Week 11

By David Knox on March 8, 2010 / Filed Under Ratings 150

Nine scores ratings week.

Saturday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,078,000 276,000 279,000 241,000 109,000 173,000
2 Nine News Saturday Nine 947,000 276,000 256,000 194,000 122,000 99,000
3 ABC News-Sa ABC1 843,000 217,000 268,000 166,000 92,000 100,000
4 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 755,000 216,000 194,000 151,000 87,000 107,000
5 M-Over The Hedge Seven 725,000 234,000 190,000 128,000 80,000 93,000
6 Bill ABC1 684,000 214,000 156,000 127,000 82,000 105,000
7 Blue Murder ABC1 624,000 185,000 178,000 88,000 83,000 90,000
8 M-Just Like Heaven Seven 583,000 171,000 155,000 109,000 75,000 73,000
9 Bed Of Roses ABC1 578,000 167,000 153,000 129,000 66,000 62,000
10 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 576,000 148,000 157,000 103,000 62,000 106,000
11 Destination: FIFA World Cup Rpt SBS ONE 550,000 156,000 142,000 118,000 54,000 79,000
12 2010 NAB Cup – Grand Final W Bulldogs V St Kilda Ten 542,000 18,000 369,000 22,000 61,000 71,000
13 Music & Lyrics -Rpt Nine 501,000 122,000 144,000 105,000 70,000 61,000
14 Midsomer Murders Rpt ABC1 479,000 138,000 162,000 46,000 72,000 61,000
15 X-Men: The Last Stand Rpt Ten 474,000 175,000 138,000 89,000 39,000 34,000
16 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 465,000 141,000 152,000 46,000 62,000 63,000
17 Paralympic Games: Vancouver 2010 ABC1 425,000 114,000 137,000 91,000 44,000 39,000
18 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 412,000 151,000 110,000 91,000 *** 60,000
19 Richard Hammond: Engineering Connections SBS ONE 394,000 128,000 84,000 89,000 32,000 60,000
20 Sports Tonight Sat Ten 342,000 124,000 90,000 80,000 48,000 ***
21 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 3: Clipsal 500 D1 Seven 338,000 63,000 73,000 73,000 93,000 36,000
22 Malcolm In The Middle Sat Ten 317,000 80,000 163,000 44,000 31,000 ***
23 M-Duplex Seven 302,000 116,000 74,000 44,000 32,000 36,000
24 Weekend Sunrise – Sat Seven 283,000 84,000 69,000 64,000 28,000 39,000
25 A Touch Of Frost (R) 7TWO 269,000 66,000 70,000 47,000 43,000 43,000
26 Perfect Stranger Nine 269,000 84,000 62,000 67,000 28,000 27,000
27 Iron Chef SBS ONE 268,000 85,000 73,000 41,000 35,000 34,000
28 Animal Emergency Nine 255,000 58,000 88,000 81,000 *** 28,000
29 Weekend Today – Saturday Nine 254,000 92,000 60,000 58,000 23,000 22,000
30 Rockwiz Rpt SBS ONE 249,000 82,000 68,000 36,000 34,000 28,000
Heartbeat-Sat 7TWO 235,000 44,000 67,000 51,000 26,000 47,000
Men In Black Go! 218,000 55,000 89,000 28,000 19,000 26,000
Saturday Disney Seven 217,000 37,000 80,000 53,000 22,000 25,000
Nigella Feasts Rpt ABC1 208,000 56,000 76,000 47,000 15,000 15,000
World News Australia SBS ONE 186,000 78,000 42,000 33,000 12,000 21,000
Saturday Kerri-Anne Nine 180,000 60,000 42,000 53,000 15,000 11,000
Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 3: Support Races D1 Seven 180,000 28,000 30,000 51,000 47,000 24,000
Adventures Of Bottle Top Bill And His Best Friend ABC2 176,000 75,000 52,000 16,000 25,000 8,000
M-The Ranch Seven 149,000 50,000 29,000 32,000 16,000 22,000
Bowls: Australian Open 2010 ABC1 135,000 27,000 36,000 32,000 18,000 22,000
FIA Formula One World Championship 2010 – Qual One 123,000 27,000 37,000 14,000 25,000 19,000
Video Hits Sat Ten 121,000 21,000 52,000 19,000 15,000 14,000
Paralympic Games: Vancouver 2010 ABC1 118,000 42,000 31,000 12,000 15,000 19,000
2010 NAB Cup – Grand Final W Bulldogs V St Kilda One 112,000 11,000 43,000 31,000 14,000 14,000
Golf: Women’s Australian Open 2010 Round 3 Live Ten 111,000 26,000 45,000 21,000 11,000 8,000
C.R.A.Z.Y Rpt SBS ONE 101,000 38,000 24,000 21,000 9,000 10,000
King Of The Hill Seven 101,000 14,000 23,000 35,000 19,000 9,000
Kids’ WB Nine 87,000 25,000 28,000 23,000 5,000 6,000

