Leadership tussle, but Nine emerges ratings victor.

By David Knox on June 27, 2010 / Filed Under News 9

Like two politicians jockeying for position, Seven and Nine fought a very tight race in Week 26.

Just 0.2% separated Nine and Seven as they went into Saturday, in Seven’s favour. By the end of Saturday there was still 0.2% between them -but it had shifted to Nine, giving them the win.

The Nine Network won the week with 26.2% over Seven’s 26.0% and TEN’s 22.9%. The ABC had 17.7% and SBS 7.2%.

In primary channels Seven and Nine both pulled 23.1%, TEN 21.9%, ABC1 15.6% and SBS ONE 6.4%.

In digital channels GO! was 3.1%, 7TWO 2.9%, ABC2 1.6%, ONE1.0%, SBS TWO 0.8%, ABC3 0.5%.

TEN won the 16-39 demo while Nine was first in 18-49 and 25-54.

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane fell to Nine with Seven taking its traditional Adelaide and Perth victories.

Seven was first on Monday, Tuesday, Friday. Nine won Sunday, Thursday and Saturday. TEN won Wednesday and also beat Seven on Sunday and Thursday plus Nine on Tuesday. But the ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.

MasterChef Australia topped the 2m mark on Wednesday night, and helped with the night for TEN. While it was the week’s biggest audience, the network’s coding and averaging saw the Sunday night challenge finish as the #1 show on 1.95m.

The week’s political events also delivered wins for the ABC. At 1.16m viewers, The 7:30 Report beat Today Tonight and A Current Affair on Thursday. New PM Julia Gillard wsa interviewed on all three shows. The nation’s leadership change followed a week in which Australian Story ran an episode “She Who Waits.”

