Ratings love Reality

By David Knox on July 3, 2011 / Filed Under News 21

Reality television -you know you love it. At least according to the figures, Australia does.

There are five brands that are firing right now across three networks: MasterChef Australia, Australia’s Got Talent, The Block, Dancing with the Stars and The Amazing Race Australia. More is to come with Top Design, The X Factor and The Renovators. Be careful what you wish for.

Seven won Week 27 led by Seven News, Downton Abbey and Australia’s Got Talent. The Block put some good runs on the board, helping address Nine’s primary channel. Nine still doesn’t code the show separately, giving it a lower weekly average than MasterChef‘s strategy. TEN’s cook-off continues to deliver, shaking off early season questions about its performance.

7TWO broke a multichannel record with the biggest single audience yet for Bernard Tomic’s Wimbledon match, reaching 734,000 viewers.

Network:
Seven: 31.1
Nine: 26.1
TEN: 23.7
ABC: 13.9
SBS: 5.1

Primary Channels:
Seven: 22.0
Nine: 19.1
TEN: 17.6
ABC1: 10.7
SBS1: 4.5

Multichannels:
7TWO: 5.6
GO!: 4.2
7mate: 3.6
ELEVEN: 3.6
GEM: 2.8
One: 2.6
ABC2: 2.0
ABC3: 0.6
ABC News 24: 0.6
SBS2: 0.6

TEN won 16-39 and Seven won 18-49 and 25-54 demos.

