X marks the ratings spot

By David Knox on September 4, 2011 / Filed Under News 29

In Week 36 of ratings Seven’s stripping of The X Factor has paid off, underpinning its programming for four nights of the week.

With more than a passing nod to Australia’s Got Talent, the show reached a high of 1.69m viewers on Tuesday, enjoying a much stronger start to its season than last year. Packed to the Rafters, Seven News and Today Tonight were its other best performers.

Nine began the week well with Underbelly‘s 1.76m topping the week and helping to secure Sunday. But from there the week dissipated, with dismal performances on Tuesday and Wednesday. Shows such as Top Gear Australia and Same Name were turn-offs for audiences causing Nine to reshuffle its deck yet again.

TEN was unable to score anything above 900,000 with a Modern Family episode its best bet. On Friday its primary channel sank below 10%. While audiences decline to revisit The Renovators the outlook doesn’t appear bright.

ABC’s best was The Gruen Transfer on 1.17m. SBS TWO enjoyed a rise in shares thanks to the IAAF World Championships.

Network:
Seven: 32.1
Nine: 25.8
TEN: 19.8
ABC: 16.1
SBS: 6.2

Primary Channels:
Seven: 23.8
Nine: 18.9
TEN: 13.6
ABC1: 12.5
SBS1: 4.4

Multichannels:
7TWO: 4.8
GO!: 4.2
ELEVEN: 3.7
7mate: 3.5
GEM: 2.8
ONE: 2.5
ABC2: 2.4
SBS2: 1.8
ABC News 24: 0.7
ABC3: 0.6

Seven won key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 and all 5 cities.

