All the drama of Week 46

By David Knox on November 14, 2010 / Filed Under News 11

Australian audiences tuned in for all the drama of the funeral for ‘Melissa Rafter’ (Zoe Ventoura) last week, netting Seven another 2 million viewers.

In fact Packed to the Rafters was almost 2.1m, well ahead of the pack and proving that Aussie drama is still a big drawcard. Ironically, more of the nation watched a send-off for a fictional daughter than a real-life favourite daughter. ABC’s broadcast of the memorial for Dame Joan Sutherland was watched by a modest audience. It is repeated tonight on ABC2 for art-lovers.

Week 46 was also notable for drama from two other events: TEN’s awkward ARIA Awards, a messy production that elevated “De-butt” into the blogosphere, and Nine’s revived National IQ Test, which left everyone slamming its interpretation of the word “Obsequious.”

Enjoy the final two weeks while you can. Summer schedules this year may be very thin, with a lot of content having already been spread across digital channels.

Week 46
Network:
Seven: 30.3
Nine: 28.4
TEN: 19.2
ABC: 16.5
SBS: 5.6

Primary Channels:
Seven: 24.3
Nine: 22.5
TEN: 18.3
ABC1: 13.9
SBS1: 4.7

Digital Channels:
GO!: 4.3
7TWO: 3.4
7mate: 2.6
ABC2: 1.6
GEM: 1.6
ONE: 0.9
SBS2: 0.9
ABC3: 0.5
ABC News 24: 0.4

No clear winner in key demos this week. Seven won 16-39, both Seven and Nine tied for 18-49 and Nine won the 25-54 demo.

Seven took five nights: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Nine won Monday and Saturday. The ABC best TEN on both Friday and Saturday.

Seven was first in all cities except Melbourne, which fell to Nine.

