The penultimate week of the 2012 ratings year was very nearly the kind of clean sweep that defined Seven’s 2011 ratings year.
Seven led in network, primary, multichannels, key demos 16-39, 18-49, 25-54, every city and every night -except for Sunday. Hamish and Andy‘s numbers on Sunday helped Nine to stop a Seven king hit.
Seven dominated the week thanks to The X Factor, which surged over the 2 million margin. But it has to be said, with the end of the ratings line a week away some schedules are treading water with very little of their premium content.
SBS ONE: 4.4
ABC News 24: 1.0
SBS TWO: 0.8
ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Friday and Saturday.
The X Factor The Winner Announced was adjusted to 2.16m for Seven with the remainder of the show at 1.87m. The Performance show the night before ranked third at 1.67m. Also for Seven last week were The Force (1.25m), Sunday Night (1.24m), Seven News (Sun: 1.21m, weeknights: 1.08m), Highway Patrol (1.15m), Border Security (1.04m), and Air Ways (1.02m).
Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage (1.24m) topped Nine’s week followed by Nine News (Sat: 1.18m, weeknights: 1.04m), 60 Minutes (1.11m), ACA (871,000), 10 Scariest Plane Landings (859,000) and Australia’s Funniest Home Videos (810,000).
Best for ABC1 was New Tricks (1.06m) then ABC News (weeknights: 1.00m, Sat: 900,000), Michael Palin’s Brazil (895,000, Jennifer Byrne Presents Michael Palin: 821,000), Q&A (830,000), Four Corners (829,000), Doc Martin (810,000) and Media Watch (755,000).
A Modern Family repeat (789,000) led for TEN with a first run episode at 724,000. Other brands were Homeland (639,000), NCIS (619,000), Glee (605,000), TEN News (591,000), Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (582,000 / 545,000) and Merlin (523,000).
All the publicity helped Hunted to top SBS ONE but only at 295,000. Next were Coast (290,000), Luke Ngueyn’s Greater Mekong 2 (263,000), Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (241,000), Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman (235,000) and Monster Bug Wars (219,000).
The 2012 ratings year ends on Saturday.