Rafters lead the ratings week

By David Knox on July 4, 2010 / Filed Under News 6

It will be the only week this year in which heavy hitters MasterChef Australia, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly and Dancing with the Stars all screened -but it belonged to the Seven Network.

There were plenty of big audiences for Week 27 amongst the three commercial networks, but it was Packed to the Rafters that finished at #1, with 1.91m viewers. This is despite the 2.01m audience for Wednesday’s episode of Masterchef, which drops due to averaging of Monday – Thursday episodes. Underbelly‘s finale was also impressive with 1.8m viewers. Dancing with the Stars settled for 1.42m. Significantly, all four are local productions. Aside from Modern Family it was an all-Australian top ten last week.

The Seven Network won Week 27 with 28.0% over Nine’s 25.8% and TEN’s 22.4%. The ABC had 18.0% and SBS 5.7%.

In primary channels Seven was 24.9%, Nine 22.3%, TEN 21.1%, ABC1 15.8%, SBS ONE 5.1%.

In digital channels GO! was 3.5%, 7TWO 3.1%, ABC2 1.8%, ONE 1.3%, SBS TWO 0.6% and ABC3 0.5%.

But the key demos fell elsewhere last week with TEN Network first in 16-39, and the NineĀ  Network first in 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven ranked first on four nights, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Nine won Sunday, Monday and Thursday. TEN beat Nine on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The ABC was second on Saturday.