There are just 2 more weeks in the 2010 ratings survey.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 2,093,000 612,000 629,000 354,000 221,000 277,000
2 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,516,000 377,000 443,000 372,000 113,000 211,000
3 Junior Masterchef Australia Sun Ten 1,442,000 457,000 484,000 214,000 103,000 184,000
4 Beauty And The Geek Australia Seven 1,429,000 466,000 422,000 230,000 135,000 176,000
5 Two And A Half Men -Ep1 Nine 1,374,000 369,000 437,000 272,000 119,000 177,000
6 Bones Seven 1,359,000 325,000 422,000 254,000 172,000 187,000
7 The X Factor-Sun Seven 1,299,000 398,000 354,000 250,000 148,000 149,000
8 Seven News Seven 1,285,000 311,000 354,000 270,000 144,000 206,000
9 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,270,000 352,000 379,000 269,000 108,000 163,000
10 The Force – Behind The Line-Wed Seven 1,269,000 304,000 405,000 257,000 122,000 180,000
11 Sunday Night Seven 1,261,000 305,000 366,000 294,000 120,000 175,000
12 Today Tonight Seven 1,249,000 318,000 346,000 257,000 141,000 187,000
13 Junior Masterchef Australia Mon Ten 1,246,000 368,000 394,000 226,000 110,000 148,000
14 The Block Nine 1,243,000 358,000 385,000 239,000 118,000 143,000
15 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Tues Ten 1,230,000 341,000 369,000 250,000 109,000 162,000
16 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,213,000 332,000 402,000 191,000 175,000 113,000
17 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line-Wed Seven 1,188,000 308,000 345,000 238,000 122,000 175,000
18 Undercover Boss Australia Ten 1,188,000 324,000 381,000 223,000 120,000 139,000
19 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,183,000 353,000 362,000 216,000 129,000 124,000
20 New Tricks ABC1 1,151,000 312,000 382,000 175,000 138,000 144,000
21 The Big Bang Theory -Ep1 Nine 1,151,000 300,000 397,000 216,000 95,000 143,000
22 Two And A Half Men -Ep2 Nine 1,135,000 289,000 403,000 214,000 99,000 130,000
23 Nine News Nine 1,121,000 318,000 337,000 229,000 125,000 111,000
24 The Mentalist Nine 1,118,000 280,000 431,000 184,000 101,000 122,000
25 NCIS Ten 1,108,000 300,000 316,000 224,000 111,000 156,000
26 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,105,000 264,000 394,000 177,000 163,000 106,000
27 Glee Wed Ten 1,084,000 304,000 350,000 206,000 86,000 137,000
28 A Current Affair Nine 1,068,000 304,000 345,000 206,000 109,000 104,000
29 Modern Family Sun Ten 1,057,000 284,000 357,000 205,000 76,000 135,000
30 Poirot: Evil Under The Sun ABC1 1,054,000 283,000 347,000 157,000 133,000 135,000
31 The National IQ Test Nine 1,045,000 313,000 329,000 210,000 110,000 83,000
32 Criminal Minds-Mon Seven 1,025,000 282,000 289,000 203,000 119,000 132,000
33 City Homicide Seven 1,020,000 255,000 350,000 181,000 113,000 121,000
34 One Day Cricket – Australia V Sri Lanka – Game 3 Session 2 Nine 1,005,000 283,000 325,000 209,000 124,000 63,000
35 Keeping Up With The Joneses Ten 997,000 256,000 258,000 217,000 115,000 151,000
36 Home And Away Seven 980,000 275,000 265,000 197,000 109,000 134,000
37 The X Factor-Mon Seven 971,000 298,000 259,000 194,000 114,000 106,000
38 ABC News-Sa ABC1 966,000 275,000 327,000 155,000 106,000 104,000
39 The Big Bang Theory -Ep2 Nine 965,000 230,000 367,000 172,000 85,000 111,000
40 CSI: Miami Nine 958,000 235,000 358,000 155,000 110,000 100,000
41 ABC News ABC1 940,000 272,000 290,000 158,000 85,000 135,000
42 Australian Story ABC1 928,000 284,000 253,000 177,000 86,000 128,000
43 Iron Chef Australia Seven 925,000 293,000 246,000 160,000 102,000 124,000
44 Bondi Vet Ten 920,000 270,000 235,000 183,000 101,000 130,000
45 The Amazing Race-17 Seven 904,000 274,000 263,000 158,000 87,000 122,000
46 How I Met Your Mother (R) Seven 900,000 286,000 303,000 143,000 71,000 97,000
47 Last Chance To See ABC1 883,000 243,000 245,000 167,000 105,000 123,000
48 ABC News-Su ABC1 872,000 245,000 237,000 173,000 75,000 142,000
49 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 866,000 221,000 299,000 165,000 77,000 105,000
50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 863,000 217,000 255,000 178,000 105,000 108,000
51 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 861,000 279,000 341,000 70,000 106,000 65,000
52 Parenthood Seven 854,000 246,000 300,000 121,000 71,000 117,000
53 Getaway Nine 840,000 229,000 279,000 146,000 95,000 91,000
54 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 821,000 225,000 254,000 126,000 108,000 109,000
55 Castle (R) Seven 811,000 187,000 273,000 125,000 109,000 117,000
56 Good News Week Ten 784,000 193,000 300,000 125,000 85,000 82,000
57 Four Corners ABC1 780,000 226,000 217,000 180,000 65,000 92,000
58 The Good Wife Wed Ten 770,000 265,000 196,000 153,000 70,000 87,000
59 Ten News At Five Ten 746,000 197,000 231,000 131,000 82,000 106,000
60 7.30 Report ABC1 744,000 219,000 219,000 140,000 68,000 98,000
61 Spooks ABC1 738,000 203,000 238,000 122,000 80,000 94,000
62 The 7pm Project Ten 733,000 187,000 212,000 172,000 75,000 87,000
63 Media Watch ABC1 732,000 216,000 217,000 155,000 73,000 71,000
64 Modern Family Sun Rpt Ten 721,000 232,000 211,000 138,000 55,000 85,000
65 One Day Cricket – Australia V Sri Lanka – Game 3 Session 1 Nine 714,000 208,000 229,000 143,000 71,000 64,000
66 NCIS: Los Angeles Rpt Ten 714,000 173,000 262,000 97,000 106,000 77,000
67 RBT Nine 711,000 193,000 270,000 110,000 60,000 78,000
68 House Wed Ten 710,000 191,000 234,000 133,000 65,000 86,000
69 Rush Ten 708,000 168,000 242,000 125,000 86,000 88,000
70 City Homicide (R) Seven 700,000 193,000 278,000 90,000 68,000 72,000
71 How I Met Your Mother-Ep.2 (R) Seven 695,000 203,000 272,000 97,000 55,000 69,000
72 M-Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Seven 681,000 172,000 231,000 104,000 81,000 93,000
73 Junior Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 680,000 170,000 211,000 153,000 64,000 82,000
74 RPA Nine 679,000 182,000 222,000 101,000 96,000 78,000
75 Hancock Nine 674,000 179,000 235,000 116,000 50,000 93,000
76 Sleek Geeks ABC1 673,000 188,000 206,000 133,000 63,000 84,000
77 Gardening Australia ABC1 670,000 176,000 210,000 125,000 88,000 71,000
78 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 665,000 123,000 367,000 81,000 63,000 32,000
79 Qi ABC1 662,000 219,000 187,000 107,000 69,000 79,000
80 Rake ABC1 661,000 183,000 199,000 141,000 55,000 83,000
81 Q & A ABC1 658,000 200,000 172,000 138,000 74,000 74,000
82 Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Nine 653,000 204,000 256,000 77,000 47,000 68,000
83 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 653,000 184,000 202,000 119,000 65,000 83,000
84 Luther ABC1 647,000 179,000 192,000 115,000 68,000 93,000
85 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 645,000 150,000 241,000 109,000 61,000 84,000
86 Die Hard 4.0 Rpt Ten 638,000 171,000 225,000 107,000 60,000 74,000
87 The 24th Annual Aria Music Awards Ten 621,000 230,000 182,000 96,000 49,000 64,000
88 Qi ABC1 607,000 157,000 193,000 102,000 67,000 89,000
89 The IT Crowd ABC1 607,000 164,000 214,000 89,000 58,000 83,000
90 Collectors ABC1 603,000 166,000 180,000 115,000 63,000 78,000
91 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Rpt Ten 594,000 157,000 239,000 90,000 43,000 64,000
92 Hot Seat Nine 583,000 154,000 168,000 141,000 61,000 59,000
93 Cops L.A.C -Ep1 Nine 574,000 146,000 185,000 96,000 84,000 63,000
94 The Librarians ABC1 572,000 155,000 183,000 96,000 68,000 70,000
95 Stateline ABC1 551,000 169,000 166,000 82,000 57,000 76,000
96 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 550,000 150,000 162,000 112,000 58,000 68,000
97 Survivor: Nicaragua Nine 536,000 163,000 173,000 84,000 61,000 54,000
98 Deal Or No Deal Seven 530,000 127,000 164,000 102,000 70,000 66,000
99 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 510,000 138,000 125,000 96,000 56,000 95,000
100 An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby ABC1 507,000 149,000 165,000 88,000 44,000 62,000

