ONE scores record ratings for Formula One

2013-03-25_1139It’s a bit of a shame for TEN that we’re in non-ratings, with ONE landing its best-ever numbers for coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship in Malaysia last night.

The race pulled an impressive 456,000 viewers (multichannels usually grab about 300,000 for their best daily performer) and peaked at 610,000. The pre-race was 227,000.

That makes it the #1 rated program on multichannels so far this year.

ONE also topped the multichannels with an equally-impressive 6.8% share.

The race was wrapped in controversy with a post-race argument developing between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

TEN also got good numbers for The Biggest Loser last night at 957,000 viewers, pipped by The Force (1.06m)/ Border Security (998,000) butĀ first in the key demos.

Of course, as we’re in non-ratings it’s arguable that Seven and Nine weren’t throwing full first-run schedules against the FIA, but it’s an encouraging result nonetheless.

Seven won the night.



  1. @JoshS
    Can we wait till 2013 UBS Chinese Grand Prix and see what Greg Rust says about the broadcast of F1. Slightly off topic but in comparison to F1- MotoGP will be shown on TEN according to @Thrusta1

  2. They realised that it was a bad mistake when even their sponsors were threatening to pull the plug.

    Why would TEN piss off their fans? No idea, but they’ve been on a pretty good streak over the last year in all aspects of their programming for pissing people off, to the point where even their ‘strong’ shows have no chance.

    They are reaping what they sow.

  3. @JoshS
    That was ages ago before they realised that it was a bad mistake. I’ve been trusting TEN since then with their F1 coverage. Why would they go down that path again and get the fans angry once again?

    I wish it was like 2009-2011 season where they had F1 race Live on ONE or even simulcast. The only advantages was for people without HD TV, HD STB, country people, as WIN used to air it at like 2am

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