Seven wins first week of 2011 ratings year

By David Knox on February 13, 2011 / Filed Under News 16

The Seven Network has won the first week of the 2011 ratings year, winning six out of seven nights.

Buoyed by Packed to the Rafters, My Kitchen Rules, Border Security, The Force, Bones and Seven News, the network finished the week with bragging rights over Nine and TEN.

Packed To The Rafters was the #1 show on 1,943,000 viewers.

Nine’s best performers were Nine News (Sunday), Underbelly, One Day Cricket and Two and a Half Men. For TEN it was NCIS, Modern Family, The Biggest Loser and Hawaii Five-O that floated to the top.

Network:
Seven: 30.8
Nine: 28.0
TEN: 20.3
ABC: 15.3
SBS: 5.6

Primary Channels:
Seven: 23.6
Nine: 21.5
TEN: 15.9
ABC1: 12.4
SBS1: 4.9

Digital Channels:
7TWO: 4.1
GO!: 3.8
ELEVEN: 3.3
7mate: 3.1
GEM: 2.8
ABC2: 1.7
One: 1.1
SBS2: 0.7
ABC3: 0.6
ABC News 24: 0.6

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

It also won in all five metro cities, taking every night except Saturday, which fell to Nine. The ABC defeated TEN on Saturday night.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,943,000 604,000 600,000 297,000 246,000 195,000
2 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,630,000 515,000 557,000 282,000 151,000 125,000
3 My Kitchen Rules-Tue Seven 1,551,000 435,000 496,000 242,000 180,000 199,000
4 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,431,000 355,000 383,000 293,000 131,000 270,000
5 My Kitchen Rules-Wed Seven 1,400,000 364,000 452,000 236,000 146,000 201,000
6 Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here Nine 1,373,000 373,000 520,000 195,000 149,000 136,000
7 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,358,000 348,000 464,000 245,000 102,000 198,000
8 My Kitchen Rules-Mon Seven 1,332,000 370,000 436,000 232,000 148,000 146,000
9 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 1,282,000 331,000 441,000 235,000 109,000 166,000
10 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 7 Session 2 Nine 1,222,000 323,000 379,000 245,000 154,000 121,000
11 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,220,000 348,000 425,000 216,000 108,000 122,000
12 Bones-Mon Seven 1,208,000 315,000 368,000 234,000 152,000 139,000
13 NCIS Ep 2 Ten 1,151,000 332,000 380,000 187,000 121,000 132,000
14 Bones Seven 1,144,000 341,000 372,000 198,000 106,000 127,000
15 Seven News Seven 1,139,000 280,000 314,000 217,000 143,000 184,000
16 Criminal Minds Seven 1,137,000 331,000 315,000 190,000 140,000 159,000
17 Today Tonight Seven 1,134,000 287,000 325,000 213,000 143,000 167,000
18 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,128,000 316,000 275,000 239,000 135,000 163,000
19 Modern Family Ten 1,125,000 298,000 388,000 201,000 83,000 154,000
20 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,090,000 343,000 310,000 184,000 134,000 119,000
21 New Tricks ABC1 1,085,000 318,000 324,000 185,000 117,000 141,000
22 The Biggest Loser Families – Weigh-In & Elimination Ten 1,080,000 308,000 333,000 211,000 98,000 130,000
23 $#*! My Dad Says Nine 1,069,000 338,000 382,000 158,000 95,000 96,000
24 NCIS Ten 1,059,000 310,000 323,000 176,000 105,000 145,000
25 Sunday Night Seven 1,051,000 262,000 321,000 253,000 94,000 122,000
26 Nine News Nine 1,051,000 294,000 329,000 219,000 104,000 104,000
27 Hawaii Five-O Ten 999,000 250,000 290,000 239,000 111,000 109,000
28 ABC News-Sa ABC1 978,000 277,000 308,000 153,000 103,000 137,000
29 The Biggest Loser Families – Contest Ten 971,000 267,000 311,000 169,000 90,000 135,000
30 Home And Away Seven 968,000 267,000 271,000 194,000 115,000 120,000
31 Bondi Rescue Ten 963,000 284,000 262,000 192,000 95,000 130,000
32 The Biggest Loser Families – Temptation Ten 950,000 254,000 299,000 202,000 87,000 108,000
33 Nine News Saturday Nine 947,000 290,000 291,000 184,000 104,000 78,000
34 Top Gear Nine 939,000 274,000 314,000 190,000 75,000 86,000
35 ABC News ABC1 934,000 247,000 301,000 143,000 104,000 139,000
36 One Day Cricket -Australia V England Game 7 Session 1 Nine 933,000 265,000 281,000 175,000 122,000 90,000
37 The Big Bang Theory Nine 905,000 274,000 277,000 203,000 66,000 86,000
38 A Current Affair Nine 902,000 249,000 290,000 199,000 82,000 81,000
39 Australian Story ABC1 900,000 266,000 225,000 197,000 93,000 119,000
40 The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 896,000 250,000 298,000 148,000 106,000 93,000
41 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 895,000 255,000 302,000 122,000 94,000 122,000
