Week 20

By David Knox on May 11, 2009 / Filed Under Ratings 145

Seven tops Nine’s introspective week
Week 20: Top 100
Week 20: Pay TV
Week 20: ASTRA

Saturday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,434,000 364,000 434,000 327,000 148,000 160,000
2 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,184,000 298,000 377,000 238,000 166,000 105,000
3 Billy Connolly: Journey To The Edge Of The World Seven 1,104,000 267,000 357,000 250,000 121,000 110,000
4 New Tricks Rpt ABC1 1,002,000 326,000 288,000 168,000 94,000 126,000
5 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 999,000 265,000 307,000 201,000 104,000 123,000
6 Kath & Kim (R) Seven 912,000 213,000 309,000 200,000 95,000 96,000
7 The Castle -Rpt Nine 909,000 261,000 273,000 205,000 79,000 91,000
8 The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 851,000 207,000 270,000 168,000 92,000 115,000
9 ABC News-Sa ABC1 828,000 279,000 252,000 129,000 70,000 98,000
10 Saturday Night Afl Ten 796,000 76,000 293,000 97,000 136,000 194,000
11 Bill ABC1 789,000 256,000 226,000 101,000 87,000 120,000
12 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 696,000 223,000 213,000 94,000 66,000 100,000
13 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 695,000 195,000 236,000 176,000 88,000 ***
14 The Departed Nine 568,000 171,000 198,000 82,000 61,000 55,000
15 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 558,000 160,000 172,000 61,000 79,000 87,000
16 Gardening Australia ABC1 551,000 187,000 164,000 109,000 54,000 36,000
17 M-Meet The Parents Seven 518,000 140,000 170,000 105,000 46,000 56,000
18 Before The Game Ten 500,000 *** 368,000 8,000 48,000 76,000
19 Foyle’s War Rpt ABC1 475,000 129,000 165,000 52,000 61,000 68,000
20 Saturday Afternoon AFL Ten 443,000 50,000 233,000 58,000 52,000 50,000
21 Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Semi Final 2 SBS 414,000 118,000 151,000 57,000 53,000 35,000
22 David Attenborough’s Life Of Mammals -Rpt Nine 393,000 154,000 *** *** 171,000 68,000
23 Talk To The Animals Nine 339,000 95,000 80,000 70,000 41,000 53,000
24 Sports Tonight Sat Ten 327,000 135,000 *** 120,000 72,000 ***
25 M-Disney’s Return To Never Land Seven 320,000 75,000 106,000 68,000 25,000 46,000
26 Seconds From Disaster: Asian Tsunami Seven 313,000 81,000 103,000 80,000 49,000 ***
27 Coxy’s Big Break Seven 301,000 *** 301,000 *** *** ***
28 The Simpsons Sat Ten 281,000 137,000 *** 144,000 *** ***
29 Saturday Disney Seven 267,000 62,000 65,000 74,000 26,000 41,000
30 Abba The Movie Rpt SBS 252,000 77,000 77,000 36,000 33,000 29,000
Today Weekend Edition Saturday Nine 164,000 53,000 30,000 41,000 15,000 24,000

Nine: 25.5
Seven: 23.8
TEN: 21.4
ABC: 21.1
SBS: 8.2

Friday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,480,000 446,000 408,000 258,000 169,000 199,000
2 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,416,000 437,000 405,000 228,000 173,000 172,000
3 Today Tonight Seven 1,294,000 369,000 374,000 236,000 150,000 165,000
4 Midsomer Murders ABC1 1,150,000 363,000 339,000 183,000 121,000 145,000
5 Nine News Nine 1,110,000 310,000 349,000 212,000 119,000 120,000
6 Home And Away Seven 1,092,000 289,000 313,000 219,000 149,000 122,000
7 A Current Affair Nine 1,079,000 307,000 367,000 205,000 108,000 92,000
8 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,030,000 334,000 306,000 160,000 111,000 119,000
9 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 959,000 286,000 277,000 180,000 105,000 112,000
10 ABC News ABC1 938,000 286,000 276,000 147,000 93,000 136,000
11 Ten News At Five Ten 928,000 255,000 273,000 133,000 127,000 139,000
12 Deal Or No Deal Seven 812,000 258,000 243,000 143,000 77,000 92,000
13 Collectors ABC1 811,000 249,000 236,000 126,000 88,000 112,000
14 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 8: Fremantle Vs Hawthorn Seven 778,000 40,000 422,000 15,000 130,000 171,000
15 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 768,000 448,000 320,000
16 Neighbours Ten 745,000 203,000 257,000 124,000 80,000 81,000
17 The Simpsons Ten 731,000 171,000 251,000 106,000 97,000 105,000
18 The Simpsons Fri Ten 704,000 184,000 265,000 92,000 67,000 96,000
19 Stateline ABC1 625,000 206,000 167,000 102,000 64,000 86,000
20 Law & Order Fri Ten 615,000 155,000 242,000 77,000 70,000 71,000
21 Hot Seat Nine 575,000 193,000 178,000 80,000 71,000 53,000
22 Law & Order: Fri Ep 2 Ten 555,000 140,000 208,000 88,000 71,000 49,000
23 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 533,000 128,000 162,000 112,000 61,000 70,000
24 Two And A Half Men -Fri Nine 469,000 *** 267,000 *** 91,000 111,000
25 Nine’s Friday Night Football Nine 454,000 303,000 *** 151,000 *** ***
26 M*A*S*H Seven 446,000 163,000 127,000 72,000 47,000 38,000
27 Can We Help? ABC1 442,000 128,000 120,000 78,000 49,000 67,000
28 Everybody Loves Raymond Rpt Ten 435,000 91,000 158,000 89,000 53,000 46,000
29 Sunrise Seven 388,000 117,000 83,000 93,000 47,000 48,000
30 Huey’s Cooking Adventures Ten 360,000 74,000 130,000 67,000 49,000 39,000
Life On Mars Fri Ten 354,000 57,000 154,000 59,000 48,000 35,000
Today Nine 335,000 106,000 111,000 68,000 17,000 32,000
Gay Hollywood: The Last Taboo Rpt SBS 279,000 92,000 97,000 42,000 31,000 18,000
Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Semi Final 1 SBS 276,000 64,000 112,000 32,000 43,000 24,000
World News Australia Late SBS 239,000 65,000 110,000 25,000 24,000 15,000
Lateline ABC1 220,000 55,000 88,000 45,000 23,000 10,000

