Talent on top

By David Knox on August 7, 2011 / Filed Under News 12

Australia’s Got Talent pulled out the biggest single audience of the year in Week 32.

After preliminary figure adjustments it reached beyond 2.9m viewers for the moment when the winner was announced (and could go higher still when Timeshifted results are in next week). For its fifth season it was an astounding result.

It bettered this year’s State of Origin high of 2.47m. Only the Royal Wedding at around 6m has been higher -but only by adding separate audiences from across several channels.

Reality TV and News again dominated the week with just one drama showing in the Top 20.

Nine’s best for the week was The Block on 1.73m followed by MasterChef Australia for TEN also on 1.73m.

Network:
Seven: 31.2
Nine: 26.0
TEN: 23.8
ABC: 14.7
SBS: 4.3

Primary Channel:
Seven: 23.1
Nine: 19.6
TEN: 18.4
ABC1: 11.3
SBS1: 3.5

Multichannels:
7TWO: 4.7
GO!: 3.7
7mate: 3.4
ELEVEN: 3.2
GEM: 2.7
ONE: 2.2
ABC2: 2.1
ABC3: 0.7
ABC New 24: 0.7
SBS2: 0.7

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

Seven won Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. TEN won Sunday and Nine won Thursday. TEN ranked ahead of Nine on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seven had a clean sweep of all five metro cities.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Australia’s Got Talent-The Winner Announced Seven 2,908,000 910,000 888,000 495,000 320,000 294,000
2 Australia’s Got Talent-Tue Seven 2,324,000 706,000 703,000 419,000 250,000 247,000
3 The Block -Sun Nine 1,737,000 524,000 613,000 312,000 141,000 146,000
4 Masterchef Australia Sun Ten 1,731,000 513,000 538,000 294,000 190,000 197,000
5 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,706,000 333,000 530,000 361,000 190,000 293,000
6 Masterchef Australia Thurs Ten 1,697,000 484,000 532,000 297,000 189,000 193,000
7 Masterchef Australia Wed Ten 1,674,000 496,000 552,000 284,000 169,000 172,000
8 Masterchef Australia Mon Ten 1,581,000 427,000 525,000 272,000 176,000 181,000
9 Masterchef Australia Tues Ten 1,571,000 466,000 502,000 252,000 163,000 187,000
10 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,528,000 558,000 433,000 314,000 125,000 98,000
11 Sunday Night Seven 1,417,000 371,000 394,000 317,000 106,000 230,000
12 The Block -Mon Nine 1,396,000 390,000 490,000 258,000 132,000 127,000
13 The Block -Tue Nine 1,373,000 372,000 526,000 235,000 121,000 120,000
14 The Block -Thu Nine 1,355,000 402,000 456,000 250,000 120,000 127,000
15 Seven News Seven 1,344,000 306,000 381,000 270,000 164,000 223,000
16 Winners & Losers Seven 1,311,000 381,000 460,000 207,000 138,000 125,000
17 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,298,000 332,000 354,000 279,000 131,000 201,000
18 60 Minutes Nine 1,262,000 362,000 416,000 227,000 99,000 158,000
19 The Block -Wed Nine 1,250,000 317,000 449,000 229,000 127,000 128,000
20 Today Tonight Seven 1,236,000 302,000 344,000 239,000 146,000 204,000
21 The Amazing Race Australia Seven 1,197,000 294,000 409,000 162,000 121,000 211,000
22 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,169,000 308,000 412,000 187,000 121,000 141,000
23 Midsomer Murders ABC1 1,162,000 342,000 372,000 170,000 142,000 136,000
24 Nine News Nine 1,084,000 323,000 344,000 231,000 99,000 88,000
25 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,083,000 357,000 322,000 160,000 114,000 130,000
26 Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Nine 1,072,000 294,000 367,000 148,000 116,000 147,000
27 The Block -Fri Nine 1,061,000 323,000 360,000 192,000 94,000 92,000
28 Highway Patrol Seven 1,059,000 353,000 293,000 180,000 92,000 141,000
29 Hot Property Nine 1,033,000 373,000 322,000 143,000 92,000 102,000
30 World’s Most Extreme Airports Seven 1,028,000 243,000 274,000 224,000 105,000 182,000
31 The Renovators Thurs Ten 1,017,000 279,000 319,000 190,000 108,000 121,000
32 Bones Seven 1,014,000 325,000 224,000 228,000 111,000 126,000
33 Home And Away Seven 1,012,000 282,000 257,000 227,000 117,000 130,000
34 A Current Affair Nine 997,000 308,000 312,000 203,000 94,000 80,000
35 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 995,000 226,000 316,000 191,000 122,000 140,000
36 Criminal Minds Seven 950,000 293,000 253,000 172,000 112,000 119,000
37 The Big Bang Theory -Mon Nine 909,000 272,000 280,000 192,000 87,000 78,000
38 The Renovators Mon Ten 909,000 240,000 323,000 154,000 92,000 100,000
39 Merlin Ten 898,000 259,000 232,000 194,000 76,000 137,000