Seven was victorious in all 5 metro cities and was first every night of the week except Thursday which fell to Nine. TEN bettered Nine on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Masterchef Australia Wed Ten 1,717,000 457,000 589,000 309,000 182,000 179,000
2 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,712,000 385,000 545,000 389,000 154,000 238,000
3 Masterchef Australia Tues Ten 1,688,000 456,000 586,000 304,000 164,000 177,000
4 Downton Abbey Seven 1,674,000 432,000 586,000 316,000 169,000 170,000
5 Australia’s Got Talent-Tue Seven 1,638,000 451,000 504,000 278,000 197,000 209,000
6 Masterchef Australia Mon Ten 1,607,000 437,000 535,000 270,000 175,000 190,000
7 Masterchef Australia Sun Ten 1,603,000 446,000 534,000 251,000 178,000 194,000
8 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,571,000 506,000 486,000 250,000 196,000 133,000
9 Masterchef Australia Thurs Ten 1,533,000 384,000 529,000 258,000 164,000 199,000
10 Dancing With The Stars Seven 1,525,000 438,000 457,000 310,000 169,000 151,000
11 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,347,000 382,000 341,000 275,000 132,000 218,000
12 The Block Nine 1,301,000 357,000 462,000 241,000 119,000 122,000
13 Winners & Losers Seven 1,283,000 333,000 468,000 201,000 132,000 149,000
14 Seven News Seven 1,280,000 314,000 347,000 247,000 165,000 208,000
15 Today Tonight Seven 1,233,000 316,000 334,000 228,000 155,000 200,000
16 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,150,000 333,000 365,000 182,000 133,000 138,000
17 Bondi Vet Ten 1,146,000 278,000 416,000 224,000 122,000 106,000
18 Nine News Nine 1,145,000 310,000 404,000 238,000 101,000 93,000
19 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,085,000 257,000 359,000 254,000 141,000 74,000
20 The Amazing Race Australia Seven 1,075,000 312,000 352,000 149,000 123,000 140,000
21 A Current Affair Nine 1,063,000 311,000 360,000 215,000 96,000 81,000
22 Criminal Minds Seven 1,050,000 342,000 311,000 178,000 104,000 115,000
23 60 Minutes Nine 1,046,000 321,000 322,000 208,000 98,000 96,000
24 Inside The Human Body Nine 1,044,000 304,000 330,000 168,000 119,000 122,000
25 Offspring Wed Ten 1,036,000 257,000 406,000 150,000 101,000 122,000
26 Highway Patrol Seven 1,022,000 289,000 325,000 184,000 101,000 123,000
27 The Big Bang Theory -Mon Nine 999,000 290,000 347,000 187,000 78,000 96,000
28 Home And Away Seven 982,000 269,000 251,000 195,000 127,000 140,000
29 Offspring Ten 964,000 222,000 330,000 165,000 104,000 144,000
30 Hot Property Nine 948,000 300,000 288,000 153,000 99,000 108,000
31 Merlin Ten 944,000 284,000 253,000 165,000 93,000 149,000
32 The Big Bang Theory -Wed Ep2 Nine 934,000 268,000 301,000 180,000 83,000 102,000
33 In Their Footsteps Nine 933,000 252,000 330,000 174,000 103,000 75,000
34 Australian Story ABC1 913,000 290,000 263,000 160,000 102,000 98,000
35 Law And Order: SVU Rpt Ten 891,000 235,000 258,000 161,000 115,000 122,000
36 ABC News ABC1 884,000 252,000 281,000 120,000 110,000 121,000
37 Spicks And Specks ABC1 878,000 270,000 261,000 163,000 92,000 92,000
38 NCIS Rpt Ten 857,000 240,000 254,000 169,000 96,000 97,000
39 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 837,000 203,000 291,000 159,000 90,000 94,000
40 Rescue Special Ops Nine 835,000 248,000 235,000 158,000 91,000 103,000
41 ABC News-Sa ABC1 833,000 274,000 246,000 134,000 80,000 99,000
42 The Big Bang Theory -Wed Ep1 Nine 821,000 246,000 246,000 153,000 71,000 105,000
43 Saturday Night AFL Ten 808,000 67,000 451,000 53,000 133,000 104,000
44 The Mentalist -Ep1 Nine 792,000 260,000 238,000 151,000 68,000 74,000
45 Law And Order: SVU Ep 2 Rpt Ten 783,000 253,000 215,000 126,000 95,000 93,000
46 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 767,000 226,000 239,000 139,000 73,000 89,000
47 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 753,000 210,000 207,000 166,000 100,000 71,000
48 World’s Deadliest Roads Seven 744,000 207,000 237,000 128,000 79,000 92,000
49 Sea Patrol: Damage Control Nine 743,000 226,000 194,000 162,000 95,000 68,000
50 The Big Bang Theory -Tue Nine 743,000 196,000 233,000 157,000 75,000 81,000
51 Taggart ABC1 741,000 206,000 198,000 142,000 101,000 93,000
52 Wimbledon 2011 – Day 9 7TWO 734,000 205,000 255,000 78,000 99,000 97,000
53 Criminal Minds-Ep.2 (R) Seven 733,000 215,000 238,000 141,000 73,000 68,000
54 Hawaii Five-O Ten 730,000 211,000 207,000 134,000 65,000 113,000
55 The 7pm Project Ten 727,000 178,000 234,000 163,000 74,000 78,000
56 RBT Nine 712,000 233,000 169,000 144,000 81,000 86,000
57 M-Race To Witch Mountain Seven 708,000 187,000 224,000 132,000 64,000 102,000
58 RPA Nine 698,000 191,000 196,000 125,000 113,000 73,000
59 Four Corners ABC1 686,000 220,000 220,000 119,000 55,000 71,000
60 The Footy Show Nine 686,000 147,000 287,000 88,000 101,000 64,000
61 New Tricks Rpt ABC1 680,000 227,000 160,000 129,000 70,000 94,000
62 CSI: Miami -Ep1 Nine 676,000 183,000 218,000 104,000 89,000 82,000
63 NCIS: Los Angeles Tues Ten 669,000 181,000 186,000 128,000 95,000 78,000
64 Kingdom ABC1 667,000 213,000 193,000 106,000 67,000 88,000
65 Hot Seat Nine 665,000 196,000 202,000 159,000 61,000 47,000
66 Ten News At Five Ten 663,000 192,000 207,000 95,000 64,000 104,000
67 ABC News-Su ABC1 662,000 176,000 219,000 102,000 74,000 92,000
68 Inspector George Gently ABC1 658,000 178,000 194,000 117,000 82,000 87,000
69 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 652,000 356,000 *** 296,000 *** ***
70 Deal Or No Deal Seven 647,000 160,000 185,000 139,000 78,000 84,000
71 Gardening Australia ABC1 638,000 168,000 210,000 125,000 78,000 57,000
72 No Ordinary Family Seven 636,000 227,000 155,000 98,000 62,000 94,000
73 Castle (R) Seven 620,000 181,000 202,000 131,000 47,000 59,000
74 7.30 ABC1 604,000 193,000 182,000 87,000 73,000 68,000
75 Q&A ABC1 597,000 192,000 196,000 104,000 61,000 45,000
76 Angry Boys ABC1 590,000 145,000 234,000 107,000 62,000 42,000
77 Media Watch ABC1 587,000 177,000 195,000 112,000 57,000 45,000
78 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 14: Carlton Vs West Coast Seven 580,000 41,000 284,000 52,000 *** 202,000
79 Desperate Housewives Seven 559,000 161,000 180,000 86,000 52,000 79,000
80 The Dolphins Of Shark Bay ABC1 556,000 152,000 134,000 107,000 64,000 100,000
81 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 15: Western Bulldogs Vs Melbourne Seven 555,000 11,000 367,000 8,000 100,000 69,000
82 Marley & Me Nine 555,000 166,000 143,000 142,000 60,000 44,000
83 How I Met Your Mother-Tue Late (R) Seven 551,000 142,000 207,000 87,000 50,000 65,000
84 The New Inventors ABC1 536,000 162,000 168,000 80,000 67,000 59,000
85 Qi ABC1 529,000 157,000 168,000 78,000 66,000 60,000
86 Catalyst ABC1 528,000 166,000 141,000 103,000 61,000 57,000
87 Go Back To Where You Came From Special Event SBS ONE 517,000 167,000 196,000 83,000 33,000 38,000
88 No Ordinary Family-Thu Seven 510,000 175,000 140,000 77,000 47,000 71,000
89 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 510,000 140,000 170,000 81,000 58,000 61,000
90 Saturday Afternoon AFL Ten 505,000 42,000 199,000 53,000 87,000 125,000
91 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals Sun Rpt Ten 488,000 147,000 115,000 82,000 35,000 110,000
92 The Mentalist -Ep2 Nine 488,000 151,000 175,000 74,000 53,000 36,000
93 6.30 With George Negus Ten 475,000 121,000 165,000 107,000 33,000 49,000
94 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 472,000 124,000 113,000 83,000 30,000 121,000
95 On Trial ABC1 469,000 165,000 125,000 91,000 42,000 47,000
96 Collectors ABC1 463,000 128,000 164,000 60,000 59,000 51,000
97 Getaway -Sat Nine 462,000 117,000 147,000 99,000 63,000 36,000
98 Before The Game Ten 461,000 5,000 296,000 0 88,000 71,000
99 House Mon Ten 459,000 115,000 158,000 71,000 53,000 62,000
100 Ten Evening News Sat Ten 456,000 88,000 212,000 33,000 69,000 55,000

