Ratings division but Seven takes the week

By David Knox on July 18, 2010 / Filed Under News 15

Updated: Week 29 was a most unusual week. Total People went to one network, key demos to another. Seven, Nine and TEN each won two nights. ABC took another.

The Seven Network won the week with 26.1% over Nine’s 25.6% and TEN’s 24.0%. The ABC had 17.6% and SBS 6.7%.

In primary channels Seven was 22.9, TEN 22.4, Nine 21.9, ABC1 15.4, SBS ONE 6.1.

In digital channels GO! was 3.6, 7TWO 3.3, ABC2 and ONE both 1.6, ABC3 0.7 and SBS TWO 0.5.

Amended: TEN won all three key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Nine won Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane with Seven first in Adelaide and Perth. TEN  managed second in Sydney.

In an unusual breakdown of nightly wins TEN won Sunday and Wednesday, Nine won Monday and Thursday, Seven won Tuesday and Friday and the ABC won Saturday.

MasterChef was again the week’s #1 show.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Masterchef Australia Ten 2,108,000 548,000 746,000 315,000 248,000 251,000
2 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,899,000 534,000 592,000 299,000 225,000 249,000
3 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,868,000 489,000 642,000 325,000 189,000 222,000
4 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,648,000 351,000 522,000 342,000 156,000 276,000
5 Modern Family Ten 1,522,000 393,000 525,000 216,000 174,000 214,000
6 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,492,000 453,000 431,000 289,000 202,000 118,000
7 Doc Martin ABC1 1,458,000 437,000 459,000 280,000 144,000 139,000
8 Seven News Seven 1,451,000 369,000 383,000 303,000 169,000 226,000
9 Today Tonight Seven 1,375,000 361,000 370,000 270,000 166,000 208,000
10 Bondi Vet Ten 1,338,000 378,000 461,000 196,000 134,000 170,000
11 Nine News Nine 1,323,000 361,000 434,000 258,000 126,000 143,000
12 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,322,000 382,000 372,000 254,000 150,000 165,000
13 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,295,000 379,000 350,000 278,000 122,000 166,000
14 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,288,000 362,000 375,000 242,000 122,000 187,000
15 RBT Nine 1,275,000 368,000 421,000 208,000 129,000 149,000
16 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,250,000 320,000 482,000 180,000 130,000 138,000
17 A Current Affair Nine 1,237,000 322,000 437,000 238,000 101,000 140,000
18 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,231,000 374,000 329,000 246,000 147,000 135,000
19 Sea Patrol Nine 1,169,000 352,000 345,000 219,000 145,000 108,000
20 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,157,000 311,000 405,000 186,000 117,000 137,000
21 Rescue Special Ops Nine 1,148,000 344,000 348,000 184,000 133,000 138,000
22 Top Gear Nine 1,115,000 295,000 401,000 216,000 96,000 107,000
23 Minute To Win It Seven 1,104,000 296,000 358,000 188,000 111,000 152,000
24 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Rhys Jones ABC1 1,097,000 312,000 340,000 195,000 118,000 134,000
25 The Good Wife Ten 1,097,000 318,000 315,000 219,000 115,000 129,000
26 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,073,000 279,000 385,000 195,000 80,000 135,000
27 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,053,000 243,000 391,000 202,000 124,000 93,000
28 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,051,000 303,000 323,000 177,000 98,000 151,000
29 ABC News ABC1 1,048,000 294,000 327,000 175,000 113,000 140,000
30 Two And A Half Men -Mon Nine 1,035,000 246,000 359,000 208,000 86,000 135,000
31 The Force: Rbt Seven 1,022,000 297,000 288,000 211,000 95,000 131,000
32 ABC News-Sa ABC1 1,021,000 275,000 327,000 183,000 122,000 114,000
33 Home And Away Seven 1,002,000 288,000 300,000 173,000 127,000 115,000
34 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line – Mon (R) Seven 984,000 303,000 290,000 183,000 87,000 121,000
35 60 Minutes Nine 981,000 273,000 303,000 202,000 99,000 104,000
36 Doctor Who ABC1 976,000 337,000 243,000 174,000 102,000 119,000
37 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 971,000 253,000 326,000 195,000 104,000 93,000
38 The Big Bang Theory -Mon Nine 968,000 247,000 324,000 197,000 80,000 119,000
39 The 7pm Project Ten 964,000 260,000 299,000 193,000 103,000 109,000
40 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ten 961,000 248,000 330,000 152,000 113,000 118,000
41 Just For Laughs – Montreal Comedy Festival 2010 Ten 959,000 251,000 314,000 160,000 108,000 125,000