40 ABC News ABC1 892,000 255,000 267,000 123,000 108,000 138,000
41 The Renovators Tues Ten 841,000 232,000 253,000 174,000 88,000 94,000
42 The Big Bang Theory -Tue Nine 830,000 232,000 281,000 158,000 77,000 82,000
43 Silent Witness ABC1 821,000 240,000 201,000 182,000 93,000 105,000
44 World’s Deadliest Roads Seven 817,000 264,000 221,000 139,000 83,000 109,000
45 Rescue Special Ops Nine 800,000 220,000 232,000 169,000 96,000 82,000
46 The Renovators Wed Ten 799,000 212,000 287,000 150,000 76,000 74,000
47 ABC News-Sa ABC1 798,000 210,000 267,000 136,000 80,000 106,000
48 Castle Seven 790,000 258,000 202,000 126,000 117,000 87,000
49 M-National Treasure Seven 788,000 245,000 186,000 202,000 74,000 80,000
50 Great Migrations Seven 781,000 232,000 183,000 165,000 82,000 118,000
51 Nine News Saturday Nine 757,000 153,000 290,000 125,000 111,000 78,000
52 Spicks And Specks ABC1 747,000 205,000 227,000 131,000 77,000 107,000
53 The Footy Show Nine 740,000 139,000 343,000 82,000 95,000 82,000
54 The 7pm Project Ten 723,000 176,000 240,000 157,000 71,000 80,000
55 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 19: Collingwood Vs Essendon Seven 710,000 64,000 390,000 52,000 93,000 112,000
56 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 710,000 499,000 *** 211,000 *** ***
57 Law And Order: SVU Ten 705,000 254,000 144,000 139,000 74,000 93,000
58 ABC News-Su ABC1 697,000 187,000 230,000 111,000 75,000 95,000
59 Australian Story ABC1 681,000 191,000 248,000 107,000 64,000 71,000
60 The Devil Wears Prada Rpt Ten 674,000 193,000 229,000 103,000 69,000 81,000
61 Kingdom ABC1 655,000 194,000 182,000 125,000 66,000 88,000
62 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 20: St Kilda Vs Fremantle Seven 653,000 4,000 350,000 6,000 123,000 171,000
63 Minuscule ABC1 639,000 155,000 212,000 99,000 84,000 89,000
64 The Gruen Pitch Encore ABC1 638,000 192,000 194,000 106,000 57,000 89,000
65 Law & Order: LA Seven 633,000 205,000 155,000 134,000 70,000 69,000
66 Hot Seat Nine 617,000 178,000 175,000 155,000 60,000 49,000
67 Qi ABC1 614,000 219,000 168,000 86,000 61,000 79,000
68 WWII Lost Films: The Air War Seven 613,000 151,000 159,000 159,000 61,000 83,000
69 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 613,000 151,000 227,000 93,000 74,000 68,000
70 Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey ABC1 604,000 180,000 216,000 82,000 52,000 74,000
71 Deal Or No Deal Seven 603,000 134,000 190,000 127,000 69,000 83,000
72 NCIS: Los Angeles Tues Rpt Ten 599,000 199,000 155,000 116,000 81,000 48,000
73 Top Gear Nine 595,000 154,000 184,000 131,000 57,000 69,000
74 Grand Designs ABC1 590,000 169,000 171,000 123,000 56,000 71,000
75 Covert Affairs Seven 590,000 184,000 185,000 102,000 62,000 57,000
76 Ten News At Five Ten 587,000 170,000 163,000 95,000 68,000 91,000
77 Media Watch ABC1 583,000 202,000 195,000 83,000 60,000 44,000
78 RPA Nine 580,000 157,000 177,000 87,000 83,000 77,000
79 Can Of Worms Ten 579,000 154,000 188,000 113,000 57,000 67,000
80 Four Corners ABC1 578,000 178,000 223,000 78,000 48,000 51,000
81 The Renovators – How To Ten 574,000 172,000 195,000 84,000 46,000 77,000
82 RBT Nine 571,000 188,000 164,000 95,000 62,000 61,000
83 Top Design Nine 569,000 159,000 183,000 94,000 65,000 68,000
84 Crownies ABC1 564,000 188,000 135,000 104,000 78,000 60,000
85 CSI: Miami Nine 564,000 182,000 156,000 104,000 76,000 47,000
86 RPA Where Are They Now? Nine 555,000 155,000 168,000 85,000 85,000 62,000
87 Collectors ABC1 549,000 114,000 195,000 87,000 68,000 84,000
88 Angels & Demons Nine 543,000 173,000 183,000 76,000 41,000 71,000
89 Gardening Australia ABC1 529,000 114,000 208,000 94,000 68,000 45,000
90 Saturday Night AFL Ten 528,000 79,000 265,000 24,000 104,000 56,000
91 7.30 ABC1 523,000 156,000 159,000 77,000 62,000 68,000
92 Q&A ABC1 523,000 172,000 162,000 97,000 65,000 27,000
93 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 509,000 328,000 *** 181,000 *** ***
94 Spicks And Specks Shorts ABC1 497,000 143,000 120,000 104,000 43,000 87,000
95 Law And Order: SVU Rpt Ten 488,000 179,000 104,000 95,000 47,000 63,000
96 Catalyst ABC1 482,000 141,000 143,000 76,000 64,000 58,000
97 Wonders Of The Universe ABC1 479,000 149,000 163,000 70,000 49,000 48,000
98 Castle-Ep.2 (R) Seven 466,000 135,000 129,000 73,000 76,000 54,000
99 Hustle ABC1 461,000 132,000 130,000 92,000 49,000 57,000
100 Law & Order: LA-Ep.2 Seven 454,000 137,000 131,000 81,000 58,000 47,000

