Seven takes final week of summer

By David Knox on February 6, 2011 / Filed Under News 13

The Seven Network has won the final week of summer ratings, giving it a weekly tally of 6 wins to Nine’s 4.

But the Nine Network had kept much of its powder dry, preferring not to run a full schedule last week, while rival networks were close to full capacity.

The top ten shows of the week were a good mix of titles for the three big networks, including News, cricket, tennis, NCIS, The Biggest Loser and My Kitchen Rules.

It was also a week in which schedules were interrupted by news coverage of Cyclone Yasi, with Seven and the ABC providing the most programming as it headed towards the coastline.

But Week 6 was just the eye of the ratings storm. Today marks the first day of the ratings survey for 2011.

Let the games begin.

Network:
Seven: 31.0
Nine: 27.2
TEN: 21.4
ABC: 14.6
SBS: 5.9

Primary Channels:
ABC1: 11.0
Seven: 23.7
Nine: 20.6
TEN: 17.3
SBS1: 4.9

Digital Channels:
7TWO: 4.1
GO!: 3.6
ELEVEN: 3.3
7mate: 3.2
GEM: 3.0
ABC2: 1.6
ABC News 24: 1.3
SBS2: 0.9
ABC3: 0.7
One: 0.7

Seven won three key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven was first in all 5 metro cities.

Seven took 5 nights: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Nine winning Sunday and Wednesday. The ABC beat TEN on Saturday.

