Week 34

By David Knox on August 16, 2010 / Filed Under Ratings 100

ABC wins Election Night, but Seven takes the week

Saturday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,252,000 393,000 339,000 250,000 103,000 167,000
2 Australia Votes 2010 ABC1 1,017,000 297,000 261,000 216,000 126,000 118,000
3 Nine News Saturday Nine 927,000 201,000 357,000 174,000 110,000 85,000
4 Election 2010: Reaction Nine 761,000 213,000 287,000 153,000 55,000 53,000
5 Election 2010: Australia Decides Nine 749,000 216,000 282,000 162,000 39,000 50,000
6 Seven News Special: Your Call 2010 – First Results Seven 663,000 191,000 172,000 149,000 61,000 90,000
7 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 641,000 144,000 289,000 108,000 63,000 36,000
8 Seven News Special: Your Call 2010 – The Verdict Seven 577,000 166,000 147,000 100,000 75,000 89,000
9 Seven News Special: Your Call 2010 Seven 576,000 176,000 120,000 143,000 57,000 79,000
10 Saturday Night AFL Ten 491,000 47,000 246,000 25,000 115,000 57,000
11 The Election Project Ten 459,000 96,000 186,000 83,000 51,000 42,000
12 Seven News Special: Your Call 2010-Day Seven 412,000 119,000 123,000 88,000 40,000 42,000
13 Saturday Afternoon AFL Ten 393,000 33,000 222,000 35,000 38,000 65,000
14 Lewis-Sat (R) 7TWO 384,000 111,000 118,000 56,000 51,000 49,000
15 Heartbeat-Sat 7TWO 371,000 101,000 98,000 56,000 67,000 50,000
16 Election Special 2010 Ten 333,000 63,000 143,000 54,000 44,000 29,000
17 Election 2010 Nine 325,000 85,000 117,000 81,000 21,000 20,000
18 Blast From The Past Go! 297,000 53,000 108,000 69,000 24,000 44,000
19 Weekend Sunrise – Sat Seven 288,000 88,000 81,000 65,000 32,000 23,000
20 Weekend Sunrise – Election Special Seven 287,000 79,000 71,000 59,000 39,000 39,000
21 In The Line Of Fire Nine 283,000 66,000 119,000 46,000 29,000 22,000
22 Wedding Crashers Go! 283,000 65,000 88,000 66,000 22,000 42,000
23 Seven News Special: 4.30pm Election Coverage Seven 265,000 95,000 99,000 72,000 *** ***
24 Doctor Finlay 7TWO 251,000 81,000 64,000 43,000 41,000 22,000
25 Monster Moves SBS ONE 245,000 66,000 111,000 45,000 18,000 5,000
26 Dynasties Rpt ABC1 241,000 *** *** *** 108,000 133,000
27 Weekend Today – Saturday Nine 236,000 67,000 77,000 55,000 14,000 23,000
28 World News Australia SBS ONE 214,000 59,000 86,000 44,000 7,000 17,000
29 Bowls: Trans Tasman: Australia Vs New Zealand ABC1 204,000 51,000 86,000 47,000 20,000 ***
30 Weekend Sunrise – Sat – Early Seven 204,000 73,000 57,000 54,000 15,000 5,000
Saturday Disney Seven 198,000 43,000 80,000 36,000 17,000 23,000
Ten Late News – Election Wrap-Up 2010 Ten 184,000 58,000 67,000 14,000 22,000 24,000
The Nanny Go! 175,000 63,000 54,000 24,000 17,000 17,000
A Touch Of Frost-Late (R) 7TWO 155,000 32,000 53,000 29,000 18,000 22,000
Mythbusters Rpt SBS ONE 154,000 42,000 52,000 43,000 17,000 ***
Little Princess ABC2 151,000 35,000 70,000 22,000 7,000 17,000
M-Once Upon A Time In The West ABC2 139,000 16,000 55,000 14,000 15,000 38,000
Saturday Night AFL One 116,000 15,000 45,000 5,000 31,000 19,000
King Of The Hill (R) Seven 109,000 17,000 36,000 38,000 12,000 6,000
V8 Xtra Seven 107,000 13,000 61,000 14,000 10,000 9,000
Seven’s Motorsport Seven 98,000 19,000 50,000 22,000 8,000 ***
Idiocracy Ten 98,000 20,000 37,000 13,000 12,000 16,000
Video Hits Presents: Neighbours 6000th Episode Ten 96,000 25,000 33,000 14,000 10,000 14,000
Rage ABC1 95,000 35,000 24,000 23,000 10,000 4,000
Spartacus: Blood And Sand Go! 92,000 13,000 44,000 17,000 12,000 7,000
Heroes (R) Seven 78,000 29,000 23,000 11,000 7,000 8,000
Saturday Afternoon AFL One 76,000 2,000 36,000 11,000 11,000 16,000

