Week 2

Nine takes Week 2
ASTRA: Week 2


1. Seven News Seven 991,000
2. ABC News ABC1 859,000
3. The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 822,000
4. Nine News Saturday Nine 818,000
5. No Leave No Life Seven 761,000
6. Kingdom Seven 755,000
7. Borderline Seven 739,000
8. Taggart ABC1 731,000
9. ABC News Update ABC1 681,000
10. Wipeout Nine 651,000

Seven: 28.5
ABC: 23.0
Nine: 20.4
TEN: 19.6
SBS: 8.5


Seven: 26.7
Nine: 26.3
ABC: 24.1
TEN: 15.7
SBS: 7.3


1. Today Tonight Seven 1,122,000
2. Seven News Seven 1,062,000
3. Nine News Nine 961,000
4. ABC News ABC1 836,000
5. A Current Affair Nine 823,000
6. Ten News At Five Ten 721,000
7. How I Met Your Mother Seven 711,000
8. 7.30 Report Summer Edition ABC1 701,000
9. Seven Ages Of Rock ABC1 694,000
10. Gary Unmarried Seven 659,000

Nine: 28.9
Seven: 24.3
TEN: 20.3
ABC: 19.9
SBS: 6.5


1. Seven News Seven 1,184,000
2. Nine News Nine 1,132,000
3. Today Tonight Seven 1,084,000
4. ABC News ABC1 988,000
5. A Current Affair Nine 966,000
6. Air Crash Investigations Seven 817,000
7. Cold Case –Rpt Nine 776,000
8. Ten News At Five Ten 770,000
9. 7.30 Report Summer Edition ABC1 736,000
10. How I Met Your Mother Seven 733,000

Nine: 32.0
Seven: 26.6
TEN: 18.8
ABC: 16.1
SBS: 6.4


1. Seven News Seven 1,224,000
2. Today Tonight Seven 1,168,000
3. Nine News Nine 1,166,000
4. A Current Affair Nine 980,000
5. ABC News ABC1 967,000
6. 7.30 Report Summer Edition Abc1 904,000
7. Survivor: Samoa -Ep1 Nine 837,000
8. Survivor: Samoa -Ep2 Nine 815,000
9. Lake Eyre: Australia’s Outback Wonder ABC1 801,000
10. How I Met Your Mother Seven 796,000

Nine: 27.8
Seven: 25.2
ABC: 21.4
TEN: 19.2
SBS: 6.4


1. Seven News Seven 1,274,000
2. Today Tonight Seven 1,231,000
3. Nine News Nine 1,203,000
4. A Current Affair Nine 1,086,000
5. Destroyed In Seconds Seven 990,000
6. The Mentalist –Rpt Nine 985,000
7. ABC News ABC1 976,000
8. CSI: Miami Nine 874,000
9.The Force – Behind The Line -Rpt Seven 819,000
10. Two And A Half Men –Rpt Nine 796,000

Nine: 28.3
Seven: 25.6
TEN: 17.9
ABC: 17.1
SBS: 11.1


1. Seven News Sunday Seven 1,425,000 344,000 396,000 353,000 156,000 177,000
2. Nine News Sunday Nine 1,285,000 334,000 444,000 254,000 139,000 115,000
3. Mighty Ships: Faust Seven 1,035,000 231,000 284,000 250,000 120,000 149,000
4. Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,023,000 274,000 390,000 144,000 108,000 105,000
5. Border Patrol Seven 1,022,000 216,000 272,000 268,000 108,000 158,000
6. Bones -Rpt Seven 1,020,000 254,000 264,000 248,000 123,000 131,000
7. 20 To 1 -Rpt Nine 910,000 302,000 390,000 118,000 100,000
8. The Big Bang Theory -Rpt Nine 817,000 186,000 309,000 161,000 75,000 86,000
9. ABC News ABC1 777,000 186,000 210,000 158,000 77,000 147,000
10. Second Test: Australia V Pakistan Nine 718,000 182,000 218,000 153,000 86,000 79,000

Seven: 30.9
Nine: 30.7
ABC: 15.9
TEN: 15.2
SBS: 7.3

Source: OzTAM


  1. yes that is one of the reasons i like the show but i like it more seeing the emotion and work that parents and the doctors do, some of those babies have to go through hell.