Seven: 30.6
Nine: 25.3
ABC / TEN: 18.8
SBS: 6.5

Thursday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,468,000 398,000 420,000 300,000 158,000 191,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,355,000 368,000 363,000 275,000 175,000 173,000
3 Getaway Nine 1,176,000 319,000 399,000 232,000 116,000 110,000
4 A Current Affair Nine 1,161,000 302,000 413,000 243,000 106,000 97,000
5 Nine News Nine 1,150,000 312,000 366,000 253,000 123,000 96,000
6 Home And Away Seven 1,147,000 340,000 264,000 229,000 159,000 155,000
7 20 To 1 Nine 1,141,000 319,000 371,000 190,000 122,000 139,000
8 Ghost Whisperer Seven 1,128,000 342,000 318,000 210,000 124,000 134,000
9 The Footy Show Nine 1,101,000 313,000 378,000 188,000 114,000 107,000
10 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,086,000 296,000 369,000 201,000 97,000 123,000
11 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,074,000 316,000 327,000 214,000 97,000 119,000
12 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 1,052,000 276,000 305,000 201,000 128,000 141,000
13 ABC News ABC1 1,029,000 309,000 288,000 197,000 104,000 131,000
14 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,007,000 275,000 327,000 173,000 101,000 130,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 931,000 248,000 302,000 140,000 99,000 142,000
16 Private Practice Seven 883,000 230,000 313,000 138,000 105,000 97,000
17 Deal Or No Deal Seven 867,000 255,000 262,000 179,000 92,000 80,000
18 Rules Of Engagement Ten 776,000 206,000 231,000 151,000 67,000 121,000
19 7.30 Report ABC1 768,000 237,000 190,000 160,000 70,000 111,000
20 Medium Thurs Ten 735,000 180,000 238,000 139,000 96,000 81,000
21 Budget 2009: The Right Of Reply ABC1 721,000 262,000 217,000 171,000 71,000
22 Neighbours Ten 677,000 195,000 216,000 117,000 68,000 82,000
23 The Simpsons Ten 669,000 178,000 238,000 85,000 76,000 91,000
24 Hot Seat Nine 603,000 169,000 189,000 105,000 89,000 51,000
25 Grand Designs Rpt ABC1 583,000 153,000 150,000 131,000 65,000 83,000
26 The Wedding Makers ABC1 563,000 145,000 177,000 109,000 71,000 61,000
27 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 521,000 133,000 174,000 102,000 52,000 62,000
28 Q & A ABC1 510,000 183,000 149,000 87,000 55,000 36,000
29 Bondi Vet Ten 485,000 *** 258,000 *** 94,000 133,000
30 M*A*S*H Seven 457,000 151,000 111,000 91,000 57,000 47,000
Heroes Seven 346,000 103,000 112,000 71,000 37,000 24,000
Lateline ABC1 332,000 107,000 109,000 69,000 28,000 18,000
Mad Men SBS 245,000 103,000 73,000 27,000 18,000 23,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 152,000 56,000 37,000 17,000 35,000 8,000
Entertainment Tonight Nine 149,000 58,000 64,000 15,000 6,000 5,000
The Footy Show Late Nine 137,000 33,000 48,000 23,000 20,000 11,000
Spicks And Specks ABC2 126,000 50,000 35,000 10,000 11,000 20,000