Network:
Seven: 26.5
TEN: 22.2
Nine: 21.9
ABC: 21.7
SBS: 7.7

Channels:
ABC1: 19.3
Seven: 20.5
Nine: 17.4
Ten: 18.8
SBS1: 7.2

ABC2: 1.7
ABC3: 0.7
7TWO: 6.0
GO!: 4.6
ONE: 3.3
SBS2: 0.5

Friday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Nine News Nine 1,069,000 296,000 329,000 218,000 106,000 120,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,065,000 238,000 315,000 213,000 143,000 155,000
3 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,055,000 251,000 325,000 182,000 141,000 155,000
4 Today Tonight Seven 992,000 239,000 279,000 214,000 116,000 143,000
5 A Current Affair Nine 953,000 267,000 314,000 189,000 81,000 102,000
6 ABC News ABC1 904,000 272,000 267,000 144,000 85,000 136,000
7 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 884,000 526,000 *** 358,000 *** ***
8 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 830,000 209,000 271,000 196,000 61,000 94,000
9 Home And Away Seven 824,000 232,000 224,000 157,000 100,000 112,000
10 Ten News At Five Ten 801,000 215,000 212,000 155,000 91,000 128,000
11 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 673,000 147,000 226,000 111,000 102,000 86,000
12 Stateline ABC1 607,000 194,000 182,000 95,000 63,000 72,000
13 The 7pm Project Ten 544,000 118,000 148,000 137,000 76,000 65,000
14 Criminal Justice ABC1 520,000 145,000 129,000 100,000 66,000 79,000
15 White Collar Ten 490,000 130,000 168,000 88,000 48,000 56,000
16 Deal Or No Deal Seven 485,000 105,000 145,000 76,000 71,000 87,000
17 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 485,000 110,000 136,000 101,000 58,000 80,000
18 Hot Seat Nine 483,000 150,000 167,000 127,000 39,000 ***
19 Nine’s Friday Night Football Nine 453,000 317,000 *** 136,000 *** ***
20 The Simpsons Ten 452,000 103,000 149,000 67,000 66,000 67,000
21 Sleuth 101 ABC1 426,000 130,000 140,000 61,000 35,000 59,000
22 Neighbours Ten 423,000 100,000 124,000 79,000 60,000 61,000
23 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 402,000 103,000 118,000 90,000 34,000 58,000
24 Top Gear Nine 391,000 *** 225,000 *** 69,000 97,000
25 Can We Help? ABC1 391,000 104,000 121,000 69,000 36,000 61,000
26 M-Atonement Seven 366,000 72,000 129,000 64,000 44,000 57,000
27 Crocodile Dundee II-Rpt Nine 365,000 *** 205,000 *** 76,000 84,000
28 Sunrise Seven 360,000 88,000 76,000 96,000 39,000 62,000
29 Huey’s Cooking Adventures Rpt Ten 353,000 107,000 94,000 62,000 43,000 47,000
30 Antiques Roadshow Nine 349,000 84,000 121,000 80,000 29,000 35,000
James May’s Toy Stories SBS ONE 331,000 97,000 90,000 67,000 44,000 34,000
Today Nine 314,000 106,000 94,000 52,000 20,000 42,000
Hitler’s Bodyguard SBS ONE 269,000 84,000 93,000 39,000 22,000 31,000
Judge Judy Ten 258,000 82,000 55,000 41,000 42,000 39,000
Meet The Gigolos SBS ONE 201,000 54,000 62,000 40,000 21,000 24,000
The Morning Show Seven 185,000 35,000 45,000 53,000 26,000 26,000
Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles -Rpt Nine 180,000 *** 100,000 *** 47,000 32,000
M-Far From Heaven Seven 178,000 37,000 52,000 41,000 14,000 34,000
Dirtgirlworld ABC1 178,000 55,000 76,000 14,000 15,000 17,000
Connie The Cow ABC2 164,000 49,000 55,000 11,000 13,000 36,000
Play School ABC2 161,000 48,000 61,000 11,000 16,000 26,000
60 Minute Makeover 7TWO 147,000 39,000 66,000 18,000 13,000 11,000
The Golden Girls Seven 142,000 45,000 48,000 21,000 13,000 15,000
The Black Adder Tx1 Go! 131,000 35,000 33,000 27,000 17,000 19,000
Poirot ABC1 125,000 20,000 44,000 27,000 21,000 14,000
The Graham Norton Show Rpt ABC1 123,000 25,000 47,000 25,000 14,000 12,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 105,000 30,000 38,000 19,000 6,000 13,000
Prank Patrol ABC1 99,000 21,000 26,000 18,000 14,000 20,000

Network:
Nine: 34.9
Seven: 26.3
TEN: 16.4
ABC: 15.5
SBS: 6.9

Channels:
ABC1: 13.3
Seven: 22.8
Nine: 31.6
Ten: 15.7
SBS1: 6.6

ABC2: 1.5
ABC3: 0.6
7TWO: 3.6
GO!: 3.3
One: 0.7
SBS2: 0.3

Thursday:
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,194,000 302,000 296,000 258,000 152,000 186,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,158,000 290,000 318,000 224,000 151,000 175,000
3 The Mentalist -Rpt Nine 1,022,000 286,000 369,000 157,000 104,000 107,000
4 Nine News Nine 990,000 288,000 312,000 184,000 98,000 109,000
5 Getaway Nine 989,000 279,000 343,000 156,000 93,000 118,000
6 ABC News ABC1 978,000 283,000 331,000 159,000 81,000 123,000
7 Home And Away Seven 957,000 276,000 250,000 185,000 123,000 123,000
8 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 939,000 263,000 312,000 192,000 76,000 96,000
9 A Current Affair Nine 928,000 256,000 310,000 181,000 80,000 101,000
10 Cougar Town Seven 857,000 233,000 209,000 197,000 104,000 115,000
11 How I Met Your Mother Seven 841,000 210,000 224,000 200,000 96,000 112,000
12 Law And Order: SVU Ten 836,000 236,000 276,000 134,000 97,000 92,000
13 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 828,000 228,000 248,000 182,000 58,000 112,000
14 Ghost Whisperer Seven 828,000 245,000 205,000 188,000 99,000 90,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 818,000 207,000 252,000 154,000 80,000 126,000
16 The Footy Show Nine 811,000 199,000 319,000 103,000 92,000 98,000
17 So You Think You Can Dance Australia – Results Ten 792,000 239,000 246,000 156,000 58,000 93,000
18 Human Journey ABC1 687,000 226,000 176,000 125,000 60,000 100,000
19 7.30 Report ABC1 661,000 196,000 203,000 127,000 59,000 76,000
20 Thank God You’re Here (R) Seven 626,000 146,000 211,000 105,000 80,000 84,000
21 The 7pm Project Ten 622,000 140,000 162,000 157,000 69,000 94,000
22 Catalyst ABC1 596,000 177,000 176,000 112,000 48,000 84,000
23 Deal Or No Deal Seven 535,000 142,000 138,000 100,000 78,000 78,000
24 Medium Ten 534,000 124,000 185,000 103,000 59,000 64,000
25 Ancient Mysteries ABC1 498,000 157,000 136,000 84,000 40,000 79,000
26 Hot Seat Nine 486,000 137,000 152,000 114,000 44,000 40,000
27 Neighbours Ten 473,000 135,000 116,000 108,000 56,000 58,000
28 The Simpsons Ten 422,000 93,000 130,000 90,000 44,000 65,000
29 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 403,000 108,000 130,000 78,000 30,000 57,000
Family Guy Seven 383,000 75,000 140,000 59,000 64,000 45,000
Sunrise Seven 345,000 105,000 71,000 85,000 32,000 52,000
Gourmet Farmer SBS ONE 309,000 97,000 92,000 55,000 28,000 37,000
Today Nine 303,000 107,000 88,000 51,000 24,000 32,000
Bastardy ABC1 290,000 120,000 74,000 42,000 21,000 33,000
Top Gear Go! 282,000 78,000 83,000 51,000 40,000 30,000
The Big Bang Theory Tx1 Go! 262,000 46,000 115,000 40,000 32,000 30,000
Oz And James’s Big Wine Adventure SBS ONE 239,000 66,000 76,000 45,000 23,000 29,000
E.R. Go! 163,000 59,000 37,000 37,000 15,000 15,000
The Morning Show Seven 162,000 32,000 38,000 43,000 24,000 25,000
Stargate Atlantis 7TWO 138,000 49,000 39,000 13,000 19,000 19,000
Fifth Gear 7TWO 118,000 22,000 29,000 34,000 21,000 12,000
The Magic Roundabout ABC2 113,000 39,000 43,000 6,000 14,000 11,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 110,000 30,000 31,000 23,000 12,000 14,000
Come Dine With Me Seven 103,000 26,000 28,000 26,000 13,000 10,000
Heroes 7TWO 98,000 41,000 16,000 20,000 11,000 9,000
Angels In New York SBS ONE 98,000 22,000 31,000 18,000 10,000 16,000
UFC Wired ONE 89,000 12,000 27,000 18,000 15,000 17,000

