Seven takes ratings week as finish line draws closer

By David Knox on November 18, 2012 / Filed Under News 6

Last week the numbers showed signs of struggle, with no show topping a million viewers on Thursday. There was just one on Friday and three on both Wednesday and Saturday.

It’s undoubtedly a combination of Daylight Saving, fragmentation and fewer first-run episodes.

Seven can be grateful that The X Factor is still performing, with the network winning another week. Nine’s Hamish and Andy stepped in to fill a Big Brother void. ABC and TEN were locked in a tie by the end of Friday, but Saturday nudged the public broadcaster into third place once again.

Network:
Seven: 31.9
Nine: 26.3
ABC: 18.5
TEN: 18.0
SBS: 5.3

Primary Channel:
Seven: 24.3
Nine: 18.1
ABC1: 14.3
TEN: 12.6
SBS ONE: 4.4

Multichannels:
GO!: 4.8
7TWO: 4.2
Gem: 3.5
7mate: 3.4
ELEVEN: 3.0
ABC2: 2.3
ONE: 2.3
ABC3: 1.0
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS TWO: 0.9

Seven took key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven won all 5 metro cities and every night of the week except Sunday, which fell to Nine. ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

The X Factor again topped the week with 1.54m / 1.53m. Seven’s other performers were Seven News (Sun: 1.2m, weeknights: 1.02m), The Force (1.17m), Winners and Losers (1.14m), Highway Patrol (1.13m), Sunday Night (1.03m), a repeat movie Quantum of Solace (1.00m) and Beauty and the Geek (977,000).

Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage (1.35m) was best for Nine, then 60 Minutes (1.21m), Nine News (Sun: 1.21m, weeknights: 1.01m), The Big Bang Theory (973,000), ACA (910,000) and RBT (703,000).

New Tricks (1.16m) topped ABC1 followed by ABC News (weeknights: 1.00m, Sat: 886,000), Australian Story (969,000), Michael Palin’s Brazil (852,000), Doc Martin (795,000) and 7:30 (762,000).

A Modern Family repeat (811,000) proved to be TEN’s strongest show then Homeland (739,000 / 639,000), new Modern Family (717,000), Can of Worms (589,000), Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (579,000) and TEN News (575,000).

56 Up (377,000) led SBS ONE. Coast was 307,000, One Born Every Minute was 294,000, America in Primetime was 245,000, Finding Life Beyond Earth was 239,000 and Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket was 224,000.

The 2012 ratings year ends with Saturday December 1st.

6 Comments »

  1. BradleyB November 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm -

    @sav001 – that explains last week not this week. (Although SVU was in the schedule last week with a description along the lines of “its so fast tracked we can’t tell you what the episode is about”)

  2. Pertinax November 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm -

    There won’t me much on Channel 9 in summer except cricket. But there will be lots of first run episodes on other channels plus repeats of stuff the audience didn’t watch in Sept and October.

    First FTA run episodes:

    Seven: Once Upon A Time, Grim

    ABC: Misfits S4, Dr Who Christmas Special, Young James Herriot, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Upstairs Downstairs, The Hour S2, Peep Show, Hell on Wheels S1

    Ten: Homeland, Ben and Kate, The New Normal, Burn Notice, White Collar, Psych, Merlin, American Idol.

    SBS: Hunted

  3. sav001 November 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm -

    @BradleyB, Ten didn’t have a new NCIS episode available to them because there was no new episode of NCIS in the US last week and SVU only returned in the US on Thursday, so I assume Ten wanted to have a week gap between episodes.

  4. adelaide_john November 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm -

    Summer has always been bottom of the barrell programs……so go outside and enjoy

  5. BradleyB November 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm -

    Looks like Ch10 is already holding off new episodes to next year – last week and this week have repeats of NCIS and SVU.

  6. MuchoTB November 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm -

    Homeland has been amazing this season, I’m glad this week that the show increased in ratings.

    Summer non ratings is going to be terrible…I wonder when the networks will release the summer schedules…Nein will probably have endless CSI and Embarrassing Bodies/Gypsy Weddings shite while Seven will litter their schedule with Air Crash Investigations and Criminal Minds…its almost like they intentionally throw all their worst bottom-of-the-barrel programs on air during summer. At least Ten will continue to fast-track a few series like Homeland and Merlin while the other networks just give up

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