Nine: 29.9
Seven: 26.8
TEN: 21.6
ABC: 16.9
SBS: 4.7

Wednesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Thank God You’re Here Seven 1,551,000 461,000 485,000 313,000 120,000 171,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,510,000 385,000 402,000 326,000 168,000 227,000
3 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,373,000 505,000 378,000 229,000 138,000 123,000
4 A Current Affair Nine 1,372,000 427,000 390,000 346,000 100,000 108,000
5 Today Tonight Seven 1,356,000 361,000 345,000 309,000 128,000 213,000
6 Nine News Nine 1,328,000 408,000 417,000 274,000 116,000 112,000
7 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,239,000 439,000 401,000 172,000 115,000 112,000
8 Criminal Minds Seven 1,212,000 341,000 345,000 239,000 128,000 159,000
9 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,197,000 329,000 386,000 248,000 108,000 126,000
10 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,191,000 346,000 367,000 187,000 140,000 151,000
11 RPA Nine 1,115,000 324,000 331,000 239,000 116,000 105,000
12 Home And Away Seven 1,115,000 340,000 267,000 251,000 109,000 148,000
13 ABC News ABC1 1,066,000 337,000 327,000 185,000 79,000 138,000
14 The Mentalist Nine 1,047,000 344,000 322,000 188,000 106,000 87,000
15 Cold Case Nine 1,040,000 299,000 365,000 136,000 136,000 105,000
16 What’s Good For You Nine 1,032,000 325,000 308,000 221,000 88,000 90,000
17 Ten News At Five Ten 973,000 282,000 279,000 193,000 100,000 120,000
18 The All New Simpsons Wed Ten 916,000 220,000 307,000 141,000 130,000 118,000
19 My Name Is Earl Seven 867,000 216,000 291,000 179,000 86,000 94,000
20 House Ten 863,000 227,000 243,000 157,000 101,000 136,000
21 Deal Or No Deal Seven 846,000 226,000 265,000 170,000 79,000 106,000
22 The Simpsons Ten 834,000 200,000 301,000 144,000 98,000 91,000
23 7.30 Report ABC1 791,000 258,000 219,000 172,000 52,000 90,000
24 Neighbours Ten 746,000 204,000 254,000 127,000 75,000 86,000
25 The New Inventors ABC1 718,000 242,000 203,000 129,000 67,000 78,000
26 Family Guy Seven 711,000 177,000 237,000 124,000 88,000 85,000
27 Hot Seat Nine 619,000 180,000 214,000 100,000 75,000 50,000
28 Numb3rs Ten 599,000 169,000 184,000 101,000 75,000 70,000
29 The Cook And The Chef ABC1 588,000 178,000 183,000 90,000 66,000 72,000
30 Cold Case -Rpt Nine 579,000 165,000 206,000 66,000 87,000 55,000
Moving Wallpaper ABC1 543,000 166,000 169,000 83,000 58,000 67,000
Trawlermen SBS 466,000 139,000 131,000 90,000 45,000 61,000
Russell Brand’s Ponderland Seven 418,000 82,000 153,000 72,000 54,000 56,000
Sunrise Seven 402,000 101,000 108,000 100,000 31,000 62,000
At The Movies ABC1 392,000 127,000 142,000 43,000 36,000 43,000
Today Nine 295,000 88,000 102,000 55,000 14,000 36,000
Iron Man: Armored Adventures ABC1 255,000 42,000 98,000 54,000 16,000 45,000
Lost Seven 235,000 67,000 83,000 37,000 26,000 21,000
World News Australia Late SBS 221,000 76,000 66,000 44,000 16,000 19,000
The Morning Show Seven 213,000 55,000 46,000 60,000 18,000 34,000
Mornings With Kerri-Anne Nine 116,000 34,000 35,000 26,000 7,000 15,000

Seven: 28.3
Nine: 27.1
TEN: 20.9
ABC: 18.1
SBS: 5.5

Tuesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,674,000 452,000 482,000 352,000 168,000 220,000
2 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,599,000 444,000 484,000 279,000 158,000 235,000
3 Today Tonight Seven 1,517,000 415,000 416,000 314,000 151,000 220,000
4 NCIS Ten 1,435,000 376,000 373,000 299,000 178,000 209,000
5 The Zoo Seven 1,431,000 376,000 440,000 271,000 153,000 192,000
6 Find My Family Seven 1,320,000 363,000 380,000 255,000 126,000 197,000
7 A Current Affair Nine 1,270,000 357,000 423,000 267,000 117,000 106,000
8 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,252,000 368,000 375,000 200,000 132,000 177,000
9 Two And A Half Men -Ep1 Nine 1,217,000 323,000 429,000 240,000 92,000 133,000
10 Home And Away Seven 1,213,000 373,000 330,000 233,000 121,000 157,000
11 Nine News Nine 1,204,000 367,000 382,000 226,000 134,000 95,000
12 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,154,000 317,000 403,000 217,000 101,000 116,000
13 ABC News ABC1 1,146,000 363,000 337,000 203,000 99,000 144,000
14 All Saints Seven 1,144,000 359,000 340,000 192,000 111,000 143,000
15 The Treasurer’s Budget Speech 2009 ABC1 1,141,000 389,000 313,000 241,000 92,000 106,000
16 Two And A Half Men -Ep2 Nine 1,125,000 284,000 427,000 194,000 96,000 124,000
17 Budget Special 2009 ABC1 1,069,000 374,000 295,000 236,000 94,000 70,000
18 Lie To Me Ten 986,000 251,000 296,000 181,000 117,000 141,000
19 10 Years Younger In 10 Days Seven 973,000 288,000 298,000 153,000 109,000 124,000
20 Ten News At Five Ten 941,000 278,000 256,000 162,000 119,000 127,000
21 Deal Or No Deal Seven 895,000 256,000 265,000 191,000 89,000 95,000
22 Home Made -Elimination Nine 889,000 244,000 307,000 171,000 84,000 83,000
23 Neighbours Ten 771,000 241,000 230,000 132,000 81,000 87,000
24 The Simpsons Ten 694,000 199,000 201,000 116,000 85,000 93,000
25 Around The World In 80 Gardens ABC1 685,000 263,000 177,000 98,000 70,000 78,000
26 Hot Seat Nine 610,000 207,000 208,000 81,000 81,000 34,000
27 Mumbai Calling ABC1 576,000 218,000 153,000 73,000 47,000 85,000
28 Time Team ABC1 565,000 166,000 172,000 86,000 63,000 78,000
29 M*A*S*H Seven 504,000 146,000 155,000 114,000 50,000 40,000
30 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 498,000 131,000 154,000 94,000 58,000 60,000

