Australian-made rules Week 20

By David Knox on May 16, 2010 / Filed Under News 12

Australian-made television dominated our viewing last week. 8 of the top 10 were local productions, and 14 of the top 20, with Aussie-made also taking the first 7 places. Flagship shows including Underbelly, Masterchef Australia and Australia’s Got Talent all performed for Nine, TEN and Seven.

By Saturday, Nine and Seven were closely tussling for a win in Week 20, but Nine edged ahead with its mix of Nine News, Funniest Home Videos and the movie Hairspray to take out its fifth week since the end of Easter ratings.

Nine Network won with 28.5% over Seven’s 27.7% and TEN’s 21.8%. The ABC had 16.8% and 5.1%.

Nine won all three key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

In digital channels GO! was 3.2, 7TWO 3.0, ABC2 1.7, ONE 1.4, ABC3 and SBS TWO both 0.4.

Nine won Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday with Seven winning Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Nine was first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Seven again winning Adelaide and Perth. The ABC bettered TEN on Saturday night.

Top show of the week was Underbelly on 1.64m viewers.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Nine 1,647,000 606,000 433,000 294,000 146,000 169,000
2 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,644,000 458,000 525,000 274,000 182,000 205,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,572,000 425,000 426,000 322,000 173,000 226,000
4 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,548,000 362,000 542,000 278,000 170,000 197,000
5 Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1,509,000 418,000 518,000 219,000 163,000 192,000
6 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,473,000 367,000 417,000 375,000 164,000 150,000
7 Seven News – Monday-Friday Seven 1,439,000 381,000 407,000 268,000 162,000 220,000
8 NCIS Ten 1,422,000 373,000 382,000 305,000 164,000 199,000
9 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,388,000 435,000 424,000 270,000 105,000 154,000
10 Today Tonight Seven 1,353,000 340,000 387,000 262,000 159,000 204,000
11 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,341,000 348,000 362,000 286,000 145,000 200,000
12 Bondi Rescue Ten 1,328,000 384,000 373,000 264,000 137,000 170,000
13 Nine News – Monday-Friday Nine 1,293,000 359,000 429,000 254,000 126,000 124,000
14 Sunday Night Seven 1,289,000 335,000 388,000 262,000 128,000 176,000
15 Top Gear Nine 1,282,000 345,000 388,000 276,000 122,000 151,000
16 The Mentalist Nine 1,262,000 416,000 384,000 217,000 117,000 128,000
17 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,257,000 372,000 402,000 234,000 111,000 137,000
18 Bones Seven 1,237,000 302,000 401,000 222,000 139,000 173,000
19 Glee Ten 1,231,000 346,000 401,000 235,000 105,000 145,000
20 A Current Affair Nine 1,229,000 354,000 409,000 232,000 110,000 124,000
21 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,212,000 374,000 386,000 264,000 70,000 118,000
22 Customs Nine 1,205,000 335,000 315,000 287,000 117,000 152,000
23 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,139,000 337,000 291,000 264,000 113,000 134,000
24 Sea Patrol Nine 1,132,000 359,000 361,000 176,000 117,000 119,000
25 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,131,000 359,000 319,000 219,000 77,000 157,000
26 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,114,000 349,000 376,000 196,000 *** 193,000
27 60 Minutes Nine 1,109,000 318,000 319,000 270,000 95,000 107,000
28 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,098,000 300,000 356,000 180,000 145,000 117,000
29 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,098,000 315,000 373,000 202,000 85,000 122,000
30 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,080,000 402,000 254,000 192,000 118,000 114,000
31 The Pacific Seven 1,062,000 323,000 295,000 202,000 121,000 120,000
32 ABC News ABC1 1,051,000 300,000 347,000 168,000 107,000 128,000
33 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 1,046,000 293,000 369,000 223,000 *** 161,000
34 Good News Week Ten 1,036,000 255,000 342,000 182,000 115,000 143,000
35 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1,031,000 267,000 457,000 151,000 78,000 78,000
36 Home And Away Seven 1,020,000 288,000 306,000 170,000 118,000 138,000
37 Getaway Nine 1,003,000 292,000 373,000 159,000 84,000 96,000
38 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 996,000 267,000 343,000 155,000 131,000 101,000
39 ABC News-Sa ABC1 972,000 280,000 312,000 176,000 86,000 119,000
40 Dog Squad Seven 964,000 284,000 251,000 230,000 85,000 113,000