Network:
ABC: 30.8
Nine: 27.2
Seven: 24.9
TEN: 12.6
SBS: 4.5

Friday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,329,000 316,000 423,000 245,000 156,000 188,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,312,000 333,000 355,000 283,000 169,000 172,000
3 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,273,000 345,000 431,000 205,000 146,000 146,000
4 Nine News Nine 1,137,000 289,000 365,000 239,000 129,000 116,000
5 A Current Affair Nine 976,000 242,000 352,000 180,000 113,000 89,000
6 Home And Away Seven 922,000 271,000 229,000 189,000 118,000 115,000
7 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 918,000 230,000 326,000 177,000 92,000 92,000
8 The 7pm Project Ten 881,000 237,000 269,000 182,000 95,000 98,000
9 ABC News ABC1 841,000 211,000 271,000 146,000 101,000 111,000
10 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ten 798,000 206,000 236,000 129,000 100,000 126,000
11 Ten News At Five Ten 773,000 195,000 225,000 130,000 91,000 132,000
12 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 21: Geelong Vs Carlton Seven 700,000 14,000 456,000 10,000 135,000 86,000
13 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 662,000 170,000 231,000 116,000 69,000 76,000
14 Waking The Dead ABC1 658,000 159,000 198,000 87,000 105,000 110,000
15 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 635,000 355,000 *** 281,000 *** ***
16 Hot Seat Nine 629,000 156,000 188,000 172,000 65,000 48,000
17 Collectors ABC1 624,000 195,000 202,000 104,000 67,000 55,000
18 Deal Or No Deal Seven 590,000 144,000 207,000 88,000 84,000 68,000
19 The Simpsons Ten 573,000 132,000 194,000 96,000 64,000 86,000
20 Neighbours Ten 557,000 146,000 189,000 100,000 45,000 78,000
21 Customs -Rpt Nine 540,000 *** 332,000 *** 113,000 95,000
22 Stateline ABC1 539,000 163,000 161,000 91,000 64,000 60,000
23 Law And Order: SVU Fri Rpt Ten 523,000 141,000 178,000 100,000 65,000 39,000
24 Motorway Patrol -Rpt Nine 451,000 *** 274,000 *** 97,000 79,000
25 Huey’s Kitchen Ten 438,000 97,000 161,000 89,000 58,000 33,000
26 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 433,000 103,000 147,000 79,000 50,000 54,000
27 Dharma & Greg Rpt Ten 405,000 99,000 150,000 64,000 58,000 34,000
28 Antiques Roadshow Nine 402,000 84,000 133,000 100,000 47,000 37,000
29 Sunrise Seven 391,000 127,000 93,000 86,000 45,000 40,000
30 Can We Help? ABC1 391,000 101,000 123,000 67,000 45,000 54,000
A Touch Of Frost Seven 365,000 238,000 *** 127,000 *** ***
Today Nine 325,000 102,000 98,000 73,000 18,000 35,000
Judge Judy Ten 308,000 79,000 101,000 51,000 42,000 35,000
Nine’s Friday Night Football Nine 308,000 176,000 *** 132,000 *** ***
Escape To The Country 7TWO 303,000 81,000 110,000 52,000 32,000 28,000
The Da Vinci Code -Rpt Nine 288,000 *** 166,000 *** 56,000 66,000
60 Minute Makeover 7TWO 273,000 71,000 111,000 44,000 26,000 22,000
Seven’s AFL: Rnd 21: Geelong Vs Carlton – After The Game Seven 234,000 *** 151,000 *** 60,000 23,000
Outrageous Fortune Fri Ten 205,000 40,000 77,000 35,000 24,000 30,000
Living With The Enemy SBS ONE 201,000 62,000 69,000 36,000 15,000 19,000
Total Drama World Tour ABC3 159,000 44,000 50,000 27,000 25,000 13,000
The Morning Show Seven 152,000 34,000 34,000 47,000 21,000 16,000
Ready Steady Cook Ten 140,000 43,000 38,000 27,000 19,000 13,000
Play School ABC2 134,000 27,000 82,000 4,000 14,000 8,000
Rituals: Around The World In 80 Faiths SBS ONE 132,000 38,000 30,000 34,000 8,000 21,000
The Ellen Degeneres Show Nine 131,000 49,000 38,000 24,000 9,000 11,000
The IT Crowd Rpt ABC1 119,000 39,000 22,000 24,000 19,000 15,000
Offspring – Telemovie Day Rpt Ten 116,000 30,000 38,000 23,000 8,000 17,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 108,000 26,000 35,000 33,000 4,000 10,000

Network:
Seven: 34.8
Nine: 26.9
TEN: 17.6
ABC: 15.4
SBS: 5.2

Thursday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News Seven 1,359,000 312,000 436,000 285,000 149,000 176,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,330,000 301,000 418,000 289,000 146,000 176,000
3 Nine News Nine 1,212,000 335,000 392,000 257,000 119,000 110,000
4 Getaway Nine 1,119,000 282,000 427,000 153,000 138,000 120,000
5 ABC News ABC1 1,108,000 310,000 329,000 186,000 137,000 146,000
6 Bondi Vet Ten 1,066,000 284,000 343,000 199,000 105,000 134,000
7 Recruits Ten 1,036,000 283,000 338,000 165,000 105,000 144,000
8 A Current Affair Nine 1,035,000 265,000 392,000 196,000 94,000 88,000
9 Home And Away Seven 1,034,000 268,000 306,000 202,000 128,000 130,000
10 Rush Ten 1,005,000 223,000 381,000 125,000 141,000 135,000
11 The Mentalist -Rpt Nine 966,000 288,000 356,000 159,000 85,000 78,000
12 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 919,000 262,000 358,000 120,000 73,000 106,000
13 The 7pm Project Ten 877,000 224,000 276,000 180,000 94,000 103,000
14 7.30 Report ABC1 810,000 232,000 245,000 145,000 102,000 87,000
15 How I Met Your Mother Seven 800,000 230,000 214,000 130,000 92,000 135,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 780,000 207,000 265,000 106,000 89,000 114,000
17 How I Met Your Mother-Thu (R) Seven 748,000 191,000 228,000 130,000 84,000 114,000
18 The Footy Show Nine 733,000 128,000 356,000 86,000 86,000 77,000
19 The Making Of Modern Australia ABC1 676,000 219,000 178,000 131,000 87,000 60,000
20 Hot Seat Nine 654,000 172,000 193,000 155,000 77,000 57,000
21 Minuscule ABC1 644,000 196,000 168,000 112,000 85,000 83,000
22 Catalyst ABC1 643,000 182,000 200,000 127,000 76,000 58,000
23 Deal Or No Deal Seven 634,000 156,000 202,000 112,000 82,000 83,000
24 Burn Notice Thurs Ten 610,000 138,000 236,000 96,000 77,000 62,000
25 Neighbours Ten 602,000 160,000 184,000 88,000 68,000 102,000
26 The Simpsons Ten 584,000 146,000 216,000 67,000 58,000 97,000
27 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 576,000 160,000 181,000 104,000 65,000 67,000
28 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 459,000 126,000 144,000 94,000 48,000 47,000
29 M-The Heartbreak Kid Seven 425,000 121,000 107,000 71,000 53,000 72,000
30 The Matty Johns Show Seven 413,000 248,000 *** 166,000 *** ***
Heston’s Feasts Sbs One 365,000 92,000 121,000 68,000 39,000 45,000
Anatomy Of A Massacre ABC1 336,000 100,000 82,000 67,000 36,000 50,000
Sunrise Seven 335,000 88,000 97,000 67,000 35,000 49,000
The Big Bang Theory Tx1 Go! 302,000 64,000 106,000 54,000 31,000 47,000
Today Nine 296,000 105,000 79,000 64,000 18,000 29,000
Top Gear Go! 270,000 46,000 93,000 65,000 29,000 37,000
A Taste Of Iran Sbs One 245,000 68,000 109,000 31,000 14,000 22,000
Yes We Canberra! ABC2 222,000 71,000 69,000 35,000 17,000 31,000
World News Australia Late Sbs One 211,000 64,000 69,000 36,000 24,000 18,000
Spicks And Specks ABC2 209,000 59,000 86,000 21,000 13,000 31,000
Gruen Nation ABC2 190,000 44,000 65,000 42,000 14,000 26,000
Total Drama World Tour ABC3 144,000 38,000 38,000 17,000 18,000 33,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 144,000 32,000 59,000 23,000 18,000 13,000
The Footy Show Late Nine 140,000 31,000 69,000 20,000 9,000 10,000
M-The Spy Who Loved Me 7TWO 137,000 36,000 50,000 17,000 22,000 13,000
National Press Club Address ABC1 110,000 37,000 40,000 19,000 12,000 1,000
Review With Myles Barlow ABC2 109,000 30,000 32,000 28,000 11,000 9,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 101,000 25,000 40,000 23,000 6,000 8,000

