Nine steals the week

By David Knox on April 18, 2010 / Filed Under News 19

Week 16 was a pivotal one in the 2010 ratings year, and it was won by the Nine Network.

With flagship shows like Underbelly, Top Gear, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Sea Patrol, the network bettered Seven’s mix of Australia’s Got Talent and The Pacific. But Seven had a victory with its HBO wartime miniseries.

The Nine Network won with 31.2% over Seven’s 29.1% and TEN’s 18.9%. The ABC had 15.5% and SBS 5.3%.

Nine dominated all 3 key demos: 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

In digital channels GO! had 3.7%, 7TWO 3.2%, ABC2 1.4%, ONE 1.4%, SBS TWO 0.4% and ABC3 0.3%.

Nine won Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seven won Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The ABC beat TEN on Saturday. Nine won in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane again leaving Adelaide and Perth to Seven.

#1 show was Underbelly‘s first episode with 2.25m, the biggest audience of the ratings year so far.

This week TEN will feature more prominently with the premiere of MasterChef Australia and its two reality show finales.

FTA
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Underbelly: The Golden Mile -Ep 1 Nine 2,252,000 739,000 766,000 318,000 204,000 225,000
2 Underbelly: The Golden Mile -Ep 2 Nine 2,015,000 654,000 671,000 287,000 189,000 215,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,745,000 364,000 576,000 340,000 155,000 310,000
4 Top Gear Nine 1,736,000 488,000 557,000 350,000 136,000 204,000
5 The Pacific Seven 1,653,000 445,000 522,000 310,000 168,000 208,000
6 The Pacific – Ep.2 Seven 1,520,000 398,000 495,000 260,000 168,000 200,000
7 60 Minutes Nine 1,509,000 432,000 481,000 310,000 135,000 150,000
8 Miracle At The Zoo Seven 1,507,000 423,000 489,000 234,000 149,000 212,000
9 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1,495,000 405,000 591,000 250,000 127,000 123,000
10 Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1,494,000 415,000 500,000 233,000 179,000 167,000
11 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,424,000 457,000 453,000 267,000 140,000 108,000
12 Seven News Seven 1,343,000 342,000 362,000 269,000 157,000 213,000
13 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,324,000 376,000 399,000 225,000 131,000 192,000
14 Sunday Night Seven 1,302,000 299,000 393,000 272,000 142,000 196,000
15 Today Tonight Seven 1,301,000 311,000 355,000 269,000 163,000 202,000
16 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 1,289,000 350,000 384,000 243,000 150,000 162,000
17 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,253,000 308,000 317,000 302,000 123,000 204,000
18 Nine News Nine 1,249,000 363,000 391,000 238,000 121,000 135,000
19 Sea Patrol Nine 1,239,000 396,000 345,000 241,000 121,000 137,000
20 NCIS Ten 1,191,000 365,000 281,000 226,000 151,000 168,000
21 Domestic Blitz Nine 1,187,000 408,000 352,000 223,000 101,000 104,000
22 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,178,000 305,000 379,000 213,000 128,000 153,000
23 A Current Affair Nine 1,176,000 353,000 365,000 227,000 103,000 127,000
