Just before we shut the gate on the ratings for 2011, ABC1 goes and springs a surprise on us all by grabbing four places in the week’s top 20 shows.
By comparison TEN had nothing in the Top 30 shows.
Doc Martin managed to outstrip anything shown on Nine and TEN all week with an impressive 1.357m viewers on Saturday. ABC’s other top shows were Gruen Planet (1.16m), Spicks and Specks (1.08m) and ABC News (Saturday 1.02m, weeknights: 814,000). Next were The Hamster Wheel (890,000), and The Slap (830,000).
But it was another win for Seven in Total People, now sitting at 39 of 40 weeks. The X Factor was the week’s top show (Tues: 1.51m, Mon: 1.41m) followed by Sunday Night (1.3m), Seven News (Sun: 1.18m, Sat: 1.12m, weeknights: 1.1m), Better Homes and Gardens (1.04m), Beauty and the Geek Australia (1.02m) and Today Tonight (1.00m).
The Big Bang Theory was Nine’s strongest show with 1.354m viewers, followed by Celebrity Apprentice (Challenge: 1.28m, Challenge Two: 1.12m, Mon: 1.07m, Wed / Tue: 1.00m), 60 Minutes (1.25m), Frozen Planet (1.00m), and Nine News (Sun: 1.00m, weeknights: 995,000).
NCIS: LA was best for TEN with 877,000 then Junior MasterChef (Sun: 853,000, Tues: 711,000, Mon: 603,000), NCIS (793,000), Merlin (751,000), Terra Nova (699,000) and Glee (684,000).
The Bible: A History topped SBS ONE with 281,000 followed by Housos (277,000), Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (275,000) and One Born Every Minute (272,000).
Seven Network won Week 47 with 29.6% over Nine 27.4%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 5.6%.
In Primary Channels, Seven was 21.4%, Nine 18.8%, ABC1 14.3%, TEN 12.9% and SBS ONE 4.8%.
In Multichannels GO! won with 5.3%, then 7TWO 4.9%, ELEVEN 3.9%, 7mate and GEM tied on 3.3%, ABC2 was 2.5%, ONE 2.2%, ABC News 24 and SBS TWO tied on 0.8% and ABC3 was 0.7%.
Nine won all key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Seven won all cities except Melbourne which fell to Nine.
Seven was first on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Nine winning Sunday and Wednesday. ABC again beat TEN on four nights, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. ABC1 was the top Primary Channel on Saturday.
This is the final week of survey ratings for 2011.