Gold for Seven, Bronze for TEN in Week 41.

By David Knox on October 10, 2010 / Filed Under News 23

Week 41 of ratings was Gold for Seven, Silver for Nine and Bronze for TEN in Total Viewers.

The TEN Network was unable to snatch glory with the Commonwealth Games, as viewer indifference  mirrored sparse venues in Delhi. With little atmosphere viewers were showing a sluggish attitude to embracing the XIX Games. The bright news for TEN was an improved performance by ONE.

Unlike Nine, Seven had gambled on a continued schedule of first-run content and as viewers migrated to alternatives it paid off.

Network:
Seven: 28.2
Nine: 26.6
TEN: 23.7
ABC: 16.3
SBS: 5.3

Primary channels:
Seven: 22.2
Nine: 20.0
TEN: 18.1
ABC1: 13.8
SBS1: 4.4

Digital channels:
ONE: 5.5
GO!: 4.9
7TWO: 3.1
7mate: 2.9
GEM: 1.7
ABC2: 1.5
SBS2: 0.8
ABC3 / ABC News 24: 0.5

Nine, however, won key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Games audiences are less than half those of Melbourne 2006 and down almost a third on the Manchester 2002. Later in the week figures began to show some belated movement, notably after 9:30pm with Swimming events. They did improve on the network share of Week 40 which was 19.1%.

However it was the first week ONE topped digital channels. Friday night’s Commonwealth Games pulled an impressive 459,000 viewers and a record 8.1% share. It was only the second time GO! lost a week amongst digital channels. ONE also beat both SBS channels combined.

Seven won Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Nine was first on Sunday and Thursday with TEN winning Saturday. TEN also managed second on Friday and Saturday. Seven claimed victory in Melbour,e Adelaide and Perth, with Nine triumphant in Sydney and Brisbane.

Although still a week of official survey figures, Week 41 will need to be separated from annual results as is common practice when Olympics and Commonwealth Games events are present.