Network:
Nine: 31.8
Seven: 26.9
TEN: 20.4
ABC: 16.4
SBS: 4.6

ABC1: 14.2
Seven: 24.2
Nine: 27.4
Ten: 19.3
SBS1: 3.9

ABC2: 1.5
ABC3: 0.7
7TWO 2.7
GO!: 4.4
One: 1.1
SBS2: 0.7

Wednesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Customs Nine 1,309,000 335,000 461,000 235,000 126,000 151,000
2 Criminal Minds Seven 1,295,000 314,000 364,000 272,000 140,000 205,000
3 Seven News Seven 1,288,000 331,000 400,000 214,000 141,000 202,000
4 Today Tonight Seven 1,225,000 335,000 343,000 238,000 142,000 166,000
5 Nine News Nine 1,190,000 320,000 407,000 244,000 110,000 110,000
6 A Current Affair Nine 1,147,000 312,000 391,000 240,000 82,000 122,000
7 RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1,134,000 270,000 329,000 231,000 137,000 166,000
8 RPA Nine 1,066,000 267,000 381,000 178,000 120,000 121,000
9 Two And A Half Men -Wed Nine 1,057,000 240,000 395,000 216,000 91,000 115,000
10 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,007,000 266,000 336,000 212,000 74,000 120,000
11 ABC News ABC1 1,006,000 292,000 354,000 142,000 98,000 118,000
12 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,002,000 343,000 285,000 157,000 113,000 104,000
13 Crash Investigation Unit Seven 989,000 239,000 263,000 205,000 116,000 166,000
14 Home And Away Seven 987,000 284,000 264,000 206,000 111,000 122,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 881,000 233,000 267,000 161,000 92,000 128,000
16 Cold Case Nine 856,000 204,000 312,000 117,000 130,000 94,000
17 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 855,000 249,000 245,000 168,000 67,000 126,000
18 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Ten 790,000 251,000 250,000 150,000 60,000 79,000
19 7.30 Report ABC1 743,000 254,000 221,000 118,000 81,000 70,000
20 Gangs Of Oz Seven 712,000 192,000 226,000 135,000 59,000 99,000
21 The 7pm Project Ten 675,000 157,000 205,000 147,000 69,000 96,000
22 Hungry Beast ABC1 665,000 221,000 176,000 118,000 74,000 76,000
23 The New Inventors ABC1 622,000 208,000 182,000 99,000 66,000 67,000
24 Deal Or No Deal Seven 570,000 131,000 183,000 81,000 70,000 104,000
25 Neighbours Ten 568,000 157,000 156,000 115,000 64,000 76,000
26 The Simpsons Ten 554,000 124,000 181,000 97,000 80,000 72,000
27 Hot Seat Nine 549,000 148,000 147,000 144,000 62,000 48,000
28 The IT Crowd ABC1 515,000 148,000 155,000 85,000 62,000 66,000
29 Cold Case -Rpt Nine 499,000 130,000 195,000 56,000 76,000 42,000
30 Highway Patrol (R) Seven 442,000 105,000 149,000 84,000 47,000 57,000
At The Movies ABC1 435,000 132,000 154,000 65,000 42,000 43,000
The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 433,000 99,000 134,000 102,000 44,000 54,000
Burn Notice Ten 402,000 124,000 120,000 58,000 46,000 55,000
Poh’s Kitchen ABC1 370,000 98,000 138,000 54,000 36,000 44,000
Sunrise Seven 350,000 83,000 71,000 104,000 37,000 55,000
Today Nine 302,000 97,000 102,000 51,000 28,000 23,000
Beat Squad Seven 251,000 62,000 78,000 45,000 34,000 32,000
Rex In Rome Rpt SBS ONE 195,000 49,000 65,000 29,000 23,000 29,000
The Morning Show Seven 185,000 41,000 40,000 58,000 18,000 29,000
The Oprah Winfrey Show Ten 182,000 30,000 69,000 26,000 23,000 34,000
Sesame Street ABC1 164,000 71,000 59,000 8,000 17,000 10,000
Seinfeld Go! 160,000 28,000 52,000 27,000 32,000 20,000
Lost 7TWO 158,000 68,000 39,000 25,000 10,000 17,000
Fringe Go! 153,000 24,000 52,000 24,000 38,000 15,000
The Ellen Degeneres Show Nine 152,000 47,000 57,000 24,000 13,000 11,000
The Killing SBS ONE 148,000 57,000 51,000 16,000 8,000 16,000
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Go! 145,000 35,000 44,000 26,000 28,000 13,000
Dr Phil Ten 131,000 13,000 53,000 19,000 16,000 30,000
Come Dine With Me Seven 129,000 30,000 51,000 23,000 10,000 15,000
Play School ABC2 128,000 49,000 52,000 7,000 13,000 8,000
Lost – Encore Seven 127,000 37,000 43,000 23,000 11,000 12,000
The View Nine 124,000 44,000 47,000 11,000 10,000 12,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 122,000 32,000 49,000 19,000 11,000 11,000

Network:
Nine: 30.7
Seven: 29.3
TEN: 18.5
ABC: 17.3
SBS: 4.3

Channels:
ABC1: 15.0
Seven: 27.0
Nine: 27.6
Ten: 17.8
SBS1: 3.8

ABC2: 1.7
ABC3: 0.6
7TWO 2.3
GO!: 3.1
One: 0.6
SBS2: 0.5

Tuesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NCIS Ten 1,517,000 420,000 417,000 295,000 168,000 217,000
2 My Kitchen Rules-Tue Seven 1,462,000 361,000 522,000 271,000 154,000 154,000
3 Top Gear Nine 1,316,000 319,000 421,000 260,000 165,000 151,000
4 Seven News Seven 1,301,000 288,000 401,000 241,000 163,000 207,000
5 Today Tonight Seven 1,296,000 271,000 416,000 260,000 153,000 197,000
6 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,135,000 330,000 363,000 233,000 72,000 137,000
7 Nine News Nine 1,114,000 263,000 406,000 243,000 96,000 107,000
8 Home And Away Seven 1,105,000 255,000 365,000 217,000 129,000 138,000
9 A Current Affair Nine 1,102,000 288,000 391,000 213,000 85,000 125,000
10 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,050,000 263,000 339,000 225,000 114,000 108,000
11 ABC News ABC1 1,007,000 251,000 315,000 178,000 111,000 152,000
12 Brothers & Sisters-Tue Seven 936,000 246,000 343,000 157,000 85,000 105,000
13 Bondi Rescue Ten 915,000 270,000 237,000 209,000 79,000 120,000
14 Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones ABC1 823,000 202,000 271,000 145,000 90,000 116,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 812,000 183,000 245,000 165,000 98,000 122,000
16 Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains -Ep1 Nine 801,000 248,000 263,000 130,000 93,000 67,000
17 7.30 Report ABC1 795,000 226,000 246,000 138,000 78,000 108,000
18 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 769,000 221,000 233,000 143,000 67,000 105,000
19 NCIS: Los Angeles Rpt Ten 746,000 167,000 254,000 110,000 98,000 117,000
20 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 742,000 171,000 215,000 187,000 67,000 101,000
21 Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains -Ep2 Nine 698,000 260,000 208,000 102,000 70,000 59,000
22 The 7pm Project Ten 660,000 140,000 204,000 171,000 73,000 72,000
23 Qi ABC1 622,000 186,000 173,000 106,000 83,000 73,000
24 Neighbours Ten 580,000 150,000 173,000 118,000 75,000 65,000
25 Deal Or No Deal Seven 578,000 116,000 204,000 87,000 79,000 92,000
26 Hot Seat Nine 569,000 146,000 167,000 151,000 47,000 58,000
27 The Simpsons Ten 565,000 119,000 177,000 117,000 85,000 66,000
28 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 419,000 92,000 110,000 104,000 48,000 65,000
29 Ten Late News With Sports Tonight Ten 405,000 84,000 147,000 65,000 57,000 51,000
30 Super Skinny Me Seven 378,000 81,000 155,000 44,000 43,000 54,000
Sunrise Seven 375,000 101,000 81,000 107,000 36,000 50,000
Jennifer Byrne Presents ABC1 325,000 138,000 70,000 49,000 28,000 40,000
Today Nine 293,000 94,000 99,000 52,000 20,000 28,000
Ancient Megastructures ABC1 292,000 77,000 88,000 57,000 28,000 42,000
Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A. Nine 262,000 136,000 *** 49,000 44,000 32,000
Insight SBS ONE 180,000 55,000 74,000 26,000 13,000 14,000
Samantha Who? Seven 167,000 23,000 82,000 16,000 22,000 25,000
The Morning Show Seven 167,000 36,000 42,000 47,000 23,000 19,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 150,000 28,000 52,000 25,000 21,000 24,000
Big Love SBS ONE 148,000 49,000 46,000 21,000 12,000 20,000
Bewitched Go! 123,000 46,000 39,000 8,000 10,000 20,000
Five Minutes More ABC2 123,000 40,000 51,000 17,000 12,000 3,000
Ugly Betty 7TWO 114,000 33,000 31,000 18,000 15,000 17,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 110,000 26,000 40,000 25,000 5,000 14,000
Come Dine With Me Seven 108,000 43,000 22,000 30,000 6,000 8,000
Prank Patrol ABC1 101,000 15,000 32,000 15,000 20,000 19,000
The Sopranos 7TWO 84,000 18,000 35,000 12,000 12,000 8,000

