Viewers swing to ABC

By David Knox on August 15, 2010 / Filed Under News 10

In Week 33 the ABC had 3 shows in the Top Ten: Gruen Nation, Spicks and Specks and Yes We Canberra! Swinging viewers helped give the broadcaster its best share for the survey year so far (includes ABC News 24 share). The result was in contrast to TEN having just one title in the Top 20.

But it was the Seven Network that won the weekly poll, in a close call with Nine.

Network:
Seven: 28.5
Nine: 28.1
TEN: 19.5
ABC: 18.5
SBS: 5.3

Primary channels:
Seven: 24.5
Nine: 23.5
TEN: 18.4
ABC1: 15.7
SBS1: 4.6

Multichannels:
GO!: 4.7
7TWO: 4.0
ABC2: 1.7
ONE: 1.1
SBS2: 0.7
ABC3: 0.6
ABC News 24: 0.5

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

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

Nine was also first in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. As usual Seven came home in Adelaide and Perth.

Packed to the Rafters was again #1 for the week.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 2,001,000 591,000 593,000 338,000 218,000 261,000
2 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,706,000 447,000 480,000 343,000 185,000 251,000
3 Gruen Nation ABC1 1,576,000 499,000 473,000 262,000 177,000 165,000
4 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,475,000 452,000 429,000 269,000 164,000 162,000
5 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,472,000 440,000 441,000 307,000 164,000 122,000
6 World’s Strictest Parents Seven 1,426,000 445,000 371,000 256,000 175,000 178,000
7 Seven News Seven 1,420,000 368,000 401,000 279,000 164,000 207,000
8 Top Gear Nine 1,408,000 360,000 459,000 274,000 167,000 148,000
9 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,381,000 430,000 368,000 268,000 131,000 183,000
10 Yes We Canberra! ABC1 1,335,000 421,000 430,000 195,000 142,000 148,000
11 Today Tonight Seven 1,332,000 351,000 358,000 273,000 163,000 187,000
12 Minute To Win It Seven 1,329,000 422,000 390,000 177,000 150,000 190,000
13 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,315,000 382,000 334,000 267,000 158,000 173,000
14 Two And A Half Men -Mon Nine 1,315,000 372,000 417,000 245,000 117,000 164,000
15 Nine News Nine 1,283,000 379,000 409,000 256,000 125,000 115,000
16 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,227,000 335,000 369,000 215,000 149,000 158,000
17 The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1,217,000 352,000 423,000 184,000 130,000 128,000
18 A Current Affair Nine 1,211,000 347,000 412,000 230,000 107,000 116,000
19 Modern Family Ten 1,193,000 316,000 392,000 198,000 116,000 171,000
20 60 Minutes Nine 1,190,000 328,000 382,000 237,000 130,000 112,000
21 RBT Nine 1,188,000 324,000 388,000 236,000 125,000 114,000
22 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,188,000 304,000 396,000 192,000 136,000 159,000
23 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,156,000 323,000 382,000 191,000 150,000 111,000
24 Parenthood Seven 1,149,000 339,000 380,000 188,000 118,000 125,000
25 Hot Property Nine 1,141,000 280,000 421,000 189,000 126,000 125,000
26 Getaway Nine 1,140,000 334,000 397,000 167,000 134,000 107,000
27 Undercover Boss Ten 1,107,000 295,000 342,000 171,000 137,000 162,000
28 RSPCA Animal Rescue-Mon Seven 1,091,000 331,000 332,000 185,000 115,000 127,000
29 Two And A Half Men -Wed Nine 1,082,000 272,000 408,000 194,000 94,000 115,000
30 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,060,000 305,000 363,000 180,000 97,000 115,000
31 Criminal Minds-Mon Seven 1,058,000 289,000 308,000 186,000 132,000 143,000
32 Rescue Special Ops Nine 1,057,000 295,000 338,000 174,000 121,000 128,000
33 Bondi Vet Ten 1,056,000 249,000 297,000 242,000 141,000 129,000
34 ABC News ABC1 1,055,000 297,000 321,000 165,000 124,000 148,000
35 NCIS Rpt Ten 1,050,000 291,000 335,000 172,000 112,000 141,000
36 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,049,000 287,000 378,000 185,000 137,000 61,000
37 Home And Away Seven 1,031,000 308,000 271,000 194,000 123,000 135,000
38 Australian Story ABC1 1,029,000 316,000 307,000 214,000 73,000 119,000
39 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,022,000 248,000 339,000 218,000 118,000 99,000
40 City Homicide Seven 1,007,000 291,000 299,000 151,000 111,000 154,000
41 Rush Ten 1,001,000 192,000 387,000 152,000 129,000 142,000
42 The Mentalist -Rpt Nine 988,000 283,000 322,000 202,000 97,000 85,000