The Rugby League Grand Final was the #1 show of the week with 2,091,000.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Rugby League Grand Final Nine 2,161,000 1,160,000 234,000 653,000 36,000 78,000
2 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,686,000 464,000 535,000 288,000 186,000 213,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,473,000 233,000 601,000 261,000 167,000 211,000
4 Rugby League Grand Final Presentation Nine 1,360,000 827,000 *** 483,000 *** 50,000
5 The Force – Behind The Line-Wed Seven 1,283,000 364,000 401,000 240,000 120,000 158,000
6 Seven News Seven 1,270,000 294,000 377,000 275,000 135,000 189,000
7 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line-Wed Seven 1,269,000 386,000 375,000 253,000 124,000 132,00
8 New Tricks ABC1 1,255,000 339,000 381,000 249,000 147,000 139,000
9 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,253,000 396,000 330,000 344,000 63,000 119,000
10 Rugby League Grand Final Entertainment Nine 1,253,000 731,000 114,000 352,000 18,000 38,000
11 Today Tonight Seven 1,241,000 294,000 361,000 271,000 141,000 174,000
12 Learn India With Hamish & Andy Ten 1,231,000 251,000 422,000 259,000 121,000 178,000
13 Four Weddings-Tue Seven 1,167,000 300,000 339,000 224,000 138,000 166,000
14 Top Gear Nine 1,149,000 344,000 371,000 212,000 114,000 108,000
15 60 Minutes Nine 1,136,000 331,000 335,000 273,000 76,000 121,000
16 The Block Nine 1,122,000 304,000 441,000 168,000 107,000 102,000
17 The X Factor-Sun Seven 1,120,000 330,000 338,000 204,000 113,000 137,000
18 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,111,000 296,000 276,000 301,000 90,000 148,000
19 Australian Story ABC1 1,105,000 338,000 353,000 198,000 107,000 109,000
20 Nine News Nine 1,097,000 334,000 327,000 228,000 111,000 97,000
21 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,095,000 311,000 353,000 210,000 106,000 114,000
22 Sunday Night Seven 1,045,000 141,000 410,000 222,000 119,000 154,000
23 The X Factor-Mon Seven 1,026,000 287,000 302,000 211,000 109,000 117,000
24 ABC News-Sa ABC1 1,003,000 291,000 278,000 199,000 100,000 134,000
25 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,001,000 271,000 348,000 143,000 120,000 119,000
26 A Current Affair Nine 998,000 305,000 320,000 187,000 95,000 90,000
27 The Event Seven 986,000 299,000 265,000 185,000 107,000 130,000
28 ABC News ABC1 966,000 266,000 306,000 157,000 112,000 125,000
29 Two And A Half Men -Mon Ep1 Nine 948,000 276,000 322,000 188,000 74,000 89,000
30 Offspring Ten 946,000 172,000 384,000 179,000 70,000 141,000
31 Home And Away Seven 931,000 260,000 251,000 194,000 113,000 113,000
32 Stephen Fry Live At The Sydney Opera House ABC1 875,000 243,000 285,000 132,000 107,000 108,000
33 Nine News Saturday Nine 865,000 232,000 268,000 188,000 117,000 60,000
34 City Homicide Seven 862,000 202,000 308,000 148,000 93,000 111,000
35 Two And A Half Men -Mon Ep2 Nine 848,000 241,000 279,000 160,000 80,000 88,000
36 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 5 Primetime Late Ten 845,000 249,000 268,000 181,000 81,000 66,000
37 ABC News-Su ABC1 844,000 174,000 276,000 193,000 86,000 114,000
38 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 841,000 236,000 303,000 153,000 67,000 81,000
39 Bones (R) Seven 836,000 255,000 238,000 156,000 87,000 99,000
40 Media Watch ABC1 829,000 225,000 298,000 165,000 80,000 61,000
41 Bill ABC1 827,000 247,000 240,000 129,000 109,000 101,000
42 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 4 Primetime Late Ten 804,000 276,000 228,000 145,000 93,000 62,000
43 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 3 Primetime Late Ten 798,000 257,000 253,000 143,000 81,000 64,000
44 The Amazing Race-17 Seven 795,000 226,000 236,000 119,000 118,000 96,000
45 Parenthood Seven 783,000 199,000 283,000 119,000 89,000 94,000
46 Ten News At Five Ten 771,000 223,000 225,000 144,000 80,000 99,000
47 The IT Crowd ABC1 770,000 214,000 282,000 106,000 76,000 91,000
48 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 6 Primetime Late Ten 767,000 245,000 223,000 144,000 91,000 64,000
49 Qi ABC1 766,000 234,000 260,000 99,000 95,000 78,000
50 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 764,000 214,000 165,000 187,000 89,000 108,000