Seven was victorious in all cities except Brisbane which fell to Nine by a margin of just 0.1%.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,917,000 635,000 522,000 284,000 229,000 247,000
2 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,897,000 500,000 633,000 323,000 224,000 217,000
3 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Nine 1,808,000 577,000 587,000 282,000 172,000 190,000
4 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,781,000 486,000 558,000 275,000 242,000 221,000
5 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,694,000 506,000 553,000 301,000 178,000 156,000
6 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,588,000 424,000 436,000 357,000 162,000 209,000
7 Modern Family Ten 1,553,000 415,000 510,000 279,000 166,000 183,000
8 Seven News Seven 1,484,000 389,000 421,000 285,000 157,000 231,000
9 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,444,000 446,000 382,000 290,000 127,000 200,000
10 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,424,000 460,000 421,000 261,000 133,000 150,000
11 Today Tonight Seven 1,422,000 365,000 404,000 270,000 168,000 214,000
12 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,392,000 457,000 396,000 232,000 157,000 150,000
13 Customs Nine 1,367,000 369,000 483,000 225,000 140,000 151,000
14 Doc Martin ABC1 1,364,000 407,000 372,000 249,000 146,000 190,000
15 Nine News Nine 1,352,000 390,000 434,000 260,000 138,000 131,000
16 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,339,000 397,000 355,000 246,000 172,000 169,000
17 RBT Nine 1,329,000 366,000 444,000 252,000 136,000 131,000
18 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,303,000 317,000 486,000 165,000 175,000 161,000
19 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,290,000 381,000 387,000 262,000 104,000 156,000
20 Minute To Win It Seven 1,277,000 405,000 350,000 217,000 131,000 175,000
21 Highway Patrol-Wed (R) Seven 1,273,000 353,000 389,000 220,000 137,000 174,000
22 A Current Affair Nine 1,240,000 351,000 428,000 226,000 114,000 122,000
23 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,205,000 348,000 341,000 261,000 92,000 163,000
24 60 Minutes Nine 1,194,000 354,000 383,000 236,000 113,000 107,000
25 NCIS Rpt Ten 1,193,000 319,000 353,000 246,000 121,000 154,000
26 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,143,000 396,000 310,000 185,000 132,000 120,000
27 Highway Patrol Seven 1,141,000 310,000 340,000 205,000 134,000 153,000
28 Police Under Fire: The Walsh Street Killings Seven 1,135,000 302,000 403,000 175,000 115,000 140,000
29 Sea Patrol Nine 1,130,000 310,000 292,000 231,000 139,000 158,000
30 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,118,000 323,000 349,000 209,000 145,000 93,000
31 Merlin Ten 1,091,000 343,000 271,000 183,000 126,000 168,000
32 Lie To Me Ten 1,080,000 271,000 335,000 224,000 123,000 127,000
33 ABC News ABC1 1,080,000 299,000 349,000 169,000 129,000 134,000
34 Good News Week Ten 1,070,000 302,000 330,000 189,000 120,000 128,000
35 There’s Nothing Like Australia – Holiday Hot Spots Revealed Seven 1,049,000 355,000 243,000 228,000 99,000 125,000
36 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,040,000 294,000 325,000 197,000 99,000 125,000
37 Home And Away Seven 1,037,000 286,000 306,000 178,000 130,000 136,000
38 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,015,000 307,000 329,000 178,000 98,000 103,000
39 Two And A Half Men -Tue Nine 996,000 277,000 325,000 195,000 89,000 110,000
40 Doctor Who ABC1 983,000 333,000 232,000 146,000 130,000 142,000
41 Rescue Special Ops Nine 968,000 280,000 247,000 181,000 124,000 135,000
42 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line – Mon (R) Seven 964,000 272,000 307,000 169,000 105,000 112,000
43 Desperate Housewives Seven 944,000 247,000 313,000 161,000 112,000 111,000
44 The Force – Rbt Seven 943,000 273,000 287,000 159,000 101,000 122,000
45 ABC News-Sa ABC1 929,000 250,000 271,000 150,000 101,000 156,000
46 Midsomer Murders ABC1 928,000 251,000 279,000 126,000 121,000 151,000
47 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Rhys Jones ABC1 926,000 277,000 294,000 137,000 102,000 115,000