Seven: 28.4
TEN: 27.6
Nine: 22.5
ABC: 17.0
SBS: 4.4

Monday:

Rnk Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,728,000 460,000 483,000 365,000 176,000 244,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,563,000 418,000 427,000 340,000 158,000 220,000
3 Nine News Nine 1,336,000 343,000 479,000 285,000 125,000 103,000
4 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,331,000 350,000 423,000 248,000 157,000 153,000
5 A Current Affair Nine 1,281,000 352,000 419,000 273,000 122,000 115,000
6 Home And Away Seven 1,262,000 384,000 330,000 260,000 126,000 162,000
7 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,262,000 318,000 435,000 231,000 115,000 162,000
8 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,215,000 294,000 404,000 252,000 122,000 143,000
9 Trimbole: The Real Underbelly Nine 1,151,000 341,000 373,000 187,000 114,000 135,000
10 Recruits Ten 1,116,000 325,000 279,000 243,000 124,000 145,000
11 ABC News ABC1 1,102,000 357,000 349,000 182,000 90,000 124,000
12 Good News Week Ten 1,092,000 275,000 327,000 205,000 134,000 152,000
13 Australian Story ABC1 1,057,000 366,000 290,000 186,000 82,000 133,000
14 Four Corners ABC1 1,013,000 404,000 215,000 218,000 75,000 99,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 1,000,000 293,000 263,000 191,000 121,000 133,000
16 Missing Pieces Nine 984,000 266,000 307,000 183,000 109,000 119,000
17 How I Met Your Mother Seven 956,000 275,000 266,000 216,000 80,000 119,000
18 7.30 Report ABC1 926,000 325,000 256,000 153,000 77,000 116,000
19 The Simpsons Ten 900,000 258,000 270,000 148,000 113,000 110,000
20 Neighbours Ten 880,000 294,000 242,000 158,000 93,000 93,000
21 Deal Or No Deal Seven 878,000 245,000 283,000 175,000 78,000 96,000
22 Media Watch ABC1 828,000 320,000 211,000 136,000 75,000 85,000
23 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 7: Collingwood Vs St Kilda Seven 790,000 13,000 530,000 10,000 112,000 126,000
24 Scrubs – Mon Seven 773,000 277,000 *** 234,000 99,000 163,000
25 Top Gear Australia SBS 689,000 235,000 196,000 119,000 62,000 76,000
26 Eleventh Hour Nine 676,000 205,000 226,000 101,000 67,000 77,000
27 Spooks ABC1 631,000 198,000 205,000 89,000 58,000 80,000
28 Hot Seat Nine 608,000 156,000 216,000 106,000 73,000 57,000
29 Supernatural Ten 600,000 125,000 185,000 121,000 67,000 102,000
30 Desperate Housewives Seven 578,000 352,000 *** 226,000 *** ***
Talking Heads ABC1 538,000 168,000 179,000 78,000 54,000 59,000
Brothers & Sisters Seven 421,000 278,000 *** 142,000 *** ***
Sunrise Seven 348,000 104,000 92,000 85,000 27,000 40,000
Today Nine 300,000 99,000 96,000 64,000 17,000 25,000
Lateline ABC1 277,000 81,000 98,000 44,000 27,000 28,000
Boston Legal Seven 261,000 178,000 *** 83,000 *** ***
Dave In The Life SBS 242,000 77,000 92,000 30,000 16,000 26,000
Extra Nine 201,000 *** ***201,000 *** ***
World News Australia SBS 201,000 68,000 60,000 36,000 16,000 21,000
Footy Classified Nine 201,000 *** 124,000 *** 43,000 34,000
Nine’s Late News Nine 197,000 78,000 68,000 26,000 16,000 9,000
The Morning Show Seven 163,000 40,000 45,000 49,000 17,000 12,000
Shameless SBS 152,000 53,000 43,000 21,000 19,000 16,000
Mornings With Kerri-Anne Nine 142,000 45,000 45,000 31,000 8,000 13,000

Seven: 30.5
Nine: 23.7
TEN: 22.6
ABC: 17.3
SBS: 6.0

Sunday:

Rnk Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,571,000 426,000 369,000 370,000 163,000 242,000
2 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,491,000 426,000 495,000 276,000 179,000 115,000
3 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,470,000 422,000 457,000 265,000 140,000 186,000
4 Merlin Ten 1,305,000 417,000 312,000 243,000 122,000 210,000
5 Sunday Night Seven 1,298,000 337,000 343,000 299,000 144,000 175,000
6 Bones Seven 1,269,000 359,000 334,000 235,000 141,000 201,000
7 Border Security USA Seven 1,267,000 308,000 365,000 274,000 122,000 198,000
8 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,256,000 292,000 346,000 281,000 121,000 216,000
9 60 Minutes Nine 1,181,000 358,000 350,000 248,000 113,000 112,000
10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1,074,000 304,000 314,000 217,000 134,000 106,000
11 Home Made Nine 1,021,000 286,000 329,000 191,000 95,000 119,000
12 Rove Ten 1,012,000 255,000 368,000 165,000 102,000 122,000
13 Bones (R) Seven 1,012,000 281,000 292,000 176,000 124,000 139,000
14 ABC News-Su ABC1 902,000 283,000 279,000 162,000 82,000 97,000
15 CSI: NY Nine 841,000 225,000 280,000 133,000 111,000 91,000
16 Snow Leopard: Beyond The Myth ABC1 759,000 288,000 178,000 112,000 103,000 78,000
17 The Einstein Factor ABC1 666,000 195,000 193,000 120,000 83,000 74,000
18 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 643,000 160,000 208,000 122,000 74,000 79,000
19 The Simpsons Sun Ten 580,000 131,000 154,000 132,000 59,000 103,000
20 Harper’s Island Ten 575,000 151,000 193,000 107,000 65,000 60,000
21 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 572,000 321,000 *** 251,000 *** ***
22 Dirt Game ABC1 566,000 208,000 156,000 76,000 50,000 76,000
23 The Evidence Nine 544,000 141,000 188,000 92,000 69,000 55,000
24 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 527,000 201,000 132,000 69,000 64,000 61,000
25 Postcards Nine 479,000 *** 351,000 *** 129,000 ***
26 Infamous Assassinations Seven 414,000 96,000 152,000 52,000 56,000 57,000
27 Weekend Sunrise Seven 405,000 99,000 134,000 84,000 33,000 54,000
28 The Sunday Footy Show Nine 320,000 78,000 139,000 41,000 26,000 35,000
29 Out Of The Blue Sun Ten 317,000 68,000 115,000 50,000 42,000 41,000
30 Mercurio’s Menu Seven 307,000 219,000 *** 88,000 *** ***
Compass ABC1 278,000 95,000 87,000 31,000 34,000 30,000
Wolverine And The X-Men ABC1 261,000 96,000 68,000 56,000 19,000 21,000
24 Seven 228,000 59,000 67,000 31,000 30,000 40,000
Today On Sunday Nine 220,000 93,000 61,000 37,000 16,000 13,000
Dateline SBS 211,000 80,000 46,000 46,000 24,000 15,000
Lost: The Story Of The Oceanic 6 Seven 136,000 52,000 30,000 14,000 16,000 24,000

Seven: 29.1
TEN: 27.1
Nine: 26.1
ABC: 13.3
SBS: 4.3

145 Comments »

  1. Andrew B May 18, 2009 at 9:49 am -

    Agree – I think spoiler comments should not be allowed through, or they get put into one section for those who are interested to look at. Someones done it on Prison Break story, so I have been told, so I won’t be looking at the comments there.

  2. seanie May 17, 2009 at 10:23 am -

    That performance by Today on Saturday is terrible.

  3. Craig May 17, 2009 at 8:51 am -

    I’ve become hooked on “rules of engagement” yes it’s mindless TV you veg out to but hey this is a standard US sitcom, it’s no worse than 2.5 Men.

    And even though some of us have seen the season finals for Lost, House and others, please no spoilers here…

  4. ryan May 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm -

    richotb, i so agree! i was just hoping. i can see say cuddy or house just stopping.

  5. ryan May 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm -

    rules of engagement sucks!! its so not funny and the promos are like ” huh” rates poorly, always has and always will. i agree that masterchef is great!! i also cooked that lamb and mash and oooohhh my god dam god it was soooo gooood!!! you are so rite!! watch friday eps and esp now that they are 1 hr eps and not 30 mins:) so much cooking advice and really well talked through aswell unlike ready steady cook lol. i love everyday bar the elimination day which everyone hates cause your like ” just tell us who goes in the first 2 mins”!
    im so glad idol has the brains to get rid of the monday show! now dance has too aswell then next season of masterchef and biggest loser get rid of monday eps!!

  6. Peter May 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm -

    will there be seperate numbers for the DH marathons on 7hd. would be intresting to know how many people would be watching, seeing as its limited to only 44% of the population or whatever it is.

  7. Jerome May 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm -

    looks like talkin’BYG will be the #1 show of the week!

  8. Andrew B May 16, 2009 at 11:22 am -

    If you want to see or even learn cooking on Masterchef, Friday nights show is the best one. One of the recipes from last week, my wife made the next night and it was the best meal ever (the mash with butter, lamb and sauce). Otherwise, Thur night is one to fast forward to near the end to see who goes as the rest can get boring.

    Thursday nights are really bringing 10 down at the moment. Rules of Engagement is poor choice at 7.30.

  9. Andrew B May 16, 2009 at 11:16 am -

    Are the Thur figures for ET at 3pm or the late night repeat?

  10. Andrey May 16, 2009 at 9:09 am -

    Last week Neighbours cracked 1 million – clearly audience spillage from biggest loser final. Also take a bow All Saints… cut down too soon, goodbye.

  11. RichoTB May 16, 2009 at 12:41 am -

    You’re going to be disappointed with next week’s House season finale ryan. Or at least one aspect of it that makes you question the Huddy hookup.

  12. Dyson May 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm -

    Perhaps you could add the *** for the missing cities in Bondi Vet’s ratings info David?

  13. Dyson May 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm -

    Bondi Vet’s numbers appear low because it did not air in all capital cities. Only 3. Many weeks ago it wasn’t on in Melbourne – and I presume the other AFL states – for a football match. The Bondi Vet episode that was skipped then was the one played on Thursday night.