Pay TV Top 100

Channel 5 City Metro
1 Hannah Montana Forever Disney Channel 53,000
2 Live: Rugby Union: Test Match Fox Sports 2 49,000
3 Live: Golf: Euro Pga: Hsbc Champions Final Fox Sports 3 48,000
4 Live: Golf: JBWere Masters Fox Sports 3 46,000
5 Live: Football: EPL A Villa V Man Utd Fox Sports 1 46,000
6 Midsomer Murders UKTV 45,000
7 Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone Cartoon Network 45,000
8 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie One 45,000
9 Live: Football: EPL Man City V Man Utd Fox Sports 1 44,000
10 Grand Designs Australia Lifestyle Channel 42,000
11 Couples Retreat Showtime Premiere 40,000
12 Live: Football: A-League Sydney V Newc Fox Sports 1 38,000
13 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 37,000
14 The Man Who Didn’t Cry Crime & Investigation 37,000
15 Nigella Kitchen Lifestyle Channel 36,000
16 For Love Or Money: New Detectives Crime & Investigation 35,000
17 Shirley Valentine Showtime Drama 34,000
18 Mickey’s Adventures In Wonderland Playhouse Disney 34,000
19 Jonas L.A. Disney Channel 33,000
20 4 Ingredients Lifestyle Channel 32,000
21 Billy Connolly: An Audience With… Bio. 32,000
22 Live: Football: A-League Newc V Ade Fox Sports 1 32,000
23 Blackadder Comedy Channel 31,000
24 Live: Football: Epl Liverpool V Chelsea Fox Sports 1 31,000
25 Live: Football: A-League G Coast V Syd Fox Sports 1 31,000
26 The Simpsons Fox8 30,000
27 Victorious Nickelodeon 30,000
28 Glee Fox8 30,000
29 The Invention Of Lying Showtime Premiere 30,000
30 River Cottage Everyday Lifestyle Channel 29,000
31 Family Guy Fox8 29,000
32 The Wiggles: Hot Poppin’ Popcorn Playhouse Disney 29,000
33 Live: Football: A-League Adel V Perth Fox Sports 3 28,000
34 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 28,000
35 A Soldier’s Story Fox Classics 28,000
36 Tennis: ATP Champions Down Under Fox Sports 3 28,000
37 American Dad Fox8 28,000
38 Appointment With Death 13th Street 28,000
39 Little Kingdom Nick Jr. 27,000
40 Harry And His Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs Nick Jr. 27,000
41 My MTV: Jersey Shore MTV 27,000
42 Futurama Fox8 27,000
43 Dog The Bounty Hunter Fox8 27,000
44 Science For Kids With Jameson Nick Jr. 27,000
45 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Cartoon Network 26,000
46 The Young Ones Comedy Channel 26,000
47 ABC World News Sky News 26,000
48 Law & Order: SVU TV1 26,000
49 NCIS TV1 26,000
50 Country House Revisited Lifestyle Channel 26,000
51 Live: Football: A-League Well V C Coast Fox Sports 1 25,000
52 Secret Lives Of Women Crime & Investigation 25,000
53 America’s Most Wanted Crime & Investigation 25,000
54 Live: Football: Epl Man United V Wolves Fox Sports 1 25,000
55 Live: Football: Epl Arsenal V Newcastle Fox Sports 1 25,000
56 Jesse Stone: Night Passage 13th Street 24,000
57 Selling Houses Australia Lifestyle Channel 24,000
58 Chuck Fox8 24,000
59 Blue’s Clues Nick Jr. 24,000
60 Live: Football: A-League Nth Qld V Melb H Fox Sports 3 24,000
61 Roary The Racing Car Nick Jr. 24,000
62 Town Without Pity Fox Classics 24,000
63 Rugby Union: Test Match Fox Sports 3 24,000
64 The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre Crime & Investigation 23,000
65 New Tricks UKTV 23,000
66 Hillary Clinton: A Conversation Sky News 23,000
67 As The Bell Rings Disney Channel 23,000
68 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV1 23,000
69 Live: Football: A-League Perth V Well Fox Sports 1 23,000
70 Nitro Circus MTV 23,000
71 Death Grip: New Detectives Crime & Investigation 23,000
72 Coronation Street UKTV 23,000
73 Crime Investigation Australia Crime & Investigation 22,000
74 Stargate: Universe Sci Fi 22,000
75 You Say We Play Disney Channel 22,000
76 Chopper Showtime Action 22,000
77 Eastenders UKTV 22,000
78 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 22,000
79 Wicked Attraction Crime & Investigation 22,000
80 Beyond The Darklands Crime & Investigation 22,000
81 Location, Location, Location Lifestyle Channel 22,000
82 Spectacular! Nickelodeon 21,000
83 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cartoon Network 21,000
84 WWE Raw Fox8 21,000
85 Curious George Nick Jr. 21,000
86 Legend Of The Seeker Fox8 21,000
87 Live: Tennis: Atp 1000: Paris Sf’s Fox Sports 3 21,000
88 120% Cartoon Network Cartoon Network 21,000
89 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line Lifestyle Channel 21,000
90 Run Silent, Run Deep Fox Classics 20,000
91 The Mark Of Zorro Fox Classics 20,000
92 Sex In Court Crime & Investigation 20,000
93 Krod Mandoon Fox8 20,000
94 Casualties Of War Fox Classics 20,000
95 Hale & Pace Comedy Channel 20,000
96 Megafactories: Chevy Volt National Geographic 20,000
97 AM Agenda Sky News 20,000
98 Saturday Night Fever TV1 20,000
99 Buzzy Bee And Friends Nick Jr. 20,000
100 Young Guns II Showtime Action 20,000