Nine News (Sunday) was the #1 show of the week.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,640,000 449,000 614,000 261,000 193,000 124,000
2 NCIS Ten 1,441,000 441,000 381,000 269,000 159,000 192,000
3 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 5 Session 2 Nine 1,403,000 412,000 437,000 226,000 176,000 151,000
4 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 6 Session 2 Nine 1,385,000 429,000 449,000 247,000 155,000 104,000
5 Seven’s Tennis: 2011 Aust Open – Men’s Final Seven 1,381,000 437,000 483,000 209,000 124,000 127,000
6 The Biggest Loser Families – Launch Ten 1,357,000 386,000 378,000 281,000 136,000 176,000
7 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,332,000 291,000 331,000 320,000 144,000 246,000
8 The Biggest Loser Families – Trainers’ Weigh-In Ten 1,326,000 387,000 438,000 228,000 101,000 171,000
9 Seven News Seven 1,315,000 348,000 329,000 283,000 155,000 199,000
10 My Kitchen Rules-Tue Seven 1,278,000 380,000 420,000 186,000 124,000 169,000
11 Hawaii Five-O Ten 1,250,000 327,000 342,000 256,000 116,000 208,000
12 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,243,000 320,000 450,000 259,000 100,000 114,000
13 Today Tonight Seven 1,232,000 344,000 332,000 242,000 144,000 170,000
14 Bones-Mon Seven 1,223,000 331,000 401,000 215,000 133,000 142,000
15 My Kitchen Rules-Mon Seven 1,205,000 344,000 379,000 211,000 116,000 154,000
16 Modern Family Ep 2 Ten 1,203,000 360,000 331,000 234,000 97,000 180,000
17 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 5 Session 1 Nine 1,188,000 335,000 378,000 181,000 168,000 127,000
18 Modern Family Ten 1,183,000 379,000 325,000 217,000 96,000 167,000
19 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,183,000 302,000 361,000 237,000 111,000 172,000
20 $#*! My Dad Says Nine 1,173,000 363,000 374,000 221,000 108,000 105,000
21 Nine News Nine 1,141,000 313,000 392,000 224,000 120,000 92,000
22 The Biggest Loser Families – First Weigh-In Ten 1,110,000 287,000 362,000 232,000 93,000 137,000
23 Blue Bloods Ten 1,107,000 299,000 370,000 205,000 86,000 148,000
24 Seven’s Tennis: 2011 Aust Open – Men’s Final Presentation Seven 1,094,000 351,000 411,000 128,000 114,000 91,000
25 My Kitchen Rules-Wed Seven 1,087,000 324,000 341,000 151,000 130,000 140,000
26 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,033,000 252,000 432,000 162,000 117,000 71,000
27 Glee Ten 1,016,000 279,000 333,000 209,000 82,000 113,000
28 Brothers & Sisters Seven 1,009,000 275,000 394,000 142,000 101,000 98,000
29 Home And Away Seven 1,007,000 310,000 272,000 188,000 120,000 117,000
30 The Biggest Loser Families – Challenge Ten 1,004,000 267,000 358,000 201,000 68,000 111,000
31 ABC News ABC1 999,000 269,000 325,000 172,000 103,000 129,000
32 How I Met Your Mother-Ep.2 Seven 995,000 255,000 295,000 245,000 88,000 112,000
33 Seven’s Tennis: 2011 Aust Open – Men’s Final Introduction Seven 992,000 279,000 341,000 210,000 77,000 86,000
34 A Current Affair Nine 977,000 265,000 351,000 192,000 87,000 82,000
35 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 963,000 304,000 279,000 169,000 97,000 114,000
36 The Mentalist Nine 953,000 291,000 346,000 162,000 100,000 55,000
37 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 937,000 291,000 318,000 76,000 108,000 145,000
38 How I Met Your Mother Seven 919,000 247,000 257,000 222,000 87,000 106,000
39 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 917,000 217,000 299,000 180,000 120,000 101,000
40 Seven News Special- Evening Seven 900,000 219,000 266,000 197,000 99,000 119,000
41 ABC News-Sa ABC1 885,000 226,000 341,000 141,000 87,000 91,000
42 RBT Nine 862,000 212,000 302,000 176,000 87,000 84,000
43 The Big Bang Theory Nine 850,000 219,000 284,000 204,000 74,000 70,000
44 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Tues Rpt Ten 836,000 244,000 260,000 149,000 77,000 106,000
45 Ten News At Five Ten 834,000 234,000 276,000 126,000 86,000 113,000
46 Getaway Nine 832,000 217,000 302,000 156,000 89,000 68,000
47 The Good Wife Ten 809,000 255,000 262,000 149,000 70,000 72,000
48 Midsomer Murders Rpt ABC1 789,000 198,000 262,000 172,000 71,000 87,000
49 Desperate Housewives Seven 780,000 244,000 265,000 86,000 94,000 91,000
50 The 7pm Project Ten 770,000 193,000 281,000 152,000 65,000 78,000
51 ABC News-Su ABC1 749,000 211,000 232,000 101,000 73,000 131,000
52 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 747,000 211,000 281,000 107,000 83,000 65,000
53 M-The Parent Trap Seven 745,000 206,000 299,000 100,000 58,000 82,000
54 7.30 Report Summer Edition ABC1 742,000 204,000 220,000 154,000 79,000 85,000
55 Hawaii Five-O Tues Encore Ten 738,000 178,000 221,000 163,000 82,000 94,000
56 Undercover Boss Ten 738,000 169,000 277,000 135,000 68,000 88,000
57 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 732,000 175,000 277,000 145,000 67,000 69,000
58 Parenthood Seven 727,000 225,000 258,000 76,000 69,000 100,000
59 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 716,000 160,000 232,000 115,000 85,000 124,000
60 Bed Of Roses S3 ABC1 696,000 183,000 221,000 137,000 86,000 70,000
61 House Ten 691,000 187,000 254,000 117,000 58,000 74,000
62 Parenthood-Ep.2 Seven 679,000 208,000 239,000 77,000 72,000 82,000
63 Law And Order: SVU Ten 654,000 201,000 198,000 129,000 63,000 62,000
64 CSI: NY Nine 644,000 158,000 218,000 108,000 84,000 76,000
65 ABC News Cyclone Yasi Special ABC1 632,000 256,000 249,000 30,000 98,000 ***
66 Agatha Christie: Poirot Rpt ABC1 628,000 166,000 187,000 97,000 71,000 106,000
67 Top Gear Nine 620,000 174,000 205,000 122,000 59,000 59,000
68 South Pacific ABC1 608,000 143,000 145,000 136,000 69,000 114,000
69 Grumpy Guide To… ABC1 607,000 138,000 196,000 111,000 71,000 92,000
70 Two And A Half Men -Fri Nine 601,000 165,000 197,000 130,000 53,000 56,000
71 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos – Summer Edition Nine 595,000 184,000 282,000 *** 74,000 56,000
72 Hot Seat Nine 569,000 143,000 166,000 164,000 56,000 39,000
73 Chopper Rescue ABC1 557,000 147,000 141,000 145,000 63,000 60,000
74 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 553,000 140,000 164,000 118,000 64,000 68,000
75 M-The Holiday Seven 544,000 180,000 221,000 *** 66,000 77,000
76 Seven News Special-Late Seven 542,000 138,000 164,000 80,000 69,000 91,000
77 Grand Designs Rpt ABC1 542,000 140,000 184,000 83,000 64,000 70,000
78 Deal Or No Deal-Summer Seven 535,000 162,000 133,000 101,000 72,000 68,000
79 The Bionic Vet ABC1 514,000 161,000 143,000 86,000 48,000 75,000
80 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 6 Session 1 Nine 511,000 149,000 178,000 81,000 57,000 45,000
81 Sunrise Seven 507,000 139,000 112,000 130,000 55,000 71,000
82 Poh’s Kitchen Rpt ABC1 497,000 145,000 178,000 81,000 44,000 49,000
83 Ten Evening News Sun Ten 477,000 112,000 140,000 79,000 61,000 86,000
84 Embarrassing Bodies Nine 462,000 121,000 173,000 62,000 58,000 49,000
85 Gandhi ABC1 460,000 157,000 134,000 68,000 46,000 55,000
86 Ice Age: The Meltdown Rpt Ten 458,000 102,000 158,000 81,000 63,000 55,000
87 Blue Bloods Fri Encore Ten 453,000 110,000 157,000 100,000 43,000 43,000
88 NT AFL: Indigenous All Stars Vs Richmond Tigers ABC1 451,000 119,000 131,000 91,000 52,000 59,000
89 6pm With George Negus Ten 451,000 106,000 178,000 76,000 44,000 48,000
90 Melbourne International Great Debate Rpt Ten 449,000 71,000 182,000 91,000 49,000 55,000
91 Deal Or No Deal Seven 447,000 121,000 112,000 96,000 58,000 61,000
92 Seven’s Tennis: 2011 Aust Open – Men’s Final Preview Seven 444,000 177,000 195,000 *** 72,000 ***
93 Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Nine 437,000 99,000 175,000 84,000 34,000 44,000
94 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 433,000 122,000 144,000 75,000 37,000 54,000
95 Crime Stoppers Nine 433,000 *** 433,000 *** *** ***
96 Fat Family Diet Seven 430,000 98,000 212,000 44,000 42,000 35,000
97 Motorway Patrol Nine 429,000 118,000 152,000 86,000 31,000 43,000
98 Ten Evening News Ten 423,000 97,000 159,000 85,000 35,000 47,000
99 M-Runaway Bride Seven 423,000 140,000 197,000 *** 46,000 40,000
100 20 To 1 Nine 416,000 138,000 149,000 60,000 41,000 29,000