42 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight ABC1 894,000 246,000 300,000 154,000 96,000 97,000
43 Castle Seven 894,000 228,000 336,000 117,000 117,000 95,000
44 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -Ep1 Nine 884,000 198,000 286,000 176,000 103,000 121,000
45 RBT Nine 879,000 243,000 313,000 166,000 85,000 72,000
46 How I Met Your Mother-Ep.2 Seven 874,000 180,000 318,000 166,000 87,000 122,000
47 Getaway Nine 865,000 225,000 276,000 184,000 88,000 92,000
48 Mike & Molly Nine 846,000 238,000 308,000 160,000 64,000 76,000
49 ABC News-Su ABC1 835,000 240,000 283,000 112,000 76,000 123,000
50 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 831,000 232,000 269,000 140,000 90,000 101,000
51 Brothers & Sisters Seven 831,000 271,000 277,000 123,000 71,000 90,000
52 The Biggest Loser Families – Challenge Ten 831,000 231,000 263,000 167,000 79,000 92,000
53 Glee Ten 769,000 216,000 279,000 143,000 48,000 84,000
54 Parenthood Seven 769,000 231,000 278,000 92,000 88,000 79,000
55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -Ep2 Nine 761,000 184,000 259,000 140,000 84,000 94,000
56 Ten News At Five Ten 743,000 200,000 222,000 123,000 75,000 123,000
57 Rpa Where Are They Now? Nine 733,000 219,000 264,000 101,000 89,000 60,000
58 7.30 Report ABC1 730,000 193,000 209,000 156,000 68,000 103,000
59 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 723,000 194,000 246,000 153,000 63,000 69,000
60 The Good Wife Ten 715,000 239,000 209,000 119,000 79,000 69,000
61 Midsomer Murders Rpt ABC1 712,000 209,000 221,000 124,000 80,000 77,000
62 How I Met Your Mother Seven 710,000 142,000 246,000 150,000 76,000 97,000
63 Blue Bloods Ten 701,000 198,000 217,000 147,000 57,000 82,000
64 Four Corners ABC1 682,000 200,000 210,000 134,000 60,000 78,000
65 Agatha Christie: Poirot Rpt ABC1 678,000 159,000 223,000 130,000 75,000 91,000
66 Desperate Housewives Seven 676,000 223,000 216,000 74,000 81,000 82,000
67 The 7pm Project Ten 673,000 171,000 222,000 135,000 69,000 76,000
68 City Homicide Seven 662,000 166,000 208,000 85,000 97,000 107,000
69 Law And Order: SVU Ten 651,000 196,000 218,000 85,000 70,000 83,000
70 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 645,000 244,000 193,000 69,000 69,000 70,000
71 House Ten 644,000 155,000 233,000 110,000 72,000 74,000
72 M-Madagascar Seven 630,000 225,000 170,000 87,000 62,000 86,000
73 Kidnap And Ransom ABC1 625,000 162,000 209,000 99,000 74,000 80,000
74 Bed Of Roses S3 ABC1 616,000 185,000 172,000 117,000 72,000 72,000
75 Iron Man Nine 613,000 172,000 204,000 76,000 67,000 93,000
76 Stateline ABC1 612,000 159,000 196,000 103,000 69,000 85,000
77 Laid ABC1 610,000 149,000 234,000 103,000 60,000 66,000
78 Undercover Boss Ten 606,000 157,000 209,000 103,000 54,000 83,000
79 Indigenous All Stars V NRL All Stars Nine 597,000 322,000 14,000 245,000 3,000 13,000
80 South Pacific ABC1 580,000 137,000 156,000 124,000 71,000 92,000
81 Media Watch ABC1 579,000 197,000 154,000 117,000 60,000 50,000
82 M-Casino Royale Seven 574,000 172,000 178,000 92,000 64,000 68,000
83 The New Inventors ABC1 569,000 164,000 169,000 102,000 66,000 68,000
84 Gardening Australia ABC1 565,000 167,000 154,000 123,000 69,000 52,000
85 Twilight Ten 564,000 137,000 238,000 75,000 54,000 60,000
86 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 552,000 151,000 156,000 104,000 76,000 64,000
87 Chopper Rescue ABC1 547,000 166,000 148,000 99,000 62,000 73,000
88 Two And A Half Men -Fri Nine 540,000 129,000 186,000 130,000 50,000 44,000
89 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 537,000 161,000 168,000 92,000 37,000 78,000
90 Hot Seat Nine 512,000 131,000 143,000 148,000 51,000 39,000
91 The Bionic Vet ABC1 493,000 135,000 128,000 113,000 54,000 64,000
92 Q&A ABC1 493,000 144,000 149,000 97,000 57,000 46,000
93 Deal Or No Deal Seven 469,000 131,000 132,000 79,000 62,000 64,000
94 Good News Week Ten 459,000 120,000 154,000 75,000 53,000 57,000
95 Qi ABC1 452,000 163,000 119,000 64,000 48,000 59,000
96 Antiques Roadshow Nine 446,000 118,000 128,000 112,000 88,000 ***
97 Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth Nine 441,000 134,000 155,000 65,000 32,000 54,000
98 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 437,000 104,000 119,000 78,000 57,000 79,000
99 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 420,000 116,000 138,000 74,000 40,000 54,000
100 Embarrassing Bodies Nine 419,000 101,000 177,000 34,000 59,000 48,000