51 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 762,000 185,000 279,000 133,000 102,000 64,000
52 Criminal Minds-Thu (R) Seven 757,000 199,000 261,000 114,000 88,000 95,000
53 Waking The Dead ABC1 756,000 210,000 232,000 108,000 96,000 109,000
54 7.30 Report ABC1 755,000 231,000 225,000 143,000 78,000 78,000
55 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 1 Primetime Late Ten 754,000 242,000 229,000 136,000 84,000 63,000
56 Four Corners ABC1 753,000 214,000 245,000 151,000 73,000 71,000
57 RPA Nine 736,000 220,000 251,000 94,000 102,000 69,000
58 Q & A ABC1 734,000 248,000 218,000 130,000 75,000 62,000
59 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 2 Primetime Late Ten 725,000 231,000 222,000 136,000 90,000 46,000
60 Getaway Nine 725,000 205,000 252,000 125,000 74,000 69,000
61 Survivor: Nicaragua Nine 718,000 205,000 219,000 143,000 64,000 87,000
62 Seven Ages Of Britain ABC1 705,000 221,000 238,000 95,000 81,000 70,000
63 Modern Family Sun Ep 2 Rpt Ten 684,000 91,000 248,000 157,000 63,000 125,000
64 RBT Nine 675,000 164,000 252,000 121,000 65,000 73,000
65 Cops L.A.C. Nine 670,000 209,000 202,000 122,000 74,000 63,000
66 Collectors ABC1 668,000 192,000 221,000 112,000 84,000 59,000
67 City Homicide (R) Seven 658,000 133,000 256,000 105,000 76,000 88,000
68 Rush Hour 3 Nine 649,000 181,000 220,000 111,000 73,000 63,000
69 Covert Affairs Seven 632,000 160,000 191,000 114,000 68,000 101,000
70 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 627,000 167,000 188,000 126,000 69,000 77,000
71 What Happens In Vegas Nine 615,000 164,000 230,000 106,000 62,000 53,000
72 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 4 Primetime Early Ten 607,000 179,000 154,000 140,000 61,000 73,000
73 M-The Bourne Identity Seven 600,000 165,000 204,000 96,000 67,000 68,000
74 Stateline ABC1 595,000 182,000 168,000 88,000 87,000 71,000
75 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 6 Primetime Early Ten 582,000 175,000 157,000 115,000 63,000 72,000
76 Castle (R) Seven 581,000 177,000 173,000 71,000 87,000 73,000
77 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D2 – Top 10 Shootout Seven 579,000 196,000 91,000 187,000 63,000 42,000
78 Gardening Australia ABC1 577,000 159,000 167,000 118,000 64,000 70,000
79 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 1 Primetime Early Ten 575,000 143,000 168,000 134,000 53,000 77,000
80 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 2 Primetime Early Ten 569,000 147,000 162,000 127,000 64,000 69,000
81 The Ocean’s Supermum ABC1 557,000 163,000 165,000 87,000 67,000 75,000
82 Modern Family Sun Rpt Ten 557,000 70,000 220,000 115,000 43,000 110,000
83 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 3 Primetime Early Ten 554,000 146,000 178,000 104,000 53,000 74,000
84 How I Met Your Mother (R) Seven 537,000 166,000 142,000 85,000 59,000 84,000
85 Motorway Patrol Nine 532,000 *** 226,000 179,000 84,000 43,000
86 Penguin Island ABC1 530,000 168,000 171,000 85,000 51,000 55,000
87 Hot Seat Nine 529,000 141,000 150,000 142,000 54,000 41,000
88 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 522,000 75,000 243,000 63,000 32,000 110,000
89 She’s The Man Nine 519,000 133,000 200,000 72,000 48,000 66,000
90 Good News Week: Delhi 2010 – Ready Or Not! Ten 514,000 138,000 205,000 98,000 73,000 ***
91 XIX Commonwealth Games: Day 5 Primetime Early Ten 511,000 129,000 148,000 130,000 40,000 64,000
92 How I Met Your Mother-Ep.2 (R) Seven 509,000 165,000 139,000 86,000 51,000 69,000
93 Amazing Medical Stories Nine 507,000 131,000 182,000 57,000 85,000 52,000
94 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records Seven 503,000 124,000 156,000 128,000 44,000 50,000
95 Deal Or No Deal Seven 479,000 98,000 163,000 97,000 59,000 62,000
96 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 469,000 140,000 142,000 71,000 63,000 52,000
97 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D2 – Afternoon Seven 458,000 152,000 85,000 136,000 51,000 33,000
98 Man Vs Wild Rpt Sbs One 446,000 105,000 183,000 60,000 44,000 54,000
99 United States Of Tara ABC1 442,000 156,000 155,000 40,000 43,000 48,000
100 Strictly Speaking ABC1 442,000 147,000 139,000 70,000 46,000 39,000