Seven was again victorious every night of the week except Sunday, which fell to Nine. TEN bettered Nine on Tuesday, but the ABC beat TEN on Friday. Elsewhere, ABC1 beat Nine and TEN’s primary channels on Wednesday.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Underbelly: Razor Nine 1,766,000 595,000 538,000 281,000 166,000 185,000
2 The X Factor Auditions-Tue Seven 1,690,000 416,000 532,000 322,000 200,000 219,000
3 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,597,000 411,000 533,000 262,000 189,000 202,000
4 The X Factor Auditions-Wed Seven 1,526,000 408,000 466,000 294,000 179,000 178,000
5 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,509,000 527,000 343,000 383,000 153,000 103,000
6 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,419,000 322,000 444,000 312,000 116,000 225,000
7 60 Minutes Nine 1,412,000 460,000 395,000 277,000 134,000 146,000
8 The X Factor Auditions-Thu Seven 1,403,000 345,000 447,000 265,000 172,000 173,000
9 The X Factor Auditions-Mon Seven 1,319,000 353,000 416,000 229,000 155,000 166,000
10 Seven News Seven 1,267,000 267,000 358,000 277,000 159,000 205,000
11 Today Tonight Seven 1,211,000 288,000 324,000 245,000 157,000 197,000
12 Sunday Night Seven 1,192,000 274,000 333,000 301,000 103,000 182,000
13 The Gruen Transfer ABC1 1,176,000 326,000 344,000 231,000 144,000 130,000
14 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,144,000 299,000 264,000 266,000 142,000 172,000
15 RBT Nine 1,119,000 436,000 270,000 234,000 93,000 87,000
16 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,111,000 375,000 338,000 229,000 *** 170,000
17 Home And Away Seven 1,069,000 272,000 299,000 226,000 132,000 140,000
18 Bones Seven 1,055,000 336,000 223,000 233,000 122,000 141,000
19 Nine News Nine 1,053,000 327,000 307,000 236,000 97,000 84,000
20 Highway Patrol Seven 1,046,000 307,000 296,000 210,000 110,000 123,000
21 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,043,000 295,000 310,000 190,000 122,000 126,000
22 The Farmer Wants A Wife -Mon Nine 1,024,000 254,000 307,000 228,000 122,000 113,000
23 Grand Designs ABC1 1,020,000 281,000 339,000 178,000 95,000 128,000
24 A Current Affair Nine 949,000 301,000 270,000 208,000 97,000 73,000
25 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 907,000 287,000 225,000 207,000 87,000 100,000
26 ABC News ABC1 902,000 250,000 293,000 122,000 104,000 133,000
27 Nine News Saturday Nine 889,000 227,000 316,000 216,000 81,000 50,000
28 Modern Family Tues Ten 871,000 211,000 303,000 154,000 84,000 119,000
29 ABC News-Su ABC1 852,000 231,000 287,000 113,000 107,000 115,000
30 Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Nine 845,000 214,000 270,000 135,000 100,000 126,000
31 ABC News-Sa ABC1 842,000 283,000 243,000 132,000 83,000 102,000
32 Castle Seven 827,000 273,000 202,000 144,000 97,000 112,000
33 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Seven 827,000 202,000 233,000 179,000 93,000 120,000
34 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 24: Collingwood Vs Geelong Seven 813,000 8,000 512,000 4,000 152,000 136,000
35 Body Of Proof Seven 797,000 253,000 213,000 132,000 105,000 94,000
36 Doctor Who ABC1 792,000 221,000 250,000 137,000 75,000 109,000
37 The Big Bang Theory -Tue Nine 779,000 239,000 220,000 171,000 66,000 83,000
38 Rush Ten 778,000 181,000 275,000 156,000 91,000 73,000
39 NCIS Rpt Ten 773,000 253,000 184,000 154,000 89,000 93,000
40 Dinner Date Australia Seven 771,000 192,000 253,000 117,000 110,000 99,000
41 Silent Witness ABC1 766,000 205,000 196,000 152,000 104,000 109,000
42 Four Corners ABC1 759,000 204,000 253,000 135,000 70,000 97,000
43 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Wed Ten 759,000 211,000 232,000 124,000 92,000 101,000
44 Bondi Rescue Ten 753,000 238,000 219,000 124,000 71,000 101,000
45 Media Watch ABC1 732,000 212,000 247,000 120,000 73,000 80,000
46 The 7pm Project Ten 731,000 165,000 252,000 160,000 77,000 77,000
47 Rescue Special Ops Nine 729,000 184,000 205,000 160,000 95,000 84,000
48 The Renovators Sun Ten 723,000 166,000 256,000 140,000 69,000 92,000
49 Rush Ep 2 Ten 719,000 182,000 246,000 145,000 83,000 64,000
50 The Big Bang Theory -Rpt Nine 704,000 195,000 226,000 150,000 66,000 67,000
51 Australian Story ABC1 696,000 225,000 207,000 123,000 68,000 73,000
52 The Renovators Tues Ten 696,000 175,000 230,000 152,000 63,000 76,000
53 The Big Bang Theory -Ep1 Nine 692,000 175,000 216,000 143,000 77,000 81,000
54 Rescue Special Ops -Ep2 Nine 681,000 177,000 221,000 130,000 78,000 74,000
55 The Renovators Mon Ten 676,000 153,000 232,000 154,000 45,000 91,000
56 The Big Bang Theory -Ep2 Nine 672,000 180,000 211,000 137,000 78,000 66,000
57 Bondi Vet Sun Ten 670,000 216,000 173,000 112,000 74,000 94,000
58 7.30 ABC1 658,000 211,000 194,000 100,000 68,000 85,000
59 The Footy Show Nine 654,000 147,000 255,000 90,000 101,000 62,000
60 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 641,000 177,000 218,000 100,000 66,000 80,000
61 Drug Bust Seven 640,000 178,000 183,000 115,000 86,000 77,000
62 The Renovators Thurs Ten 625,000 125,000 226,000 125,000 65,000 85,000
63 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 620,000 431,000 *** 188,000 *** ***
64 Nine’s Sunday Football Nine 619,000 340,000 *** 278,000 *** ***
65 The Renovators Wed Ten 606,000 144,000 208,000 117,000 67,000 70,000
66 Qi ABC1 606,000 201,000 183,000 85,000 65,000 72,000
67 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 605,000 189,000 217,000 115,000 39,000 45,000
68 Saturday Night AFL Ten 600,000 *** 286,000 49,000 115,000 151,000
69 Catalyst ABC1 600,000 162,000 207,000 105,000 63,000 63,000
70 Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey ABC1 596,000 129,000 207,000 113,000 69,000 79,000
71 Poh’s Kitchen On The Road ABC1 592,000 175,000 188,000 96,000 58,000 75,000
72 Hot Seat Nine 589,000 166,000 167,000 153,000 50,000 52,000
73 Can Of Worms Ten 573,000 141,000 187,000 125,000 59,000 62,000
74 Ten News At Five Ten 569,000 168,000 170,000 91,000 51,000 89,000
75 NCIS: Los Angeles Tues Rpt Ten 561,000 175,000 151,000 80,000 84,000 70,000
76 RPA Nine 557,000 178,000 170,000 82,000 65,000 62,000
77 Gardening Australia ABC1 556,000 171,000 149,000 131,000 57,000 48,000
78 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 553,000 140,000 165,000 100,000 53,000 94,000
79 Crownies ABC1 543,000 166,000 134,000 105,000 74,000 64,000
80 $#*! My Dad Says Nine 542,000 153,000 151,000 138,000 46,000 53,000
81 The Gruen Pitch Encore ABC1 542,000 178,000 159,000 99,000 52,000 53,000
82 Deal Or No Deal Seven 540,000 122,000 178,000 103,000 69,000 68,000
83 NCIS Wed Rpt Ten 537,000 165,000 143,000 94,000 71,000 65,000
84 Collectors ABC1 527,000 145,000 153,000 94,000 58,000 76,000
85 Same Name Nine 525,000 134,000 176,000 103,000 66,000 46,000
86 Monroe ABC1 521,000 141,000 156,000 90,000 63,000 71,000
87 27 Dresses Rpt Ten 518,000 167,000 168,000 69,000 51,000 63,000
88 The Mentalist -Wed Nine 516,000 169,000 192,000 69,000 43,000 44,000
89 Crash Investigation Unit Seven 512,000 141,000 149,000 93,000 65,000 63,000
90 Q&A ABC1 509,000 154,000 160,000 90,000 61,000 43,000
91 Top Gear Australia Nine 503,000 128,000 169,000 100,000 60,000 47,000
92 Case Sensitive: The Point Of Rescue ABC1 494,000 146,000 129,000 92,000 72,000 55,000
93 Camelot -Ep1 Nine 489,000 177,000 144,000 52,000 41,000 75,000
94 Hairspray Nine 431,000 120,000 121,000 88,000 52,000 50,000
95 Sunrise Seven 404,000 104,000 99,000 97,000 45,000 59,000
96 The Renovators – How To Ten 399,000 91,000 133,000 61,000 58,000 57,000
97 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 395,000 121,000 124,000 73,000 31,000 45,000
98 The Cove ABC1 388,000 107,000 116,000 81,000 29,000 55,000
99 6.30 With George Negus Ten 386,000 97,000 131,000 86,000 29,000 42,000
100 Saturday Afternoon AFL Ten 385,000 60,000 139,000 44,000 45,000 97,000