41 The Pacific – Ep.2 Seven 956,000 298,000 270,000 179,000 102,000 107,000
42 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 951,000 292,000 302,000 141,000 108,000 109,000
43 Ncis: Los Angeles Ten 943,000 225,000 294,000 169,000 124,000 131,000
44 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 934,000 250,000 333,000 123,000 101,000 127,000
45 Seven’s Afl: Rnd 8: Fremantle Vs Collingwood Seven 920,000 16,000 433,000 11,000 145,000 315,000
46 Doc Martin Rpt ABC1 909,000 263,000 264,000 158,000 98,000 126,000
47 Doctor Who ABC1 909,000 361,000 199,000 141,000 96,000 111,000
48 CSI: Miami Nine 908,000 251,000 256,000 163,000 118,000 119,000
49 Foyle’s War ABC1 907,000 297,000 256,000 120,000 98,000 136,000
50 Castle Seven 901,000 225,000 306,000 137,000 117,000 116,000
51 Surf Patrol Seven 898,000 275,000 234,000 186,000 96,000 107,000
52 Ten News At Five Ten 871,000 245,000 252,000 156,000 88,000 129,000
53 The 7pm Project Ten 852,000 230,000 237,000 199,000 83,000 103,000
54 Merlin Ten 852,000 256,000 224,000 169,000 73,000 130,000
55 ABC News-Su ABC1 850,000 216,000 269,000 159,000 80,000 126,000
56 Hairspray Nine 835,000 271,000 276,000 150,000 47,000 91,000
57 The Good Wife Ten 824,000 198,000 249,000 161,000 95,000 121,000
58 Juno Ten 821,000 210,000 246,000 133,000 106,000 126,000
59 Bill ABC1 817,000 269,000 209,000 124,000 97,000 118,000
60 Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains Nine 808,000 262,000 191,000 173,000 73,000 109,000
61 Midsomer Murders ABC1 800,000 227,000 237,000 102,000 125,000 109,000
62 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 799,000 444,000 *** 355,000 *** ***
63 Australian Story Special Rpt ABC1 789,000 250,000 225,000 150,000 74,000 90,000
64 Criminal Minds-Thu (R) Seven 780,000 188,000 241,000 166,000 90,000 95,000
65 The Footy Show Nine 765,000 155,000 363,000 90,000 79,000 79,000
66 Law And Order: Svu Ten 738,000 184,000 262,000 108,000 88,000 96,000
67 Who Do You Think You Are? Nine 734,000 225,000 290,000 84,000 66,000 69,000
68 M-Independence Day Seven 733,000 169,000 244,000 157,000 68,000 96,000
69 Gardening Australia ABC1 729,000 166,000 246,000 145,000 79,000 94,000
70 7.30 Report ABC1 713,000 225,000 189,000 141,000 72,000 85,000
71 Voyage To The Planets ABC1 707,000 232,000 196,000 112,000 78,000 88,000
72 Waking The Dead ABC1 706,000 202,000 232,000 121,000 74,000 78,000
73 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 701,000 226,000 203,000 101,000 77,000 94,000
74 Budget Special 2010 ABC1 695,000 207,000 218,000 136,000 53,000 81,000
75 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 687,000 261,000 153,000 105,000 73,000 95,000
76 Dennis & Gnasher Nine 678,000 241,000 207,000 147,000 36,000 48,000
77 The Treasurer’s Budget Speech 2010 ABC1 677,000 238,000 218,000 152,000 63,000 7,000
78 Hot Seat Nine 676,000 185,000 212,000 152,000 68,000 58,000
79 The New Inventors ABC1 674,000 265,000 168,000 113,000 68,000 60,000
80 Two And A Half Men -Tue Nine 673,000 188,000 239,000 125,000 44,000 77,000
81 Stormworld Nine 670,000 225,000 199,000 147,000 50,000 49,000
82 Secrets Of The Parthenon ABC1 668,000 224,000 206,000 86,000 66,000 86,000
83 The Simpsons Ten 664,000 194,000 220,000 93,000 70,000 87,000
84 Budget 2010: The Right Of Reply ABC1 659,000 263,000 188,000 134,000 67,000 8,000
85 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 656,000 183,000 194,000 118,000 90,000 71,000
86 Deal Or No Deal Seven 654,000 171,000 201,000 113,000 78,000 92,000
87 Collectors ABC1 654,000 192,000 246,000 89,000 73,000 53,000
88 Neighbours Ten 632,000 188,000 187,000 115,000 61,000 81,000
89 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey ABC1 620,000 166,000 223,000 98,000 56,000 77,000
90 The Zoo Seven 612,000 244,000 *** 180,000 80,000 108,000
91 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 607,000 250,000 91,000 267,000 *** ***
92 Stateline ABC1 590,000 179,000 209,000 81,000 74,000 47,000
93 Four Corners ABC1 588,000 205,000 153,000 113,000 53,000 64,000
94 Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 583,000 204,000 153,000 83,000 81,000 62,000
95 Qi ABC1 577,000 173,000 186,000 81,000 68,000 70,000
96 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 573,000 174,000 162,000 84,000 32,000 121,000
97 Lowdown ABC1 562,000 188,000 150,000 114,000 60,000 50,000
98 Private Practice Seven 548,000 168,000 198,000 59,000 70,000 52,000
99 Media Watch ABC1 545,000 194,000 139,000 105,000 54,000 54,000
100 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 544,000 156,000 193,000 86,000 54,000 56,000