43 Bones (R) Seven 969,000 256,000 288,000 182,000 117,000 125,000
44 The All New Simpsons Ep 2 Ten 968,000 224,000 338,000 176,000 109,000 121,000
45 Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle ABC1 965,000 379,000 238,000 147,000 97,000 103,000
46 Recruits Ten 964,000 269,000 276,000 186,000 108,000 124,000
47 The Good Wife Ten 963,000 259,000 292,000 184,000 97,000 131,000
48 Rules Of Engagement Ten 947,000 211,000 310,000 177,000 101,000 148,000
49 Good News Week Ten 944,000 252,000 312,000 134,000 113,000 134,000
50 ABC News-Su ABC1 926,000 284,000 280,000 137,000 111,000 113,000
51 New Tricks Rpt ABC1 920,000 320,000 245,000 163,000 96,000 95,000
52 Life ABC1 917,000 289,000 272,000 143,000 102,000 111,000
53 Modern Family Sun Ten 915,000 237,000 305,000 160,000 85,000 127,000
54 The 7pm Project Ten 910,000 226,000 286,000 190,000 102,000 107,000
55 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ten 906,000 250,000 291,000 116,000 117,000 133,000
56 Under The Hammer Seven 904,000 250,000 301,000 145,000 112,000 96,000
57 Rules Of Engagement Sun Ten 886,000 203,000 294,000 169,000 85,000 135,000
58 The All New Simpsons Ten 883,000 201,000 303,000 169,000 106,000 105,000
59 David Suchet On The Orient Express Seven 881,000 216,000 258,000 186,000 115,000 106,000
60 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 880,000 219,000 268,000 173,000 118,000 102,000
61 Q & A Population Debate ABC1 876,000 336,000 230,000 142,000 80,000 89,000
62 Ten News At Five Ten 873,000 255,000 267,000 133,000 94,000 124,000
63 NCIS Ep 2 Rpt Ten 873,000 208,000 305,000 145,000 104,000 111,000
64 7.30 Report ABC1 851,000 263,000 238,000 164,000 87,000 98,000
65 How I Met Your Mother Seven 848,000 217,000 247,000 146,000 96,000 142,000
66 Hot In Cleveland Nine 844,000 201,000 268,000 158,000 68,000 149,000
67 Q & A ABC1 828,000 259,000 261,000 150,000 102,000 57,000
68 The New Inventors ABC1 805,000 229,000 258,000 160,000 84,000 74,000
69 Lie To Me Ten 801,000 210,000 269,000 158,000 96,000 68,000
70 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 797,000 191,000 231,000 133,000 97,000 145,000
71 RPA Nine 786,000 204,000 266,000 145,000 100,000 72,000
72 Waking The Dead ABC1 782,000 232,000 200,000 114,000 99,000 138,000
73 ABC News-Sa ABC1 781,000 250,000 198,000 133,000 91,000 109,000
74 Bill ABC1 747,000 201,000 226,000 129,000 92,000 99,000
75 Criminal Minds-Mon (R) Seven 743,000 214,000 217,000 123,000 94,000 94,000
76 Media Watch ABC1 742,000 246,000 199,000 155,000 75,000 67,000
77 CSI: Miami Nine 735,000 174,000 248,000 127,000 94,000 92,000
78 Castle (R) Seven 722,000 201,000 226,000 120,000 89,000 86,000
79 Four Corners ABC1 713,000 235,000 182,000 151,000 61,000 85,000
80 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 701,000 411,000 *** 290,000 *** ***
81 The Footy Show Nine 694,000 116,000 314,000 100,000 82,000 82,000
82 Catalyst ABC1 689,000 229,000 184,000 134,000 61,000 82,000
83 Burn Notice Thurs Ten 680,000 204,000 201,000 116,000 96,000 63,000
84 The Simpsons Ten 675,000 178,000 218,000 100,000 75,000 105,000
85 Hot Seat Nine 671,000 191,000 197,000 160,000 68,000 55,000
86 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 667,000 184,000 201,000 107,000 89,000 86,000
87 Adults Only 20 To 1 Nine 650,000 167,000 203,000 120,000 71,000 90,000
88 Deal Or No Deal Seven 644,000 169,000 198,000 115,000 81,000 81,000
89 Neighbours Ten 627,000 167,000 198,000 107,000 70,000 86,000
90 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 619,000 195,000 192,000 97,000 55,000 81,000
91 Arthur And The Invisibles Nine 616,000 148,000 213,000 124,000 61,000 70,000
92 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 612,000 180,000 200,000 86,000 65,000 80,000
93 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 610,000 181,000 180,000 105,000 80,000 65,000
94 Return To Cranford ABC1 607,000 167,000 193,000 85,000 86,000 76,000
95 Stateline ABC1 606,000 203,000 157,000 87,000 77,000 82,000
96 Nicholas Crane’s Britannia ABC1 605,000 196,000 169,000 106,000 63,000 70,000
97 Collectors ABC1 596,000 180,000 181,000 92,000 67,000 77,000
98 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 583,000 99,000 175,000 105,000 90,000 115,000
99 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 580,000 364,000 *** 216,000 *** ***
100 Cold Case Nine 578,000 149,000 173,000 113,000 89,000 54,000