48 The 7pm Project Ten 914,000 220,000 286,000 200,000 102,000 106,000
49 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Rpt ABC1 895,000 271,000 250,000 119,000 120,000 136,000
50 Getaway Nine 883,000 247,000 300,000 165,000 86,000 84,000
51 Ten News At Five Ten 882,000 229,000 273,000 144,000 103,000 133,000
52 ABC News-Su ABC1 864,000 275,000 227,000 140,000 112,000 110,000
53 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 864,000 242,000 246,000 162,000 109,000 105,000
54 The Good Wife Ten 864,000 264,000 211,000 165,000 120,000 104,000
55 Miracles ABC1 843,000 245,000 183,000 174,000 101,000 139,000
56 Under Surveillance Nine 841,000 239,000 276,000 139,000 81,000 105,000
57 Bill ABC1 837,000 255,000 212,000 145,000 91,000 133,000
58 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 828,000 221,000 262,000 139,000 91,000 115,000
59 7.30 Report ABC1 814,000 251,000 213,000 156,000 96,000 98,000
60 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 800,000 229,000 314,000 125,000 74,000 58,000
61 M-Ratatouille Seven 777,000 237,000 253,000 119,000 71,000 96,000
62 CSI: Miami Nine 774,000 207,000 224,000 132,000 114,000 97,000
63 United States Of Tara ABC1 770,000 232,000 228,000 149,000 93,000 68,000
64 Australian Story ABC1 768,000 209,000 242,000 149,000 83,000 85,000
65 Hot Seat Nine 752,000 228,000 227,000 149,000 76,000 72,000
66 Top Gear Nine 743,000 172,000 269,000 132,000 84,000 85,000
67 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 740,000 227,000 227,000 93,000 110,000 83,000
68 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 735,000 221,000 226,000 119,000 97,000 72,000
69 Q & A ABC1 734,000 225,000 237,000 122,000 79,000 70,000
70 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 733,000 130,000 243,000 157,000 100,000 104,000
71 How I Met Your Mother Seven 719,000 158,000 230,000 146,000 85,000 101,000
72 Little Dorrit ABC1 718,000 240,000 216,000 108,000 67,000 87,000
73 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 712,000 186,000 237,000 123,000 83,000 84,000
74 The Footy Show Nine 710,000 131,000 301,000 105,000 102,000 71,000
75 Deal Or No Deal Seven 709,000 174,000 224,000 131,000 86,000 93,000
76 Media Watch ABC1 708,000 220,000 201,000 141,000 63,000 82,000
77 Criminal Minds-Wed (R) Seven 705,000 183,000 197,000 149,000 70,000 106,000
78 M-Death At A Funeral Seven 704,000 181,000 246,000 108,000 88,000 81,000
79 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 698,000 168,000 245,000 92,000 49,000 144,000
80 The Simpsons Ten 683,000 172,000 245,000 95,000 86,000 86,000
81 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 670,000 222,000 167,000 103,000 66,000 111,000
82 Four Corners ABC1 667,000 183,000 202,000 135,000 57,000 90,000
83 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 664,000 236,000 154,000 102,000 69,000 103,000
84 Qi ABC1 664,000 189,000 197,000 105,000 93,000 81,000
85 House Ten 657,000 176,000 181,000 119,000 97,000 84,000
86 Catalyst ABC1 649,000 189,000 157,000 148,000 63,000 92,000
87 The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 644,000 *** 317,000 *** 159,000 168,000
88 Around The World ABC1 637,000 201,000 195,000 89,000 77,000 76,000
89 Stateline ABC1 636,000 216,000 194,000 72,000 73,000 81,000
90 Neighbours Ten 634,000 148,000 235,000 106,000 67,000 78,000
91 Gardening Australia ABC1 618,000 150,000 202,000 108,000 81,000 77,000
92 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 617,000 350,000 *** 267,000 *** ***
93 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 612,000 223,000 176,000 130,000 83,000 ***
94 Thursday Night AFL Ten 611,000 344,000 91,000 97,000 79,000
95 Hung Seven 605,000 161,000 186,000 89,000 74,000 96,000
96 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 14: Hawthorn Vs Western Bulldogs Seven 599,000 7,000 377,000 1,000 119,000 95,000
97 2010 FIFA World Cup: Arg V Ger Quarter Final Live SBS ONE 598,000 229,000 162,000 58,000 63,000 86,000
98 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 588,000 201,000 177,000 94,000 50,000 67,000
99 The New Inventors ABC1 568,000 168,000 140,000 112,000 73,000 75,000
100 Who Do You Think You Are? Nine 542,000 123,000 203,000 72,000 86,000 58,000

