Aussie-made leads the ratings

By David Knox on September 16, 2012 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 4

Australian-made television continues to dominate the ratings, with 19 of the top 20 shows last week being locally-produced progammes.

Whilst there were 2 international formats in the mix, the only overseas programme to rank in the top 20 was Mrs Browns Boys at #19. And there was only one more in the Top 30: Kevin’s Grand Design.

Seven won the battle again, this time taking out every night of the week.

ABC again defeated TEN but in a glimmer of news TEN defeated the public broadcaster on both Friday and Saturday, thanks largely to sport luring ABC viewers away.

Seven: 33.4
Nine: 27.2
ABC: 18.0
TEN: 16.1
SBS: 5.3

Primary Channel:
Seven: 24.9
Nine: 20.4
ABC1: 13.5
TEN: 10.3
SBS: 4.4

7TWO: 4.5
7mate: 4.0
GO!: 4.0
ABC2: 2.9
Gem: 2.8
ONE: 2.7
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS TWO: 0.8
ABC3: 0.8

Seven won 18-49 and 25-54. Nine won 16-39.

Seven won all cities except Sydney which fell to Nine.

Sunday Night was the week’s top show on 1.66m. Also strong for Seven were The X Factor (Tuesday was highest, also on 1.66m), Seven News (Sun: 1.48m, weeknights: 1.18m), Border Security (1.32m), Airways (1.27m), Winners and Losers (1.13m) and AFL (1.04m).

Nine News Sunday was best for Nine on 1.49m then 60 Minutes (1.4m), House Husbands (1.18m), Nine News (weeknights: 1.12m), Big Brother (highest on Tuesday 1.08m), Underbelly: Badness (1.03m) and ACA (957,000).

ABC News (weeknights: 1.05m) led ABC1 then Australian Story (1.02m), Kevin’s Grand Design (975,000), Gruen Planet (938,000), Dream Build (926,000), Call the Midwife (902,000) and Four Corners (900,000).

TEN News at Five (676,000) was best for TEN ranking at #53 for the week. Next was Puberty Blues (673,000), NCIS (632,000), Can of Worms (558,000), and a Modern Family repeat (547,000).

Coast topped SBS ONE with 376,000 then Who Do You Think You Are? (354,000), Meet the Amish (334,000), Bears of the Last Frontier (329,000) and David Suchet in the Footsteps of St Paul (300,000).


  1. Ann September 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm -

    Looking forward to Great Southern Land

  2. D@GP September 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm -

    9’s Sydney 6pm News won 5 nights over 7’s 2 this past week.

  3. nik c September 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm -

    Great to see Aussie shows dominating the top 30. HH & W&L doing well in the drama stakes! Hope PB remains steady

  4. Mr. J September 16, 2012 at 11:47 am -

    It’s quite impressive that 9 can still win 16-39 after being so far behing in total people and other demos, there must be a lot of 16-18yos watching.

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