ABC1′s Doc Martin beats Nine, TEN’s best all week.

By David Knox on October 16, 2011 / Filed Under News 32

Whoever said there were no ratings there for the taking on Saturday night should think again.

Doc Martin on ABC1┬áscored 1.34m viewers -higher than anything Nine or TEN could pull all week. It was also┬áthe public broadcaster’s biggest audience of the week.

Week 42 was again won by Seven. With just 6 weeks remaining in the ratings year the network looks set to take a clean sweep of the year.

Seven’s best for the week was Packed to the Rafters, followed by The X Factor, Seven News, Sunday Night and Bathurst 1000.

A new episode of The Big Bang Theory was best for Nine followed by Underbelly: Razor, Nine News and 60 Minutes.

The Renovators finally delivered some good numbers for TEN followed by NCIS and Terra Nova.

Network:
Seven: 30.8
Nine: 25.8
TEN: 20.6
ABC: 17.7
SBS: 5.1

Primary Channels:
Seven: 22.8
Nine: 18.6
TEN: 14.7
ABC1: 13.7
SBS1: 4.3

Multichannels:
GO!: 4.6
7TWO: 4.5
ELEVEN: 3.7
7mate: 3.4
GEM: 2.7
ABC2: 2.6
ONE: 2.2
ABC3: 0.7
ABC News 24: 0.7
SBS TWO: 0.7

Seven Network won key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, all 5 cities and all 7 nights.

TEN bettered Nine on Wednesday but ABC beat TEN on Saturday. ABC1 was even the top Primary Channel on Saturday.