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,950,000 502,000 670,000 296,000 231,000 252,000
2 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,929,000 509,000 652,000 326,000 202,000 239,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,660,000 422,000 455,000 395,000 152,000 235,000
4 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,619,000 509,000 479,000 305,000 188,000 138,000
5 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,576,000 407,000 530,000 276,000 135,000 228,000
6 Modern Family Ten 1,524,000 434,000 521,000 233,000 148,000 187,000
7 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Nine 1,497,000 542,000 411,000 252,000 144,000 148,000
8 Seven News Seven 1,492,000 373,000 412,000 294,000 168,000 245,000
9 Today Tonight Seven 1,420,000 344,000 402,000 279,000 159,000 235,000
10 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,362,000 429,000 392,000 239,000 154,000 147,000
11 Sunday Night Seven 1,340,000 343,000 369,000 282,000 154,000 192,000
12 Nine News Nine 1,326,000 377,000 429,000 267,000 125,000 128,000
13 Glee Ten 1,321,000 365,000 481,000 230,000 109,000 136,000
14 The Mentalist Nine 1,311,000 337,000 469,000 232,000 117,000 156,000
15 NCIS Rpt Ten 1,302,000 380,000 395,000 232,000 143,000 152,000
16 Doc Martin ABC1 1,298,000 336,000 336,000 267,000 168,000 190,000
17 Customs Nine 1,286,000 386,000 415,000 212,000 151,000 122,000
18 60 Minutes Nine 1,280,000 359,000 376,000 288,000 125,000 132,000
19 Masterchef Australia -Masterclass Ten 1,265,000 300,000 435,000 204,000 163,000 163,000
20 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,253,000 344,000 377,000 228,000 164,000 139,000
21 Islands Of Britain Seven 1,252,000 302,000 410,000 253,000 124,000 162,000
22 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,218,000 383,000 360,000 231,000 124,000 120,000
23 Sea Patrol Nine 1,197,000 321,000 367,000 209,000 152,000 148,000
24 Shrek The Third -Rpt Nine 1,181,000 417,000 342,000 188,000 109,000 125,000
25 Lie To Me Ten 1,135,000 303,000 342,000 209,000 116,000 164,000
26 The Force -Behind The Line Seven 1,134,000 337,000 327,000 191,000 127,000 152,000
27 Minute To Win It Seven 1,130,000 313,000 340,000 204,000 129,000 144,000
28 Top Gear Nine 1,121,000 332,000 340,000 229,000 103,000 117,000
29 A Current Affair Nine 1,120,000 309,000 398,000 208,000 93,000 111,000
30 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line-Wed (R) Seven 1,113,000 324,000 282,000 261,000 107,000 139,000
31 The Force – Behind The Line-Wed (R) Seven 1,094,000 308,000 255,000 273,000 108,000 150,000
32 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,089,000 286,000 395,000 223,000 75,000 109,000
33 ABC News ABC1 1,086,000 297,000 349,000 185,000 121,000 134,000
34 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 1,084,000 330,000 302,000 196,000 123,000 132,000
35 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,083,000 274,000 356,000 241,000 80,000 132,000
36 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,064,000 277,000 358,000 218,000 79,000 131,000
37 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,017,000 292,000 309,000 182,000 91,000 143,000
38 Good News Week Ten 1,013,000 230,000 339,000 206,000 117,000 121,000
39 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,011,000 314,000 298,000 172,000 121,000 107,000
40 Home And Away Seven 1,006,000 291,000 282,000 167,000 118,000 148,000
41 Greatest Cities Of The World with Griff Rhys Jones ABC1 1,006,000 278,000 337,000 153,000 98,000 140,000
42 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,004,000 251,000 343,000 170,000 133,000 107,000
43 Merlin Ten 1,003,000 316,000 271,000 157,000 113,000 145,000
44 Agatha Christie’s Poirot ABC1 1,003,000 299,000 322,000 154,000 103,000 125,000
45 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 965,000 298,000 213,000 196,000 114,000 143,000
46 Law And Order: SVU Ten 944,000 352,000 272,000 125,000 101,000 94,000
47 The Good Wife Ten 938,000 243,000 304,000 189,000 96,000 107,000
48 Ten News At Five Ten 924,000 247,000 286,000 152,000 100,000 138,000
49 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 905,000 254,000 380,000 151,000 67,000 54,000
50 ABC News-Su ABC1 904,000 281,000 236,000 169,000 91,000 127,000
51 Doctor Who ABC1 894,000 318,000 224,000 144,000 94,000 114,000
52 Australian Story ABC1 882,000 278,000 250,000 178,000 79,000 97,000
53 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed Seven 881,000 244,000 255,000 168,000 88,000 126,000
54 Midsomer Murders ABC1 879,000 242,000 249,000 127,000 124,000 137,000
55 Ten Breaking News Ten 875,000 188,000 220,000 85,000 119,000 264,000
56 CSI: Miami Nine 874,000 223,000 249,000 154,000 115,000 134,000
57 The 7pm Project Ten 873,000 218,000 264,000 187,000 99,000 105,000
58 Desperate Housewives Seven 870,000 227,000 295,000 155,000 90,000 104,000
59 7.30 Report ABC1 865,000 264,000 245,000 165,000 93,000 99,000
60 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple ABC1 848,000 243,000 250,000 123,000 102,000 129,000
61 Getaway Nine 844,000 261,000 273,000 134,000 84,000 91,000
62 M-National Treasure: The Book Of Secrets Seven 827,000 212,000 278,000 131,000 109,000 97,000
63 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 817,000 231,000 238,000 137,000 95,000 116,000
64 ABC News-Sa ABC1 789,000 214,000 215,000 137,000 119,000 104,000
65 Around The World ABC1 778,000 204,000 278,000 114,000 86,000 96,000
66 Police Under Fire: In The Line Of Duty Seven 776,000 210,000 201,000 167,000 81,000 117,000
67 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 757,000 225,000 223,000 103,000 99,000 107,000
68 The Bill ABC1 756,000 191,000 228,000 123,000 84,000 130,000
69 Hung Seven 750,000 193,000 262,000 129,000 66,000 101,000
70 Stateline ABC1 748,000 224,000 167,000 160,000 89,000 109,000
71 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 746,000 205,000 217,000 126,000 90,000 108,000
72 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 739,000 223,000 215,000 137,000 71,000 94,000
73 How I Met Your Mother Seven 735,000 197,000 180,000 176,000 68,000 113,000
74 Churchill’s Darkest Decision ABC1 726,000 217,000 236,000 113,000 75,000 86,000
75 Catalyst ABC1 724,000 220,000 213,000 142,000 72,000 78,000
76 Two And A Half Men -Tue Nine 723,000 218,000 215,000 132,000 75,000 82,000
77 Hot Seat Nine 704,000 203,000 219,000 150,000 66,000 66,000
78 20 To 1 Nine 702,000 176,000 278,000 118,000 79,000 51,000
79 Deal Or No Deal Seven 702,000 171,000 216,000 131,000 88,000 96,000
80 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 699,000 228,000 137,000 138,000 65,000 131,000
81 2010 FIFA World Cup: Aus V Srb Live SBS ONE 697,000 284,000 200,000 96,000 49,000 67,000
82 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 695,000 240,000 187,000 109,000 72,000 88,000
83 United States Of Tara ABC1 683,000 207,000 218,000 107,000 79,000 71,000
84 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 681,000 219,000 194,000 115,000 74,000 79,000
85 The Footy Show Nine 677,000 112,000 287,000 107,000 104,000 68,000
86 Qi ABC1 673,000 198,000 216,000 99,000 83,000 77,000
87 The New Inventors ABC1 666,000 216,000 180,000 109,000 82,000 79,000
88 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 663,000 169,000 189,000 114,000 100,000 90,000
89 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 662,000 166,000 170,000 142,000 78,000 106,000
90 Mr. Sin: The Abe Saffron Story ABC1 643,000 207,000 193,000 116,000 53,000 75,000
91 The Simpsons Ten 643,000 170,000 225,000 92,000 72,000 83,000
92 Four Corners ABC1 636,000 169,000 192,000 135,000 48,000 92,000
93 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 13: St Kilda Vs Geelong Seven 633,000 7,000 410,000 15,000 110,000 92,000
94 Neighbours Ten 626,000 168,000 216,000 99,000 69,000 74,000
95 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 611,000 363,000 *** 248,000 *** ***
96 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 606,000 177,000 192,000 89,000 79,000 70,000
97 Saturday Night AFL Ten 602,000 59,000 337,000 37,000 86,000 83,000
98 Media Watch ABC1 598,000 184,000 173,000 103,000 54,000 84,000
99 Medium Ten 585,000 171,000 192,000 84,000 63,000 76,000
100 House Ten 578,000 153,000 182,000 100,000 73,000 70,000