ASTRA Week 6

Week 6

13 Comments »

  1. A. February 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm -

    To me it’s a shame Ch 72 doesn’t repeat it’s primetime shows because I’d watch them more often if they did due to clashes. Especially as I often liked them on the ABC (i.e. the shows). And I’ll note I’ve been watching the ABC since before I went to Primary School. The only time I had a problem with the channel was Shier’s time trying to wreck the place and almost succeeding.

  2. James February 7, 2011 at 6:35 am -

    @TV Lover. Seven won all younger demos….not just oldies eh?
    @MillerT. Interesting how you ask why ppl watch re-runs of Brit shows when glee, Modern fam repeat so quickly plus especially bbt and 2.5 men which get pounded on both channels.

  3. Russell February 7, 2011 at 4:47 am -

    Considering advertisers buy 25-54 first and 18-49 second, I’d be really interested to see how many advertisers Want to buy time on 7TWO. That may not matter much now, with Seven probably giving clients a free run on 7TWO for buying spots on Seven. But long term I don’t see this being a financial sound demo to programme to. Unless the programming rights to old UK fare is just so damn cheap they make money anyway.

  4. Harry February 7, 2011 at 12:36 am -

    Very happy to see NCIS at #2.

  5. DansDans February 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm -

    @ Jerome – really, no light at all?

    Hmmm.. I wonder what F1, MotoGP, AFL, IPL and Champions League have to say about that…

    How quick we all forgot the amazing numbers that ONE HD was doing for events like Commonwealth Games (one night they had a 8.1 share, second highest Digital share) and regular sunday night F1 broadcasts (between 250,000 to 350,000 depending on the time)

    But yes, concern… concern away. Where as if there is nothing newsworthy for a month, the ABC News 24 share will be low – dont forget, ONE is really competing only against ABC News 24 as they are the only niche freeview channels – the rest are all general entertainment channels.

  6. Nathan February 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm -

    @Mark & TVLover Yes there is, it’s not just so called “old” people who enjoy the British shows.

  7. Jerome February 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm -

    @dansdans i’d say that the fact there is no sport of interest on a sport channel is the concern. But also that it is rating at the same level ad a channel that is mostly a test pattern a bigger concern. Also of concern would be that it’s ratings are only going backwards, year on year it is down while all other year+ old channels are up, some quite significantly. Not much sign of a light at the end for ONE any time soon.

  8. MillerT1 February 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm -

    Couldn’t agree with you more TVLover. I bet there are so many old people that just deliberately not watch anything that is not on Seven or 7TWO. Infact, the thing that annoyed me most from last year, was Seven basically turning 7TWO into a Free-to-Air version of UKTV. I rarely read the 7TWO guide anymore because it’s almost certain that I won’t find anything good to watch on there.

    Also, I have to concur with what Mark says. Why do all these people want to watch these old british shows again. I mean, it’s absolutely ridiculous. However, I’m sure people will tire of it soon and then 7TWO will be in trouble.

  9. TVLover February 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm -

    7TWO’s victory shows you how many old people watch TV, and spend a lot of time doing it on 7 & 7TWO, hence why they win.

  10. Craig February 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm -

    Of course ABC 24 was going to out rate ONE HD given the amount of news around and not much top sport taking off yet.

    Interesting that on the main channels TEN is not that far behind 7 & 9, it’s still the digitals that is making all the difference.

  11. DansDans February 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm -

    How is it a concern? Big newsworthy news items this week vs no interesting sports coverage… Straw clucthing much?

  12. Mark February 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm -

    I don’t understand how 7TWO is the number 1 digital channel…there is absolutely nothing that I watch on it. I’m obviously not the demo, but are there rally that many people interested in old British shows?
    Does anyone know what the top rated show is on 7TWO?

  13. Kev February 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm -

    Given that ABC News 24 beat ONE HD…that must be of concern.

    ABC didn’t have a good week. 6pm seems to be struggling although I think with time this will increase.

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