Week 36

29 Comments »

  1. stevieg September 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm -

    Have been enjoying The X Factor. 200% improvement on last years. Also, although I don’t mind Kyle, it has been refreshing having a talent show without him on the juding panel.

  2. Trent September 5, 2011 at 9:41 am -

    Glad i am not the only who thinks Big Brother needs to come back!!!

    I think i would cry of happiness if it was to come back!

  3. The Other Adam September 5, 2011 at 7:24 am -

    looks like not having Kyle (for whatever reason) has paid off

  4. fran September 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm -

    Renovators is a great show, hope it improves.

  5. Barrie September 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm -

    I am enjoying X-Factor so far and I rarely watch FTA channels. I tried X-Factor last year but could not bare to watch Kyle Sandilands after 2 eps. The Renovators is a poor format & should never have been commissioned. I’m also enjoying Masterchef UK on Lifestyle FOOD especially as its only 11 episodes per series. Theres too many reality shows that get stripped all week for 12 weeks

  6. Cameron September 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm -

    Lucky Nine have the NRL finals from this week which should give them a big win on Saturday night and possibly the week in Sydney and Brisbane. The changes to Tuesday and Wednesday may give them a boost but won’t help them win. A stable 7pm show and better shows will help. Bringing back Getaway to Thursdays might give them an advantage that night. New Big Bang, CSI etc will give them a boost but they should playout 6-8 episodes and not just 3 or 4 like last year. Saving shows for 2012 may bring them down. Same goes for Ten. New NCIS, Glee and Modern Family will help. Saturdays will be strong for a few weeks with AFL finals on. One, GO and Gem need fixing.

  7. Noel September 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm -

    I agree with Sue Renovators is a good show we watch it every night and enjoy it. It does need a reworking but should come back next year. I think C10 killed it by placing the start against the block 2 reno shows was 2 much for most people, and by the time the started watching it they didn’t understand it and turned off.

  8. deedeedragons September 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm -

    Nine might wanna have a look a Big Brother for GO!

  9. Jerome September 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm -

    @Greg, you raise a good point about what this means for Shine. The Boss is coming to Dinner, Minute to Win it, and Iron Chef all did not return this year. Don’t Stop Believing ended badly, not much interest in In Their Footsteps and now The Renovators is one of the biggest flops ever. Not good.

  10. John September 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm -

    Not a Big Brother fan but it could work on ELEVEN between say Nov – Feb

  11. Greg September 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm -

    Who would have believed 4 months ago the Renovators would be coming in at #96….what a disaster for Shine!

  12. meiji-era September 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm -

    @ Kenny,

    And the story doesn’t end there. ABC1 didn’t went below 10% for this week. Seriously……

  13. Robbie September 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm -

    @ Mac
    I totally agree with you.
    They all want instant fame & it’s all utter rubbish.