Network:
Seven: 30.4
Nine: 27.0
TEN: 22.2
ABC: 16.8
SBS: 3.7

Channels:
ABC1: 15.1
Seven: 28.4
Nine: 24.6
Ten: 21.8
SBS1: 3.1

ABC2: 1.1
ABC3: 0.5
7TWO 2.0
GO!: 2.4
One: 0.5
SBS2: 0.6

Monday:
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,587,000 339,000 635,000 310,000 126,000 177,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,489,000 360,000 454,000 277,000 187,000 212,000
3 Today Tonight Seven 1,453,000 365,000 452,000 266,000 182,000 187,000
4 Nine News / News Nine 1,433,000 379,000 501,000 264,000 165,000 124,000
5 My Kitchen Rules-Mon Seven 1,396,000 361,000 452,000 245,000 171,000 167,000
6 The Mentalist Nine 1,311,000 369,000 458,000 230,000 99,000 155,000
7 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,286,000 277,000 512,000 250,000 103,000 144,000
8 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,265,000 293,000 458,000 267,000 98,000 149,000
9 A Current Affair Nine 1,212,000 327,000 431,000 220,000 120,000 114,000
10 ABC News ABC1 1,143,000 285,000 420,000 177,000 123,000 138,000
11 Home And Away Seven 1,127,000 331,000 339,000 196,000 129,000 132,000
12 Desperate Housewives Seven 1,083,000 291,000 357,000 202,000 111,000 122,000
13 Australian Story ABC1 1,027,000 269,000 388,000 192,000 68,000 110,000
14 Brothers & Sisters Seven 974,000 270,000 346,000 162,000 84,000 112,000
15 Four Corners ABC1 974,000 304,000 287,000 179,000 87,000 117,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 959,000 201,000 374,000 150,000 129,000 106,000
17 7.30 Report ABC1 946,000 281,000 321,000 150,000 89,000 105,000
18 Media Watch ABC1 769,000 249,000 219,000 140,000 73,000 88,000
19 The 7pm Project Ten 769,000 189,000 231,000 149,000 102,000 98,000
20 Good News Week Ten 740,000 194,000 210,000 125,000 114,000 98,000
21 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Nine 701,000 227,000 234,000 105,000 60,000 76,000
22 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – Elimination Ten 697,000 213,000 211,000 120,000 73,000 81,000
23 Neighbours Ten 669,000 157,000 228,000 134,000 88,000 63,000
24 Hot Seat Nine 624,000 156,000 171,000 161,000 71,000 64,000
25 Deal Or No Deal Seven 622,000 150,000 201,000 93,000 90,000 88,000
26 The Simpsons Ten 591,000 121,000 234,000 87,000 81,000 67,000
27 Q & A ABC1 582,000 201,000 154,000 104,000 62,000 61,000
28 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards -Live Nine 527,000 118,000 241,000 82,000 54,000 32,000
29 Talking Heads ABC1 448,000 109,000 160,000 81,000 35,000 63,000
30 Antiques Roadshow Nine 447,000 108,000 147,000 77,000 70,000 45,000
Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 443,000 116,000 152,000 60,000 73,000 42,000
Border Patrol (R) Seven 417,000 131,000 133,000 59,000 45,000 49,000
Sunrise Seven 384,000 104,000 94,000 102,000 26,000 57,000
Ross Noble’s Australian Trip Ten 381,000 89,000 108,000 58,000 71,000 54,000
Mythbusters Rpt SBS ONE 329,000 77,000 105,000 36,000 68,000 43,000
Today Nine 316,000 106,000 84,000 70,000 19,000 38,000
Ocean Force Seven 254,000 68,000 94,000 43,000 24,000 26,000
Heartbeat 7TWO 232,000 55,000 57,000 40,000 41,000 39,000
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards -Red Carpet Nine 230,000 58,000 72,000 45,000 26,000 30,000
The Morning Show Seven 218,000 28,000 87,000 49,000 33,000 20,000
Rosemary & Thyme 7TWO 197,000 37,000 58,000 40,000 32,000 31,000
Bewitched Go! 182,000 41,000 65,000 25,000 24,000 27,000
World News Australia SBS ONE 163,000 49,000 52,000 26,000 15,000 22,000
2010 Moomba Street Parade Seven 149,000 *** 149,000 *** *** ***
30 Rock Seven 147,000 41,000 52,000 22,000 14,000 17,000
Dirtgirlworld ABC1 140,000 54,000 54,000 13,000 6,000 13,000
Mornings With Kerrie-Anne Nine 125,000 37,000 41,000 36,000 10,000 ***
The Whistleblowers 7TWO 118,000 15,000 34,000 24,000 30,000 16,000
Five Minutes More ABC2 117,000 33,000 63,000 5,000 7,000 8,000
Wilfred Rpt SBS ONE 110,000 29,000 34,000 20,000 13,000 14,000
The Wotwots ABC2 109,000 37,000 54,000 4,000 6,000 9,000