Network:
Nine: 30.3
Seven: 24.3
TEN: 21.0
ABC: 19.3
SBS: 5.1

Channels:
ABC1: 15.0
Seven: 21.5
Nine: 24.9
Ten: 20.2
SBS1: 4.7

ABC2: 2.8
ABC3: 0.5
ABC News 24: 0.9
7TWO 2.8
GO!: 5.4
One: 0.8
SBS2: 0.4

Wednesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Gruen Nation ABC1 1,540,000 503,000 482,000 224,000 161,000 169,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,442,000 355,000 469,000 263,000 161,000 195,000
3 World’s Strictest Parents Seven 1,425,000 467,000 403,000 224,000 162,000 169,000
4 Today Tonight Seven 1,399,000 399,000 410,000 243,000 152,000 196,000
5 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,331,000 383,000 425,000 215,000 146,000 161,000
6 A Current Affair Nine 1,304,000 311,000 513,000 245,000 126,000 109,000
7 Nine News Nine 1,303,000 329,000 472,000 260,000 121,000 122,000
8 The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1,262,000 371,000 390,000 220,000 150,000 131,000
9 Yes We Canberra! ABC1 1,250,000 425,000 399,000 158,000 144,000 123,000
10 Hot Property Nine 1,151,000 289,000 427,000 177,000 126,000 131,000
11 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,111,000 274,000 435,000 176,000 100,000 127,000
12 Two And A Half Men -Wed Nine 1,091,000 246,000 414,000 191,000 94,000 147,000
13 Home And Away Seven 1,078,000 354,000 289,000 183,000 120,000 132,000
14 ABC News ABC1 1,004,000 298,000 293,000 157,000 108,000 147,000
15 City Homicide Seven 948,000 271,000 302,000 132,000 117,000 127,000
16 The Simpsons Wed Ten 882,000 213,000 320,000 164,000 86,000 100,000
17 RPA Nine 879,000 246,000 259,000 150,000 128,000 95,000
18 The 7pm Project Ten 854,000 232,000 290,000 165,000 91,000 76,000
19 Lie To Me Ten 817,000 201,000 302,000 147,000 74,000 92,000
20 Ten News At Five Ten 799,000 190,000 253,000 125,000 95,000 135,000
21 7.30 Report ABC1 775,000 238,000 221,000 131,000 86,000 99,000
22 The All New Simpsons Ten 769,000 172,000 271,000 156,000 87,000 83,000
23 The New Inventors ABC1 656,000 186,000 235,000 98,000 72,000 65,000
24 Hot Seat Nine 644,000 167,000 212,000 145,000 67,000 53,000
25 Lateline ABC1 637,000 223,000 213,000 79,000 66,000 56,000
26 Deal Or No Deal Seven 637,000 161,000 215,000 109,000 78,000 74,000
27 Neighbours Ten 632,000 156,000 196,000 125,000 74,000 80,000
28 The Simpsons Ten 598,000 136,000 221,000 96,000 59,000 85,000
29 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 570,000 143,000 204,000 97,000 62,000 65,000
30 Embarrassing Bodies Nine 517,000 126,000 192,000 81,000 76,000 42,000
Lewis Seven 419,000 95,000 154,000 60,000 55,000 54,000
Sunrise Seven 402,000 116,000 95,000 91,000 41,000 59,000
Today Nine 300,000 100,000 79,000 66,000 20,000 35,000
Inspector Rex Rpt SBS ONE 292,000 92,000 94,000 50,000 23,000 33,000
Spartacus: Blood And Sand Go! 223,000 48,000 93,000 35,000 24,000 22,000
Australia Votes 2010: Policy Launch: ALP ABC1 210,000 61,000 69,000 34,000 15,000 31,000
Poh’s Kitchen ABC1 189,000 52,000 76,000 24,000 19,000 18,000
The Morning Show Seven 170,000 38,000 43,000 33,000 28,000 29,000
Human Target Go! 154,000 30,000 55,000 38,000 11,000 20,000
Total Drama World Tour ABC3 153,000 36,000 64,000 15,000 11,000 26,000
Penelope ABC2 129,000 29,000 70,000 9,000 14,000 7,000
ABC News (ABC4 M-F 2000) ABC News 24 128,000 36,000 32,000 51,000 6,000 3,000
7.30 Report ABC News 24 120,000 44,000 31,000 37,000 6,000 3,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 118,000 13,000 39,000 40,000 17,000 10,000
The Quarters ABC News 24 100,000 43,000 22,000 27,000 3,000 5,000

Network:
Nine: 30.2
Seven: 26.8
ABC: 22.8
TEN: 16.4
SBS: 3.8

Channels:
ABC1: 19.5
Seven: 24.2
Nine: 25.8
Ten: 15.8
SBS1: 3.4

ABC2: 1.3
ABC3: 0.6
ABC News 24: 1.5
7TWO: 2.6
GO!: 4.4
One: 0.6
SBS2: 0.4

Tuesday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,904,000 546,000 611,000 292,000 207,000 248,000
2 Today Tonight Seven 1,564,000 379,000 463,000 289,000 191,000 242,000
3 Seven News Seven 1,514,000 393,000 415,000 307,000 172,000 227,000
4 Minute To Win It Seven 1,355,000 438,000 399,000 201,000 136,000 183,000
5 Top Gear Nine 1,352,000 359,000 447,000 254,000 141,000 151,000
6 Nine News Nine 1,247,000 357,000 391,000 246,000 122,000 132,000
7 A Current Affair Nine 1,228,000 343,000 432,000 217,000 100,000 135,000
8 Modern Family Ten 1,138,000 298,000 346,000 217,000 109,000 167,000
9 Home And Away Seven 1,121,000 344,000 316,000 188,000 122,000 150,000
10 ABC News ABC1 1,097,000 339,000 303,000 199,000 114,000 143,000
11 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,087,000 298,000 364,000 190,000 92,000 143,000
12 Rules Of Engagement Ten 950,000 205,000 320,000 191,000 97,000 138,000
13 Parenthood Seven 917,000 277,000 336,000 117,000 88,000 99,000
14 The 7pm Project Ten 902,000 243,000 249,000 203,000 102,000 106,000
15 NCIS Rpt Ten 859,000 236,000 273,000 152,000 81,000 116,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 830,000 200,000 276,000 136,000 90,000 128,000
17 Australia Votes 2010: Policy Launch: The Coalition ABC1 770,000 269,000 197,000 153,000 72,000 79,000
18 Top Gear -Special Nine 731,000 191,000 246,000 116,000 80,000 97,000
19 NCIS Ep 2 Rpt Ten 727,000 157,000 252,000 142,000 84,000 91,000
20 Deal Or No Deal Seven 688,000 165,000 217,000 123,000 98,000 86,000
21 The Simpsons Ten 686,000 184,000 256,000 77,000 66,000 103,000
22 Neighbours Ten 664,000 191,000 197,000 118,000 65,000 93,000
23 Hot Seat Nine 630,000 181,000 175,000 155,000 59,000 61,000
24 Qi ABC1 580,000 181,000 181,000 94,000 64,000 59,000
25 Baroque ABC1 510,000 161,000 160,000 94,000 51,000 44,000
26 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 456,000 106,000 182,000 82,000 41,000 44,000
27 7.30 Report ABC1 447,000 133,000 128,000 101,000 44,000 42,000
28 20 To 1 Nine 424,000 118,000 142,000 55,000 43,000 67,000
29 Antiques Roadshow Nine 411,000 104,000 145,000 80,000 40,000 42,000
30 Sunrise Seven 400,000 130,000 91,000 87,000 44,000 47,000
At The Movies ABC1 385,000 117,000 123,000 77,000 37,000 31,000
Ten Late News With Sports Tonight Ten 319,000 71,000 119,000 60,000 32,000 37,000
Today Nine 298,000 107,000 77,000 67,000 18,000 29,000
Minuscule ABC1 282,000 103,000 65,000 38,000 33,000 43,000
Insight SBS ONE 281,000 87,000 67,000 61,000 28,000 37,000
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Seven 275,000 81,000 107,000 32,000 33,000 22,000
One Born Every Minute SBS ONE 269,000 82,000 75,000 44,000 37,000 31,000
How To Have Sex After Marriage Nine 224,000 53,000 69,000 58,000 21,000 23,000
Big Chef Takes On Little Chef ABC1 208,000 67,000 59,000 37,000 21,000 24,000
Seinfeld Tx1 Go! 172,000 49,000 58,000 29,000 13,000 23,000
300 Go! 170,000 52,000 50,000 25,000 23,000 20,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 145,000 26,000 65,000 21,000 14,000 19,000
Total Drama World Tour ABC3 138,000 31,000 52,000 21,000 19,000 15,000
Alan Sugar: The Apprentice Seven 136,000 37,000 54,000 11,000 18,000 16,000
In The Night Garden ABC2 135,000 20,000 70,000 20,000 14,000 11,000
Kerri-Anne Nine 118,000 29,000 46,000 30,000 4,000 10,000
The Circle Ten 116,000 16,000 47,000 35,000 6,000 12,000
Knight Rider 7TWO 105,000 25,000 30,000 19,000 21,000 9,000