Pay TV
1 Live: AFL Adelaide V Richmond Fox Sports 1 196,000
2 Live: AFL Geelong V Sydney Fox Sports 1 151,000
3 Live: NRL Roosters V Cowboys Fox Sports 2 150,000
4 Live: NRL Raiders V Storm Fox Sports 2 117,000
5 Live: NRL Knights V Titans Fox Sports 2 112,000
6 Live: NRL Warriors V Cowboys Fox Sports 2 112,000
7 Live: AFL Melbourne V West Coast Fox Sports 1 101,000
8 Live: Rugby Union: S14 W’tahs V Hurr Fox Sports 3 87,000
9 Live: AFL North Melbourne V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 86,000
10 NRL Roosters V Knights Fox Sports 2 71,000
11 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Crus V Brum Fox Sports 3 69,000
12 Live: Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Wi V Aus Fox Sports 2 64,000
13 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 63,000
14 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 62,000
15 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 59,000
16 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Reds V H’landers Fox Sports 3 56,000
17 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 52,000
18 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 49,000
19 Captive For 18 Years Crime & Investigation 49,000
20 Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Fox Sports 1 47,000
21 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 45,000
22 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 44,000
23 The Simpsons: Mischief And Mayhem Fox8 44,000
24 Cadet Kelly Disney Channel 41,000
25 Live: Football: Epl Chelsea V Wigan Fox Sports 1 39,000
26 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 38,000
27 Cricket: ICC Women’s Twenty20 Fox Sports 1 38,000
28 Midsomer Murders UKTV 37,000
29 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 37,000
30 Eggheads UKTV 36,000
31 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 2 36,000
32 Live: Football: Afc Champions League Fox Sports 1 35,000
33 Angels & Demons Showtime 34,000
34 Live: Golf: Uspga The Players C’ship Final Fox Sports 1 33,000
35 New Tricks UKTV 33,000
36 Live: Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Sl V Aus Fox Sports 3 32,000
37 Car Toons Playhouse Disney 32,000
38 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 31,000
39 NCIS TV1 31,000
40 Bob The Builder: Built To Be Wild Playhouse Disney 30,000
41 Taggart 13th Street 30,000
42 Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Fox Classics 30,000
43 Airport Fox Classics 29,000
44 The Transporter Showtime Action 29,000
45 Project Runway Arena 28,000
46 Football: Epl Highlights Fox Sports 1 28,000
47 Family Guy Fox8 28,000
48 Doc Martin UKTV 28,000
49 Slumdog Millionaire Showtime 28,000
50 The Simpsons Fox8 28,000
51 Grand Designs Revisited Lifestyle Channel 28,000
52 Bedknobs And Broomsticks Disney Channel 28,000
53 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Disney Channel 27,000
54 The Secret Millionaire: Slum Special Lifestyle Channel 27,000
55 Futurama Fox8 27,000
56 Scare Tactics Fox8 27,000
57 AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 26,000
58 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Blues V Chiefs Fox Sports 3 26,000
59 Most Shocking Moments Fox8 26,000
60 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 25,000
61 The Celebrity Apprentice Fox8 25,000
62 Bridezillas Arena 25,000
63 The War Wagon Fox Classics 25,000
64 Secret Life Of The American Teenager Fox8 25,000
65 Rooster Cogburn Fox Classics 24,000
66 Stargate: Universe Sci Fi 24,000
67 The Case Of The Silk Stocking 13th Street 24,000
68 Planet Of The Apes Fox Classics 24,000
69 Live: Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Fox Sports 1 24,000
70 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 23,000
71 Tricky TV Cartoon Network 23,000
72 Make It Or Break It Fox8 23,000
73 Golf: Uspga Valero Texas Open, Round 2 Fox Sports 1 23,000
74 Men Behaving Badly Comedy Channel 23,000
75 Gladiator Showtime Action 23,000
76 Blackadder Comedy Channel 22,000
77 Budget 2010: The Treasurer Sky News Australia 22,000
78 Star Wars: Clone Wars Ii Cartoon Network 22,000
79 Life 13th Street 22,000
80 Law & Order: SVU TV1 22,000
81 Katie: My Beautiful Face Lifestyle You 22,000
82 Numb3rs TV1 22,000
83 ABC World News Sky News 22,000
84 Five Minutes More Playhouse Disney 22,000
85 The Children 13th Street 22,000
86 Hannah Montana Disney Channel 22,000
87 Budget 2010 Sky News Australia 22,000
88 Dalziel And Pascoe UKTV 22,000
89 Top Gear Bbc Knowledge 21,000
90 Dcom: Hatching Pete Disney Channel 21,000
91 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 21,000
92 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 21,000
93 Erin Brockovich TV1 21,000
94 A Kiss At Midnight Hallmark 21,000
95 Murder Investigation Team 13th Street 21,000
96 Sonny With A Chance Disney Channel 21,000
97 Absolutely Fabulous Comedy Channel 21,000
98 Another 48 Hrs. Showtime Action 21,000
99 Live: Football: Cc Championship Fox Sports 1 21,000
100 Shutter Showtime 2 20,000