  2. TT is – as always – doing so well against ACA. I’m wondering what impact Sam Armitage has; is she popular or is Leila McKinnon unpopular? And is it just me but do they deliberately sex her up.

    Meanwhile, “Ryan” I have a sneaking suspicious you might just be Kim Watson in disguise. I’m guessing a huge reason you like Saving Babies is because of her? Lol.

  3. @ Goonies
    “I have been a Neighbours viewer for years and would be extremely peed off if it were to change it’s timeslot.”

    I have also been a Neighbours viewer for years and I was extremely peeved when it changed its timeslot from 7:00pm to 6:30pm. I feel that the 6:30pm slot is terribly claustrophobic and that it needs to escape and reclaim its rightful and original slot. And I couldn’t care less if Home & Away remained in the same timeslot. Those who watch both can record one for t’other.

  4. I found myself watching some of Gary Unmarried recently..and yes it was because of the rubbish on 9-10..but I found it wasn’t as bad as I expected from 7s promos.

  5. just saw that Australia’s Got Talent is coming back this year au.tv.yahoo.com/news/article/-/article/5206990/

    Sure it’ll be another ratings hit

  6. I have been a Neighbours viewer for years and would be extremely peed off if it were to change it’s timeslot.

    7PM flailing & failing badly now – entertainment level is dropping every ep and I totally agree re Dave Hughes, he seems to be getting worse and worse – did we all notice last night when he asked that idiotic question about whether or not the Ady Gill would be for sale? The guy on the other end was so dumbfounded by the stupidity he just didn’t answer.

    Re Malcolm being on a 6pm – will it then suffer from ‘your cut’ disease because of its classification? Friends / Seinfeld / Simpsons @ 6pm all end up being cut to shreds! They cut the words ‘crap-shack’ out of the Simpsons the other day!!

  7. I find it amazing how all you “would be” programmers have the answers for TEN to revamp and rectify their sliding ratings.
    I just wonder if the programmers employeed at TEN go through the same process.
    Enough about the issue. Let them figure it out. Thats what they are paid for. These people might consider some of the options being presented here but do you think they are going to adopt them….No….because they are paid to plan these things and they think they don’t need any help.

  8. David I don’t think 7PM would work at all at 6:00. I say move it to 10:30 if it doesn’t pick up in ratings. Obviously nothing can be done until Masterchef begins because ten simply don’t have enough commissioned shows to fill the schedule at the moment.

  9. tasmanian devil

    What if Network Ten shortened their 5pm news hour to half an hour with the 5:30pm Project following (the name is by no means obligatory). Up against Hot Seat, Deal Or No Deal, kids shows, overseas news, Bewitched and Martha Stewart, it could potentially do better. And it’s still non-ratings, so it could just be a trial, similar to moving The Bold and The Beautiful to 6pm last summer. That gives Ten some options: such as when when Neighbours returns, Malcolm In The Middle can just move down half an hour instead of replacing The Simpsons, and if The Biggest Loser performs poorly at 7:30, it can easily be bumped back up to 7:00.