Network:
Nine: 31.1
Seven: 30.5
ABC: 17.7
TEN: 15.6
SBS: 5.2

Channels:
ABC1: 16.3
Seven: 26.9
Nine: 28.9
Ten: 15.2
SBS1: 5.0

ABC2: 1.1
ABC3: 0.3
7TWO 3.6
GO!: 2.1
One: 0.4
SBS2: 0.2%

Sunday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,471,000 336,000 503,000 326,000 123,000 183,000
2 Air Ways Seven 1,432,000 412,000 402,000 272,000 142,000 204,000
3 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 1,423,000 382,000 408,000 282,000 154,000 197,000
4 Nine News Sunday / News Sun Nine 1,309,000 382,000 454,000 209,000 147,000 117,000
5 V Nine 1,290,000 397,000 382,000 239,000 100,000 172,000
6 Bones – Mon Seven 1,277,000 356,000 354,000 255,000 136,000 176,000
7 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,203,000 385,000 360,000 207,000 103,000 148,000
8 Sunday Night Seven 1,169,000 256,000 382,000 266,000 119,000 146,000
9 60 Minutes Nine 1,097,000 303,000 355,000 229,000 100,000 110,000
10 The Good Wife Ten 1,081,000 326,000 351,000 179,000 103,000 121,000
11 ABC News-Su ABC1 997,000 247,000 341,000 177,000 101,000 130,000
12 Domestic Blitz Nine 935,000 263,000 318,000 182,000 95,000 76,000
13 Castle Seven 866,000 240,000 277,000 131,000 98,000 119,000
14 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 861,000 258,000 278,000 132,000 69,000 123,000
15 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – The Weigh-In Ten 857,000 258,000 241,000 196,000 51,000 111,000
16 House Ten 850,000 244,000 275,000 162,000 86,000 83,000
17 I Am Legend Nine 640,000 160,000 228,000 121,000 56,000 75,000
18 Collectors ABC1 616,000 153,000 214,000 112,000 71,000 66,000
19 Sports Tonight Sun Ten 533,000 173,000 154,000 94,000 35,000 76,000
20 Scrubs Seven 452,000 130,000 154,000 56,000 61,000 51,000
21 Weekend Sunrise – Sun Seven 451,000 102,000 134,000 131,000 35,000 48,000
22 Antiques Roadshow Nine 448,000 150,000 93,000 92,000 54,000 60,000
23 The Simpsons Sun Ten 417,000 121,000 121,000 87,000 34,000 55,000
24 Desperate Romantics ABC1 349,000 93,000 102,000 67,000 37,000 51,000
25 M-Snow Dogs Seven 346,000 78,000 106,000 78,000 40,000 44,000
26 Susan Boyle I Dreamed A Dream Seven 338,000 61,000 105,000 97,000 52,000 23,000
27 American Pie Rpt Ten 329,000 72,000 126,000 50,000 49,000 32,000
28 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 314,000 75,000 98,000 60,000 32,000 49,000
29 The Green Berets -Rpt Nine 295,000 79,000 90,000 57,000 31,000 38,000
30 China’s Great Wall Rpt SBS ONE 291,000 70,000 95,000 56,000 23,000 48,000
31 My Place ABC1 286,000 96,000 57,000 64,000 29,000 39,000
Bush Doctors Seven 280,000 64,000 62,000 85,000 18,000 51,000
The Big Bang Theory Go! 280,000 56,000 55,000 83,000 39,000 47,000
Compass ABC1 264,000 81,000 90,000 35,000 29,000 29,000
Bizarre ER Nine 250,000 58,000 108,000 43,000 23,000 19,000
Weekend Today – Sunday Nine 229,000 68,000 53,000 62,000 18,000 29,000
Royal Pains-Sun Seven 217,000 65,000 67,000 29,000 29,000 28,000
Natascha Kampusch:3096 Days In Captivity SBS ONE 202,000 54,000 55,000 39,000 18,000 35,000
Top Gear Go! 186,000 40,000 36,000 51,000 36,000 23,000
Dateline SBS ONE 169,000 36,000 45,000 46,000 10,000 32,000
ANZ Ladies Masters Golf 2010 Round 4 Live Ten 164,000 49,000 49,000 34,000 17,000 16,000
Insiders ABC1 164,000 47,000 55,000 34,000 14,000 13,000
V8 Xtra Seven 161,000 45,000 20,000 61,000 13,000 23,000
Offsiders ABC1 156,000 50,000 61,000 19,000 9,000 17,000
Charlie And Lola ABC2 153,000 58,000 52,000 19,000 7,000 18,000
Art Nation ABC1 116,000 42,000 23,000 27,000 12,000 12,000
Video Hits Sun Ten 106,000 22,000 36,000 23,000 16,000 8,000
Identity Ten 104,000 22,000 30,000 28,000 19,000 4,000
M-The Greatest Game Ever Played 7TWO 98,000 34,000 15,000 19,000 8,000 22,000

Network:
Seven: 30.5
Nine: 30.1
TEN: 23.5
ABC: 11.1
SBS: 4.8

Channels:
ABC1: 10.1
Seven: 28.5
Nine: 26.1
Ten: 22.7
SBS1: 4.6

ABC2: 0.7
ABC3: 0.4
7TWO: 2.0
GO!: 4.0
One: 0.7
SBS2: 0.2

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Source: OzTAM

150 Comments »

  1. ryan March 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm -

    Wow ten did well last night, didnt expect the nab to get that many viewers but good i guess. One hd should do well from when the afl starts if they play live games of footy, and they should repeat games during the week in primetime that wasnt played on the wknd

  2. Johnson March 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm -

    The combined audience for last night’s NAB Cup Grand Final was 654,000 (542,000 on Ten and 112,000 on One), much higher than 429,000 for last year’s match (Geelong v Collingwood on Seven). I think the AFL and Ten would be pleased with that.

  3. Rutzie March 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm -

    What the hell happened to Atonement last night. Was it shown nationally at 9.00pm or was it on later in some areas. It was a premiere movie wasn’t it?

  4. Seymor Smith March 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm -

    I think congratulations are in order for Stateline! Beating the biggest loser and second in the timeslot if I’m not mistaken.

  5. John March 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm -

    “The way ratings are calculated these days is flawed. The current method has been in place since the 1920’s.”

    LOL. Australia didn’t get television until 1956…

  6. Seymor Smith March 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm -

    Our ratings boxes are in a higher percentage of homes than the U.S. Ideally they would be in every tv, but there would be privacy issues, problems with getting people to do it and a massive slant towards people who want to influence the ratings in the short term. I don’t think the current system is great but I can’t think of a way of making it better.
    David how is the daily show going on ABC2? I only realised it was on yesterday but I’ll be interested in seeing if it takes younger audiences away from 7pm.

  7. wamdue March 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm -

    Is TV in Australia dying? looking at the ratings it would seem that way.

  8. messy March 13, 2010 at 11:30 am -

    The way ratings are calculated these days is flawed. The current method has been in place since the 1920’s. If we were measuring quality on a production line then this would be adequate, but we’re not. We are talking about human beings and who have a brain and think for themselves.
    There will be the “experts” who will say that people are predictable and fit into “boxes”, thats why this system works. I say crap. Not all 20 year old males will have the same outlook on life, each certain foods and drink certain drinks etc. They will say that the majority do. I say crap.
    The only way to gauge the true rating for a show is to have a “ratings box” or some signal on every tv. This is possible with todays technology but I guess the demographics will be lost.
    Not sure how many “boxes” are in Australia but there are approx 10,000 in the US and Canada. They then use these to “predict” the habits of over 350 million people….go figure.

  9. aznfratboy March 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm -

    @ Jerome and Allie

    I think days of huge viewership is over. With more and more sources of TV outside your actual TV, networks just can’t keep up. It isn’t just Australia either, look at the US… NBC cancelled a couple of post-Friends-timeslot shows that were getting 13m viewers and 6-7 demo ratings…. today, any network would Kill for a show that can pull a 7 rating.

