Seven takes out Tuesday

By David Knox on October 19, 2011 / Filed Under News 14

Tuesday night was just about all Seven’s way once again with Packed to the Rafters as the night’s top show on 1.6m viewers.

The show was well ahead of its rivals NCIS (1.00m), Two and a Half Men / Mike and Molly (875,000 / 575,000), Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day (475,000) and All Watched Over by Machines (183,000).

Earlier Home and Away (1.05m) beat ABC News (861,000), The Big Bang Theory (769,000) and The 7PM Project (650,000).

The X Factor eliminated YMS, winning its slot on 1.41m viewers andĀ bettering The Big Bang Theory (949,000 / 1.01m), Modern Family (588,000 / 598,000), 7:30 / Foreign Correspondent (645,000 / 641,000) and Insight (192,000).

At 9:30pm NCIS: Los Angeles won with 840,000 over Parenthood (726,000), Survivor (429,000) and United States of Tara -limping out on 278,000.

In its new timeslot The Joy of Sets sank to 191,000 beaten by an NCIS: LA repeat of 450,000.

Neighbours topped digital channels but only onĀ 295,000 viewers.

Seven easily won the night.

Seven: 35.4
Nine: 23.7
TEN: 22.5
ABC: 13.1
SBS: 5.3

ABC1: 9.9
Seven: 27.7
Nine: 17.5
Ten: 17.4
SBS1: 4.1

ABC2: 2.2
ABC3: 0.4
ABC News 24: 0.6
7TWO 4.4
7mate: 3.2
GO!: 3.4
Gem: 2.8
One: 1.8
Eleven: 3.2
SBS2: 1.2


  1. Harry October 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm -

    NCIS was touching last night – hope its figures rise. NCIS LA has grown on me, but will never beat the original.

  2. Guy October 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm -


    I predict that the Australia’s Got Talent specials will be airing.

  3. Johnson October 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm -

    @James: David may have a better explanation, but I think it has something to do with new rules imposed by OzTAM on websites posting daily ratings.

  4. Andrew October 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm -

    I think they will put double eps of Parenthood on when Rafters finishes next week because we are already behind the US so there will still be some eps for them to show

  5. James October 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm -

    Sorry if I sound ignorant but why is the Tuesday section of the ratings not up?

  6. noel October 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm -

    as only five eps of modern family have been shown in the states and 10 has shown 3 of them maybe they are trying to build a few up their sleeve before showing them

  7. blindowl October 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm -

    I thought it was interesting that ABC News is up to 2nd at 7pm. Personally I think the problem with the 7pm Project is that it just can’t decide what it wants to be. In one second it is cynical and sarcastic and the next Charlie’s soporific voice is intoning about some do-good issue…that’s when I turn off.

  8. deedeedragons October 19, 2011 at 11:40 am -

    I do love NCIS LA .

  9. Matt F October 19, 2011 at 11:05 am -

    Congrats Ch 9 – you really know how to kill a show.

  10. Evan October 19, 2011 at 10:27 am -

    It’s a pity more people aren’t watching “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” – really quite entertaining and humorous. I guess you’ve got to have an interest in history to appreciate the program.

  11. steve sydney October 19, 2011 at 10:26 am -

    How long can TEN keep the Modern Family repeats? Just because a million plus people on Nine want the watch the same episodes of TBBT over and over and over.. and over and over and over again doesn’t mean the more intelligent viewer wants to see the same with Modern Family.

    Wake up TEN

  12. Michael October 19, 2011 at 10:20 am -

    David, have you posted the Tuesday figures in the Ratings section?

    Good to see Parenthood consistently getting around 700k. Hopefully it won’t get moved around (or disappear altogether) when Rafters finishes.

  13. Bogues October 19, 2011 at 10:04 am -

    Let’s call it now. M&M will be bumped to GO! next week.

  14. Craig October 19, 2011 at 9:53 am -

    Good to see Parenthood holding its own, and NCIS LA doing good.

    With Rafters wining the night you have to wonder what Seven is planning to put on in 2 weeks to replace it?

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