Network:
Seven: 33.0
Nine: 27.5
TEN: 19.6
ABC: 14.3
SBS: 5.6

Channels:

ABC1: 11.6
Seven: 30.9
Nine: 23.8
Ten: 19.1
SBS1: 4.4

ABC2: 1.3
ABC3: 0.6
ABC News 24: 0.6
7TWO 2.1
GO!: 3.7
One: 0.5
SBS2: 1.2

Monday

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Today Tonight Seven 1,549,000 425,000 445,000 290,000 174,000 215,000
2 Seven News Seven 1,477,000 373,000 441,000 271,000 168,000 223,000
3 Nine News Nine 1,291,000 341,000 414,000 266,000 132,000 138,000
4 Undercover Boss Ten 1,190,000 347,000 369,000 204,000 111,000 160,000
5 Two And A Half Men -Mon Nine 1,153,000 312,000 378,000 219,000 93,000 151,000
6 A Current Affair Nine 1,134,000 281,000 400,000 224,000 99,000 130,000
7 Criminal Minds Seven 1,080,000 317,000 318,000 171,000 140,000 133,000
8 ABC News ABC1 1,050,000 295,000 288,000 204,000 121,000 141,000
9 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,040,000 290,000 347,000 192,000 80,000 131,000
10 Home And Away Seven 1,034,000 274,000 333,000 176,000 130,000 122,000
11 Rescue Special Ops Nine 987,000 260,000 307,000 192,000 107,000 121,000
12 Hot In Cleveland Nine 986,000 258,000 314,000 207,000 78,000 129,000
13 The 7pm Project Ten 982,000 274,000 287,000 212,000 99,000 109,000
14 RSPCA Animal Rescue-Mon Seven 939,000 255,000 300,000 176,000 98,000 110,000
15 Under The Hammer Seven 916,000 247,000 304,000 156,000 102,000 107,000
16 Ten News At Five Ten 847,000 217,000 269,000 141,000 105,000 115,000
17 Q & A ABC1 846,000 307,000 247,000 141,000 83,000 68,000
18 7.30 Report ABC1 832,000 302,000 206,000 167,000 75,000 83,000
19 Covert Affairs Seven 825,000 248,000 259,000 135,000 80,000 102,000
20 Good News Week Ten 789,000 198,000 260,000 127,000 90,000 115,000
21 Australian Story ABC1 772,000 261,000 225,000 130,000 64,000 92,000
22 The Simpsons Ten 753,000 207,000 257,000 130,000 82,000 78,000
23 Hot Seat Nine 675,000 172,000 217,000 146,000 71,000 70,000
24 Neighbours Ten 673,000 181,000 232,000 123,000 68,000 68,000
25 Four Corners ABC1 651,000 227,000 179,000 120,000 55,000 70,000
26 Deal Or No Deal Seven 620,000 154,000 206,000 101,000 78,000 80,000
27 Media Watch ABC1 617,000 233,000 169,000 103,000 53,000 59,000
28 Talking Heads ABC1 548,000 177,000 158,000 112,000 45,000 55,000
29 Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 450,000 112,000 146,000 82,000 47,000 62,000
30 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 428,000 111,000 154,000 81,000 40,000 42,000
Mythbusters SBS ONE 409,000 112,000 111,000 74,000 50,000 61,000
Cops Ten 401,000 105,000 154,000 43,000 48,000 51,000
The Mentalist -Rpt Nine 401,000 *** 245,000 *** 76,000 80,000
Sunrise Seven 382,000 114,000 92,000 87,000 42,000 47,000
Lateline ABC1 376,000 140,000 112,000 68,000 30,000 26,000
Today Nine 299,000 98,000 85,000 66,000 18,000 31,000
CSI: Miami Nine 287,000 174,000 *** 113,000 *** ***
Footy Classified Nine 280,000 *** 180,000 *** 63,000 37,000
Heartbeat 7TWO 276,000 61,000 62,000 46,000 65,000 42,000
Kingdom 7TWO 255,000 75,000 69,000 43,000 33,000 36,000
The Morning Show Seven 218,000 56,000 64,000 43,000 22,000 34,000
CSI: NY Nine 199,000 126,000 *** 73,000 *** ***
Jessica Watson – True Spirit One 190,000 49,000 51,000 44,000 19,000 28,000
My Name Is Earl (R) Seven 183,000 33,000 87,000 28,000 14,000 22,000
Total Wipeout UK Go! 161,000 21,000 53,000 29,000 24,000 33,000
Bewitched Go! 153,000 51,000 48,000 7,000 24,000 22,000
Wycliffe 7TWO 138,000 36,000 35,000 18,000 29,000 19,000
The Goodies ABC2 130,000 31,000 40,000 17,000 27,000 15,000
Late Show With David Letterman Ten 130,000 33,000 30,000 22,000 22,000 24,000
Community Tx1 Go! 128,000 19,000 59,000 22,000 12,000 16,000
One Week At A Time One 127,000 11,000 72,000 14,000 15,000 16,000
Total Drama World Tour ABC3 125,000 23,000 45,000 22,000 16,000 19,000
Skins SBS ONE 116,000 32,000 32,000 21,000 19,000 11,000