Week 27

21 Comments »

  1. Dido August 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm -

    Reality shows are killing people’s brain cells – we are becoming a nation of moronic vegetables watching this dumbed down trash

  2. David S. July 4, 2011 at 2:24 am -

    People really do ‘turn off their brains’ when they watch TV don’t they? Though in the case of these five ‘reality’ shows it’s more a case of putting their brains into reverse!

  3. Andrew July 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm -

    Is this the first time offspring has crack one million? Good on Ten for sticking to it.

  4. walter July 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm -

    good to see hawaii 5 ‘0 has picked up in the ratings also Merlin, go channel 10 for show some decent show…….Luv SVU bring on the new eps.

  5. Mary July 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm -

    Channel 7 deserve to win, they have more diverse programmes and well worth watching and they Don’t keep having repeat after repeat after repeat programmes each night following one another, as channel 9 do. Channel 9 dont seem to know where they are going these days, and their shows are not worth watching. Glad than channel 10 are creeping up, keep up the good work.l

  6. David Knox July 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm -

    Yes.

  7. britneyfan July 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm -

    david could u please tell me why SVU has gone in to repeats
    when is ten showing new ones agian??

  8. steve July 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm -

    Thanks for that David.

    I know it may probably never happen as the results would have to be ever so close, but does what you say imply that a channel’s share and victory for a night may also be changed due to timeshift ect?

  9. David Knox July 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm -

    Preliminary ratings often get adjusted, including for overruns. In a week’s time it will be adjusted again to add Timeshifted figured from PVRs. Occasionally that can change the outcome too.

  10. steve July 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm -

    David in Week 27 it has on Wednesday ‘Masterchef Australia Wed Ten 1,693,000′

    Where did the extra 24 thousand viewers come from?

  11. tmorgan96 July 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm -

    I hope Nine wins next week. This year is turning out to be worse than 2007 for them.
    I also am a supporter of Nine resurfacing as the one. Seven has a shocking lineup and yet is still number one, which is irritating. When Nine was the one, they had a fantastic lineup until they started being too reliant on renovation shows.

  12. steven July 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm -

    I dont understand how TAR:A is in the success basket. I think it would be in the ‘moderate’ basket given all the important elements that networks weight up. including cost of production which for this is high .

  13. Craig July 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm -

    Won’t be long before MC is nudging the 2mil mark.

    So I’m going out on a limb and saying Seven is going to win the year.

  14. J Bar July 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm -

    Seven seems unstoppable.

  15. TvScene July 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm -

    7pm Project is a worry at #55. I guess that’s the price of an averaged figure.

  16. Jezza July 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm -

    just to expand on why ch9 is in with a chance.

    In Melb on Tues they have the AFL EJ Whitten legends game, which is a load of crap, but rates well locally. The SOO decider which will without doubt be huge. The consistancy of the Block, yeah its a bit crappy, but doing well for them. On ch7 network, some of the sporting Wimbledon share may migrate to Tour De France on SBS. So with a bit of good fortune ch9 may just sneak a win. Will be interesting.

  17. Rayne July 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm -

    Of those five reality shows, I only watch one (The Block) and that’s only because my husband likes it, if I had the choice I wouldn’t bother. Can’t stand “reality” tv!

  18. Cooky July 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm -

    Thanks for the weekly wrap up David.

    So Seven still wins by 5 points!

    WIth this Wed’s State of Origin decider match, could this be Nine’s best chance of winning a week (this year) with The Block performing every weeknight?

    David, are you able to tell when was the last time Nine lost all 3 weeks when the SOO was broadcast in the same week?

  19. Bogues July 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm -

    “Nine still codes the show separately,”. Missing a don’t in that sentence?

  20. Jezza July 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm -

    ch9 have a chance this week, for the first time in ages. Its an outside one but still a chance

  21. deedeedragons July 3, 2011 at 11:56 am -

    Still can believe the numbers DWTS gets after all these years.

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