Pay TV ratings: Week 34

By David Knox on August 22, 2011 / Filed Under Pay TV 13

In Week 34 the top shows included NRL, AFL, Australia’s Next Top Model, ODI Cricket, Rugby Union: Tri Nations, Deadliest Catch and Project Runway Australia.

METRO+ REGIONAL Avg. highest premiere broadcast (000s):
1 Live: NRL Panthers V Warriors Fox Sports 2 302
2 Live: NRL Sharks V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 263
3 Live: NRL Titans V Raiders Fox Sports 2 231
4 Live: AFL Adelaide V Geelong Fox Sports 1 222
5 Live: NRL Raiders V Rabbitohs Fox Sports 2 206
6 Live: AFL Melbourne V West Coast Fox Sports 1 181
7 NRL Roosters V Sharks Fox Sports 2 148
8 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 136
9 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 133
10 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 128
11 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 122
12 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 2 S1 Fox Sports 3 122
13 Live: AFL Gold Coast V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 112
14 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 3 S1 Fox Sports 3 109
15 Live: AFL North Melbourne V Fremantle Fox Sports 1 107
16 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 4 Fox Sports 3 105
17 Deadliest Catch Discovery Channel 105
18 Live: Football: EPL Arsenal V Liverpool Fox Sports 2 103
19 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations RSA V Aus Game 2 Fox Sports 1 102
20 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 100
21 Project Runway Australia Arena 97
22 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 90
23 Eastenders UKTV 88
24 The Simpsons Fox8 88
25 A.N.T Farm Disney Channel 80
26 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 79
27 Live: NRL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 78
28 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 77
29 Coronation Street UKTV 77
30 WWE Raw Fox8 76
31 Man Of The House TV1 75
32 Torchwood: Miracle Day UKTV 75
33 The A-Team Showtime Premiere 74
34 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 73
35 Slide Fox8 72
36 Family Guy Fox8 70
37 Gold Rush Alaska: Full Disclosure Discovery Channel 69
38 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 67
39 Bubble Guppies Nick Jr. 66
40 Falling Skies Fox8 66
41 Futurama Fox8 66
42 Shake It Up Disney Channel 64
43 Law & Order: SVU TV1 63
44 M*A*S*H Fox Classics 63
45 Super Why! Nick Jr. 62
46 Team Umizoomi Nick Jr. 61
47 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 3 S2 Fox Sports 3 61
48 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Pre Match Fox Sports 3 61
49 Glee Fox8 60
50 Two And A Half Men Fox8 59