  14. seanie May 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm -

    Big win for sunrise yesterday. Seems to have picked up a lot since Boland returned.

  15. ryan May 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm -

    i loved houses ep this week!! and finally at the end of the show house and cuddy got it on:)

  16. ryan May 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm -

    last night was masterchefs elimination night. the show only goes for 30 mins and as everyone knows elimination days are crap rating days. thats a good figure for a elimination day

  17. Andrew D May 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm -

    nrl footy show figures may be alot higher but it provides no comfort to the network as they’ve had to sack their storngest performer on the show and the ratings will fall back to normal next week.

    also i watched masterchef for first time last night, so boring. i thought it was a cooking show. i didnt see any food, kitchens or even chefs uniforms.

  18. Benno May 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm -

    Darryn, it’s not a case of advertisers picking one station only. Advertisers air their ads on all 3 stations most of the time. They pay whatever it costs for a particular station. People outside of the demos still make networks money, but nowhere near as much as younger demos.

    Yes demos are links to total people, but generally speaking, when a show loses ratings, it is the younger demos who switch off before the older demos. Generally speaking, the show skews older the longer the show goes. So the leakage of viewers will result in a greater proportion of younger demos leaving than older demos, most of the time.

  19. Harry May 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm -

    Oh.. now I see. My bad!

  20. Harry May 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm -

    OMG – Why was Bondi Vets number so low? 485,000? Am I missing something? Just 2 weeks ago it rated 1.1 million and for its Finale it got 400,000? Woah..

  21. Darryn May 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm -

    Demo’s and overall ratings are linked. If a channel’s overalls drop, then it’s demo’s will drop, maybe not as much, but drop they will. In these tough times the 16-39 & the 18-49 become more blurred. If one channel has a slight lead in the 16 demo & trails slightly in the 18 where do you think the advertising $ will go if the other channel has a whopping 5% lead in overalls?. Just a thought

  22. Johnson May 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm -

    So the NRL Footy Show finally got a ratings boost in Sydney and Brisbane thanks to the Matthew Johns scandal and his stand down from Channel Nine. The GA/Private Practice crossover also helped both shows.

  23. Rob May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am -

    Can’t say that Ch9 didn’t turn the publicity disaster into decent ratings, first for it’s news in Sydney and ACA on Wednesday night then The Footy SHow last night.

    Hopefully that’s the swan song for The Footy Show, that’s how I want to remember those common denominator bottom feeders, Fatty with nothing to say that isn’t written on paper and Phil Gould crying to a dead silent audience.

  24. matthew May 15, 2009 at 9:49 am -

    Would Ten be concerned that MasterChef had 1.4 million on sunday but only 1 million last night?

    matt

  25. Brodie May 15, 2009 at 9:42 am -

    TFS up sharply in Sydney, no doubt as a result of the Johns saga.

  26. Benno May 14, 2009 at 9:56 pm -

    In the US, networks do not care about total people. That’s why a show like Cold Case with 12 million viewers and a 2.5 in the demo is likely to go, but a show like How I Met Your Mother with about 9 million viewers and a 3.8 in the demo is practically guaranteed to return.

  27. David Knox May 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm -

    Both, but definitely demos.

  28. Peter May 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm -

    Show: TP 16-39 18-49 25-54
    My Name Is Earl 35 43 40 39
    Family Guy 31 50 41 37
    With these demo numbers, especcially the 16-39 which seven usually struggle with, the wont be moving anytime soon. Despite this, the 16-39 demo went to ten, with seven taking the 18-49 & 25-54.

    As for the week-to-date figures:
    ABC: 16.5
    Seven: 29.1
    Nine: 24.8
    Ten: 24.6
    SBS: 5.1
    It looks like the ten coming 2nd for the week theory is dead and gone.

  29. Tepee May 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm -

    Outstanding numbers for Spicks and Specks and Gruen. Nine News did quite well and the Johns interview helped ACA beat TT. With TGYH Seven would’ve been hoping to smash the competition but as Wednesday’s percentage share demonstrates that is not the case. Dare I say the $1mill per ep was a waste for Seven – the format of the show resonates more with TEN’s youthful audience that Seven’s. Still, 1.55m is excellent. Although even I no longer watch the show anymore unless someone I really like is on.

  30. Harry May 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm -

    House and Numbers arent a good duo and do not perform well.. House this year has dropped immensly, every other year it pulled bigger numbers.

    Masterchef is great – I love it personally.

  31. Rick May 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm -

    In Australia, do the advertisers look at the demos in the ratings or just the amount of viewers total?

  32. mark zanker May 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm -

    david will channel seven show scrubs “my finale” in the one hit. also good that talkin bout your generation did well. who thought making sandcastles would be fun.

  33. Edu May 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm -

    @Ed
    Don’t get excited, I reckon it was because of the Matty Johns news lead-in for Nine last night that got it over Seven.

    I think Chasers should be pitted against TGYH and you’ll see viewers flocking in to ABC for that. TGYH doesn’t cut it for me anymore.