Pay TV Top 100
TV Item Description (Grouped) Channel 5 City Metro
1 Live: NRL Raiders V Panthers Fox Sports 2 160,000
2 Live: AFL Adelaide V W’bulldogs Fox Sports 1 159,000
3 Live: NRL Bulldogs V Raiders Fox Sports 2 151,000
4 Live: NRL Titans V Cowboys Fox Sports 2 141,000
5 Live: AFL Fremantle V Sydney Fox Sports 1 118,000
6 Live: NRL Knights V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 115,000
7 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 112,000
8 Marple: Murder Is Easy 13th Street 89,000
9 The People’s Forum Sky News 87,000
10 Live: AFL St Kilda V Port Adelaide Fox Sports 1 78,000
11 Live: AFL Port Adelaide V West Coast Fox Sports 1 67,000
12 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 65,000
13 Live: Football: Bpl Fox Sports 3 58,000
14 Eastenders Revealed UKTV 53,000
15 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 50,000
16 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 45,000
17 Midsomer Murders UKTV 45,000
18 16 Wishes Disney Channel 44,000
19 Beverly Hills Chihuaha Disney Channel 43,000
20 Hi-5 Nick Jr. 37,000
21 Live: AFL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 37,000
22 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 37,000
23 Doc Martin UKTV 37,000
24 Nazi Death Squads National Geographic 34,000
25 Summer Heights High Comedy Channel 34,000
26 The Simpsons Fox8 34,000
27 Better Off Ted Comedy Channel 33,000
28 Inglourious Basterds Showtime Premiere 33,000
29 Notting Hill Showtime Drama 33,000
30 Live: Football: A-League Melb V V Perth Fox Sports 3 33,000
31 Porridge Comedy Channel 33,000
32 Family Guy Fox8 32,000
33 Live: Football: A-League Well V G Coast Fox Sports 3 32,000
34 Active: New Macdonald’s Farm Playhouse Disney 31,000
35 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 31,000
36 Cool Runnings Fmc – Family Movie Channel 31,000
37 Glee Fox8 30,000
38 NCIS TV1 30,000
39 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 30,000
40 Daddy Day Care TV1 30,000
41 My Sister’s Keeper Movie One 29,000
42 Futurama Fox8 29,000
43 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 29,000
44 Paul Murray Live Sky News 28,000
45 Selling Houses Lifestyle Channel 28,000
46 The Addams Family Nickelodeon 28,000
47 The Longest Day Fox Classics 28,000
48 Blackadder Comedy Channel 28,000
49 Coalition Campaign Launch Live Sky News 28,000
50 Relocation Relocation Lifestyle Channel 28,000
51 The Tudors S4 Ep10 Showcase 27,000
52 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 27,000
53 Hogan’s Heroes TV1 27,000
54 Election 2010 Debate: Foreign Affairs Sky News 27,000
55 Hale & Pace Comedy Channel 27,000
56 Poirot: After The Funeral 13th Street 27,000
57 The Big Bang Theory Comedy Channel 26,000
58 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 26,000
59 I Love You, Man Showtime Premiere 26,000
60 Dcom: Camp Rock Disney Channel 26,000
61 Murder In Surburbia 13th Street 26,000
62 Bedtime Stories Disney Channel 25,000
63 Qi UKTV 25,000
64 Golf Pro Shop Fox Sports 3 25,000
65 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Fox Classics 25,000
66 Copycat Showtime Action 25,000
67 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 25,000
68 AFL W’bulldogs V Geelong Fox Sports 1 25,000
69 Live: Football: A-League New V Mel H Fox Sports 3 24,000
70 Eastenders UKTV 24,000
71 Law & Order: SVU TV1 24,000
72 TV1 Trivia Challenge TV1 24,000
73 Top Gear Bbc Knowledge 24,000
74 Camp Orange Nickelodeon 24,000
75 Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective Cartoon Network 24,000
76 Australian Agenda Sky News 24,000
77 Desperado Showtime Action 24,000
78 Taggart 13th Street 23,000
79 Saturday Agenda Sky News 23,000
80 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 23,000
81 Jesse Stone: Night Passage 13th Street 23,000
82 Property Ladder Lifestyle Channel 23,000
83 Patriot Games Showtime Action 23,000
84 Heartbeat UKTV 23,000
85 Country House Rescue Lifestyle Channel 22,000
86 Demolition Man: Sylvester Stallone Starpics 1 22,000
87 Coronation Street UKTV 22,000
88 Marple: A Pocket Full Of Rye 13th Street 22,000
89 American Dad Fox8 21,000
90 Criss Angel Mindfreak Fox8 21,000
91 The Penguins Of Madagascar Nickelodeon 21,000
92 Ice Road Truckers Fox8 21,000
93 Chuck Fox8 21,000
94 The Catherine Tate Show UKTV 21,000
95 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 21,000
96 Category 7: The End Of The World Hallmark 21,000
97 Help! My House Is Falling Down Lifestyle Channel 21,000
98 Clear And Present Danger Showtime Action 20,000
99 The Nation With David Speers Sky News 20,000
100 The Contrarians Sky News 20,000