Network:
Seven: 28.9
Nine: 26.0
TEN: 20.6
ABC: 17.9
SBS: 6.6

Channels:
ABC1: 15.5
Seven: 25.1
Nine: 22.5
Ten: 18.1
SBS1: 5.7

ABC2: 1.3
ABC3: 0.5
ABC News 24: 0.5
7TWO 3.8
GO!: 3.4
One: 2.5
SBS2: 0.9

Sunday:

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,626,000 384,000 500,000 354,000 176,000 211,000
2 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,489,000 459,000 452,000 261,000 174,000 144,000
3 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,438,000 438,000 427,000 224,000 149,000 199,000
4 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,362,000 391,000 451,000 237,000 129,000 155,000
5 Sunday Night Seven 1,331,000 389,000 382,000 267,000 136,000 158,000
6 60 Minutes Nine 1,310,000 392,000 352,000 290,000 134,000 142,000
7 Offspring – Telemovie Ten 1,124,000 318,000 359,000 168,000 120,000 159,000
8 RBT Nine 1,089,000 329,000 334,000 200,000 111,000 115,000
9 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,071,000 311,000 340,000 221,000 105,000 94,000
10 Modern Family Sun Ten 1,015,000 255,000 329,000 180,000 100,000 152,000
11 Rules Of Engagement Sun Ten 979,000 233,000 270,000 204,000 114,000 159,000
12 Life ABC1 959,000 301,000 265,000 170,000 95,000 129,000
13 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 944,000 258,000 274,000 194,000 117,000 101,000
14 ABC News-Su ABC1 925,000 318,000 275,000 130,000 87,000 115,000
15 Bones (R) Seven 700,000 171,000 244,000 117,000 80,000 88,000
16 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 627,000 204,000 176,000 103,000 62,000 82,000
17 Cold Case -Ep1 Nine 605,000 163,000 199,000 100,000 88,000 55,000
18 Criminal Justice ABC1 557,000 160,000 162,000 100,000 66,000 70,000
19 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 20: Hawthorn Vs Melbourne Seven 555,000 40,000 328,000 11,000 117,000 59,000
20 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 524,000 121,000 126,000 99,000 75,000 104,000
21 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 482,000 310,000 *** 172,000 *** ***
22 The Simpsons Sun Ten 460,000 133,000 129,000 84,000 52,000 61,000
23 Castle (R) Seven 423,000 108,000 132,000 78,000 48,000 58,000
24 Sports Tonight Sun Ten 416,000 116,000 83,000 57,000 53,000 107,000
25 Cold Case -Ep2 Nine 409,000 102,000 161,000 53,000 56,000 38,000
26 Postcards Nine 405,000 267,000 138,000
27 Weekend Sunrise – Sun Seven 384,000 105,000 116,000 79,000 41,000 43,000
28 Mother And Son Rpt ABC1 365,000 117,000 105,000 69,000 41,000 33,000
29 Who Do You Think You Are? SBS ONE 321,000 92,000 119,000 51,000 33,000 27,000
30 The Sunday Footy Show Nine 314,000 72,000 167,000 40,000 20,000 15,000
Insiders ABC1 274,000 81,000 101,000 55,000 28,000 8,000
Top Gear Go! 266,000 53,000 82,000 54,000 36,000 41,000
The Big Bang Theory Go! 266,000 32,000 78,000 64,000 43,000 49,000
Weekend Today – Sunday Nine 245,000 69,000 86,000 49,000 13,000 28,000
Compass ABC1 242,000 76,000 85,000 27,000 25,000 29,000
AFL Game Day Seven 198,000 *** 131,000 *** 32,000 35,000
Dateline SBS ONE 191,000 65,000 55,000 30,000 22,000 20,000
Seven’s AFL: Rnd 20: Brisbane Vs Adelaide Seven 182,000 *** *** 57,000 125,000 ***
Wide World Of Sports Nine 177,000 53,000 63,000 34,000 10,000 17,000
The Middle Go! 162,000 32,000 41,000 42,000 20,000 28,000
Mad Men SBS ONE 155,000 39,000 47,000 28,000 17,000 25,000
Offsiders ABC1 136,000 37,000 58,000 23,000 6,000 12,000
Sunday Roast Nine 130,000 80,000 *** 50,000 *** ***
One Tree Hill Sun Ten 116,000 13,000 55,000 26,000 10,000 12,000
Alexander Go! 115,000 24,000 49,000 16,000 14,000 12,000
2010 MotoGP One 113,000 21,000 44,000 18,000 13,000 18,000
Total Drama Island ABC3 108,000 24,000 36,000 11,000 22,000 15,000
Video Hits Sun: Oz Music Special Ten 96,000 12,000 37,000 18,000 16,000 13,000

Network:
Seven: 31.2
Nine: 26.5
TEN: 24.2
ABC: 13.0
SBS: 5.2

Channels:
ABC1: 11.8
Seven: 27.1
Nine: 21.9
Ten: 22.6
SBS1: 4.6

ABC2: 0.5
ABC3: 0.2
ABC News 24: 0.5
7TWO: 4.1
GO!: 4.6
One: 1.6
SBS2: 0.6

Source: OzTAM
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100 Comments »

  1. Adam August 20, 2010 at 9:40 am -

    Footy show is at new lows…NRL footy show only cracks 210,000! advertisers must get excited about putting their money into the a few bogans

  2. dave August 20, 2010 at 8:07 am -

    I’m not sure that vid is entirely correct on his proposition that networks don’t edit their shows. I am sure some contracts forbid it, but i would think that his not a generalised reality. Depends on the agreements. We nipped and tucked purchased programs at the ABC from BBC to fit durations that required it.

  3. vid August 20, 2010 at 12:08 am -

    To those ppl who think tv stations edit shows because of their graphic nature….. I can tell u now…. they dont. None of the FTA stations have the right to alter and tv show…its part of the contact….. Due to the laws in australia…Spartacus was editied but the production company that produced it…. so please ppl ..stop blaming the networks, they have no say!

  4. ryan August 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm -

    Man i love bondi vet! The chick is hot and dam good at her job, all the doctors there really care and it was so sad when the dog died tonight!:(

  5. messy August 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm -

    @Tas Devil,
    I think your playing games. Surely no-one with a little sense would not understand what I said.
    Quite obviously if you have to rant on for two full paragraphs about a miserable few minutes re program start times, if it doesn’t worry you, why tell us about it?

    Your article was very touching and I felt sorry for your inconvenience.

  6. Craig August 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm -

    @JB – yes I can confirm 100% that Spartacus was edited (but we don’t know if it was GO! or they bought an edited version) Maybe David could look in to this?

    I was watching the US copy at the same time and the blood splatters were all but gone, also the sex and nudity was cut way back, also not many ‘naughty’ bits shown on GO! Most probably wouldn’t know or care unless they had access to the original.