Top 100
Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,538,000 406,000 532,000 273,000 176,000 152,000
2 The X Factor-Tue Seven 1,492,000 443,000 440,000 284,000 164,000 161,000
3 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,412,000 356,000 408,000 325,000 130,000 192,000
4 Doc Martin ABC1 1,341,000 373,000 413,000 256,000 145,000 154,000
5 The Big Bang Theory -Ep2 Nine 1,321,000 358,000 427,000 265,000 103,000 169,000
6 The X Factor-Mon Seven 1,319,000 377,000 392,000 259,000 147,000 144,000
7 Sunday Night Seven 1,288,000 354,000 350,000 281,000 133,000 169,000
8 Underbelly: Razor Nine 1,285,000 436,000 378,000 214,000 125,000 132,000
9 The Renovators – Winner Announced Ten 1,284,000 396,000 398,000 239,000 112,000 139,000
10 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,262,000 539,000 368,000 187,000 83,000 85,000
11 The Big Bang Theory -Ep1 Nine 1,225,000 342,000 386,000 246,000 86,000 165,000
12 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D3 The Race Seven 1,215,000 384,000 301,000 289,000 154,000 87,000
13 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,191,000 378,000 316,000 237,000 134,000 125,000
14 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D3 The Podium Seven 1,189,000 375,000 347,000 236,000 131,000 99,000
15 Seven News Seven 1,155,000 253,000 309,000 269,000 134,000 192,000
16 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,134,000 246,000 268,000 298,000 140,000 181,000
17 The Renovators – Auction Night Ten 1,126,000 322,000 347,000 226,000 104,000 128,000
18 Today Tonight Seven 1,126,000 270,000 305,000 242,000 126,000 183,000
19 60 Minutes Nine 1,103,000 329,000 333,000 207,000 107,000 126,000
20 The Mentalist Nine 1,093,000 285,000 401,000 183,000 110,000 114,000
21 NCIS Ten 1,062,000 364,000 250,000 186,000 105,000 156,000
22 Terra Nova Ten 1,044,000 264,000 336,000 182,000 107,000 154,000
23 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,035,000 305,000 327,000 201,000 69,000 134,000
24 Gruen Planet ABC1 1,034,000 294,000 312,000 207,000 99,000 124,000
25 Home And Away Seven 1,034,000 289,000 272,000 228,000 124,000 120,000
26 Beauty And The Geek Australia Seven 995,000 356,000 314,000 123,000 95,000 107,000
27 Nine News Nine 982,000 302,000 311,000 218,000 75,000 76,000
28 Grand Designs Revisited ABC1 958,000 232,000 271,000 197,000 115,000 143,000
29 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D3 The Final Countdown Seven 951,000 364,000 218,000 221,000 115,000 32,000
30 Four Weddings-Thu Seven 950,000 263,000 310,000 172,000 94,000 111,000
31 Wild Boys Seven 940,000 216,000 305,000 234,000 76,000 109,000
32 Spicks And Specks ABC1 916,000 245,000 282,000 184,000 99,000 107,000
33 The Slap ABC1 914,000 277,000 287,000 160,000 79,000 110,000
34 Junior Masterchef Australia Sun Ten 893,000 288,000 277,000 127,000 89,000 112,000
35 The Hamster Wheel ABC1 886,000 259,000 266,000 166,000 102,000 94,000
36 ABC News ABC1 886,000 267,000 287,000 121,000 88,000 123,000
37 A Current Affair Nine 881,000 290,000 265,000 176,000 76,000 74,000
38 Nine News Saturday Nine 856,000 255,000 336,000 138,000 47,000 79,000
39 Junior Masterchef Australia Mon Ten 854,000 242,000 303,000 140,000 73,000 97,000
40 NCIS: Los Angeles Tues Ten 851,000 280,000 239,000 140,000 103,000 89,000
41 The One – Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic Seven 829,000 213,000 275,000 165,000 77,000 99,000
42 Body Of Proof Seven 824,000 246,000 255,000 131,000 97,000 95,000
43 Australian Story ABC1 819,000 242,000 251,000 142,000 75,000 109,000
44 Journey To The Centre Of The Planet Nine 812,000 271,000 272,000 144,000 66,000 58,000
45 Nine’s Rugby: World Cup: Sf1 Wales Vs. France Nine 809,000 316,000 157,000 194,000 49,000 95,000
46 Nine’s Rugby: World Cup: Qf3 South Africa Vs. Australia Nine 807,000 347,000 148,000 188,000 34,000 90,000
47 The Big Bang Theory -Rpt Nine 806,000 230,000 255,000 168,000 56,000 97,000
48 ABC News-Sa ABC1 806,000 197,000 267,000 144,000 88,000 110,000
49 Qi ABC1 805,000 253,000 210,000 153,000 74,000 116,000
50 ABC News-Su ABC1 797,000 208,000 240,000 108,000 104,000 137,000
51 Bones (R) Seven 797,000 240,000 229,000 176,000 81,000 71,000
52 Undercover Boss Australia Ten 785,000 191,000 254,000 164,000 76,000 100,000
53 Four Corners ABC1 767,000 227,000 263,000 124,000 78,000 76,000
54 Send In The Dogs Australia Nine 750,000 244,000 204,000 146,000 74,000 83,000
55 The Renovators Sun Ten 744,000 226,000 217,000 147,000 73,000 80,000
56 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency ABC1 740,000 202,000 236,000 120,000 89,000 92,000
57 Poirot: The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Rpt ABC1 722,000 174,000 235,000 147,000 86,000 81,000
58 Media Watch ABC1 712,000 205,000 249,000 125,000 75,000 58,000
59 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D3 The Wrap-Up Seven 709,000 203,000 237,000 146,000 66,000 57,000
60 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 10: Bathurst D3 Pre Race Entertainmen Seven 709,000 268,000 165,000 171,000 85,000 20,000
61 RBT Nine 708,000 252,000 185,000 133,000 73,000 66,000
62 Unforgettable Nine 705,000 225,000 198,000 143,000 56,000 84,000
63 Parenthood Seven 698,000 181,000 260,000 124,000 65,000 68,000
64 Castle (R) Seven 694,000 229,000 192,000 126,000 80,000 68,000
65 CSI: Miami -Mon Ep1 Nine 669,000 182,000 242,000 99,000 97,000 49,000
66 7.30 ABC1 662,000 208,000 199,000 107,000 69,000 79,000
67 The 7pm Project Ten 662,000 166,000 218,000 149,000 60,000 68,000
68 Q&A ABC1 653,000 190,000 237,000 117,000 69,000 40,000
69 Recruits: Paramedics Ep 2 Ten 652,000 188,000 204,000 121,000 55,000 84,000
70 Rush Ten 648,000 171,000 219,000 106,000 79,000 73,000
71 Modern Family Tues Ep 2 Rpt Ten 634,000 154,000 190,000 130,000 60,000 99,000
72 The Amazing Race-19 Seven 628,000 217,000 212,000 68,000 63,000 67,000
73 M-The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Seven 624,000 190,000 174,000 122,000 74,000 64,000
74 Scott And Bailey ABC1 614,000 167,000 177,000 130,000 72,000 68,000
75 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Seven 601,000 173,000 175,000 125,000 46,000 83,000
76 Modern Family Tues Rpt Ten 600,000 143,000 199,000 130,000 51,000 78,000
77 Recruits: Paramedics Ten 600,000 161,000 195,000 116,000 55,000 72,000
78 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 586,000 189,000 158,000 97,000 84,000 57,000
79 Ringer Ten 585,000 179,000 211,000 82,000 45,000 68,000
80 Person Of Interest Nine 578,000 182,000 200,000 70,000 72,000 56,000
81 Crownies ABC1 548,000 226,000 122,000 92,000 48,000 61,000
82 Hot Seat Nine 546,000 157,000 147,000 145,000 47,000 49,000
83 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 545,000 163,000 158,000 90,000 58,000 76,000
84 Hawaii Five-O Wed Ten 522,000 168,000 152,000 90,000 53,000 59,000
85 Ten News At Five Ten 519,000 139,000 163,000 78,000 55,000 85,000
86 My Family ABC1 513,000 150,000 121,000 104,000 52,000 86,000
87 Islands Of Britain (R) Seven 511,000 105,000 177,000 150,000 80,000
88 Prime Suspect Nine 507,000 138,000 171,000 79,000 59,000 61,000
89 Gardening Australia ABC1 499,000 120,000 166,000 105,000 53,000 54,000
90 NCIS: Los Angeles Tues Late Rpt Ten 490,000 171,000 116,000 66,000 74,000 63,000
91 Law And Order: SVU Rpt Ten 488,000 159,000 139,000 81,000 62,000 47,000
92 Poh’s Kitchen On The Road ABC1 488,000 154,000 139,000 88,000 49,000 57,000
93 The Joy Of Sets Nine 487,000 151,000 141,000 95,000 39,000 62,000
94 CSI: Miami -Mon Ep2 Nine 463,000 141,000 142,000 70,000 76,000 34,000
95 Deal Or No Deal Seven 461,000 91,000 142,000 99,000 55,000 75,000
96 At The Movies ABC1 447,000 128,000 147,000 77,000 51,000 43,000
97 Law & Order: LA-Wed Seven 445,000 134,000 123,000 84,000 39,000 65,000
98 Survivor: South Pacific Nine 437,000 147,000 129,000 50,000 60,000 52,000
99 Grumpy Guide To… ABC1 437,000 111,000 140,000 63,000 55,000 68,000
100 CSI: Miami Nine 433,000 121,000 134,000 89,000 54,000 36,000