  14. Ronnie September 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm -

    Pretty woeful for Nine. If Wild Boys runs over 830 and takes the edge off Underbelly’s lead in, and if UBR drops for whatever reason, and there’s a long list, (why aren’t they sick of it yet anyway?) Nine re-enters a whole world of pain for the rest of the ratings year. Then what? This management team have brought Nine to their knees – a five year old, salacious drama franchise keeping the house of cards up. Suspect it’s about to fall over – because of a family-focus historic melodrama from the team who make soapy RSO for Nine. I wonder in WB was pitched to NIne first? LOL funny if Nine passed. Just saying.

  15. Chris September 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    The Rennovators isn’t that bad but perhaps it hasn’t been given a go by viewers because of Ten’s poor treatment of it (the constant timeslot changes, the many repeats/’encores’, getting rid of Judge Judy and of course, the debacle with the Masterchef finale).

  16. Sharpy September 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm -

    When Dinner Date can beat the Renovators, you know that show is in trouble…

  17. Mac September 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm -

    Can’t believe so many people are suckered into the X-Factor – it’s painful garbage!!

  18. Craig September 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm -

    So Seven is still the one to beat, the others a scraping over the left overs most nights.
    We really need to hear from the Nine and TEN programing heads to get their views on the situation.

  19. Kenny September 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm -

    TEN beats ABC1 by 1. TEN almost #4 for the week. Seriously? Serious!

  20. MuchoTB September 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm -

    Hahaha! TDJ is going to cry

    The X Factor is also the #1 show in the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demos, which is brilliant as the show was criticised for skewing old last year.

    Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaite have been great additions to the judging panel this year. So damn entertaining!

  21. tmorgan September 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm -

    Nine need to stop stripping TBBT in 2012 across the week- they will kill it soon. They need to change their entire evening lineup pronto.
    I am begging Nine to axe ACA.
    Here’s what I believe could be the best lineup Nine could have, as posted previously.
    5.30 Hot Seat
    6.00 Nine Local News/Win News/NBN News
    6.30 National Nine News (from Sydney- delayed in WA/SA unless major event)
    7.00 Temptation (or IQ-based Quiz Show)
    7.30….
    10.30 Nightline (Insert Tracy Grimshaw here- I reckon she could be gold for a late-night news show)

    As for this weeks result, outstandingly terrible result for both Nine and TEN.

  22. Guy September 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm -

    TEN The Renovators is Killing your network. Don’t you understand? Get rid of it or shaft it to 10:30pm if you have contractual obligations. This show is a joke.

    Good week for Seven. Surprised that Rafters dropped with a bigger lead in. Very strange to me. Anyway Seven is slaughtering its opposition. With the other networks putting up mostly crap tv its no surprise really. Nine and TEN are going to need all the help they can get from fast-tracking US shows but i don’t know if that will be enough.

  23. Sue September 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm -

    I think it will be a pity if the Renovators is not renewed, as I think it is a pretty good show- better than the Block, IMO…

  24. BobBlaBla September 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm -

    @dan Yes it was rating 800-900k each night… But ratings across the board have dropped off quite a lot over the past 4 years since it was axed.

    BB would not save Ten, it would work for a few weeks but then sink back to around 6-700 like Renovators.

  25. Brenton September 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm -

    Seven would be very pleased this week, especially with The X Factor and Home And Away’s strong performance at #17 overall for this week as it usually ranks around #30.

  26. Jezza September 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm -

    ch7 have developed a real strength in these TV talent (??) shows and actually improved them over time. DWTS,AGT and now XF seem to be delivering, just through persevering and attempting to improve the content. Even MKR did well for them, ch9 & 10 need to take note, the Block can get better, MC needs to freshen up and the Renovators needs a re-jig and should avoid clashing with the block.

    CH9 Foresight….guys think about The Olympics and talk to the minister (Conroy?) about what you can spread across your digi channels, sort it out Now or we will get p*ssed off with you next year if your coverage is crap. Do not ass u me anything, get it sorted.

  27. Ja'mie September 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm -

    Absolute decimation by Seven. Smashing win in total viewers and all demos. Nine and to a larger extent Ten are firmly entrenched up shit creek.

  28. Paull September 4, 2011 at 11:56 am -

    Introvert Extrovert. It doesn’t Matter.

  29. DAN September 4, 2011 at 11:53 am -

    ok ten i think it is time to admit that the renovators is one of the biggest flops in history dont renew it for next year bring back big brother it was rating around 800 to 900k each night if memory serves me right the renovators could only dream of that

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