  34. Cameron May 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm -

    After a terrible start to the week Nine did a lot better last night with ACA winning it’s timeslot, Nine News over 1.3 million, winning in Sydney, Two & a Half Men doing well and Cold Case dominating and winning from 9:30pm beating Earl in it’s stupid timeslot and Num3ers. Cold Case belongs here and the repeat does an excellent job at 10:30pm with almost 600k watching. Even with TGYH Seven were only 1.2 % in front and the show is slowly dropping. The Mentalist should have stayed on Sundays but at least it has given Nine reasonable figures in a timeslot that struggled last year post-Underbelly.

    Masterchef still a hit for Ten but the dramas dropped and The Simpsons fell below 1 million however it bet TGYH in Adelaide. Nine’s factuals improved and S&S did great hopefully with similar numbers for the Chaser in 2 weeks. Despite doing poor numbers, Earl was still stable and Family Guy was up a bit. Earl should follow Mother on Mondays as they did on Thursdays in 06 and 07

    All in all, an excellent night for Nine, great night for ABC’s S&S and Gruen and a reasonable figure for Masterchef.

  35. Kenny May 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm -

    Ed, Nine’s bubble in News and ACA figures last night was due to the John’s story. Just like there will probably be an increase in Footy Show NRL figures for the first 10 minutes tonight.

  36. Johnson May 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm -

    Although Family Guy was up 100k from last week, it still was well behind Cold Case. Surely it can’t stay in the current timeslot any longer. And it looks like TGYH will settle at 1.5m, not helped by a poor lead-in from H&A.

  37. Trev May 14, 2009 at 11:40 am -

    Hey Ryano! before you make stupid statements, get your facts right. Check all the previous ratings. eg. Week 14…Swans telecast live in Syd, 97, 000 viewers…Iron Chef, 121,000….and that was a good figure for the red and whites. In Sydney this is a common occurence. Anyway enough of footy, this is not the place to get worked up over it. Nine must have a death wish, they overpromote HM and after one episode Eddie’s promoting it on his non performing flop. It has had an effect on the ratings……”Watch Out!” Thwump!!! Almost time to be boned Ed. along with all those DIY”s.

  38. shaun May 14, 2009 at 11:28 am -

    great to see tgyh no.1 show for 7 with nearly 1.6 million and a huge jump for spicks and specks with nearly 1.4 and gruen transfer just over 1.2 good night for abc, criminal minds rates the no.1 8:30 timeslot and even the 9:30 slot was stronger for 7 and won it with earl rating the highest and family guy rated very well 100k from last wk if you add the both in the 9:30 to 10:30 slot 7 had a total audience of nearly 1.6 million and beat 9 and 10 by a mile.

  39. Ed May 14, 2009 at 11:14 am -

    Is it just my eyes, or did Nine News Sydney & Melbourne smash Seven News last night [Wednesday]?!
    Seven News – Sydney: 385,000 | Melbourne: 402,000
    Nine News – Sydney: 408,000 | Melbourne: 417,000
    I know Nine News Melbourne beating Seven News doesn’t just happen once a blue moon, but how did Nine News Sydney beat Seven News by so much, without a Sunday Footy Lead – in, and with Hot Seat in Sydney & Melbourne (and all capital cities for that matter) behind Deal or No Deal:
    Deal – Sydney: 226,000 | Melbourne: 265,000
    Hot Seat – Sydney: 180,000 | Melbourne: 214,000

  40. Jimbo May 14, 2009 at 10:37 am -

    A Current Affair did well last night, especially in Sydney and Brisbane, thanks to the ‘Matthew Johns Interview’.

    The New Simpsons doing ‘ok’ against the competition.

    ABC does well again on Wednesdays. The Chaser returns in a few weeks, and ‘should’ go even better on wednesdays.

  41. Rutzie May 14, 2009 at 10:34 am -

    Looks like TGYH will settle around the 1.5million mark. Also interesting to note Family Guy is up 100k on last week. Also looks like Ten may struggle to hold onto second spot this week.

  42. Darryn May 14, 2009 at 10:23 am -

    Once again 10 slips into obilivion after tuesday. They have a real problem

  43. vid May 14, 2009 at 1:06 am -

    @ andrewB….Whoop dee doo!

  44. vid May 14, 2009 at 1:05 am -

    @richoTB
    thanks for that.. for your info.. the office is a fine comedy! both uk and us.
    love watching it and its a shame 10 has it so late..
    How I Met Your Mother…is funny as well.. seinfeld is awesome..
    yes i do like 2.5 men… its a smart comedy.. yes i do agree its been floged to death…. but hey..it gets the viewers and thats what the network wants.
    one show which rates well and good to see that it is…is Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
    good to see shawn on tv. very smart guy! 9 were idiots to let him go!

    today tonight??? not sure about that..
    cheers

  45. Andrew B May 14, 2009 at 12:55 am -

    @ vid – matter of taste, mate! I hate 2.5 Men as well, but I don’t need to justify it. We’re all entitled to like whatever we want – ratings don’t necessarily indicate who like what. I accept people like shows I don’t – and vise versa. QED.

  46. RichoTB May 14, 2009 at 12:41 am -

    @vid: Don’t know why you’re so obsessed with my opinion. I think the show sucks something awful. Its not funny, its the same thing every episode, all the gags are just a bunch of juvenile sex jokes and neglect on the fat kid (who is now pretty much a bloke, rendering the title useless). Extremely repetitive and pointless. Plus Channel Nine using it (and 20 to 1) as a quick-fix to everything just shows a real lack of creativity and imagination, its been airing 8-10 times per week for almost a year now, it just needs to disappear. And yes, thats just my opinion, so don’t get your knickers in a twist.