METRO (Avg all broadcasts):
1 Live: NRL Panthers V Warriors Fox Sports 2 212,000
2 Live: NRL Sharks V Bulldogs Fox Sports 2 180,000
3 Live: AFL Adelaide V Geelong Fox Sports 1 174,000
4 Live: AFL Melbourne V West Coast Fox Sports 1 147,000
5 Live: NRL Titans V Raiders Fox Sports 2 136,000
6 Live: NRL Raiders V Rabbitohs Fox Sports 2 124,000
7 NRL Roosters V Sharks Fox Sports 2 107,000
8 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 99,000
9 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 99,000
10 Live: AFL Gold Coast V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 93,000
11 Live: AFL North Melbourne V Fremantle Fox Sports 1 84,000
12 Live: Football: EPL Arsenal V Liverpool Fox Sports 2 81,000
13 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 2 S1 Fox Sports 3 81,000
14 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 3 S1 Fox Sports 3 72,000
15 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 4 Fox Sports 3 71,000
16 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 70,000
17 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 66,000
18 The A-Team Showtime Premiere 65,000
19 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 62,000
20 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 58,000
21 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Rsa V Aus Game 2 Fox Sports 1 52,000
22 Live: Football: EPL Stoke V Chelsea Fox Sports 2 45,000
23 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 45,000
24 Midsomer Murders UKTV 44,000
25 Rpa – Where Are They Now? Bio. 43,000
26 Live: Football: EPL Everton V Qpr Fox Sports 2 40,000
27 A.N.T Farm Disney Channel 39,000
28 Live: AFL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 38,000
29 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 3 S2 Fox Sports 3 38,000
30 Underdog Disney Channel 37,000
31 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Fox Sports 1 37,000
32 Slide Fox8 36,000
33 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Pre Match Fox Sports 3 36,000
34 Toy Story 2 Disney Junior 35,000
35 Live: The League Lounge Fox Sports 2 35,000
36 Live: NRL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 35,000
37 Tough Nuts:Australia’s Hardest Criminals Crime & Investigation 35,000
38 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 34,000
39 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 34,000
40 Torchwood: Miracle Day UKTV 34,000
41 Blackadder Comedy Channel 34,000
42 Live: Cricket: Test Eng V Ind 4th Test Day 1 Fox Sports 3 33,000
43 Iron Man 2 Showtime Premiere 33,000
44 A.N.T. Farm Disney Channel 33,000
45 Muriel’s Wedding Fox Classics 32,000
46 Live: Golf: Uspga Championship Fox Sports 3 32,000
47 Rugby League In The 80′s Fox Sports 2 31,000
48 Live: Football: EPL West Brom V Man Utd Fox Sports 2 31,000
49 The Vicar Of Dibley Comedy Channel 30,000
50 Richo Sky News 30,000
51 Doc Martin UKTV 30,000
52 So Random Disney Channel 30,000
53 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 2 S2 Fox Sports 3 30,000
54 Shake It Up Disney Channel 29,000
55 Die Hard: With A Vengeance Showtime Action 29,000
56 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 29,000
57 The Simpsons Fox8 29,000
58 Glee Fox8 29,000
59 Hannah Montana Forever Disney Channel 29,000
60 WWE Raw Fox8 29,000
61 Toy Story Disney Junior 28,000
62 Ncis TV1 28,000
63 True Blood S4 Ep1 Showcase 26,000
64 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 26,000
65 One Born Every Minute Lifestyle Channel 26,000
66 Father Ted Comedy Channel 25,000
67 Camp Orange: Wrong Town Nickelodeon 25,000
68 Law & Order: SVU TV1 25,000
69 The Magicians Fox8 25,000
70 Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 2 Fox Sports 3 25,000
71 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 25,000
72 Man Of The House TV1 24,000
73 The Godfather Part Ii Fox Classics 24,000
74 Coronation Street UKTV 24,000
75 Mystery Diagnosis Bio. 24,000
76 Who Killed The Pageant Queen Crime & Investigation 24,000
77 The Rugby Club Fox Sports 1 24,000
78 Autopsy Crime & Investigation 24,000
79 Sex Maniac And Proud Lifestyle You 24,000
80 WWE Smackdown Fox8 24,000
81 The Incredibles Disney Channel 24,000
82 Eastenders UKTV 23,000
83 The Sting Fox Classics 23,000
84 Showbiz Sky News 23,000
85 Iron Man 2 Showtime Premiere 2 23,000
86 Irish Customs Crime & Investigation 23,000
87 Football: EPL Highlights Show Fox Sports 1 23,000
88 Chicken Little Disney Channel 23,000
89 A Few Good Men TV1 23,000
90 Deadly Women Crime & Investigation 22,000
91 Married To A Murderer Crime & Investigation 22,000
92 AFL West Coast V Essendon Fox Sports 1 22,000
93 The Mentalist W 22,000
94 Wallace & Gromit A Grand Day Out Nickelodeon 22,000
95 Futurama Fox8 22,000
96 CBS News Sky News 22,000
97 Killer Kids Crime & Investigation 22,000
98 Wicked Attraction Crime & Investigation 22,000
99 ABC World News Sky News 22,000
100 Unusual Suspects Crime & Investigation 22,000

Week 34

13 Comments »

  1. Lucky Carathanassis August 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm -

    One can only imagine the potential of the NRL if and when it adds teams to its competition from states that are not in the comp yet. The potential is immense . Not to mention its massive ratings in New Zealand which is forgotten in sports TV impact comparisons. One day I hope the NRL powers that will proactively set out to create new additional teams from Perth (WA Wombats) South Australia(Adelaide Dingos), Queensland(Sunshine Coast Bombers or Dolphins & perhaps a consolidation teams in NSW (Central Coast Bears). Even looking at New Zealand is the go (Wellington Orcas) It is an easy sport to follow on TV and deserves the highest amount of money just on proven performance. The potential is another factor often not discussed.

