Ardon beat out all comers at Nine. Nine Perth tried a lot of things to secure the numberr one spot including Liam Bartlett, Dixie Marshall, head hunting from ABC Perth and even two female newsreaders but it never quite worked. Channel Seven News also had the advantage of being closely tied into the Eagles team in the form Chris Mainwaring in the late nineties and early noughties and they’re an exceedingly big AFL town.
    Seven will have an issue when Carr and Ardon retire but that’s at least five to ten years away and by then we’ll be watching news from our computers anyway.

  41. ryan March 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm -

    gg is a great show~~! hell funny, its only just holding on

  42. vid March 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm -

    @camo…why do u ask??

  43. Rutzie March 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm -

    Lost will probably be moved to 11:30pm timeslot as the Cold Case repeat thrashed it convincingly. It is very weird how Neighbours goes from 900k on a Monday decreasing everyday to about 650k on a Friday. Ten must be scratching their head. I know this has been said before but how many times can people watch a repeat of 2.5 Men. The mind boggles.

  44. Camo March 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm -

    who do you work for vid?

  45. koverstreet March 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm -

    And up it goes again..FWAW up 70,000 on last week
    Good to see The Mentalist benefiting also going up by 120,000
    Nine would be very happy

  46. JB March 5, 2009 at 11:53 am -

    Few comments relate to the walloping of Nine News in Perth – anyone enlighten this “east coaster” as to why this is the case? (I know it’s not a new phenomenon)

  47. Jed March 5, 2009 at 11:50 am -

    I watched some of Guerrilla Gardeners last night i now i can see why its a massive flop. It was woeful. For 10 minutes or so it was just 2 guys looking like idiots handing out bibles. And the end result of the garden wasn’t that good either. The show is a complete dud.

    And i don’t know why i haven’t been watching Criminal Minds all these years. I’m really liking it. I just buy House on dvd now so don’t need to watch it, and can watch Spicks and Specks on ABC2 on Thursday, so Criminal Minds is now my Wednesday show.

    Its a shame about Lost, it deserves better and its actually getting really good again. Seven didn’t treat it well from the beginning.

  48. Mickche March 5, 2009 at 11:02 am -

    wow, again Nine News in Perth takes a beating

  49. Craig March 5, 2009 at 10:54 am -

    It’s a sad day when MASH is getting better numbers than Lost.

    I don’t watch reality but I like Guerilla Gardeners.

  50. James March 5, 2009 at 10:53 am -

    oh! hahah

    My ability to read = epic fail!

    Still – fourth…

  51. David Knox March 5, 2009 at 10:49 am -

    Not quite. There was a 4pm repeat which got 369,000. Primetime was 702,000.

  52. James March 5, 2009 at 10:30 am -

    Guerilla Gardeners = Epic Fail.

    I know Channel 10 has been trying to give it a go – but last night was… terrible.

    Not sure why it was branded a repeat either… but in effect it was

    10 – 369,000 (after a lead in of 962,000!!!)
    9 – 1.251 million
    7 – 1.342 million
    2 – 745,000

    Ouch!

    I eagerly await David’s posting under programming of “Bumped – Guerilla Gardeners”….

  53. Jerome March 5, 2009 at 9:49 am -

    9’s decision with cold case is really paying off. 1mil at 9:30 and 600k for a repeat at 10:30 are great. especially considering that it was getting 700k on mondays last year.

    bad news for lost. we were lucky that 7 put it at 10:30 again this year but if ratings like that keep coming it’s probably going to finally go to 11:30.

    Deal Or No Deal Seven 826,000
    Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 467,000
    M*A*S*H Seven 461,000
    ^no matter what anyone says about it being earlier in bris ect. antiques has to go. those figures are terrible. yes i know it’s almost free for 9 to air antiques, but is saving a buck at 5:30 really worth losing so much more in the early evening.

  54. Edu March 5, 2009 at 9:27 am -

    TFWAW is picking up which benefitted the shows after it, TM and CC; no wonder Nine has already preparign the 4th series…

  55. takingbackjustin March 5, 2009 at 12:42 am -

    Was Lost on 7HD actually in full 1080, or even 720 for that matter? Because it seemed to be no different that the sd channel?

  56. nick March 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm -

    Just leave the numbers David, its fine, great job. God the more you give the more s*** you get.

    Ohhh my gooodd, “i have to sift through so many numbers to see total amount”. Use your eyes people, not that bloody hard.

    Anywhoo. Not much change from last weeks Tuesday, or tuesday before , or before.
    Seven have definitely made a dent, i reckon they’ll win every Tuesday this year. Only minor problem is All Saints losing to a repeat of NCIS, could this be the final season?