42 NCIS Rpt Ten 953,000 270,000 280,000 157,000 113,000 133,000
43 Lie To Me Ten 950,000 199,000 353,000 165,000 118,000 115,000
44 Desperate Housewives Seven 939,000 235,000 343,000 158,000 97,000 105,000
45 City Homicide Seven 936,000 251,000 308,000 157,000 111,000 109,000
46 Merlin Ten 930,000 283,000 259,000 135,000 111,000 140,000
47 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 930,000 268,000 265,000 149,000 111,000 136,000
48 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 920,000 250,000 284,000 174,000 104,000 107,000
49 Ten News At Five Ten 880,000 236,000 273,000 128,000 102,000 140,000
50 ABC News-Su ABC1 859,000 271,000 252,000 144,000 80,000 112,000
51 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 849,000 236,000 351,000 125,000 70,000 66,000
52 CSI: Miami Nine 847,000 239,000 281,000 131,000 102,000 95,000
53 Law And Order: Svu Ten 844,000 266,000 271,000 112,000 100,000 95,000
54 The Bill ABC1 837,000 263,000 258,000 138,000 78,000 100,000
55 Midsomer Murders ABC1 831,000 245,000 257,000 119,000 107,000 103,000
56 World’s Strictest Parents-UK Seven 827,000 259,000 271,000 157,000 63,000 76,000
57 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ned V Esp Final Live SBS ONE 821,000 371,000 210,000 128,000 54,000 59,000
58 Bones – Sun (R) Seven 789,000 195,000 246,000 153,000 86,000 107,000
59 Trial And Retribution: Siren ABC1 765,000 222,000 232,000 133,000 76,000 102,000
60 Around The World ABC1 765,000 218,000 234,000 128,000 91,000 95,000
61 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 758,000 196,000 233,000 160,000 67,000 102,000
62 How I Met Your Mother Seven 745,000 181,000 228,000 167,000 73,000 96,000
63 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 742,000 220,000 209,000 145,000 81,000 87,000
64 7.30 Report ABC1 734,000 230,000 189,000 154,000 82,000 79,000
65 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 732,000 255,000 211,000 111,000 73,000 83,000
66 The Very Best Of The Paul Hogan Show – Part 1 -Rpt Nine 729,000 185,000 274,000 130,000 71,000 68,000
67 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 728,000 419,000 *** 309,000 *** ***
68 20 To 1 Nine 726,000 187,000 267,000 114,000 81,000 77,000
69 The Footy Show Nine 724,000 149,000 311,000 92,000 97,000 75,000
70 Qi ABC1 722,000 194,000 220,000 127,000 96,000 86,000
71 The New Inventors ABC1 717,000 244,000 185,000 141,000 77,000 71,000
72 Four Corners ABC1 716,000 195,000 214,000 152,000 60,000 95,000
73 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 715,000 209,000 213,000 125,000 74,000 93,000
74 House Ten 713,000 157,000 216,000 151,000 88,000 101,000
75 Hot Seat Nine 711,000 209,000 216,000 144,000 74,000 68,000
76 Getaway Nine 711,000 239,000 226,000 135,000 61,000 50,000
77 Gardening Australia ABC1 709,000 172,000 276,000 110,000 82,000 69,000
78 Media Watch ABC1 703,000 185,000 228,000 144,000 67,000 79,000
79 Australian Story ABC1 694,000 213,000 191,000 140,000 68,000 83,000
80 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 16: Adelaide Vs Geelong Seven 677,000 10,000 396,000 6,000 177,000 88,000
81 Little Dorrit ABC1 671,000 195,000 235,000 97,000 59,000 86,000
82 Adults Only 20 To 1 -Rpt Nine 671,000 174,000 247,000 112,000 64,000 74,000
83 Deal Or No Deal Seven 660,000 172,000 190,000 136,000 78,000 84,000
84 Miracles ABC1 658,000 179,000 178,000 125,000 95,000 82,000
85 The Volcano That Stopped The World ABC1 652,000 198,000 213,000 102,000 72,000 66,000
86 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 648,000 216,000 123,000 99,000 75,000 135,000
87 United States Of Tara ABC1 643,000 181,000 183,000 116,000 78,000 84,000
88 M-The Wild Seven 642,000 189,000 184,000 101,000 91,000 77,000
89 The Simpsons Ten 616,000 158,000 236,000 66,000 71,000 85,000
90 Cold Case Nine 614,000 150,000 196,000 110,000 88,000 70,000
91 Q & A ABC1 609,000 181,000 201,000 110,000 65,000 52,000
92 Ghost Whisperer – Tue Seven 603,000 196,000 179,000 101,000 59,000 69,000
93 M-Octopussy Seven 595,000 163,000 180,000 109,000 87,000 56,000
94 Neighbours Ten 593,000 157,000 213,000 96,000 67,000 60,000
95 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 593,000 177,000 222,000 110,000 83,000 ***
96 Open Season -Rpt Nine 589,000 123,000 210,000 112,000 54,000 90,000
97 Catalyst ABC1 577,000 182,000 124,000 135,000 68,000 67,000
98 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 573,000 144,000 174,000 105,000 82,000 69,000
99 Collectors ABC1 567,000 176,000 171,000 94,000 64,000 62,000
100 Castle – Sun (R) Seven 553,000 147,000 188,000 92,000 62,000 65,000