Pay TV
1 Live: NRL Knights V Eels Fox Sports 2 178,000
2 Live: AFL West Coast V W’bulldogs Fox Sports 1 173,000
3 Live: NRL Eels V Broncos Fox Sports 2 155,000
4 Live: NRL Cowboys V Sharks Fox Sports 2 128,000
5 Live: NRL Sharks V Dragons Fox Sports 2 123,000
6 Live: NRL Rabbitohs V Storm Fox Sports 2 120,000
7 Live: AFL Nth Melb V Port Adelaide Fox Sports 1 107,000
8 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 66,000
9 Labor Leadership Challenge Sky News 61,000
10 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 59,000
11 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 57,000
12 Live: Rugby Union: Test Match Fox Sports 1 55,000
13 Pm Agenda: Labor Leadership Special Sky News 52,000
14 Beverly Hills Chihuaha Disney Channel 49,000
15 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 48,000
16 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 45,000
17 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 44,000
18 Tough Nuts:Australia’s Hardest Criminals Crime & Investigation 39,000
19 Tricky TV Cartoon Network 39,000
20 Dcom: Starstruck Disney Channel 38,000
21 Numb3rs TV1 37,000
22 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 37,000
23 Dora’s World Adventure Nick Jr. 37,000
24 Dcom: Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars Disney Channel 36,000
25 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 34,000
26 Deathlands: Homeward Bound Sci Fi 34,000
27 Blackadder Comedy Channel 34,000
28 A Touch Of Frost UKTV 32,000
29 The Simpsons Fox8 32,000
30 Two Hands Showtime Action 32,000
31 Read It And Weep Disney Channel 32,000
32 Parliament Live Sky News 31,000
33 Taggart 13th Street 31,000
34 Doc Martin UKTV 30,000
35 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 29,000
36 NCIS TV1 29,000
37 Project Runway Arena 28,000
38 Yes, Minister Comedy Channel 28,000
39 Midsomer Murders UKTV 28,000
40 Bondi Vet Bio. 28,000
41 Waking The Dead UKTV 27,000
42 The Boston Strangler Fox Classics 27,000
43 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 26,000
44 Live: NRL Super Saturday Preview Fox Sports 2 26,000
45 Dance-A-Lot Robot Playhouse Disney 26,000
46 Close To Home 13th Street 26,000
47 Stripes TV1 26,000
48 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo Choo Express Playhouse Disney 25,000
49 Topaz Fox Classics 25,000
50 Poirot: Murder On The Links 13th Street 25,000
51 Silent Witness UKTV 24,000
52 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 24,000
53 Life 13th Street 24,000
54 The Fairly Oddparents Nickelodeon 24,000
55 Sonny With A Chance Disney Channel 24,000
56 Nazi Death Squads National Geographic 24,000
57 True Jackson, Vp Nickelodeon 24,000
58 Die Hard Showtime Action 24,000
59 AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 24,000
60 Scare Tactics Fox8 24,000
61 Live: Cricket: Odi Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 23,000
62 iCarly Nickelodeon 23,000
63 Law & Order: Svu TV1 23,000
64 The Nation With David Speers Sky News 23,000
65 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Showtime Premiere 23,000
66 Fifi And The Flowertots Nick Jr. 23,000
67 Inspector George Gently UKTV 23,000
68 Big Time Rush Nickelodeon 22,000
69 Qi UKTV 22,000
70 Futurama Fox8 22,000
71 Vacation With Derek Nickelodeon 22,000
72 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 22,000
73 Family Guy Fox8 22,000
74 Star Wars: Clone Wars Ii Cartoon Network 22,000
75 I’m In The Band Disney Channel 22,000
76 Heartbeat UKTV 22,000
77 Law & Order W 21,000
78 Angelina Ballerina Nick Jr. 21,000
79 Criss Angel Mindfreak Fox8+2 21,000
80 The Mark Of Zorro Fox Classics 21,000
81 Prime Suspect 13th Street 21,000
82 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 21,000
83 Cars Toons Playhouse Disney 21,000
84 Wife Swap Usa Lifestyle Channel 21,000
85 Poirot: Hercule Poirot’s Chris 13th Street 21,000
86 Crime Investigation Australia Crime & Investigation 21,000
87 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 21,000
88 Tennis: Wimbledon: Day 1 Highlights Fox Sports 3 21,000
89 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 21,000
90 Antiques Roadtrip Lifestyle Channel 21,000
91 Matthew Hayden’s Home Ground Lifestyle Channel 21,000
92 My MTV: The City MTV 20,000
93 Lockie Leonard Nickelodeon 20,000
94 Bones Fox8 20,000
95 Titanic Fox Classics 20,000
96 America’s Most Wanted Crime & Investigation 20,000
97 Tennis: Wimbledon: Day 5 Fox Sports 3 20,000
98 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 19,000
99 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line Lifestyle Channel 19,000
100 Live: Cricket: ODI Eng V Aus Game 1 Fox Sports 1 19,000