    Long gone are the 20m+ viewers in the US (except for American Idol and NCIS) and the 2m+ viewers in Aus (except for maybe Underbelly and Rafters special episodes. I guess this is what happens when all we throw onto the airwaves is reality TV and Cops knock-offs.

  10. Jerome March 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm -

    as recently as 2005 we had Lost, Desperate Housewives, Border Security, and Dancing with the Stars regularly above 2mil in one week on one network. these days we are lucky to get a handful of non-‘event’ tv 2mils per year. something significant has happened in the last 5 years.

  11. steven guy March 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm -

    @ IWCorPanerai. Lost is just a big goofy tv show, it is never going to be able to answer all of our questions. I guess it’s a case of enjoy this ride or have a fond memory.

  12. IWCorPanerai March 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm -

    RE: Tony & Lost.

    The problem is, the entire show is about answering all the mythology they have piled up over the years. The writers will put a nail in their careers if they don’t start answering the BIG questions?

    Where did the island come from and who built all the temples, statues.
    Who is Richard??? “good to see you out of those chains Richard”..so is that all the explanation we are going to get who he is.
    who was on the Black Rock.
    Who said “help me” to Locke way back in season 2 in the cabin.
    What is the goal of the others?
    Who built the statue and why?

    The list goes on and on and on..

    They can’t just play this story out with reference to only season five but ignore the other 4 seasons worth of questions.

    The whole show is about answering what has come before.

    etc etc

  13. David Knox March 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm -

    TVT readers said 1.5m was a hit via a recent poll. Ten years ago shows had 2m but it was a different measurement. Still we are not even on the same page as 2 years ago now.

  14. Allie March 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm -

    Re the ratings of many shows being down this year – there is an article on the Herald Sun website today about My Kitchen Rules and the success it has been for Seven. The article said that 1.4M viewers for a mainstream network show is considered a hit now, given that there are so many channels for people to choose from and watch. That figure is well down on the numbers for TV hits from days gone by. I can remember when Friends and ER used to regularly get more than 1.4M viewers per week, considerably more in fact.

  15. David Knox March 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm -

    Footy Show works same as News. It is whichever aired at 9:30 in that market.

  16. Jarred March 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm -

    Hey David, Is that Footy Show Figure on Thursday the NRL or AFL?
    I’m assuming it is AFL because of how many Melbournians watched it and lack of Sydneysiders/Brisbanians.

  17. Jed March 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm -

    I watched the Footy Show last night even though i don’t really liek it that much any more, but mainly due to lack of anythign else to watch. Watched the NRL version too, and i gotta say the NRL version just seems to have a higher percentage of boofheads in the audience. AFL show was a nice mix, NRL version just seemed to be 99% boofheads, maybe that’s the problem. That’s who their audience is, they’re gonna give a show they’ll watch hence the unfunny segments. They also rotate guests far too often on NRL version.

  18. Jerome March 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm -

    i don’t think reality is dead at all. all genres have their hits and misses, but reality still seems to have the biggest hit rate over say drama, comedy and factuals. any show in any genre will not last forever and networks, mainly ten’s, inability to axe a show and just watch the ratings get lower and lower until it is at the point where it is destroying the whole network, do make it look as if reality is dead.

  19. ryan March 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm -

    Ratings are way down, whats going on? people say reality has had it but i think its to do with the amount of people watching tv overall, nearly every show since ratings started this yr is down about 100,000-300,000 on average, so expect reality to be down aswell. Im mean 370,000 isnt much difference from biggest loser to the to show of the night

  20. bigkev March 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm -

    I have to commend Nine and Seven for some very good programming, and counter programming on their digital networks. I seem to always catch something i have missed on the main channel from the previous night, and they are offering a huge amount of choice on my little digital television. People may criticise it, but i dont even have a car, and am addicted to ‘Top Gear’, and am glad im seeing episodes from older series (SBS never tunes very well on my tv). Both networks are using their second channel to really engross viewers with their shows, especially ‘My Kitchen Rules. which recieves alot of attention on 7TWO. Finally….. well done to both….. and I hope this continues all year. You are really maximising a shows success by allowing it to screen as much as possible.

  21. Brad March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm -

    Thursday is truly a terrible night. Pay TV must do well on Thursdays because FTA is woeful. I only watched Foxtel last night….keen to see who wins Masterchef Professional in the UK.

  22. Ja'mie March 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm -

    The NRL Footy Show is about as bad as a sports panel type show gets, those viewing figures in Sydney and Brisbane just back that up.

  23. damo March 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm -

    is anyone that surprised cougar town has dropped in the ratings. all you had to do was look at the overflogging seven did and the ads showed how terrible the show was

  24. Lewis March 12, 2010 at 11:52 am -

    Surprise surprise, Cougar Town dropped again. Good riddance.

  25. Stephen H March 12, 2010 at 11:07 am -

    I hate that GO is just putting shows on Thursday that also screen on the main channel 9 during the week in Primetime like Big Bang Therory and Top Gear and that it is getting huge figures for them. It is just like how they screen Two and Half Men all over again.

  26. darryn March 12, 2010 at 11:01 am -

    @ luke w Looking at last nights figures across the board, just under 500k is okay. Everything was down 100-200k over the night

  27. darryn March 12, 2010 at 10:48 am -

    SBS should put cut down versions of old top gear at 7pm, that will push 7pm on 10 to 5th, where it belongs

  28. Allie March 12, 2010 at 10:46 am -

    Yikes, only four shows in excess of 1M viewers last night. That is absolutely shocking. No surprises with how any of the shows rated, but wow, only four shows getting over 1M is baaaaddd. SYTYCD figures continue to be disappointing. Wednesday and Thursday are the wrong nights for this show. It should definitely go back to family friendly Sunday and Monday next year, if it is renewed.

  29. Luke W March 12, 2010 at 10:46 am -

    Good to see The AFL Footy Show being the number 3 show in Melbourne. Puts me in the “Footy’s Back!” state of mind. Whats bad to see is Neighbours. I think that is the lowest I have ever seen it’s ratings. I think Neighbours at the moment is too light and fluffy. It needs to be more serious and realistic to get viewers back. And better lead in and lead outs of course!

  30. steven guy March 12, 2010 at 10:44 am -

    The real surprise of last nights ratings apart from 10 scoring 20% is the Footy Show. More Melbournians watched it than Sydney and Brissie combined !

  31. Rutzie March 12, 2010 at 10:29 am -

    Looks like The Footy Show is D.O.A. So Nine jump ahead for the week but i’m predicting Seven will just win the week thanks to 7TWO on Saturday.

  32. darryn March 12, 2010 at 10:23 am -

    Those figures for all shows on all channels thursday night are just pitiful. Not one show can take any comfort from them. Guess everyone was like me, at the club having a ball :D

  33. Tony March 12, 2010 at 10:19 am -

    I’m not that fussed about Lost “answers”. To me it’s just a fun amusement ride – just enjoy it while it lasts! And what fun there was this week, with murder and mayhem a plenty! I think most of the questions people have here have already been answered. Locke is the evil version of Jacob and both halves are controlling the people for some purpose. On the island they’re in the present times but in the parallel world they’re three years behind because that’s when the flight occurred. But why does Jack have a son in this version? It’s all as clear as mud, isn’t it?