24 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,174,000 313,000 397,000 213,000 99,000 151,000
25 Bones Seven 1,159,000 299,000 322,000 237,000 137,000 164,000
26 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,104,000 310,000 330,000 211,000 106,000 148,000
27 The Mentalist -Rpt Nine 1,103,000 314,000 374,000 190,000 95,000 130,000
28 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,085,000 276,000 347,000 187,000 146,000 129,000
29 ABC News ABC1 1,075,000 294,000 324,000 180,000 125,000 153,000
30 The Big Bang Theory -Rpt Nine 1,074,000 307,000 335,000 214,000 100,000 118,000
31 Brace For Impact: Inside The Hudson Plane Crash Seven 1,065,000 263,000 283,000 244,000 126,000 149,000
32 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,057,000 304,000 357,000 211,000 85,000 101,000
33 Getaway Nine 1,033,000 315,000 330,000 211,000 86,000 92,000
34 Home And Away Seven 1,019,000 271,000 310,000 183,000 129,000 126,000
35 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,005,000 280,000 317,000 171,000 118,000 118,000
36 Desperate Housewives Seven 998,000 229,000 322,000 217,000 95,000 136,000
37 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 962,000 263,000 310,000 161,000 104,000 124,000
38 CSI: Miami Nine 946,000 248,000 299,000 154,000 98,000 147,000
39 Bondi Rescue Ten 946,000 284,000 191,000 196,000 108,000 167,000
40 Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains Nine 939,000 310,000 301,000 175,000 53,000 100,000
41 ABC News-Sa ABC1 933,000 238,000 303,000 182,000 105,000 104,000
42 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 930,000 262,000 291,000 131,000 127,000 120,000
43 Good News Week Ten 902,000 242,000 282,000 164,000 104,000 111,000
44 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – The Weigh-In Ten 882,000 213,000 260,000 214,000 69,000 125,000
45 The Big Bang Theory Nine 877,000 246,000 297,000 153,000 93,000 88,000
46 Brothers & Sisters Seven 874,000 249,000 278,000 162,000 82,000 104,000
47 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 861,000 222,000 251,000 177,000 88,000 122,000
48 Law And Order: Svu Ten 860,000 232,000 284,000 162,000 97,000 86,000
49 Ten News At Five Ten 840,000 215,000 268,000 147,000 83,000 126,000
50 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – Elimination Ten 835,000 201,000 246,000 198,000 63,000 126,000
51 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Ten 831,000 254,000 229,000 185,000 78,000 85,000
52 Australian Story ABC1 826,000 243,000 256,000 150,000 73,000 104,000
53 The Footy Show Nine 826,000 181,000 339,000 103,000 90,000 114,000
54 Castle Seven 820,000 207,000 241,000 166,000 107,000 100,000
55 The Good Wife Ten 813,000 227,000 222,000 180,000 95,000 88,000
56 7.30 Report ABC1 806,000 247,000 227,000 156,000 83,000 94,000
57 Doc Martin: On The Edge Rpt ABC1 795,000 196,000 269,000 137,000 92,000 101,000
58 ABC News-Su ABC1 786,000 208,000 264,000 116,000 91,000 107,000
59 Bill ABC1 786,000 244,000 233,000 105,000 98,000 105,000
60 Spicks And Specks ABC1 782,000 237,000 207,000 145,000 103,000 90,000