Pay TV Top 100:

TV Item Description (Grouped) Channel 5 City Metro
1 Live: AFL Carlton V W’bulldogs Fox Sports 1 185,000
2 Live: NRL Panthers V Eels Fox Sports 2 174,000
3 Live: NRL Eels V Cowboys Fox Sports 2 165,000
4 Live: AFL Essendon V West Coast Fox Sports 1 129,000
5 Live: NRL Warriors V Storm Fox Sports 2 127,000
6 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 104,000
7 Live: AFL Sydney V North Melbourne Fox Sports 1 93,000
8 Live: NRL Knights V Sharks Fox Sports 2 91,000
9 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Fox Sports 3 86,000
10 Live: AFL Hawthorn V Brisbane Lions Fox Sports 1 70,000
11 Live: Golf: British Open Round 1 Part 1 Fox Sports 1 69,000
12 Live: Cricket: Test Pak V Aus Session 1 Fox Sports 3 68,000
13 NRL Sharks V Sea Eagles Fox Sports 2 64,000
14 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 50,000
15 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 49,000
16 Live: Cricket: Test Pak V Aus Session 2 Fox Sports 3 45,000
17 Live: Cricket: Test Pak V Aus, 1st Test Fox Sports 3 45,000
18 Midsomer Murders UKTV 44,000
19 Star Trek Showtime Premiere 43,000
20 You Say We Play Disney Channel 42,000
21 The Year One Showtime Premiere 41,000
22 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 41,000
23 The Sum Of All Fears Showtime Action 40,000
24 Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking Discovery Channel 40,000
25 Pirates Of The Caribbean:Dead Man’schest Starpics 1 40,000
26 Live: Golf: British Open Round 2 Fox Sports 1 39,000
27 Monsters Vs Aliens Showtime Premiere 39,000
28 Foyle’s War UKTV 36,000
29 Numb3rs TV1 35,000
30 Porridge Comedy Channel 34,000
31 Beverly Hills Chihuaha Disney Channel 33,000
32 Doc Martin UKTV 33,000
33 Gladiator Showtime Action 32,000
34 Live: Cricket: Test Pre Match Fox Sports 3 32,000
35 The Simpsons Fox8 30,000
36 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 2 30,000
37 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 30,000
38 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 30,000
39 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 29,000
40 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 29,000
41 Futurama Fox8 29,000
42 ABC World News Sky News 29,000
43 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 28,000
44 The Shawshank Redemption: Morgan Freeman Starpics 1 28,000
45 Mickey Mousekercize Playhouse Disney 28,000
46 Most Daring Fox8 28,000
47 The Proposal Movie One 27,000
48 Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon Network 27,000
49 Family Guy Fox8 27,000
50 Chopper Showtime Action 27,000
51 Summer Heights High Comedy Channel 27,000
52 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 26,000
53 Cricket: Test Pak V Aus, 1st Test, Day 4 Fox Sports 1 26,000
54 Cricket: Test Pak V Aus, 1st Test, Day 3 Fox Sports 3 25,000
55 Proof Of Innocence: New Detectives Crime & Investigation 25,000
56 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 25,000
57 Jonas Disney Channel 25,000
58 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 25,000
59 Car Toons Playhouse Disney 24,000
60 Poirot: The Hollow 13th Street 24,000
61 The Golf Show Fox Sports 1 24,000
62 Am Agenda Sky News 24,000
63 America’s Most Wanted Crime & Investigation 23,000
64 Dora’s Fairytale Adventure Nick Jr. 23,000
65 Living With The Dead Bio. 23,000
66 AFL: Before The Bounce Fox Sports 2 23,000
67 NCIS TV1 23,000
68 Ice Road Truckers Fox8 23,000
69 Prime Suspect 13th Street 23,000
70 Hannah Montana Disney Channel 23,000
71 The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past Movie Two 23,000
72 Twilight Showtime Premiere 23,000
73 Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Arena 22,000
74 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Showtime Action 22,000
75 City Of Angels Movie Greats 22,000
76 Bondi Vet Bio. 22,000
77 Zeke And Luther Disney Channel 21,000
78 The Penguins Of Madagascar Nickelodeon 21,000
79 Star Trek Showtime Premiere 2 21,000
80 Pirates Of The Caribbean Starpics 1 21,000
81 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 21,000
82 My MTV: 16 And Pregnant MTV 21,000
83 The Mask Fmc – Family Movie Channel 21,000
84 Eastenders UKTV 21,000
85 Home Alone Showtime Comedy 21,000
86 Revenge Of The Nerds Showtime Comedy 20,000
87 Tom And Jerry Tales Cartoon Network 20,000
88 20/20 Sky News 20,000
89 Beverly Hills Cop II Showtime Action 20,000
90 Taggart 13th Street 20,000
91 Beverly Hills Cop Iii Showtime Action 20,000
92 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 20,000
93 Blue’s Clues Nick Jr. 20,000
94 Forensic Investigators Crime & Investigation 20,000
95 National Press Club: Julia Gillard Sky News 20,000
96 My MTV: The Hills MTV 20,000
97 Caught On Camera Crime & Investigation 20,000
98 Jaws TV1 20,000
99 Bad Medicine: New Detectives Crime & Investigation 20,000
100 Don’s Party Fox Classics 19,000