  10. 17 Malcolm In The Middle Ten 530,000 153,000 149,000 79,000 77,000 73,000
    18 The 7pm Project Ten 527,000 160,000 153,000 117,000 53,000 45,000
    28 M-Japanese Story Seven 423,000 101,000 103,000 113,000 59,000 48,000
    31 Oz And James’s Big Wine Adventure Sbs One 320,000 75,000 115,000 63,000 27,000 40,000
    35 Gourmet Farmer Sbs One 278,000 71,000 102,000 58,000 16,000 31,000
    48 Stargate Atlantis 7two 182,000 40,000 44,000 53,000 27,000 18,000
    51 Mother And Son 7two 160,000 31,000 55,000 35,000 22,000 18,000
    52 The Bipolar Bears Sbs One 155,000 32,000 64,000 30,000 12,000 17,000
    68 The Graham Norton Show Abc2 121,000 18,000 49,000 30,000 15,000 9,000
    84 Fifth Gear 7two 94,000 24,000 8,000 35,000 13,000 14,000
    92 Bewitched Go! 89,000 26,000 22,000 9,000 13,000 20,000
    96 Seinfeld Go! 85,000 13,000 37,000 14,000 9,000 12,000

  11. How has Nine won thursday with only 2 shows in top ten.

    Also it is not good for Ten, they will come forth again because Ten only averages around 35 points for Friday/Saturday, while Two can easily get around 45 points

  12. Ten is on a roll, 2 nights in a row they have beaten abc! Though after their usual horrific Friday and Saturday shares, Ten will likely land in fourth for the week yet again.

  13. TvbytheNumbers reports ratings for only 3 hours a day (as do all the U.S. ratings reports) (from 8pm-11pm incl) because that is considered primetime in America. Our official primetime here is 6pm-midnight, but because most advertisers only care about 6pm-10.30pm and from 10.30pm-midnight is considered late night and has much lower rates, the real primetime in Australia is 6pm-10.30pm…which is still longer than America’s 8pm-11pm.
    The emphasis in America with the ratings is also on the advertiser friendly 18-49 demographic, an example being a headline stating that Biggest Loser Edging out NCIS in 18-49, even though NCIS won in total people by around 10 million people…almost doubling Biggest Loser’s figures.
    In the U.S. the story is about Biggest Loser winning in 18-49…in Australia that would have been ignored by most ratings reports and accused of being spin.

  14. I think the tvbythenumbers reference referred to reporting the ratings for 18-49 not an exact replica. But it’s a good model to work with..just reporting the total viewers + the 18-49 shares..or in our case perhaps the 25-54 shares.

  15. TVbythenumbers.com is American, so why would we copy that? It’s very different over there. I believe they only report ratings for 3 hours a day – 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

    As for Ten programming, Neighbours needs to be left at 6.30 as still alot watch both Neighbours and Home and Away. The 7pm Project at 6pm would suffer even more.

    If we had the half hour break down of Ten news, I’m sure the first half hour rates much higher than the second as people swicth over during the second half, especially those who don’t care about sport.

    Ten News at 5.30 would probably work. Might also make for better programming from Nine at Seven for 5pm as well as it looks like they don’t care about 5pm while Ten has news on.

  16. Nah david, the show needs to go! its more a daytime or late night show. plus is just hasnt worked and they have tweaked it enough and its doing worse.
    If neighbours was moved before 6 then i dont think 10 would get those points for aussie content.

  17. Ten really do need to tamper with their line-up. I would go against moving their “News at Five” because of the good ratings it gets, however something like this isn’t too bad:

    4:00-4:30 – Neighbours; 4:30-5:00 – Bold and the Beautiful
    5:00-6:00 – Ten “News at Five” – National News Broadcast
    6:00-6:30 – Ten “Local News” – State News Broadcast
    6:30-7:00 – Current-Affair style show – National Broadcast
    7:00-7:30 – The 7pm Project; 7:30-8:30 – Realities

    This could cut costs because the state-based news is only half an hour, not the full hour. It also provides the 7pm Project with a “news” lead-in, and provides an hour of “soapies” with Neighbours and Bold.

    I’ve always wondered how Ten were going to work out the 7pm Project and their realities. If Ten do like they did last year they will have Dance and Loser on right off the bat. If they stop showing Loser and MasterChef every day they could get viewer backlash because Australian’s are used to seeing these shows every day …

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