Pay TV ratings: week 37

By David Knox on September 12, 2011 / Filed Under Pay TV 3

In Week 37 of ratings the Rugby World Cup scored with viewers, followed by AFL, NRL, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, Good Luck Charlie, Jersey Shore, Project Runway Australia and Deadliest Catch.

METRO+ REGIONAL Avg. highest premiere broadcast (000s):
1 Live: RWC: New Zealand V Tonga Fox Sports 3 237
2 Live: AFL Richmond V North Melbourne Fox Sports 1 221
3 Live: RWC: Argentina V England Fox Sports 3 218
4 Live: NRL Roosters V Storm Fox Sports 2 203
5 Live: RWC Opening Ceremony Fox Sports 3 193
6 Live: Rugby League: Dally M Awards Fox Sports 1 191
7 Live: NRL Bulldogs V Raiders Fox Sports 2 185
8 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S3 Fox Sports 2 177
9 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 162
10 Live: RWC: France V Japan Fox Sports 3 159
11 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 134
12 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 132
13 The Simpsons Fox8 129
14 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus Fox Sports 1 110
15 Family Guy Fox8 107
16 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus Fox Sports 2 107
17 Live: RWC Centre Fox Sports 3 96
18 Live: RWC: Fiji V Namibia Fox Sports 3 95
19 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S2 Fox Sports 2 91
20 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 89
21 Futurama Fox8 88
22 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 87
23 Jersey Shore MTV 86
24 Project Runway Australia Arena 85
25 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 84
26 Deadliest Catch Discovery Channel 84
27 iCarly Nickelodeon 83
28 Glee Fox8 82
29 Eastenders UKTV 81
30 Live: NRL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 80
31 Salt Showtime Premiere 79
32 Live: RWC: Scotland V Romania Fox Sports 3 78
33 Coronation Street UKTV 77
34 Live: Cricket: Test: Sri V Aus Pre Match Fox Sports 1 74
35 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 73
36 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S1 Fox Sports 2 72
37 The Suite Life On Deck Disney Channel 71
38 M*A*S*H Fox Classics 68
39 AFL Insider Fox Sports 1 68
40 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 67
41 True Blood S4 Ep4 Showcase 66
42 WWE Raw Fox8 66
43 Knight And Day Showtime Premiere 64
44 Qi UKTV 64
45 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 64
46 Slide Fox8 63
47 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 63
48 Live: NRL Sunday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 62
49 Law & Order: SVU TV1 61
50 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 61