Week 42

32 Comments »

  1. Nigel Patterson October 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm -

    While outside the Top 100, interesting to see that Heartbeat now outrates Neighbours as the top show on the multi-channels.

  2. doug green October 17, 2011 at 9:07 am -

    9 million watch the first run of Doc Martin in the UK ,each episode. In Australia on a Sat Night there are 500, 000 carers & invalided people at home plus 3 million seniors who watch tv . The under 30s may be out on the piss but that show is not for them .

  3. David Dyer October 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm -

    Dammit! Why is Seven still winning the week? Is it not enough that the other networks are winning on certain days and weekends? Face it, Seven is becoming the new Nine, with a different Kerry running the network. ‘Heartland Australia’, my butt!!!

  4. Jerome October 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm -

    I don’t think ABC should be praised for putting Doc on Saturdays. I’m sure packed to the rafters or Downton abbey could get 1.3+ on a Saturday if it aired there just as doc could get 1.5-1.6 if it was in a slot where it could reach it’s full potential, it has a large fanbase. Why would that be a bad thing?

  5. Sydney2K October 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm -

    Ammunition for the Dr. Who fans who preferred the Sunday timeslot?

  6. David Knox October 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm -

    Blair: Not overlooked at all. I have already detailed below that overnight ratings are Preliminary figures. There were a number of shows that adjusted their figures, albeit not as dramatically. I suspect Nine’s coding with OzTAM has attributed to this.

  7. Blair October 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm -

    With all due respect it was reported on here on tuesday that big bang rated 1.5 and 1.6 million for the 730 and 8pm broadcasts.

    http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/10/monday-nights-big-big-bang.html

    Seems strange that this has been overlooked

  8. MuchoTB October 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm -

    How BBT is so damn popular here and in America, I’m not sure. It’s 4 virgin nerds (well, not all virgins anymore…) making physics jokes and appears to be mostly cult-jokes and self-deprecating humour at the expense of the nerds. And that Sheldon character is a douche

    I enjoy HIMYM and Two and a Half Men but never found BBT funny at all. The Office and Modern Family have good moments and are entertaining but I don’t find them laugh out loud funny

    IASIP was excellent in its first three seasons, I wonder what season Seven showed last?

  9. steve sydney October 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm -

    What’s the bet Seven are now trying to poach future episodes of Doc Martin … and then the episodes will rate over 2 million just because it’s on Seven. Ahh the television landscape has become so predictable

  10. Steve October 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm -

    David, can you please combine the rugby figures with the South African viewing figures?

  11. Kim October 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm -

    David, those rugby union figures are just for the primary channel right ? If so I wonder what the overall figures would be including the HD broadcast ?

  12. Moanique in Brisbane October 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm -

    I love seeing PTTR as the number 1 show for the week.

