Seven’s killer week win

Seven has dealt its competitors a convincing knockout punch in the second week of official ratings.

Seven grabbed a whopping 31% share for Week 8 to Nine’s 26.2% and Ten’s 20.8%. The ABC has 16.4% and SBS 5.6%.

It was a huge lead after the tight finish in Week 7 which saw Nine lose by just 0.1%.

Last week saw the introduction of Ugly Betty, Australia’s Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, What About Brian? and the NAB Cup. Nine returned Sixty Minutes and new CSI.

Seven’s new Sunday line-up saw it start the week off with a bang, winning every night except for Thursday (9). It also won nine of the week’s top ten shows.

Seven also won the week in every city, with Adelaide and Brisbane Nine’s closest performance.

Seven still has some holes in its schedule including How I Met Your Mother and Bones. And despite the starry line-up, the future of Dancing With The Stars is not assured after it had its lowest premiere across all 6 seasons. Last year it regularly hovered around the 1.8m, well behind its glory days of 2.2m.

Meanwhile Ten is not off to a good start this year. It’s best performance was in Adelaide. But the performance of shows like Celebrity Dog School (527,000) and The Con Test (719,000) remain a concern across the board.

1 Ugly Betty (7) 2.05m
2 Dancing With The Stars (7) 1.81m
3 Grey’s Anatomy (7) 1.66m
4 Australia’s Got Talent (7) 1.65
5 RPA (9) 1.53
6 Desperate Housewives (7) 1.54 7 Seven News Sunday (7) 1.45
8 SCU: Serious Crash Unit (7) 1.42
9 Border Security repeat (7) 1.42
10 All Saints (7) 1.39
11 Heroes (7) 1.37
12 CSI Ep2 (9) 1.36
13 Missing Persons Unit (9) 1.34
14 House (10) 1.34
15 CSI Ep1 (9) 1.32
16 Seven weekday news (7) 1.31
17 1 vs 100 (9) 1.27
18 My Name Is Earl (7) 1.26
19 Today Tonight (7) 1.24
20 Lost (7) 1.23

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