61 The 7pm Project Ten 781,000 202,000 210,000 180,000 82,000 107,000
62 Seven’s Footy Show Seven 763,000 250,000 218,000 140,000 86,000 69,000
63 The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley ABC1 751,000 237,000 272,000 99,000 56,000 87,000
64 Catalyst ABC1 732,000 239,000 204,000 136,000 75,000 78,000
65 Four Corners ABC1 720,000 237,000 184,000 145,000 66,000 89,000
66 How I Met Your Mother Seven 715,000 222,000 180,000 130,000 96,000 87,000
67 Seven’s Afl: Rnd 4: West Coast Vs Essendon Seven 710,000 15,000 373,000 11,000 125,000 186,000
68 Britain From Above ABC1 707,000 195,000 194,000 146,000 77,000 96,000
69 Cougar Town Seven 682,000 200,000 190,000 131,000 76,000 85,000
70 The Big Bang Theory -Ep 2 Nine 677,000 199,000 232,000 104,000 76,000 66,000
71 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 676,000 219,000 165,000 137,000 68,000 87,000
72 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 669,000 408,000 *** 261,000 *** ***
73 Blue Murder ABC1 668,000 185,000 209,000 89,000 97,000 88,000
74 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 3: Western Bulldogs Vs Hawthorn Seven 665,000 43,000 342,000 77,000 96,000 106,000
75 Private Practice Seven 664,000 191,000 209,000 105,000 87,000 72,000
76 Collectors ABC1 650,000 181,000 219,000 83,000 86,000 80,000
77 Secrets Of Shangri-La: Quest For Sacred Caves ABC1 640,000 194,000 170,000 129,000 69,000 78,000
78 Gardening Australia ABC1 640,000 141,000 241,000 132,000 60,000 66,000
79 Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 639,000 183,000 217,000 107,000 56,000 77,000
80 Waking The Dead ABC1 638,000 168,000 191,000 97,000 91,000 91,000
81 M-Sweet Home Alabama Seven 626,000 160,000 160,000 151,000 82,000 73,000
82 Neighbours Ten 625,000 168,000 194,000 118,000 72,000 74,000
83 Media Watch ABC1 619,000 204,000 159,000 123,000 60,000 73,000
84 Hot Seat Nine 616,000 183,000 178,000 132,000 63,000 60,000
85 The New Inventors ABC1 604,000 180,000 164,000 116,000 58,000 87,000
86 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 599,000 147,000 176,000 120,000 84,000 72,000
87 The Simpsons Ten 591,000 173,000 205,000 78,000 65,000 70,000
88 Deal Or No Deal Seven 569,000 135,000 175,000 95,000 68,000 95,000
89 House Ten 568,000 165,000 153,000 111,000 81,000 57,000
90 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 560,000 168,000 142,000 128,000 58,000 65,000
91 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 555,000 181,000 179,000 77,000 50,000 67,000
92 Stateline ABC1 552,000 171,000 172,000 71,000 69,000 68,000
93 Qi ABC1 547,000 160,000 164,000 92,000 66,000 64,000
94 Q & A ABC1 546,000 177,000 150,000 97,000 62,000 59,000
95 Burn Notice Ten 540,000 150,000 191,000 84,000 60,000 56,000
96 V -Encore Nine 532,000 144,000 186,000 95,000 59,000 48,000
97 Richard Hammond: Engineering Connections SBS ONE 503,000 141,000 151,000 100,000 42,000 69,000
98 Midsomer Murders Rpt ABC1 502,000 135,000 167,000 69,000 65,000 66,000
99 Flashforward Seven 494,000 157,000 126,000 83,000 62,000 66,000
100 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 492,000 142,000 168,000 71,000 45,000 67,000