  34. darryn March 12, 2010 at 10:18 am -

    I hope 7 and 9 are taking note of the total demise of channel 10. We do not want more reality crap. 10 invested heavily in it and are paying the ultimate price, total demolition in the ratings. Now that the reality crap is out of the way, lets move on to demolishing the channels that live off factuals……looking at you 7

  35. Andrew B March 12, 2010 at 10:00 am -

    @ Jed – if you were watching the UK version of Come Dien With Me, I couldn’t agree more. However, the Australian version is much better.

  36. ryan March 12, 2010 at 12:32 am -

    looks like ten read your report david: dance didnt cut to a break before telling us their what styles of dance the contestants had the next week!

  37. Nik C March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm -

    @ Boogie Howser. I agree, how insulting is it that Austrlaians feel the need to watch Customs and Border Security.

    Maybe they will start putting dogs @ the State borders. Wouldn’t that be a laugh??

  38. IWCorPanerai March 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm -

    Lost is a great show but they better start answering some of the bigger questions. It is all still very vague and mostly unanswered…

    ..whats with all the egyptian hyros…what is richard..what are the whispers…who are the others..what was the big statue for…what is jacob..what is the new locke..and so on

    not long to go and they have really answered zippo

  39. tasmanian devil March 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm -

    Alex T’s comment about Good News Week are my thoughts exactly. Not many people want to watch a long, dragged out 1.5 hour comedy on a Monday night. It feels more like an effort to watch it than easy viewing. I think Ten have tried to model it on those comedy festivals they regularly broadcast, to make it like a sort of “event” show, but if it’s going to improve its ratings, then it has to be more like a light entertainment quiz show and less like a comedy event.

  40. Jed March 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm -

    Can someone please explain to me why everyone was raving about Come Dine With Me, comparing MKR and Masterchef to it, and saying Coem Dine With Me was so much better?? I watched it for the first time today and it was absolutely terrible.

    While MKR & MC make recips you would love to eat and attempt to make, Come Dien With Me had recipes you made as a 15 year old or make on a Thursday night when you can’t be stuffed stuffed cooking. And whiel MKR they turn their place into a restaurant, CDWM just smack 5 plates on a table and serve. It was like watching a Big Brother dinner party.

  41. henry March 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm -

    @aznfratboy

    Two dozen recycled/tweaked challenges per season? Really? there are roughly 24 challenges per season so you’re basically suggesting every challenge is repeated. You may think they’re weird, I think a lot of them are creative and fun to watch. Beats regular sport.

    Compared to Australian reality television, the production value of Survivor are gastronomical. When you have Emmy award winning photographers and music composers returning for every season (heck, there is a 20 minute youtube video on how the Survivor China theme song was produced), you know they are doing something right.

    ps- Some of the best Law & Order episodes have been produced in the most recent seasons (08-present)

  42. darryn March 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm -

    Shouldn’t 10 be 18.4?

  43. ryan March 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm -

    totally loved dance last night and im surprised its not getting better figures cause the dancing is really picking up! 2 weeks in a row i have loved nearly all performances. Good to see the bl jump a bit, the challange was pretty intense.
    So will ten do next yr what they did this yr? will they move shows to different slots even though the did fine in their old ones? will they persist with shows that fail everyday? I have know idea why david decided to change things around when ten did really well last yr.

  44. steven guy March 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm -

    I look at wednesdays ratings and shake my head, there are only 2 or 3 shows in the top 30 that actually entertain by being fresh(ish). Criminal Minds and Hungry Beast are the stand outs amongst a whole heap of mundane factual and reality Sh*t. I don’t get it. Infact I just watched (timeshifted) last nights ep of LOST. Wow, what a trip. This show has been challenging from the beginning and bloody good fun. The final season is one of the best roller coaster rides I have ever been on. It does make me wonder if people just leave the telly on rather than turn it off even if there is nothing on. I programme, record and turn it off. Is it just me………. ?

  45. Boogie Howser March 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm -

    ‘Customs’ is clearly a hit. Can anyone tell me if revoicing a foreign show with an ex-Blue Heeler turns it into “local content?” Networks are no doubt scrabbling to find any other international variations on Border Security.

    I wonder if Thai or Saudi Customs would rate well, where it’s white people who come off looking dodgy.

    Always laughed at Nine’s promo slogan for Customs, “It’s Border Security… on an international scale.” I thought border security always happens on an international scale. Pretty sure I didn’t get checked by sniffer dogs last time I crossed the Murray at Albury-Wodonga.

  46. Dakota March 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm -

    I really hope Neighbours, Home & Away & SYTYCD’s numbers start to get better. Its too hard to speculate on the soaps numbers, but I really hope they just move Dance back to Sunday Nights next season and don’t stuff it up like they did with Big Brother & Idol and just let it fall by the wayside and give up.

  47. aznfratboy March 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm -

    @ Damo ½ our timeslots are filled with reality TV, and there will still eb more to come….

    7 has MKR, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, a smattering of docu-dramas… just because some guy does a dramatic voice over and asks a semi-rhetorical question doesn’t make it a non-reality TV show.

    9 has Customs, Survivor, Top Gear

    10 has Biggest Loser, Dance, both of which air nearly every night…

    We should really cut down on our reality TV, not counting Saturdays in the US
    CBS has 3 hours (Survivor, Undercover Boss, Amazing Race)
    There’s a reason they’re the #1 network, and not just because of the Superbowl either, Leslie Moonves (the head of CBS) has the ability to find a quality scripted TV show people will watch for years… he’s also the one who gave the greenlight to ER and Friends, both of which stayed in the top 5 for 8 and 9 seasons respectively.

  48. damo March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am -

    reality tv is dead in this country. i still think master chef will back wih big numbers because it’s actually a good show. 10’s other reality shows are just terrible and out of date

  49. Jellyman March 11, 2010 at 10:58 am -

    Here’s what Nine Should Do, Launch a Local Version of Customs, that’s why Imports are luring Viewers away from Other Networks.

  50. ozzzie March 11, 2010 at 10:53 am -

    poh’s kitchen has been falling every week since its premiere. they may have been a bit haste in commissioning a 50 episode series.

  51. Walter Williams March 11, 2010 at 10:45 am -

    I think Nine will place Underbelly on Wednesday nights…
    Any thoughts David?

  52. Jellyman March 11, 2010 at 10:45 am -

    Ten’s Becoming what NBC is at the Moment in the US Lagging in the Third-Fourth Place Position.

  53. Brian March 11, 2010 at 10:33 am -

    @Ben is 100% spot on with 2.5 Men & Survivor. It seems to me that some people think it is a crime to want to watch shows like 2.5 Men that try and make us laugh. Survivor has had its good and poor seasons but it’s a great format and one of the best things is that the viewers don’t vote each week!

  54. joey@FoodiePop March 11, 2010 at 10:28 am -

    Wow, I wonder if Ten will actually consider cutting SYTYCD shorter, because it looks dead and buried at its current state. Only 100k more than Hungry Beast? That’s risible.

  55. aznfratboy March 11, 2010 at 10:27 am -

    @ Chris It’s because it’s
    a) a sitcom that isn’t really serialized, so it’s repeat value is astronomical
    b) It’s the last remaining “sitcom era” sitcom left. The newer sitcoms, as good as they are, just aren’t comparable to the multiple sitcoms thrown at us during the 80s and 90s. Two and a Half Men is as close as you’ll get to Everybody Loves Raymond or Friends or The Cosby Show.