  57. vid March 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm -

    @ David. your doing an awesome job with the ratings. yes its alot of numbers but hey it explains all. bravo!

  58. vid March 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm -

    @ harry…… your one funny guy! hahahaha ummm not!

  59. David Knox March 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm -

    What? Please see earlier comments.

    Everyone making suggestions about “try this or try that” needs to realise the work involved. I’ll agree to bold things if people are happy to wait until 6pm for figures. At least I can be sure I will have the time to attend to it in between other tasks.

    Didn’t think so.

  60. Eyce March 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm -

    David, may I suggest that you bold The Main totals, then every second number after that, that way it’s easier to check through the numbers and see what city they are for and so on.

  61. R March 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm -

    Really don’t get all the complaints about the new ratings format. Is it seriously that hard for all you people to just read the first figure that appears after the network name?

    There’s no extra work involved (in fact I believe the figures were up at around 9.30-9.40am today – nice work David!) and it paints a much more interesting picture, for those of you who don’t really see the state differences (Seven flogs everyone in Perth and Adelaide seem to like Ten more than the rest of the country do)

    Don’t worry about the haters, keep the new format I say!

  62. Xavier March 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm -

    ahh thanks for the clearing that up andrew b, it was 2 new eps in melbourne. ncis could be getting 1.7 mil if there were no rafters i think.

  63. ryan March 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm -

    ten should do better mondays now they have ncis on. will actually lift their share for the night which they badly need. also americas next top model should be on at 6 sundays, simpsons isnt ratings well and that because that crap show out of the blue is before it!! ten needs to put it on at 11.30 after news

  64. barrett March 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm -

    Have no problem with new figures layout.

    The more info the better i say.

    If you have trouble reading it run your cursor over the figures to highlight them and see if they are easier to read as white on blue instead of black on white.

  65. Jed March 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm -

    I like the new format. Keep it please, saves me having to go to another tv blog for all the cities info. It ain’t that hard people. Surely you can distinguish between 6 different figures.

  66. Dan March 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm -

    I really don’t know how a show like Dexter isn’t rating better, even if the season is already out on DVD and has screened on Showtime. It’s a brilliant show, the acting, writing and concept is surpurb, it’s breathtaking TV. Yet a show that relies on inappropriate profanity, continuously! stupid inappropriate nudity, which has nothing to do with the storyline, rates it’s tits off! yes the punn is intended. Just goes to show that there are over 2 million people that are easy to please. I mean the acting is so bad, it’s put the industry back to the days where we got our rocks off by such shows like Sex and Chances.

    Packed to the Rafters on the other hand is a quality show, it relies on a good storyline and quality acting to get the audience it has. I do see a positive though and that more people in Western Australia watch PTHR than that stupid Underbelly: a tale of two tities.

    Channel nine move Wipeout to Saturday night, it’s a fun show and Tuesday is not the place for a show like this. A please I am begging you, show 2.5 men only one night a week, you are killing me.

  67. Ianblair23 March 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm -

    Thanks for the city breakdown David.

    Eli Stone again gets over 500,000 at 10:30 pm. Seven will be pleased.

    Also, re Underbelly’s start time, it was good to see it start at 8:34 pm on Monday night. Whilst it is still running late, at least its an improvement on episode 1 which started some 13 minutes at 8:43 pm!

  68. Andrew B March 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm -

    @Xavier. 8pm How I met your Mother definitely a repeat in Sydney (the one with the nude painting). Upon further thought about it, I know why – there was one week where in Melbourne there was only half an hour of the show while Sydney there was 1 hour (Melb had some extra nights of extended bushfire coverage) – the repeat in Sydney is no doubt to get everyone back into allignment to simplify national programming.

  69. Harry March 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm -

    Vid. I fully understand why networks put their top shows up against each other. I dont like Underbelly, there have been many people who have expressed their dislike for that show.. personally I dont find it appealing. If you disagree and you like it, ignore negative messages because rude messages like yours arent needed on an internet forum.

    “how about u just not watch it and not say stupid comments like that.” – The simple answer is no.
    “i suggest u go back to sleep” – What a childish insult.

  70. Elphinkiller March 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm -

    Just wanted to my vote in for the figures to be returned to how they were, it is an absolute mess to try and read now.

    I understand that you can’t do any formatting of it to make it easier on the eyes so I am voting to a return to the old format and drop the extra info.

  71. ryan March 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm -

    wow, ten late news is doing better than dexter at 9.30, dexter needs to be put on at 10.30!! ncis needs to keep repeats, and lie to me needs to move to either 8.30 mon or 9.30 mon

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