Pay TV Top 100
Channel 5 City Metro
1 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 5 S2 Fox Sports 2 123000
2 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 93000
3 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 2nd Test Fox Sports 2 87000
4 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 4 S3 Fox Sports 2 70000
5 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 3 S3 Fox Sports 2 67000
6 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 5 S1 Fox Sports 2 66000
7 Live: Football: International Fox Sports 3 60000
8 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 4 S1 Fox Sports 2 56000
9 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 4 S2 Fox Sports 2 55000
10 Night At The Museum Ii Showtime Premiere 48000
11 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 45000
12 Dcom: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Disney Channel 45000
13 Live: Football: A-League Melb H V Melb V Fox Sports 1 43000
14 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 3 S1 Fox Sports 2 42000
15 Legend Of The Seeker Fox8 40000
16 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus Post Match Fox Sports 2 39000
17 Matilda Disney Channel 39000
18 Kids’ Choice Awards 2010 Nickelodeon 38000
19 Porridge Comedy Channel 38000
20 G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra Showtime Premiere 38000
21 Live: Football: Epl Man City V Newcastle Fox Sports 1 37000
22 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus 1st Test Day 3 S2 Fox Sports 2 37000
23 Family Guy Fox8 37000
24 Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams Fmc – Family Movie Channel 35000
25 The Simpsons Fox8 34000
26 Midsomer Murders UKTV 34000
27 Live: Football: A-League Perth V Bris Fox Sports 1 33000
28 Futurama Fox8 31000
29 Night At The Museum Ii Showtime Premiere 2 31000
30 Rambo: First Blood TV1 30000
31 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 30000
32 NCIS TV1 30000
33 Blackadder Comedy Channel 29000
34 Victorious Nickelodeon 29000
35 Live: Football: A-League Sydney V Adel Fox Sports 3 28000
36 Golf: Ryder Cup Fox Sports 3 28000
37 Carry On Behind Fox Classics 27000
38 Live: Cricket: Test Ind V Aus Pre Match Fox Sports 2 27000
39 Golf: Ryder Cup Fox Sports 1 27000
40 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 27000
41 American Dad Fox8 26000
42 Uncle Hitler History Channel 26000
43 River Cottage Spring Lifestyle Channel 26000
44 My Shocking Story: My Big Foot Bio. 26000
45 Law & Order: Svu TV1 26000
46 Project Runway Arena 26000
47 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 26000
48 Hannah Montana Forever Disney Channel 25000
49 Wwe Raw Fox8 25000
50 Models Of The Runway Arena 25000
51 Golf: Ryder Cup Fox Sports 2 25000
52 Marley & Me Showtime Comedy 25000
53 Falling Down: Michael Douglas Starpics 1 25000
54 Camp Rock (Rock-Along) Disney Channel 24000
55 Secrets Of The Summer House 13th Street 24000
56 Eastenders UKTV 24000
57 As The Bell Rings Disney Channel 24000
58 KCA Orange Carpet 2010 Nickelodeon 24000
59 Carry On Abroad Fox Classics 24000
60 Two And A Half Men Arena 24000
61 Heartbeat UKTV 24000
62 America’s Deadliest Prison Gang Crime & Investigation 24000
63 Doctor Who UKTV 24000
64 The Mentalist W 24000
65 ABC World News Sky News 23000
66 The Beauty Salon Murder Crime & Investigation 23000
67 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 3 23000
68 Romancing The Stone Showtime Action 23000
69 The Silencers Fox Classics 23000
70 Stargate: Universe Sci Fi 22000
71 Football: Epl Highlights Fox Sports 3 22000
72 Black Books Comedy Channel 22000
73 Wwe Smackdown Fox8 22000
74 The Last House On The Left Movie One 22000
75 Forever Young: Mel Gibson Starpics 1 22000
76 Curious George Nick Jr. 21000
77 Nightmare In Suburbia Crime & Investigation 21000
78 Flames Of Justice: New Detectives Crime & Investigation 21000
79 Landscape Man Lifestyle Channel 21000
80 Cricket: World Series Classics Fox Sports 2 21000
81 Murdoch Mysteries 13th Street 21000
82 America’s Most Wanted Crime & Investigation 20000
83 Carry On England Fox Classics 20000
84 Showbiz Sky News 20000
85 Just Married Showtime Comedy 20000
86 Sid The Science Kid Nick Jr. 20000
87 Glenn Martin Dds Fox8 20000
88 Silent Witness UKTV 20000
89 Priceless Antiques Roadshow Lifestyle Channel 20000
90 Korea: The Forgotten War In Colour Discovery Channel 20000
91 iCarly Nickelodeon 20000
92 I.T.A.S: Jodie Foster Bio. 20000
93 Live: Cricket: National One Day Cup Fox Sports 2 20000
94 The Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 20000
95 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Johnny Depp Starpics 1 20000
96 The Marine 2 Showtime Premiere 20000
97 Macgyver 111 Hits 20000
98 Coronation Street UKTV 20000
99 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 19000
100 Numb3rs TV1 19000