    BTW, just because its the highest rating comedy does not mean its the best. Using that logic, American Idol is the best show in the Northern Hemisphere and Today Tonight is a form of quality journalism. And if you’re wondering what shows I consider funny, I enjoy How I Met Your Mother, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Office, Scrubs, and the odd Family Guy/Rules of Engagement ep every once in a while. I especially like shows like HIMYM, TO and Scrubs as the characters are actually likable and the storyline evolves every episode, something that doesn’t happen with 2.5 men. Chances are you don’t enjoy some or all of those shows. Whoop dee doo. I think 30 Rock and Arrested Development are horrid, but those are some of the most critically adored comedies of the past few years. Not a big deal.

  47. vid May 14, 2009 at 12:13 am -

    @ andrew B
    i just would like to know why richoTb thinks its awful.
    would like his views…

  48. Andrew B May 13, 2009 at 11:53 pm -

    @vid: You are entitled to like 2.5 Men and 20-1 as much as most of us here are entitled to hate those shows for what ever reason as it all comes down to taste.

  49. Andrew B May 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm -

    Yet again, the 11.30 news on 9 starts at 11.27 – so, if I flick over at 11.30, I’ve missed the start of it. On Monday night, Trimboli finished at 9.40 or so when it should have been 9.30. Typical ch 9 (and 7 does it as well) lateness.

    And, from past experience, any show on 9 that does not perform well, will be axed or bumped.

    So – why would anyone get into any show 9 offers? Late starts, early starts late at night, axed, bumped or moved after first few eps?

    This is the reality 9 now faces, and the only way they can turn that around is to introduce programming stability which also means shows must start and finish at advertised time, or start advertising times of 7.35, 8.37, 9.41, 10.31, 11.25, etc.

    And the only way they’ll start building audiences is to leave shows on regardless of how they go other than repeats. Shows can build. Stability, originality, and honesty in programming and start times is the answer.

  50. vid May 13, 2009 at 11:13 pm -

    @Benno…. i ask richoTB… why does he think 2.5men is awful…
    it doesnt have anything to do with u. does it??..ummmm no.
    i wanted his view on why he thinks its awful.
    its a very simple question i think. one not direct at u. sorry

  51. camo May 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm -

    whats that crashin into oblivion/…. oh thats just Channel 9….

  52. Mike K May 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm -

    Go ten! They must be stoked with the ratings for second week of ‘talkin. I enjoyed ‘talkinlast night much more, but assumed viewers would drop away. I credit the sucess to Micallef – he is a funny funny man. Love it!

  53. Anna May 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm -

    Good to see Talking’ ‘Bout Your Generation doing good, I hope it’ll continue to rate good.

  54. Jed May 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm -

    While ads were on for Lie to Me last night i flicked channels and watched some of 10 Years Younger in 10 Days. What a disgusting show that is. Sure the intent is there to make people feel good about themselves, but basically they’re saying you’re that ugly the only way we can make you look good is if we inject you botox, give you false teeth, and smother you in make-up. The end result is they just look like mannequins, nothing but plastic trash. I’m glad the ratings have dropped heaps because this show is pathetic.

    My kudos to Talkin Bout Your Generation. Great show, and Micallef is comedy gold.

  55. Darryn May 13, 2009 at 7:06 pm -

    People tire quickly of repeats. I love ncis, but glad it has gone back to once a week. Lie to me just sucks imho

  56. Benno May 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm -

    Any ratings for the reruns of Underbelly last night?

  57. Benno May 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm -

    VId: “who ask to prove anything??? i ask why he thinks its awful.”

    You asked why it is doing well in the US and here while also asking why RichoTB doesn’t like it, suggesting that you want him to answer a reason for that gap. It all comes down to personal taste.

  58. ryan May 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm -

    if ten had any brains they would move lie to me to fridays 8.30, or 9.30, and put ncis repeats on at 9.30 tuesdays. ncis repeats rate around 300,000 more and ten could easily win the night if the did this, also fridays are a low night for ten as everyone knows so lie to me might hold 900,000 which would be good for a friday for 10

  59. Tepee May 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm -

    Terrible night for Nine. You know when ACA is its top show for the night they’re in trouble. Good to see Micallef beat the factuals. And it looks as tho homeMADE is the real “Masterflop” of this year.

  60. JM May 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm -

    homeMADE is on its way to being axed, while Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation can hold a good number.

  61. ryan May 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm -

    surprising 7 won considering 10 won 7-11.30pm slots

  62. Ryano May 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm -

    @ Trev
    You’re an idiot.
    Iron Chef never beats AFL in its timeslot.
    Most Swans and Lions games are also shown simultaniously or near it on Fox Sports. The ratings for Aussie rules footballl in Sydney and Brisbane are actually okay.

  63. ryan May 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm -

    actually ten does well on thursdays and also does well on saturdays and is now doing alot better on wed with new simpsons

  64. Jerome May 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm -

    darryn, that’s not entirely true sure sun and tues are their strongest parts, but they can still beat 9 on and do ok on wednesday, all networks are close on thursday, and can win on saturday with the footy, the only hole is friday.

  65. Darryn May 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm -

    Unfortunately 10’s week only runs from Sun-Tues the rest is a disaster

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