Pay TV
1 Live: AFL Brisbane Lions V W Bulldogs Fox Sports 1 173,000
2 Live: AFL Fremantle V Geelong Fox Sports 1 146,000
3 Live: NRL Eels V Raiders Fox Sports 2 133,000
4 Live: AFL Nth Melbourne V Sydney Fox Sports 1 121,000
5 Live: NRL Sea Eagles V Sharks Fox Sports 2 105,000
6 Live: Football: Epl Man City V Man Utd Fox Sports 2 103,000
7 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 98,000
8 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Reds V Bulls Fox Sports 3 94,000
9 Live: AFL Melbourne V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 81,000
10 Live: NRL Roosters V Raiders Fox Sports 2 72,000
11 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Brum V Hurr Fox Sports 3 68,000
12 Live: NRL Knights V Cowboys Fox Sports 2 66,000
13 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 56,000
14 Doctor Who UKTV 47,000
15 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Chiefs V Stormers Fox Sports 3 45,000
16 Live: Football: Epl Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 42,000
17 Dora Saves The Mermaids Nick Jr 42,000
18 Wall-E Fmc – Family Movie Channel 41,000
19 Live: Football: Epl Blackburn V Man U Fox Sports 1 40,000
20 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 40,000
21 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Crus V Chee Fox Sports 3 40,000
22 Legend Of The Seeker Fox8 39,000
23 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 39,000
24 Alice Upside Down Disney Channel 39,000
25 Bad Boys Ii TV1 38,000
26 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Blues V Force Fox Sports 3 38,000
27 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 37,000
28 Relocation: Phil Down Under Lifestyle Channel 37,000
29 Bones Fox8 36,000
30 Matilda Disney Channel 35,000
31 AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 35,000
32 The Simpsons Fox8 33,000
33 Dcom: Princess Protection Program Disney Channel 33,000
34 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 32,000
35 Ncis TV1 31,000
36 New Tricks UKTV 31,000
37 Golf: Us Masters Round 3 Fox Sports 1 31,000
38 Family Guy Fox8 30,000
39 American Dad Fox8 30,000
40 Stir Crazy Fox Classics 30,000
41 Law & Order: Svu TV1 30,000
42 Project Runway Arena 30,000
43 Secret Life Of The American Teenager Fox8 30,000
44 As The Bell Rings Disney Channel 30,000
45 Golf: Us Masters Round 3 Fox Sports 3 29,000
46 The Godfather: Part Iii Showcase 29,000
47 Bridezillas Arena 29,000
48 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 29,000
49 Football: Premier League World Fox Sports 1 29,000
50 Football: Fifa Futbol Mundial Fox Sports 1 29,000
51 The Celebrity Apprentice Fox8 29,000
52 Macgyver 111 Hits 28,000
53 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 27,000
54 Too Late To Say Goodbye 13th Street 27,000
55 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 27,000
56 H2o: The Movie 2 Disney Channel 27,000
57 Midsomer Murders UKTV 26,000
58 Football: Epl Highlights Fox Sports 1 26,000
59 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 26,000
60 The Sum Of All Fears Showtime Action 25,000
61 Grand Designs Revisited Lifestyle Channel 25,000
62 Jail Crime & Investigation 25,000
63 Grand Designs Lifestyle Channel 25,000
64 Dcom: Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie Disney Channel 25,000
65 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 2 25,000
66 Just For Laughs Presents… Comedy Channel 25,000
67 Scooby-Doo And The Witch’s Ghost Cartoon Network 25,000
68 Icarly Nickelodeon 25,000
69 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 24,000
70 Futurama Fox8 24,000
71 Fish Lifestyle Channel 24,000
72 Silent Witness UKTV 24,000
73 The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody Disney Channel 24,000
74 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 24,000
75 American Idol Performance Show Fox8 24,000
76 Blackadder Comedy Channel 24,000
77 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 24,000
78 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 23,000
79 The Upside Down Show Nick Jr 23,000
80 Weekend At Bernie’s Fox Classics 23,000
81 Hell’s Kitchen Usa Lifestyle Channel 23,000
82 Zeke & Luther Disney Channel 23,000
83 Live: Football: Epl Blackburn V Everton Fox Sports 2 23,000
84 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 22,000
85 College Road Trip Disney Channel 22,000
86 Star Trek: Generations Showtime Action 22,000
87 Quite Ugly One Morning 13th Street 22,000
88 Numb3rs TV1 22,000
89 Scare Tactics Fox8 21,000
90 Live: Football: Afc Champions League Fox Sports 3 21,000
91 Braveheart Showtime Action 21,000
92 Mickey Mousekersize Playhouse Disney 21,000
93 Sid The Science Kid Nick Jr 21,000
94 Location, Location, Location Lifestyle Channel 21,000
95 Close To Home 13th Street 21,000
96 The Suite Life On Deck Disney Channel 21,000
97 Make It Or Break It Fox8 21,000
98 Cracker Comedy Comedy Channel 20,000
99 Waking The Dead UKTV 20,000
100 Big Time Rush Nickelodeon 20,000