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23 Comments »

  1. Secret Squïrrel October 11, 2010 at 9:55 pm -

    @Greg – as has been mentioned many times, anti-siphoning legislation means that the Ten Network must show the Games on their primary channel, ie 10.

  2. DC October 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm -

    @Joe

    The SANFL Grand Final was on at the same time.

    The SANFL ABC1 99,000 *** *** *** 99,000 ***

    +35,000 at the ground.

  3. Greg October 11, 2010 at 5:11 am -

    Ten’s stupidity is in thinking there was ever going to be an interested Aus audience for the Comm Games on Ten,when common sense would’ve suggested moving all coverage to the loss making One HD channel,or just let Foxtel cover it. It’d be wiser as well for the Games to be discontinued, or held in one location (England) all the time, from now on.

  4. franz chong October 11, 2010 at 1:07 am -

    Well I hope Nine has the sense to bring back a game show for it’s 7pm offering in 2011.I don’t mind them showing the fresh 2.5 men on a Monday Night but those countless repeats up against Home and Away or 7pm Project must be costing them in the overall ratings.

  5. Peter A October 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm -

    I dont care what the ratings say about the comm games, Ten/One has done a great job in broadcasting them. I have wached it every night so far.

  6. David Knox October 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm -

    James… yes as noted that in the story.

  7. Steve October 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm -

    I think this is it for the Commonwealth Games now. No-one gives a bugger about them anymore – time to shut them down permanently. May this self-indulgent w*nkfest be consigned to the dustbin of history forever.

  8. James October 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm -

    David, if the Comm Games don’t count, does that mean the Winter Olympics don’t count either?

  9. David Knox October 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm -

    Haven’t counted up individual weeks for a while, but there is an self-service Archive here which you are welcome to sort through (that’s all I would be doing anyway!). Nine is in front on key demos, Seven on Total Viewers. Expect both to declare wins at year’s end.

  10. Matt October 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm -

    so david who is winning with the overall weeks

  11. David Knox October 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm -

    Joe: Saturday edition of ABC News.

  12. Rutzie October 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm -

    38 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 841,000

    Could this be the end for the 7pm Mon-Fri repeat after repeat of 2.5 Men?

  13. Joe October 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm -

    Why is ABC news (ranked 24) known as ABC News-Sa?

  14. Jacob October 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm -

    The games have been an utter failure for Ten. What a waste.

  15. Joe October 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm -

    Wow only 36000 watched the Rugby grand final in Adelaide. That is just awful. They would have been better off showing normal shows in Adelaide on Sunday

  16. GuanoLad October 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm -

    It’s been an unusual week for me, as I haven’t watched any TV all week. I normally watch Ten in the evenings, with the occasional swap to Seven or ABC, but as I am not interested in the Games, and Seven has sucked all week, I think the only thing I watched was Spicks and Specks, and that doesn’t really count in my mind as it was a special episode/Final.

    I expect something similar next week.

  17. Craig October 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm -

    @Peter Mc – but that’s assuming A) we get them in 2018 and B) that TEN gets the rights.

  18. Jeremy October 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm -

    I livd in western Melbourne and I did watched the Grand Final presentation, on the 3D channel. It didn’t count as ratings anyway.

  19. koverstreet October 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm -

    Sorry didn’t read it all. As i thought these ratings won’t count when determining the end of year ratings as they are one offs. The reason why Nine is taking a couple of weeks off,why waste new shows when they won’t count.

  20. David Knox October 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm -

    As per the article, Comm Games and Olympics have both fallen in survey weeks, so technically they are official ratings. But as they are both abnormal events, advertisers will want to see them removed from annual results. Given the performance, TEN may well be pretty happy to do so.

  21. koverstreet October 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm -

    I’m confused don’t the 2 weeks of comm games get omitted from the end of year ratings like the olympics? Or do they just remove the ratings for the comm games? If so that doesn’t make sense.

  22. Jerome October 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm -

    for NRL grandfinal week that’s a pretty big lead for 7. mostly 9′s own fault though, what were they thinking being so uncompetitive during a golden opportunity to snare some of ten’s audience while ten were pretty much MIA?

    The main thing i think ten woud care about with the comm games is how poorly it is doing in all 3 demos. the fact that even 25-54 is a vey distant 3rd to 7and9 but the total people is very decent sugests that the 70+ demo must be astronomical.

  23. Peter Mc October 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm -

    At least TEN will do better with the 2018 games in Brisbane!

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