ASTRA Week 29

Please note: An earlier report noted Nine had won demos, but this was due to human error in reading Demos for Year to Date and not Week 29. Apologies for any confusion.

Week 29

15 Comments »

  1. Ronnie July 19, 2010 at 10:38 am -

    @ Kovertreet Micheal Healy is a very clever programmer. Monday and Thursday nights are “soft” this year as the audience has grown weary of Desperate Housewives. Tim Worner seems to be incapable of noticing that drama series lose a little steam with each subsequent series. RSO has had an easy run so far – but Criminal Minds will offer stronger competition. Sea Patrol has also benefitted from a soft Thursday and Tim Worner’s inability to programme the slot effectively – (anyone who programmes Vicar of Dibley repeats deserves what they get). It will be very interesting to see how Rush goes on Thursday against SP – the Masterchef effect will give Rush an amazing lead in and I think Sea Patrol’s figures will collapse – the demos are bad anyway, but it only has a couple more eps to go.

  2. Tasmanian de√il July 19, 2010 at 10:01 am -

    ABC2 should make its Sunday line-up more enticing to viewers. They still struggle to beat One at the end of the week, because Sunday is letting them down.

  3. David Knox July 19, 2010 at 1:23 am -

    No, but at the time I noted there was an OzTAM error for DH (you can see this in Comments).

  4. TT July 19, 2010 at 1:00 am -

    I’m a little confused. On Monday night’s rating, it shows Desperate Housewives at 724,000 viewers – however this list shows it at 939,000. Is the updated figure including DVR stats?

  5. David Knox July 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm -

    Blah: exactly.

  6. Ann July 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm -

    Wonder of the election will send rating haywire

  7. Blah Blah July 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm -

    Thankyou David for not making the title about Masterchef. I’m sure it will be about Masterchef next week though.

  8. koverstreet July 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm -

    @ Ronnie – actually Sea Patrol is still doing around 1.2 m and RSO has gone up each week. CH has dropped off though but that’s mainly from 7 stuffing it around.

  9. Ryan July 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm -

    gonna be so interesting how ten goes without masterchef

  10. Ronnie July 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm -

    The primary channel share is almost a 3-way tie, but Ten is winning key demos off a way lower cost base. Seven are very lucky to holding – thanks to News, TT and H&A. Neighbours (#94) is actually costing 10 a winning lining up, and surely must be in real danger of being axed. Nine and Seven need to re-think their approach to prime time. (This does not mean giving Matty Johns and Matt Newton their own shows! – Trainwreck alert) . Both these networks old-fashioned dramas in RSO, SP and CH have also stopped delivering for them.

  11. koverstreet July 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm -

    Nine would be happy to only lose by .5% post Underbelly and with Packed To The Rafters back in the Seven Schedule.

  12. tv July 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm -

    Ten should just give up showing the football, it is proven now that it doesn’t work, they don’t even score at or above 20%, that tis what is hurting them. Just look at channel 2, you show good programs, you get results.

  13. Craig July 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm -

    It’s not often the TEN beats Nine for the total view for the week (in the primary channels) again they were only saved from 3rd spot by GO! Must make them think. TEN really needs that 3rd channel to be general entertainment to compete with GO! and 7TWO.

  14. Johnson July 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm -

    Seven will be breathing a sigh of relief after taking out the week by only 0.5% with its mediocre line-up (apart from Packed to the Rafters of course).

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