ASTRA Week 16

Week 16

19 Comments »

  1. Margaux May 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm -

    Top Gear, which now shows on Nine in what the network has said to be “broadcasting in the international format” is outrating the original screenings of some of the episodes on SBS. Is this a first for Australian television, I wonder? I found it hard to believe that this is the case as I understand many of the original fans of the show are not tuning in, or tuning out early because of the new presentation style. If the ratings figures are, in reality, accurate then Top Gear would in fact be the highest rated weekly show ever televised in Australia. I preferred the coverage on SBS as the network had the intellect to understand the nuances of the show, something the dumb it down network fails to.

  2. tasmanian devil April 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm -

    @GuanoLad and Trent – I am in the same position too with 7, but to a greater extent. I’ve only watched one show on 7 all year and that was the Life After People documentary. So that’s 1.5 hours out of about 2,600.

  3. Craig(Buzz) April 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm -

    Thanks for the Pay TV ratings

  4. Paull April 19, 2010 at 5:44 am -

    Speaking if pvr ratings, I really (really) hope that GO! has been hit hard by the addition of home shopping and subsequent removal of early morning repeats.

  5. Andrew B April 19, 2010 at 1:03 am -

    PVR figures for the week wil be very interesting.

  6. Paull April 19, 2010 at 12:21 am -

    I love these end of week ratings reviews. It’s interesting to see how similar my viewing habits are to the nation (or oztam sample). Good to see the pacific went well, although that could be because they constantly played 3 minute promos for 2 weeks leading. Good idea considering the nature and cost of the series. It’s gone a heck of a lot better here than it did in the states. I guess series will make most of it’s money in DVD sales.

  7. Rhys April 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm -

    @ Scott – I agree but it’s a sign of the times. Reality TV and variety style shows generally have lower production costs than scripted drama/comedy, and seem to be the elixir of the masses for now – sad but true. Swings and roundabouts though.

  8. john April 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm -

    It is quite laughable how people are passionate about tv stations.TV shows i can understand but the networks?Give me a break.You watch what you watch.Go UKTV.

  9. Rob April 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm -

    When does community get rated now that’s going digital?

  10. Trent April 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm -

    GuanoLad, I feel like I am in exactly the same situation, only with Channel Seven. The only times I watched Channel Seven last week, were to watch Australia’s Got Talent and The Pacific. This week, I’ll probably only watch AGT.

  11. DAN April 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm -

    @buddy029 they are taking a gamble with MC at 7:30 and yes you would have thought they would have learnt from TBL tens reality always works best at 7pm the only reson the 7PM has been picking up is because of the final weeks TBL

  12. GuanoLad April 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm -

    The most I’ve watched of Nine all year was this week. I watched the first twenty minutes of “Hey Hey,” then abandoned it.

    It surprises me how little I watch of one particular channel. It’s almost like it is deliberately programmed opposite to my interests.

  13. buddy029 April 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm -

    I really think 10 is taking a gamble playing Master Cheif at 7.30pm and running it for an hour and a half. People have got their veiwing options locked in at 8.30pm. Think 10 would have learnt from the poor performance of Biggest Losser, 7.30 not a great time to start a show, half way through the year. That runs for 3 months. They going to take a hit for this….

  14. Scott April 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm -

    Still only six scripted dramas in the top twenty and really only four if you count the Underbelly and Pacific double episodes are taken into account. Disgraceful really.

  15. gerry April 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm -

    This week starting today is certainly going to be an interesting one. Can’t wait to see how it all pans out. :)

  16. Jerome April 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm -

    ten got their lowest weely share since OzTam Began excluding olympic weeks.

    from those final figures looks like the Pacific and Hey hey was not a close battle at all.

  17. Neil April 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm -

    TEN would be thanking their lucky starts ‘MC’ has arrived to save the day – they’re a long way behind the 18-49 demo at 3rd place, and only just coming 2nd within 16-39. Big week ahead for all three networks though, with the reality-battle coming into full force. Nine’s Tuesdays shall change after the end of fresh ‘Top Gear’ this week, but who will capitalise most upon that – Seven or TEN?

  18. Craig April 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm -

    Not surprising really considering all the news shows they launched, but where do we stand on the 7 v 9 wins so far?

  19. Billy Matthews April 18, 2010 at 11:53 am -

    GO Nine!!!
    That was a great win. I love Underbelly, 60 Minutes and Sea Patrol, a shame to see NCIS take a dive though.
    Im sure this week will be much closer
    Also good to see Hot Seat beat Deal or No Deal and 9News and ACA win over 7News and TodayTonight in Sydney and Melbourne
    I’m tipping Master Chef to premiere to 1.6 million

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