ASTRA Week 26

Week 26

9 Comments »

  1. Belinda June 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm -

    Ten only has 11 new Simpsons episodes available, so I really doubt that rumour is true.

  2. Corey June 28, 2010 at 12:26 am -

    @RichoTB. Where did you hear this? about the new Simpsons?

  3. RichoTB June 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm -

    What will Ten replace Masterchef with? I heard rumours of them stripping the new season of the Simpsons at 7.30pm from Monday-Thursday…this could work, although they’d get through the whole season in 7 weeks’ time.

    Ten have a few shows in reserve…Rush, Burn Notice, Rules of Engagement, the US version of Undercover Boss…nothing really massive though. I expect we’ll see a few more local programs as well

  4. Gerry June 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm -

    I’m wondering how Ten will do once MasterChef is over- they don’t have much to fall back on. Commonwealth Games will help them, but then those weeks don’t even count. Hopefully Nine don’t screw up the second half of the year.

  5. Ryano June 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm -

    Oh, I like Tens chances of winning this week better than any so far this year.

  6. Jerome June 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm -

    by Thursday 7 had this week to lose. but after disapointing live footy ratings. and that RU on Sat it all went pear shaped. 7two doesn’t seem to get a break. whether GO! has a good or bad week it always seesto be .1-.2% behind.

  7. Jason D. June 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm -

    I turned to Nine for political coverage of the leadership change, as they had some highly regarded political analysts, such as Laurie Oakes & George Negus. It wasn’t perfect coverage, but was somewhat satisfactory.

    With the exception of the 7:30 Report (due to the neutrality and expertise of Kerry O’Brian), I avoid ABC News coverage, as they often display an overt leftist agenda, SBS News is even more leftist. Seven’s coverage was fronted by political dabblers. And I don’t watch much Ten News to make judgement on them.

  8. chk chk June 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm -

    Makes sense on the week of a political bakflip; KRudd was more associated with Seven whilst Julia was Nine and we all know now that Julia is the new PM :-)

  9. Craig June 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm -

    Close week and TEN only 1.2% behind 7&9 on the primary channels is a good sign IMO, MC is helping it’s profile. Kinda sad that the once mighty House is barely in the top 100 shows for the week.

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