    Also (changing the topic) Parenthood, I’m so glade others are linking it so much and it’s winning it’s time slot.

  7. dave August 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm -

    Where’s your compassion, Goonies? Carrie was showing up for work, doing her best with the adage – the show must go on! Frankly i would rather her than the insipid Gorgi or the battleax Angela Bishop. I felt for her – haven’t we all, suffered a coughing fit at the most inopportune time? She is a trouper!

  8. Daniel August 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm -

    if channel 9 want series on GO! to rate better, they should actually show at least 1 promo on nine. I was waiting for Human Target all year, expecting it to air on 9 and just out of luck, i looked at the EPG and there it was 8.30 on GO!.

  9. ryan August 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm -

    God 10 isn’t going well on a wed! Obviously they think under 850,000 for 8.30 is good and 570,000 for 9.30 is apparently also ok. It’s not Ten! bloody move c.i to a 10.30 slot somewhere, move lie to me to 9.30 and find something to fill in weds 8.30. Total lineup change needed for Mon, wed and sat nights after footy!!

  10. JB August 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm -

    Just caught up on all the shows i’d recorded.
    Parenthood is great. I think i like more than Brothers & Sisters because the family is just much more relatable. Very good show.

    Covert Affairs is just a lame Alias. Don’t think Piper Perabo is good at all. It was watchable.

    Spartacus. Need a cold shower, was decent show reminds me of the film Sin City the way it’s shot. But if it was edited as some say then shame GO! It’s already rated AV, don’t treat us like kids and show it how it was intended. Otherwise i won’t be watching.

  11. Tasmanian de√il August 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm -

    @ messy – Sorry, but to be perfectly honest I have absolutely no idea what you’re referring to. What exactly did you get the impression that I worrying about?

  12. Pat August 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm -

    I like Parenthood better than Packed to the Rafters – just wish the dad with the asperghers son would get over himself – it’s not ‘all about him’- but his son. I think thew whole asperghers story line is really relevant – considering the amount of people who have it and people’s lack of knowledge about it.

  13. salf August 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm -

    pretty disapointing for Human Target. the show was one of 9′s biggest imports this season and it could have done well in a 9:30 slot on 9 IMO. so it was a big sacrifice putting it on GO! if it’s just going to get the figures that a seinfeld (R) would have got there isn’t much return on it. especially considering the promotion for it.

  14. Craig August 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm -

    @chk chk – Spartacus – yes most of the sex scenes were edited as was much of the blood splatters, a signature of the series. I was somewhat disappointed in the end result.

  15. Goonies August 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm -

    re 7PM Project

    I don’t know about all of you but when I am sick and coughing and spluttering, I have the decency to stay at home and keep the germs to myself.

    Anyone have any idea why Carrie felt the need to show up all this week spreading her sickness? What an incredibly selfish and rude lady!

  16. Scott August 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm -

    Poor Channel Ten. Pretty sad that they cannot manage a single program in the Top Fifteen.

    I think this shows that whilst a network should embrace its successes (hello Masterchef) they need to think in terms of a whole schedule and not just one program.

    Neighbours again is a major issue and The 7:00pm Project seems to be slowly ebbing – Kitty Flannagan must be on every night!

  17. Mike August 19, 2010 at 11:35 am -

    Whoa, how low can SBS go? That 3.8 must be a new low. Ten didn’t fare much better.

    Ha, for Spartacus. For all that hype and promo and it only scored that.

  18. chk chk August 19, 2010 at 10:18 am -

    Wednesday night was great with Human Target and Spartacus! Would anybody know if the sex scenes in Spartacus last night have been heavily edited? The CGI graphics were awesome, very sleek and very comic books, loved it!

  19. Trix August 19, 2010 at 9:03 am -

    @Eye Spy, the misspelling was intentional. Maybe my rant reflected the day I was having and yes, was quite off topic so am back in my box now.

  20. Eye Spy August 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm -

    Have to agree with Tas. Devil. No excuse for basic spelling/grammar howlers (incidentally Trix , I’m not sure what your rant was about but mischievious is spelt
    mischievous) . And as for Messy’s comment, I agree to some extent but there is no excuse for mediocrity in anything but perhaps it reflects our educational system………..Getting back to basics, TG was a great show last night and deserved better figures.

  21. Maev August 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm -

    Ooops….should have read the comments ….First…sorry

  22. Maev August 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm -

    Big Chef Takes On Little Chef ABC1…….
    Just wondered how this managed to score a rating…..
    It was not on…..ch.2 withdrew it and there was something about ‘cheese’…
    I turned off.

  23. messy August 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm -

    @Tasmanian Devil. Take a pill and chill out.
    There are worst things in life to worry about.

  24. Tasmanian de√il August 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm -

    I was flicking channels last night about 6:30, and realised that ABC 1 was obviously showing something different to what their EPG said. Even two hours later the EPG had still not been updated to reflect the schedule changes. I’m pretty sure that all the commercials update their EPGs whenever a change is made to the schedule, and I was surprised that the ABC (where changes like this are not as common) doesn’t. Unprofessional ABC.

    And another thing, what I find really frustrating on a Tuesday is the overlap between two shows which I regularly record while watching another show. Modern Family, despite starting on time, doesn’t finish until at least 8:05, while Out Numbered starts at about 7:59, and my single tuner DVR forces me to either miss the last chunk of MF, the first chunk of ON or a bit of both. I don’t understand the logic in running shows over time, it seems to do nothing but frustrate people.

  25. catherine August 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm -

    Im really enjoying Parenthood. You have the serious side of a family trying to deal with there sons asperghers and then you have a funny side where Julia is in a bidding war with another mother over a parking spot and also Adam at war with a possum. I like it.

    Sunrise wins again. Do people tune out of Today because Lisa isnt there?

    I wish ch9 would put on new episodes of Kitchen Nightmares. I know new ones have been done.

  26. David Knox August 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm -

    Kev: there were changes with Australia Votes 2010: Policy Launch: The Coalition. originally scheduled for 7:30 but then moved to 6:30. I think they are actually numbers for 7:30 Report, as these are preliminary.

  27. Kev August 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm -

    The Tuesday 7.30 Report dropped almost 400,000 viewers from Monday’s total. Are those figures correct?

  28. David Knox August 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm -

    MR: ABC pulled Big Chef Takes On Little Chef at the last minute for Australia Votes 2010: Policy Launch: The Coalition but did not advise me. It will now air next week.

  29. mv August 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm -

    Neighbours is doing so bad in the ratings and i am not surprised because the story lines are absolute rubbish.

    I had given up on neighbours and hadn’t watched it this year but got drawn back partly because there is nothing else on and partly because of the Steph – Libby storyline. I also thought the storyline with Chris being gay was good, but this week have not seen Chris at all and it is back to being so unbelievably bad.

    The story with Carl, Lou and the dumb bird is the laziest writing i have ever seen..…I mean who cares!