ASTRA Week 33

Week 33.

10 Comments »

  1. aznfratboy August 16, 2010 at 11:01 am -

    Great to see Gruen Nation and Spicks & Specks in the top 10, they are superb shows, I am however disappointed to see awful reality TV shows like Farmer watns a wife/RBT/Send in the Dogs rating in the top 20.

  2. Cairns August 16, 2010 at 10:44 am -

    @NQ resident, I guess it is because apart from Rafters (which is only one night) it is quite an even spread. Unlike the final weeks of MC where 6/7 nights were sucking a lot of veiews to one show.

  3. NQ resident August 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm -

    What an interesting week for Metro figures. The top 41 programs all recorded more than 1 million viewers. Most of the time it’s in the teens.

  4. Butters August 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm -

    @ Secret Squirrel – yes, well aware of koverstreet’s fandom (although I believe he is a City Homicide viewer too, so he can’t be all bad), however I just wanted to point out the irony in his comment. Most network fans will be careful with how they spin for their favourite, as to not leave such a hole in their defenses.

  5. S August 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm -

    And 4/5 of Sevens top 10 shows are actually made here…

    As are all 3 of the ABC’s in the top ten…

    Yeah I am sure 9 are popping the champagne right now… Hey we came 2nd!! wow!!

  6. Secret Squïrrel August 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm -

    @Butters: koverstreet is a well-known Nine fanboi. PttR obviously helps but it isn’t the sole reason Seven won the week. Seven have five programs in the top 10 (1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, & 9th) while Nine only have two (5th & 8th).

  7. Butters August 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm -

    Lol @ koverstreet. Mention the one show that pushed Nine over the line and then have a jab at seven for the same reason.

  8. koverstreet August 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm -

    Nine would be happy to be only losing by such a small amount post Underbelly and with PTTR back. And of course winning all the demos as usual. Seven of course would be extremely thankful they have one hit show that pushes them across the line each week.

  9. jezza August 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm -

    Poor ten, I really hope their new 6-7 pm line up next year helps their overall nightly share

  10. Jerome August 15, 2010 at 11:32 am -

    ten are lucky they had an alright saturday and ABC had a weaker saturday. if the normal saturday figures turned up ten would be in 4th. ten aren’t doing very well even in the demographics they were behind both 7&9 most nights.

    9 held up well with considering 7 seem to have a lot of shows in the top end. After being close all year GO! is really taking for 9 and leaving 7two behind. but still, 2 digital channels averaging over 4% is a good achievement for both. at the end of last year getting half that was considered a good job.

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