    @ Blair, Best you apologise for your ill-informed comment

  13. Craig October 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm -

    Any bet Seven might try showing more Doc Martin in the future. Good on the ABC, love when this happens, getting a little bored with Seven seaming winning everything.

  14. John from Sunny Coast October 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm -

    At least one quality program made it to the top ten. Doc Martin.

  15. Craig H October 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm -

    I did think on Tuesday that 1.6m was an unusually large figure for Big Bang Theory. Now with adjusted figures that is very tight Monday night tussle at 7.30.

  16. Frankie October 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm -

    Not sure if I’m the target demo for Doc Martin but it’s on my do not miss list, glad to see it back on.

  17. KFed October 16, 2011 at 11:42 am -

    Great news for The Renovators! Ten only paid about $10 for each viewer…

  18. Barrie October 16, 2011 at 11:38 am -

    i love doc martin and have been waiting over a year for this new episode, however we had a power outage in my suburb last night between 7.30-8.30

  19. Gary October 16, 2011 at 11:35 am -

    @Blair

    I can’t believe people don’t read comments before they post. Big Bang dropped because of coding errors. Nine have done this in the past with numbers dropping. I am disappointed but you know what it is so typical Nine. Shocked at those Doc Martin numbers. Maybe the 7TWO outings have helped the show for ABC?

  20. David Knox October 16, 2011 at 11:28 am -

    It isn’t up to me to correct OzTAM data or network coding errors.

    The theory on combining episode numbers from Monday and Tuesday seems like a plausible explanation to me for such a big drop.

  21. Ronnie October 16, 2011 at 11:28 am -

    The ABC should have put Doc Martin at 7:30 Sunday night followed by The Slap. These moves would have been a critical and ratings success – and really challenged the commercial broadcasters Sunday night programming. A few bold shows and few bold moves and the ABC is back in the business of trailblazing – particularly in Australian drama. We’ll never know if this amazing number for Doc Martin is because there’s nothing else on – but I think it would do well on Sundays even with competition like 60 mins.

  22. Blair October 16, 2011 at 11:22 am -

    Big bang hasn’t dropped anything. It rated 1.6 on Monday. The second week is tomorrow. Best you rewrite the article and correct it.

  23. Armchair Analyst October 16, 2011 at 11:12 am -

    Good new for the Abc. May well it continue.

  24. Wade October 16, 2011 at 11:10 am -

    @ Benny – I think the question is just: ‘How is Packed to the Rafters the No. 1 show of the week?’ Full stop.

  25. Guy October 16, 2011 at 11:09 am -

    So looks like Nine or OzTam has screwed those figures up big time. Big Bang is a great show but how does it lose nearly 350k? That’s one big discrepancy. Good week again for Seven. They can do no wrong. Tonight I expect Nine to win due to Rugby but if they lose then lol to them.

  26. deedeedragons October 16, 2011 at 11:09 am -

    Wild Boys seems to be hovering around the 950,000 mark now.

  27. Billy October 16, 2011 at 11:05 am -

    David, I think the Big Bang Ep1 and Ep2 for Monday and the rpts on Tuesday have been combined.. So there should be two Big Bang eps around 1.6 million and two others around 1 million

  28. Cameron October 16, 2011 at 11:05 am -

    Big drop for Monday night’s Big Bang Theory. From 1.5-1.6 million to 1.2-1.3 million. If that second episode didn’t drop it would have been number 1 for the week. Still great figures for a show which started poorly during summer 07-08 and taken off after 4 weeks. Nine News won Sydney as usual and even Melbourne. ABC News beat 7 in Sydney closer in Melbourne and bet 9 in Adelaide and Perth. Ten still pulled 20%+ most days with Friday and Saturday pulling them down. They will stuggle more without The Renovators which performed well on Wednesday. Excellent figure for new Doc Martin. A top 5 show from a Saturday night is impressive. Well Done ABC!

    Seven still doing well. Surely people can change the channel once in awhile. Rafters may not be as good as it once was but still fun to watch but most other shows on 7 are not worth watching. They should be fast tracking Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother etc.

  29. David Knox October 16, 2011 at 11:02 am -

    Daily ratings are always Preliminary figures that are later adjusted. Not sure why but Big Bang seems to have dropped a truckload.

  30. benny October 16, 2011 at 10:58 am -

    How is Packed To The Rafters the No.1 show of the week, it should be The Big Bang Theroy that got 1.6m

  31. Kaylen October 16, 2011 at 10:49 am -

    1.34m for a Saturday night is extremely impressive – go ABC. :D

    So, is anyone going to challenge Ch7? ;)

  32. Cookie October 16, 2011 at 10:44 am -

    David didn’t The Big Bang Theory get 1.6 million

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