Pay TV
1 Live: NRL Raiders V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 178,000
2 Live: NRL Sharks V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 156,000
3 Live: AFL Collingwood V West Coast Fox Sports 1 141,000
4 Live: AFL Fremantle V Port Adelaide Fox Sports 1 135,000
5 Live: AFL Adelaide V Melbourne Fox Sports 1 135,000
6 Live: NRL Roosters V Warriors Fox Sports 2 97,000
7 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 75,000
8 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 72,000
9 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 58,000
10 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 48,000
11 Live: Cricket: Odi Eng V Aus Game 5 Fox Sports 3 48,000
12 Bride Wars Showtime Premiere 44,000
13 Camp Rock Disney Channel 42,000
14 Deathlands: Homeward Bound Sci Fi 40,000
15 Celebrity Wifeswap Lifestyle Channel 40,000
16 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 40,000
17 Relocation, Relocation Revisits Lifestyle Channel 37,000
18 Summer Heights High Comedy Channel 37,000
19 Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom Nick Jr. 36,000
20 The Simpsons Fox8 35,000
21 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 35,000
22 Knowing Showtime Premiere 2 34,000
23 The Midnight Man Fox Classics 34,000
24 NRL Titans V Knights Fox Sports 1 34,000
25 Live: Cricket: Odi Eng V Aus Game 3 Fox Sports 1 33,000
26 The Spiderwick Chronicles Nickelodeon 31,000
27 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 31,000
28 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 30,000
29 A Touch Of Frost UKTV 30,000
30 iCarly Nickelodeon 29,000
31 NCIS TV1 29,000
32 My MTV: 16 And Pregnant MTV 29,000
33 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 29,000
34 Doc Martin UKTV 29,000
35 Am Agenda Sky News 28,000
36 Criss Angel Mindfreak Fox8 28,000
37 Project Runway Arena 27,000
38 Live: NRL Super Saturday Preview Fox Sports 2 27,000
39 Family Guy Fox8 27,000
40 Starstruck Disney Channel 27,000
41 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 1 27,000
42 The Penguins Of Madagascar Nickelodeon 27,000
43 Maid In Manhattan TV1 27,000
44 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 26,000
45 Live: Motorsport: Gt3 Series Fox Sports 1 26,000
46 Law & Order: Svu TV1 25,000
47 Team Umizoomi Nick Jr. 25,000
48 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Fmc – Family Movie Channel 25,000
49 Midsomer Murders UKTV 25,000
50 Ned’s Declassified Nickelodeon 25,000
51 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 25,000
52 Numb3rs TV1 25,000
53 Sonny With A Chance Disney Channel 25,000
54 The Sting Fox Classics 25,000
55 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 25,000
56 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 24,000
57 Futurama Fox8 24,000
58 Breaking Point Discovery Channel+2 24,000
59 Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes Lifestyle Food 24,000
60 My MTV: The City MTV 24,000
61 Taggart 13th Street 24,000
62 My MTV: Paris Hilton’s My New Bff MTV 24,000
63 Twilight Showtime Premiere 2 24,000
64 Waking The Dead UKTV 24,000
65 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 24,000
66 Live: Tennis: Wimbledon: Day 7 Fox Sports 3 24,000
67 Knowing Showtime Premiere 23,000
68 Sex Drive Showtime Premiere 23,000
69 Inspector George Gently UKTV 23,000
70 Prime Suspect 13th Street 23,000
71 Zeke And Luther Disney Channel 23,000
72 Big Time Rush Nickelodeon 23,000
73 The Tudors S4 Ep4 Showcase 22,000
74 The Ghost And Mrs. Muir Fox Classics 22,000
75 David Blaine: Drowned Alive Fox8 22,000
76 Drake & Josh Nickelodeon 22,000
77 Qi UKTV 22,000
78 What Happens In Vegas Showtime Comedy 22,000
79 Bones Fox8 21,000
80 Jonas Disney Channel 21,000
81 Explosions Gone Wrong Discovery Channel 21,000
82 Absolutely Fabulous Comedy Channel 21,000
83 Caught On Camera Crime & Investigation 21,000
84 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 21,000
85 Hannah Montana Disney Channel 21,000
86 Dance-A-Lot Robot Playhouse Disney 21,000
87 The Suite Life On Deck Disney Channel 21,000
88 Those Scurvy Rascals Nickelodeon 21,000
89 Tennis: Wimbledon: Men’s Singles Semis Fox Sports 3 21,000
90 The Aristocats Playhouse Disney 21,000
91 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 21,000
92 America’s Most Wanted Crime & Investigation 21,000
93 Beyond A Reasonable Doubt Movie One 21,000
94 Blackadder Comedy Channel 21,000
95 Ultimate Journeys National Geographic 21,000
96 The Doors Fox Classics 21,000
97 To Catch A Predator Crime & Investigation 20,000
98 Sid The Science Kid Nick Jr. 20,000
99 Phineas And Ferb Disney Channel 20,000
100 ABC World News Sky News 20,000

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6 Comments »

  1. gerry July 5, 2010 at 10:07 am -

    Interesting how Seven won total people, yet they didn’t manage to win a single demographic.

  2. Courtney July 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm -

    I’m most impressed with the fact that only two American productions made the Top 20. A few British shows, but still very impressed!

    For Neighbours, maybe only slightly higher than normal, though it was only last year it was managing figures in the 800,000 and averages of around 700,000.

  3. Ronnie July 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm -

    Given there’s only 1.2% difference in the primary channel share between 9 and 10, without UB Nine may end up coming 3rd on a regular basis – certainly for the next few weeks. They really need to reinvent their primetime sked on the main channel for 2011. Seven will romp home for the rest of the year off the back solid programming like Rafters and CH.

  4. pietro July 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm -

    Can Neighbours keep going with those figures or is that their normal numbers?

  5. Scott July 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm -

    Still only five scripted shows in the Top Twenty. That is the saddest truth.

    Good to see the ABC increasing its share a little though.

  6. Craig July 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm -

    So has the tide turned with the return of the Rafters? Time will tell to see if Nine has anything left for the 2nd half of the year.

    Also I think part of the problem with UB3 not rating as good as it could have is the fact the DVDs went on sale the next day, and some would have just waiting for that.

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