Week 32

12 Comments »

  1. Tony Bee August 8, 2011 at 9:18 am -

    Well-deserved win for AGT. I don’t care about the judges; it’s the talent that matters.

  2. Leo August 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm -

    Out of the 3 judges, Dannii is the star of the show!
    She knows her stuff, having been in the industry since she was 7 years old – she’s hard working & offers the contestants excellent feedback – perfect judge!
    She always looks amazing – a class act!
    Channel 7 should offer her her own lifestyle show, she’ll be perfect!

  3. walter August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm -

    @Moey, I completely agree. Kyle and what’s his name are foul, which is why I never watched this.

  4. Moanique in Brisbane August 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm -

    @ Moey, Who are to call the judges on AGT ‘bad characters’ and ‘vile people’. Aside from a couple of controversies involving Kyle over the years, I would say they are all of good character, and all three do a lot of work for charity.

  5. Joe August 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm -

    I think it’s time they replaced Danni and brought Jackie O onto the show…

  6. Jerome August 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm -

    @steve sydney,
    last time you checked? so 5 years ago? a quick search in the tvtonight archives and they have been saying 18-49 is their target since atleast 2007. David Mott even says “18-49 first, 25-54 second” so if you take them at their word they actually lost both of their 2 target demographics this week.

    http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/07/network-manoeuvres-and-the-art-of-programming.html

  7. MM August 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm -

    I think AGT has really excelled this time with talent, and if people don’t like the judges why do they watch the show? they can always turn it off, it never ceases to amaze me why people rubbish things all the time, there are plenty of other channels to watch now, and as for the young guy Jack who has taken all that flack from being on the show, if that isn’t being jealous I don’t know what is

  8. David Knox August 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm -

    TEN’s target demo is 18-49. Nine was not way behind but they were pipped.

  9. steve sydney August 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm -

    @Jerome
    Ummm last time I checked TEN’s target demo was 16-39 and according to the article they did win that…so…???

    Real question here is what happened to Nine? The basically had a clean sweep of demos last week and this week they were way behind

  10. tmorgan August 7, 2011 at 11:44 am -

    Top 33 over 1mil. Thats pretty good. Seven seemed to break out ahead of its rivals after a close battle for Sunday. I think that without AGT, Nine’s Block final closing in and the MC final, Seven could face a much tougher week or few weeks.
    Rafters could offset Nine’s Underbelly Razor.
    I think that if Nine had fast-tracked the Voice OZ to after the Block finished up, they could have claimed the second half of the year, but then it would be rushed and the quality worse.
    Good luck to Nine- they need to win at least one week.

  11. Moey August 7, 2011 at 11:43 am -

    Disappointing to see Australia’s Got Talent top the ratings by a long mile, especially considering the fact it’s fronted by 3 bad characters on the panel. Australians must like vile people.

  12. Jerome August 7, 2011 at 11:34 am -

    7two is back in form, way ahead of the competition, 7mate is also getting up there.

    and so passes what should have been tens strongest week of the year, a few months ago everyone would have expected a weekly win for ten. turns out they werent even close, they didn’t even with their target demo, not looking got for ten for the rest of the year.

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