    The story with Declan taking over Lassiters is also boring and unbelievable , wasn’t Declan still in year 12 last year and now he is running the company….. yeah cause that’s believable. Also cannot stand the new Declan.

    And i nearly needed a bucked when watching the storyline about the wedding planning and the grooms mum turning up at the bucks night …… Stupid, boring and totally pathetic.

    Neighbours needs to get some new writers and fast.
    They need some storylines that people can actually relate to.

  30. MR August 18, 2010 at 11:38 am -

    david
    do you know why ABC 2 changed Big Chef Takes On Little Chef at last minuite last night.

  31. Jacob August 18, 2010 at 11:33 am -

    @ Simpson. It would appear that way, sunrise even won in Melbourne which it almost never does.

  32. Craig August 18, 2010 at 11:20 am -

    Thought Parenthood might drop below 1 mil but it was nice to see it still was number 1 in it’s time slot beating TG, 21 to 1 and NCIS. Seven should still be happy they won the night again.

  33. Rutzie August 18, 2010 at 11:05 am -

    Seven must be wrapped with Minute To Win It. If I was them I would be looking to move it to 5.30pm next year and push DOND to 5pm and have an hour of gameshows leading into the News because I don’t think it will sustain those numbers in primetime next year.

  34. David Knox August 18, 2010 at 10:15 am -

    First time I can remember an ABC3 show beating the best ABC2 has for the day.

  35. callas August 18, 2010 at 10:13 am -

    @ryano.. doubt that as luke darcy does not like aker.

  36. Simpson August 18, 2010 at 10:04 am -

    Has the bubble burst at today…beaten by 102 thousand viewers on tuesday..ouch…

  37. dave August 18, 2010 at 7:48 am -

    @Bob, Yes, i thought the censor hit the button too during Dave’s anecdote.

  38. James August 18, 2010 at 12:13 am -

    Loved Covert affairs last night. I have been dying to see a new spy action thriller tv series since Alias.

  39. Bob August 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm -

    Did channel 10 (7pm Project) censor Dave talking about Drugs on tonight’s episode, or did my tv go funny for a few seconds?

  40. Trix August 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm -

    @Tasmanian de√il, I happen to find spelling Nazis deeply attractive people, so please don’t let me get my soapbox out … it’s and its … mischievious … enormity to describe something really big … actually it’s funny but I try to pick who of our contributors has a background in scriptwriting, reporting or editing – they’re the ones who can spell!

  41. Ryano August 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm -

    @ryan Hiring Jason Akermanis as a 4th panel member for OWAAT would bring in higher ratings.

  42. Tasmanian de√il August 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm -

    @ francis – I hope I don’t sound like a grammar nazi, but you have no idea how irritating it is to read the mis-spelled word ‘raitings’ all the time. Normally I don’t get fussed about these kinds of things, but it’s just that considering how often the word appears on this site, I can’t imagine how anyone could get it wrong.

  43. ryan August 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm -

    watched one week at a time for the first time last night and i really enjoyed it, they talked about everything and down to the detail which was interesting info. I would suggest they have 4 panel members though

  44. messy August 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm -

    @Gwen
    It wasn’t a cheeky move. SN returned to its original time.

  45. Steve August 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm -

    Wow, poor figures for GNW. Pity the people that used to watch it after MasterChef have switched off.

  46. Gwen August 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm -

    Dancing With The Stars made a cheeky move to 7.30, and it didn’t pay off! Hurray for TAYG taking out #3!

  47. Johnson August 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm -

    One will be a bit disappointed with the figures for the Jessica Watson documentary despite blanket promotions and excellent sales for her autobiography (10,000 copies sold in 10 days according to publisher Hachette). Maybe it should be repeated on Ten on early evening to generate a bigger audience.

  48. Karebear August 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm -

    Criminal minds was gruesome last night. Don’t think I’ll bother watching it anymore. Story was pretty contrived. Not as good as it used to be.

  49. catherine August 17, 2010 at 11:14 am -

    Good to see Undercover boss still do well. It was also good to see a worker who stuffs up in front of the CEO. I was starting to think these CEO’S had perfect workers.

    Also I notice Sunrise wins in all cities again.

    What was shown at 9:30 in sydney and brisbane lat night? Was it nrl

  50. francis August 17, 2010 at 10:56 am -

    Yay!! Go Undercover Boss.

    I love that show and i’m glad it can retain it’s raitings each week.

    I thought for sure this show would go bad and then be canceled or moved to a 12.30 am slot but i’m glad it is getting good raitings.

    I know it’s not getting the raitings it did after the MC finale but it’s still one of the top shows of the night

  51. Craig August 17, 2010 at 10:53 am -

    I’ve liked GNW since it was on the ABC but over the last year or so it’s been getting worse and worse, they really need to clean up their language on that show. And this is coming from someone who loves the likes of True Blood, Weeds and Dexter, who are not above shocking the audience with nudity, violence and 4 letter words.

    Oh and Cops isn’t really working on TEN, with 401k isn’t it time for Supernatural to have another try? Or maybe they need to bring back Nurse Jackie!

  52. DC August 17, 2010 at 10:23 am -

    I watched Rescue Special Ops for the first time last night and can see why it rates under a million!!

    So predicatible, poorly scripted, generic, unexciting and takes no risks. When will the networks learn we won’t just watch any old piece of crap these days.
    There needs to be something different, hence why rafters and underbelly did so well!

    God, I felt like I was watching an Australian drama from 1995 with its lazy and boring charcaters and stories. How has this being commisioned for a 3rd series already??? I expect much the same crap from Cops LAC – Nine’s drama department rarely excites me these days! Te

  53. Trix August 17, 2010 at 10:07 am -

    Q&A compelling viewing – Vietnam vet and dad of gay son was an absolute highlight, though it was always odds on Mr. Rabbit would squirm out answering the question.Though the KRudd impersonator was unamusing and some of the questioners veered on the lecture. Tony Jones would have to be the best informed moderator on TV at the moment.

  54. DC August 17, 2010 at 9:44 am -

    Tony gets 5000 more then Julia on Q&A.

  55. chk chk August 17, 2010 at 9:36 am -

    very soft night last night wasn’t it, what happened??

  56. JB August 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm -

    Well everyone knew Mark Latham on 60 Minutes would be terrible. Didn’t watch it because i think he’s disgraceful even for 60 Minutes low standards. Sounds like it was even more pathetic than i thought.

    And speaking of pathetic, i’ve decided not to watch Seven on election night all because of their ads. It’s unprofessional, and immature. Getting crap impersonators, and then saying we’d be stupid to watch the other mob (Nine). Well i would have watched Seven, that ad turned me off, ABC for me.

  57. koverstreet August 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm -

    I’ll reiterate what some have said about TAYG it was at it’s best last night so it’s nice to see the ratings reflect that. What a brilliant idea getting relatives on..how hilarious were Josh and his brother! Charlie’s mum was a hoot and Amanda’s son was a little smart alec!