ASTRA Week 20

Week 20

12 Comments »

  1. Nudge May 17, 2010 at 1:46 am -

    The ducks getting plucked.

  2. koverstreet May 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm -

    @ miller T1 – i agree although for advertising purposes they need to be excluded as they are a 1 off sporting event. But for all other purposes they should be included and you’ll find they are in some end of year calculations.

  3. Louise May 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm -

    @MillerT1 I think you are right. If we went down this path, would we then need to exclude the Comm Games Weeks? Excluding major sporting events that only occur every four years is only really relevant from a media buying perspective with annual negotiations.

  4. MillerT1 May 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm -

    I know that some people exclude the Olympic weeks at the end of the year, but I would include them. They are official ratings survey weeks.

    It’s not like it’s unfair to the other networks. All the networks have a chance to bid for the rights to the Olympic games anyway. If you don’t get them, bad luck, that’s the business.

    Including all official ratings weeks, this would mean that Nine are beating Seven 8-4. Some people think that Seven will be able to make up these weeks in the second half of the year and I think they will and Nine shouldn’t be worried. Nine should remember that this will probably end up being the best year for them, since they lost their reign to Seven in 2007. They should be happy with their improvements and continue to improve.

  5. BM-dog May 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm -

    It hasn’t really been mentioned much but it’s interesting how Deal or No Deal is now regularly getting beaten by Hot Seat. Quite amazing considering how many different game show formats DOND has managed to beat off in the 5.30 slot.

  6. Craig May 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm -

    Thanks David, I didn’t think Nine would be in front. I guess Seven still has some big guns with the likes of the Rafters to come.

  7. David Knox May 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm -

    If you exclude two for Olympics (and some could argue you should exclude 4), Nine has six, Seven has four in official survey weeks.

  8. Craig May 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm -

    So David how do we stand 7 vs 9 in total weeks won? it must be close with Nine’s streak of wins.

  9. mikeys May 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm -

    Anyone konw – are more people watching TV per week on average since the multi channeling started?

  10. bigkev May 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm -

    well done to all networks for good aussie programming…….

  11. ozzzie May 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm -

    by excluding the masterclass figures from the weekly average MC figures look alot better than last weeks

  12. Jerome May 16, 2010 at 11:50 am -

    sneaky move from ten separating masterclass from the rest of MC so it is harder for people to notice that it dropped almost 100k this week. great figs for MC Mon-Thurs though.

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