Week 7

16 Comments »

  1. Ron February 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm -

    Is there a mistake in coding or something? There is only one Big Bang Theory episode in the Top 100. Both of the new episodes should be there.

  2. Ronnie February 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm -

    If Michael Healy doesn’t have the confidence to programme Australian telemovies on Sunday night why commission them? I just don’t get it.

  3. Ann February 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm -

    I was stunned that Channel 9 bagged Warnie in Sunday News and he works for Nine Network? is it a case of no such thing as bad publicity?

  4. Ann February 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm -

    I was stunned that Channel 9 baggd Warnie in Sunday News and he works for Nine Network? is it a case of no such thing as bad publicity?

  5. tomothy February 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm -

    I am surprised that 7TWO keeps topping the digital channels. There is hardly any first run content, let alone much content in primetime from year 2000 onwards.

    Eleven has a lot off good rateable shows in primetime, the problem is that the audience they are appealing to obtained the content by other means up to three years ago when they first aired in the US. This is why they cant reach the top digital channel.

    ABC2 is a quiet performer, I watch more on that than I do with all the other digital channels.

  6. Secret Squïrrel February 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm -

    Dammit – should be the less sensational figures of 13.5% for Adelaide and 21.5% for Perth. I stand by my original point as these are more than 5 and 8 times the required swings in Sydney and 20 and 40 times that needed for Nine to lose Brisbane.

  7. Secret Squïrrel February 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm -

    @Kuttsywood – I’d say that those figures would be more of a concern for Nine. If a ere 2.5% of their existing audience for Sydney, 2.25% for Melbourne, and less than 0.5% for Brisbane switch to Seven, they will lose them all. However, Seven could sustain losses of 27% in Adelaide and a staggering 43% in Perth and still hold those two cities.

    So much for Seven’s News being “propped up” by Perth and Adelaide, and Nine “sweeping” the other three capitals. Your emotive language doesn’t hide the fact that those figures would seem to indicate that Seven are unlikely to lose Perth or Adelaide in the foreseeable future, while Nine could very conceivably lose all 3 of the eastern capitals next week, especially Brisbane.

    That’s not a prediction btw, and I also don’t actually care whether Seven or Nine News has the most viewers.

  8. ducko February 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm -

    First week of ratings – Planet Earth dead, City Homicide dead, Ten Newshour on life support, the 7pm Project still ailing.

  9. Natasha February 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm -

    The extended Ten News…isn’t that just like ACA or Today Tonight?

  10. wamdue February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm -

    @Bogues, there is some truth to what you say, but it cant inspire confidence that the time slot is down year on year, and its even starting to loose to the 2nd channel (and the same show it replaced)

  11. Kuttsywood February 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm -

    Biggest headache for Seven right now: Their 6pm weekday news was only propped up by Adelaide and Perth this week, with Nine sweeping the east coast capitals.

  12. Allie February 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm -

    Last Tuesday’s episode of PTTR was desperately boring. It needs to lift its current storyline, methinks, as it is not particularly gripping at the moment. Kudos to them for the high ratings, but I’ve never really understood its runaway popularity, as the few times I’ve followed it for a short while, I’ve wound up being bored to death by it and I abandon it. It has never held my interest for more than 3-4 episodes at a time.

    6pm with George Negus and the 6.30 bulletin on Ten have clearly flopped as they are not even in the Top 100. I know it is a long-term strategy to try and change deeply entrenched viewer habits re the 6-7pm timeslot, but if their ratings haven’t lifted by mid-year, Ten may have to bite the bullet on this, as the programs will become too costly to produce, particularly 6pm with its army of reporters around the gobe.

  13. Bogues February 13, 2011 at 11:47 am -

    wamdue: Yes, it is too early. It’s only three weeks old. It will take a while for viewing habits to change. To have 350k+ viewers change their source of 6pm within three weeks is a real achievement in my opinion.

  14. Jerome February 13, 2011 at 11:24 am -

    PTTR figs are a real achievement. 4seasons and it still on it’s highs that it was hitting in the first epidodes. With underbelly and most other dramas dropping off (imports and local) it’s a real survivor.

  15. wamdue February 13, 2011 at 11:16 am -

    is it too early to say that TEN Evening News has totally flopped?

  16. Craig February 13, 2011 at 11:16 am -

    Wow, Parenthood and Glee got the same ratings!

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