METRO (Avg all broadcasts):
1 Live: RWC: New Zealand V Tonga Fox Sports 3 202,000
2 Live: RWC: Argentina V England Fox Sports 3 182,000
3 Live: RWC Opening Ceremony Fox Sports 3 162,000
4 Live: AFL Richmond V North Melbourne Fox Sports 1 157,000
5 Live: NRL Roosters V Storm Fox Sports 2 148,000
6 Live: Rugby League: Dally M Awards Fox Sports 1 145,000
7 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S3 Fox Sports 2 137,000
8 Live: RWC: France V Japan Fox Sports 3 135,000
9 Live: NRL Bulldogs V Raiders Fox Sports 2 120,000
10 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 107,000
11 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 96,000
12 Live: RWC: Fiji V Namibia Fox Sports 3 80,000
13 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S2 Fox Sports 2 74,000
14 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 72,000
15 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 66,000
16 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus Fox Sports 2 60,000
17 Live: RWC: Scotland V Romania Fox Sports 3 57,000
18 Live: Cricket: Test: Sri V Aus Pre Match Fox Sports 1 55,000
19 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 54,000
20 Live: NRL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 51,000
21 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus 2nd Test Day 1 S1 Fox Sports 2 50,000
22 Live: RWC Centre Fox Sports 3 50,000
23 Salt Showtime Premiere 49,000
24 Live: NRL Sunday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 47,000
25 A.N.T. Farm Disney Channel 47,000
26 Live: Cricket: Test Sri V Aus Fox Sports 1 46,000
27 The Vicar Of Dibley Comedy Channel 43,000
28 The Man With The Gun Fox Classics 41,000
29 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 41,000
30 Johnny English Showtime Comedy 41,000
31 Papillon Fox Classics 39,000
32 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 37,000
33 Hareport Disney Channel 36,000
34 The Magnificent Seven Fox Classics 36,000
35 Live: Football: EPL Sunderland V Chelsea Fox Sports 2 35,000
36 True Blood S4 Ep4 Showcase 35,000
37 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 35,000
38 Happy Gilmore Showtime Comedy 35,000
39 Knight And Day Showtime Premiere 33,000
40 RWC: Argentina V England Fox Sports 3 33,000
41 AFL Insider Fox Sports 1 33,000
42 The Simpsons Fox8 33,000
43 Doc Martin UKTV 32,000
44 Football: AFC World Cup Qualifiers Ksa V Aus Fox Sports 1 32,000
45 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 31,000
46 One Foot In The Grave Comedy Channel 31,000
47 Shake It Up Disney Channel 31,000
48 Marple: The Blue Geranium 13th Street 31,000
49 Inside 9/11: Zero Hour National Geographic 31,000
50 Cricket: Test Sri V Aus Fox Sports 1 30,000
51 Tuff Puppy Nickelodeon 30,000
52 The A-Team Showtime Premiere 30,000
53 Bonanza Fox Classics 30,000
54 So Random Disney Channel 29,000
55 WWE Smackdown Fox8 28,000
56 Witness To 9/11 History Channel 28,000
57 All That Heaven Allows Fox Classics 28,000
58 Escape From Death Row Crime & Investigation 28,000
59 Belle’s Magical World Disney Junior 27,000
60 WWE Raw Fox8 27,000
61 Glee Fox8 27,000
62 Live: The Rugby Club Fox Sports 3 27,000
63 Night Of Terror: The Bega Schoolgirls Crime & Investigation 27,000
64 Law & Order: SVU TV1 27,000
65 Richo Sky News 27,000
66 A Touch Of Frost UKTV 27,000
67 The Big Country Fox Classics 26,000
68 AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 26,000
69 Dora’s Fairytale Adventure Nick Jr. 26,000
70 AFL Winners Fox Sports 1 26,000
71 Inside 9/11: Countdown To Terror National Geographic 26,000
72 Secret Millionaire Lifestyle Channel 25,000
73 The Land Before Time Boomerang 25,000
74 Live: Football: AFC World Cup Qualifiers Ksa V Aus Fox Sports 2 25,000
75 Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie Disney Channel 25,000
76 Grown Ups Showtime Premiere 25,000
77 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 24,000
78 Mclintock! Fox Classics 24,000
79 Tennis: US Open: Day 6 Fox Sports 1 24,000
80 Futurama Fox8 24,000
81 Eastenders UKTV 24,000
82 Showbiz Sky News 24,000
83 iCarly Nickelodeon 23,000
84 The Silence Of The Lambs TV1 23,000
85 Australian Agenda Sky News 23,000
86 Ghost Hunters Fox8 23,000
87 Father Ted Comedy Channel 23,000
88 Relocation: Phil Down Under Lifestyle Channel 23,000
89 The Vicar Of Dibley Comedy Channel+2 23,000
90 Tennis: Us Open: Women’s Semi Finals Fox Sports 2 23,000
91 Father Ted Comedy Channel+2 23,000
92 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 23,000
93 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 22,000
94 M*A*S*H Fox Classics 22,000
95 Breakheart Pass Fox Classics 22,000
96 Melbourne Report Sky News 22,000
97 Hannah Montana Forever Disney Channel 22,000
98 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones Crime & Investigation 22,000
99 ABC World News Sky News 22,000
100 Oscar’s Oasis Disney Channel 22,000

Week 37

3 Comments »

  1. Michael September 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm -

    @DansDans The cricket was putting up good numbers given that we are at the beginning of the footy finals. I think international and domestic cricket will do well this year (Oct-March) for Foxtel. After the three footy codes cricket was the next best. Also the Ryobi Cup did ok last year against the A-League and has been fixed up since last year. It won’t pull massive numbers but, it will do well against the A-League, as I think it will be a neck and neck battle (although Victory and Sydney FC games will beat it for the first half of the season of the domestic season).
    Also, my idea of good numbers is may be lower than yours as well.

  2. Susan September 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm -

    I cannot believe the crap that is broadcast via free to air and subscription TV. The focus on sports and reality-based/voyeuristic programs is hard to comprehend. Perhaps if people actually participated in sports, as opposed to simply watching them, the nation’s obesity statistics would probably be significantly lower. Furthermore, the question of why so many people feel they need to experience life in a vicarious manner, rather than leading their own lives would appear to require serious attention- do we, as individuals, feel so diminished that we need to confirm our worth through the experiences of others; The Kardashian’s, Mel B, Guilana & Bill- do their experiences represent our aspirations in terms of the ‘ideal life’?. TV productions reinforce this situation by increasing their production of similar shows- thus creating a negative cycle where audience viewing habits are determined through limited choices which provides a false illusion of issues/topics considered as being culturally popular.

    Overall, diversity and choice is key; sports and reality shows are fine- but Do not forget that other shows, for example ‘Spirited’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Burn Notice’ also have their place- otherwise, free-to-air and/or subscription TV will only appeal to specific populations and those not accounted for, tuning out and relying solely on DVD’s purchased via sites such as Amazon- which, again, only serves to reinforce the myths and falsehoods perceived to represent audience requirements.

  3. DansDans September 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm -

    With the two major footy codes winding up these charts will be interesting… RWC is there, but doubt you’ll see strong cricket numbers except for the new 20/20 competition

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