ASTRA Week 46

Week 46

11 Comments »

  1. Shelley November 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm -

    Fair go – I would have watch the Dame Joan tribute live… except a little thing called work got in the way!

  2. Steve November 15, 2010 at 2:09 am -

    While Rafters did very well, the next Aussie drama on the list is City Homicide at No 33 with half the audience. With Rush at 69 and Rake only made #80, despite Lisa McCune’s breast efforts.

  3. David Knox November 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm -

    Maybe its not a TV diary. In TV land Week 1 started Dec 27.

  4. Jen13 November 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm -

    My diary says week 45 has just gone, with week 46 to start tomorrow!

  5. vicki b November 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm -

    @snapper jack, I saw an ad tonight, new eps of Modern Family will be on Wednesday 7.30pm. I believe that’s Glee’s old spot?

  6. snapper jack November 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm -

    did I dream that Ch 10 are moving Glee to Monday nights….or modern family. cant remember. death knell for shows when they move em around

  7. Steven November 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm -

    Problem with 7pm is they try do to much in to short a time frame. It borderlines stupidity sometimes when they go to the effort of a live cross for a 20-30 seconds and then cut it off when they spend nearly as much if not more time introducing the guest as speaking to them…pretty silly really.

  8. David Knox November 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm -

    I expect so, but with variations on the presenting team obviously.

  9. dave November 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm -

    Shame about the drop for 7pm Porject since the Games – it seems to have lost nearly a quarter of its audience. They aren’t doing anything different as far as i can see, and the mix is still good of both stories, style (tape pieces/ live crosses/ guests iin studio as well as varying the presenters. I hope it rebuilds over summer. I may have missed something, but is it remaining in summer editions?

  10. David Knox November 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm -

    Good question, especially given that Die Hard 4.0 at 638,000 makes the list. I suspect there is something related to the late night broadcast in some cities that saw it end after the OzTAM cut off at 2am.

  11. Bogues November 14, 2010 at 11:34 am -

    Hi David,

    According to the overnight figures, Four Nations on Saturday night rated 642,000 but it isn’t included in the above weekly one hundred. Are the revised weekly figures so off that it dropped below the weekly 100? or is the another reason the four nations isn’t in the weekly 100 list?

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