    @ Ben they’ve probably got about 2 dozen games that are cycled through every season, making minor adjustments between seasons, and then they’ll make up some weird game and pass it off as “super special wicked awesome with chocolate on top!” because hey, it’s Survivor, if you went on it, you’d be about as moronic as an unborn child, anything would entertain you.

    Survivor was decent at first, gave us a fresh twist noone had really seen before, it really is a pity Survivor lead TV down to the gates of hell..

  56. chk chk March 11, 2010 at 10:26 am -

    Today is really getting a beating from Sunrise in Brissy. Queenslanders really are a curious bunch.

  57. Jed March 11, 2010 at 10:22 am -

    I am a massive Lost fan, i have stucky by it all this time. But i am really not likeing this last season has left me even more lost. I thought it was meant to start answering questions but now i’m more confused than ever. I actually like the alternate flashbacks, but the island stuff is killing me.
    -When they changed time so the plane never crashed thats the only thing that was meant to change, so how come Shannon never even got on the plane??
    – How come when the others went out of the plane in the flash, Sun didn’t???
    -Who/what is Locke???
    -What year are they in now on the island??
    -Can they get off the island now, because technically the plane never crashed so they all still in the real world?

  58. Allie March 11, 2010 at 10:22 am -

    Totally agree that Nine is overkilling 2.5 Men. I am astounded at its sudden success, as I remember for years it was summer filler, much like the King of Queens. Then all of a sudden – breakout hit. I actually quite like the show, though I do not watch it religiously. Yes, it is low brow, double-entendre humour that the Americans do so well. On the plus side, the show is very well written and the casting is perfect. John Cryer and the Taylor Holland are note perfect in their roles. Charlie Sheen is just playing himself, but he does it well.

  59. callas March 11, 2010 at 10:17 am -

    dance should be retitled “so you think you can judge”… its way too long.. they seriously need to look at speeding up this whole process… only just over a minute of dance and the rest is just blah, blah, blah from the judges who basically repeat their lines week after week hoping the nation wont notice but i just mute them now or flip the channel… i agree with someone on here who said that the us judging panel is far more effective and quick with their rotation… our judges now have become so egotistical that it is showing…. all it needs is two judges and a guest choreographer each week …and lets face it the only reason the show gets close to a wow moment is mostly due to the song they are dancing to … last week it was lady gaga’s song then last night it was kesha’s latest hit song but in saying that it was good to see a waltz danced to “brokeback mountain” !!

  60. Kuttsywood March 11, 2010 at 10:16 am -

    Million Dollar March has succeeded in every market for 7, except where they actually need the gains, Brisbane, where Deal ratings are sinking again, much like late last year.

    Being beaten by Perth at 5:30, is not a good look, neither is losing 6pm.

  61. Ben March 11, 2010 at 10:09 am -

    @aznfratboy of course most of those shows filmed their seasons in the same studio every week – Survivor has to build new sets in exotic locations twice a year, think of new challenges and twists and try and cast the right mix of people. Sounds like a lot of effort, and an outstanding job to make it to 20 seasons / 10 years to me.

  62. Chris March 11, 2010 at 10:00 am -

    @ben and other 2.5 men fans. Obviously ppl enjoy watching it – IMO i cant stand it (and i have watched some episodes) but i do get ppl enjoy this type of comedy. What i dont get, is how so many ppl watch every single episode during the week – what is there, about 7 per wk atm. I could understand high figures if it was on one or 2 times a wk but 7?

    I do agree BBT is quite funny!

  63. ben March 11, 2010 at 9:47 am -

    i just want to support 2.5 men. it makes me sad to see so many people poo-poo it. I don’t know about you guys on here, but when i’ve spoken to others who hate it, ususally they’ve never watched it. I 100% agree that 9 is overkilling it, and i today only watch the new eps on Mondays. I have been watching it on 9 for years, way before any success, back when they use to pull it off and on and play it thru summer. Get off your high horse you stuffy posh snobs, it may be low-brow in your opinion, but it is a show that provides people with a laugh that is often needed, especially when the rest of TV is filled with generic police & hospital dramas and boring lifestyle/reality/factual shows. I wish all sitcoms- Aussie and from overseas could rate thru the roof- like How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock & The Simpsons. I’m very proud that a show like 2.5 men rates so well, reminds me of the days when shows like Friends or Kath & Kim were our no.1 shows. Also i’m really happy with the growing success of Big Bang Theory- which I think is actually better than 2.5 men.

  64. Rutzie March 11, 2010 at 12:42 am -

    I think the fact that Survivor didn’t start until 8.45pm last night hindered it a bit. I wonder if Nine are going to rethink the double ep for next week and just show one ep at 9.30pm and chuck a repeat of Top Gear at 8.30pm.

  65. aznfratboy March 11, 2010 at 12:27 am -

    @ henry 20 seasons isn’t an achievement when nobody has to write a single word down, the idiots who choose to participate do all the work. The Simpsons, Law and order (as much as they’ve both began to suck since about 02 03?), Gunsmoke, Lucille Ball’s shows, are all an achievement, people have taken the time to write down a script, professional actors portray our favourite characters in a way that will make us stick around for 20 years, that’s an achievement…

    Also, good for NCIS! It really deserves to be #1, I really hope the American shows beat Australian reality… it’s all the same, for no apparent reason, people cry and we “cry with them”… god it’s embarassing!

  66. Finn March 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm -

    Saw The Circle ratings down below in the comments. Thanks. Amazed at how poorly they are doing compared to 7 and 9.

  67. henry March 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm -

    Saddened to see Survivor do poorly. It really deserves more, 20 seasons is quite the achievement.

    Regardless, I hope Nine keep airing it in that time-slot. If Samoa is any indication, viewers will jump on the bandwagon around the merge which is when things usually heat up.

    I honestly don’t know anyone who watches MKR. Who are these people?

  68. Alex T March 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm -

    Those figures for GNW aren’t so crash hot. Especially when the crew are very proud of their “1 million viewership”. I really hope TEN realise that they’ve turned what was a 25 min light entertaining comedy programme into a very heavy dragged out 90 mins. I honestly can’t sit down for 1.5 hrs to watch a comedy like that.. I’m surprised it’s getting figures as high as that to be completely honest. They need to cut it back to 1hr. It’s going to be the death of the show if they keep it at 90 mins. Please Ten, cut it down.

    On another note, I saw The Circle the other day, and i was laughing so much when they were talking about how Kim Beazley met Obama in a wheelchair. It’s a real shame that the numbers aren’t supporting the show, especially when ten normally dominate day-time programming.

  69. Goonies March 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm -

    I understand complaints about ch 9 cutting up Top Gear, but think about it, the show already drags out to an hour and ten minutes, how much longer can it possibly go for? 1hr 20, 1hr 30, 1hr 45 ?

    I wonder if 9 even thought about this when they bought it.

    I am so angry they bought it because of the timeslot they have shoved it in, I have had to abandon Ugly Betty completely so I can record TG and watch BL & BR on 10, bloody ch 9!!!! Oh and then I miss half of Heartbreak High because TG runs late!

    crikey moses!

  70. David Knox March 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm -

    I posted Circle numbers in comments yesterday. Scroll down….

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