  58. ryan August 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm -

    monday night tv sucks!!!! I’m so bored im watching sbs!
    All 3 networks need a total monday makeover, and Ten especially!! Do we have to put up with d grade comedy for the whole yr!! I would be happy if that gnw set blew the f up and never came back

  59. Tasmanian de√il August 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm -

    Sundays are now my favourite night of TV. Top Gear -Rpt, Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation, Modern Family and The Middle. Good to see TBYG the No. 1 non-news show of the night – perhaps the move to Sundays wasn’t a mistake after all. And hopefully this time The Middle will finish its run. Fifth time lucky…

  60. catherine August 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm -

    TAYG was funny last night with there family memebers on. Amanda;s son was so cute. I loved Sean’s impersination of George from Masterchef. Funny stuff.

  61. Ja'mie August 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm -

    I have to echo others thoughts. 60 Minutes has been steadily decreasing in quality over the last few years, but last night it leaped into tabloid sensationalism with Mark Latham. Congratulations Channel Nine, 60 Minutes no longer has any credibility.

  62. Big D August 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm -

    @Brad, unfortunately you’re wrong about 50+ being key for advertisers. Baby boomers are hording their saving with depleted super from losses on the share market alone, not to mention a stagnate housing market.

    Furthermore, take a look at the top 10 spenders on advertising in terms of brands………. Go on, take a look. Pretty clear Offspring is a pretty smart move.

  63. ryan August 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm -

    I dont know why people are saying ten are wasting modern family, its getting what merlin was in the same slot and i dont think anything else ten would put there would make over a million. Going from 400,000 to over 1m is pretty good.

  64. Maev August 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm -

    I loved everything about Offspring…..pacey…funny….dramatic….
    I know ….or have known……all these characters…..
    Well produced…directed….great cast…costuming…filming…..world class…..
    I will certainly be watching again…..and anyone who missed it…..you missed a great show…..go catch it up…..

  65. Allie August 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm -

    What a disgrace the Mark Latham piece was on 60 Minutes. Can there be any doubt that this pathetic, overblown show has passed its use-by date? How dare Nine screen Latham urging people to purposely vote informal on VJ Day of all days, the day we celebrate our victory in the Pacific in World War 2, and remember those who died so that we actually have the right to vote. Tasteless in the extreme, insulting and disgraceful. Someone deserves the sack for that.

    I thought Offspring would rate better, given that we have been bludgeoned over the head with promos for it over the last month.

  66. koverstreet August 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm -

    Watched some of SN last night but only for the story on Yellowstone/grizzlies which was excellent,but the rest sadly is Today Tonight level rubbish. Latham on 60 Minutes was incredibly entertaining in a car crash kinda way.

    Good to see CSI still doing around 1m..last nights was hilarious. Oh and DWTS *cringes* OMG it’s painful sitting through that tacky nursing home fodder while waiting for Bones to start.

  67. Trix August 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm -

    I thought the 60 Minutes story by Mark Latham was hilarious. He managed to track down the only other person who’s more of a political has-been than him.

  68. salf August 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm -

    yeah 60mins was pretty bad, why would they air that on the night of the return of Sunday Night? SN doesn’t really have hard hitting stuff but it does have storys that are interesting, relevant and in good taste. Australian ratings have never really responded to bad journalism and credibility i wonder if this will be different for 60mins? its not something they need after they’ve probably had one of their worst rating years ever.

  69. Jacob August 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm -

    60 Minutes was an absolute disgrace last night. Nine may as well rebrand the show A Current Affair, Latham’s piece was pure trash. Tabloid journalism at its worst.

  70. Craig August 16, 2010 at 11:54 am -

    Offspring – I don’t think the story revolved around the main character too much and there are plenty of other stories in the mix.

    Dumb question David but do we know how many eps are planned for the season?

    CrAig – if DwtS is making you sick then turn to another channel and don’t read the ratings on sites like this.

  71. Brad August 16, 2010 at 11:21 am -

    CrAig, what is your peoblem? Just because people don’t agree with your choices does not make them wrong.

    As the Babyboomers reach retirement, the 49 and over segment is becoming increasingly important for advertisers as it is this segment that has the disposable income. With the prices of housing etc, the importance of the 25-49 segment is diminishing as they struggle with scary mortgage obligations.

  72. salf August 16, 2010 at 11:15 am -

    that castle (R) figure is huge for an 11:00 start.

    good to see DWTS hold its figures despite the later and extended timeslot. SN unphased by the break it took. i quite like this show. 60mins i thought was trash but is rating well. a bad night for 9 all up with poor performances from their whole lineup.

    Offspring: ok figures for most shows but not for a big new drama they was hyped up as much as it was, i think the promotion turned people off.ten would be wanting a big increase over the next few weeks. which i think is possible.

  73. aznfratboy August 16, 2010 at 10:58 am -

    Problem with Offspring – they’ve thrown everything they can in their pilot. The best shows of 2010 can have a main character, but generally, they have supporting characters who all stand independently, and can have storylines in an episode, it seems that with Offpspring, everything revolves far too much around the one main character, so my prediction is they either run out of ways for her to not get that pediatrician, and they repeat them, or they skew in the opposite direction of their original concept, and go in a totally different direction, like COugar Town, either way, it will fade quickly.

  74. David Knox August 16, 2010 at 10:46 am -

    Craig if a TV show is making you physically sick I think you better the doc.

  75. Craig August 16, 2010 at 10:38 am -

    Not a bad start for Offspring, considering it was over 2 hours. But TEN are wasting Modern Family on Sundays, put double eps on Tuesdays and leave Sundays to double Rule of Engagement.

  76. catherine August 16, 2010 at 10:32 am -

    Glad to see Sunday night coming back and doing well. I guess people tuned in for the Rudd interview. It was a nice interview and he is very passionate about organ donation. Glad to see Dancing still holding up very well to. The good thng is RBT ratings dropped. Still cant work out the interest. Anyway each to there own.

    Wonder if Offspring will maintain its ratings for next week. I didnt see it but heard it was pretty good.

  77. Mr. chandler August 16, 2010 at 10:25 am -

    i watched a bit of sunday night last night and it was ok. the first story was a good one. maybe they should stick to having those sorts of stories all the time. instead of making up fake scandals and giving false hope to families that have missing children

  78. RichoTB August 16, 2010 at 10:17 am -

    Okay, so my prediction for Offspring grabbing 1.6 million was off. Looks like people were turned off by the constant overpromotion of the show.

    Am curious as to whether people enjoyed it. What did you think?

  79. Harry August 16, 2010 at 10:14 am -

    I liked Offspring, mainly because I love Asher Keddie – she carries the show well. Soft number in terms of ratings – although I think if the show could maintain its figure from last night TEN would be very happy. It was too long – it finished at 10.45, way too late.

    Good to see TBYG pull in 1.4 million.

  80. CrAig August 16, 2010 at 10:13 am -

    It makes me physically sick that people watch Dancing with the Stars.
    I’m so over the blue rinse brigade dictating how ‘well’ a show performs in this country.
    We should go to the U.S model of ratings and base everything on 18-49

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