  2. Cleo August 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm -

    Loved SLiDE. Loved the actors (esp ED). Loved the script. Loved the scenery. Glad the ratings reflected this!

  3. Luke August 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm -

    Great premiere numbers for SLiDE! Fantastic Aussie drama! Was worried it might flop, but phew! :)

  4. Ky August 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm -

    Sorry my intention was not to get this into an AFL vs NRL thing. I should of phrased my comment differently which i realize after reading it.
    I do hope that the NRL get 1 billion or so for the tv rights. Having two football codes in this country get over 1 billion each shows how popular football is.
    I am also a member of an NRL and AFL club and attend games and the second part of my comment in my earlier post, if a bigger crowd turned up to NRL games competitive to AFL would that start affecting how many viewers watched. I think it might have some sort of an impact.

  5. George August 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    Crowd averages are down this year yes but the overall attendance figure is up. Clearly you league people cannot do maths

  6. sim August 23, 2011 at 10:07 am -

    Hahahaha!!!!! Your so funny Ky, can’t wait until you do Stand Up Comedy. You Bloody Idiot!!!!!

  7. Bill Gates August 23, 2011 at 10:00 am -

    @ Ky….I always find it funny that the only thing AFL fans can ever mention, is that they get more poeple to the game. So what??? the way you guys say it, seems to make it out unless you turn up the game, you arn’t allowed to watch it? oh… sorry people from other states watching the game…. you can’t watch cos you didn’t turn up. Sorry people watching the game overseas…sorry you can’t watch the game cos you didn’t turn up.

    Sorry people who *Pay* to get pay tv to watch it next year… no sorry you can’t actually watch it either cos you didn’t goto the game. might I add, that except for a few teams in the AFL, you in realistic terms, dont get a big crowds either? and that crowd figured are down 9% for the AFL this year. AFL got 1.53 Billion dollars for *TV rights*…. not *people to goto the game rights*

    this isn’t the 1960′s…. people now have multiple TV’s in their home, and can watch sport on TV if they wish. hate to tell you, but money generated by people watching on TV far and away outstrips money generated by people who goto the ground. so if your team makes the grand final for the AFL….don’t be watching it on TV…. cos you didn’t turn up

  8. jamie August 23, 2011 at 8:44 am -

    I imagine they’d be very pleased with that figure for Slide, given that local dramas very rarely figure amongst the top programmes as listed here. Other than “Cloudstreet”, I’m unaware of any other that’s had a figure high enough to make it on to the above charts. Out of curiosity David, what viewing figure does “Spirited” get? Knowing this would give a good comparative measure of the degree of ratings success of the well made “Slide”.

  9. Matthew August 23, 2011 at 12:01 am -

    Is that good numbers for SLiDE??? I watched it and thought it was really good!

  10. deedeedragons August 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm -

    So do you like watching seagulls fighting over a chip Ky?

  11. Ky August 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm -

    Good luck to the NRL getting 1 billion. The only reason the NRL get slightly more viewers is because no one turns up to the game.

  12. Kim August 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm -

    Yeah I agree John. Looking at the list above it is very obvious that foxtel needs the NRL rights badly. Expect a massive deal this time around- perhaps somewhere in the vicinity of 1.4 billion

  13. john August 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm -

    NRL showing its dominance once again. Foxtel better pay up in the next TV rights deal. NRL also rating great guns on FTA this year, out-pacing the AFL. Should be a great money boost for the NRL.

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