2007: The Top 100

Network TEN’s 2007 AFL Grand Final was officially the year’s biggest TV audience, at 2.56m viewers in metro city viewers.

However, adding regional viewers, NRL’s Grand Final then becomes tops at 3.74m viewers with the AFL lifting to 3.32m.

Some of the other big winners for the year were Kath & Kim, Thank God You’re Here, Seven News, House, RSPCA Animal Rescue, City Homicide, The Force, Dancing with the Stars and Shrek 2.

These lists breaks down into genres, international vs local, new vs old, regular vs event television.

The Top 100
1. AFL: Grand Final Ten 2.563
2. Tennis: Australian Open – Men’s Final Seven 2.442
3. Rugby League: Grand Final Nine 2.422
4. AFL: Grand Final – Wrap-up Ten 2.387
5. Tennis: Australian Open – Men’s Final Presentation Seven 2.344
6. Cricket: Australia v England 20/20 Nine 2.306
7. Dancing with the Stars 6 – Final Seven 2.199
8. Horse Racing: The Melbourne Cup Seven 2.191
9. Kath & Kim (series average) Seven 2.128
10. The Biggest Loser – Final Ten 2.023
11. Rugby League: State of Origin I Nine 2.020
12. Rugby League: State of Origin II Nine 1.961
13. AFL: Grand Final – Pre-Match Ten 1.913
14. Big Brother – Announcement of Winner Ten 1.902
15. Rugby League: State of Origin III Nine 1.890
16. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.864
17. Thank God You’re Here (series average) Ten 1.860
18. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.846
19. The Force (series average) Seven 1.845
20. Border Security (series average) Seven 1.828
21. Dancing with the Stars 6 (series average) Seven 1.818
22. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand – Primetime Nine 1.800
23. Dancing with the Stars 7 (series average) Seven 1.797
24. AFL: First Preliminary Final Seven 1.743
25. RSPCA Animal Rescue (series average) Seven 1.709
26. Medical Emergency (series average) Seven 1.695
27. TV Week Logie Awards Nine 1.692
28. Dancing with the Stars 7 – Final Seven 1.680
29. Ocean’s Deadliest Nine 1.679
30. Australian Idol – Audition 1 Ten 1.649
31. AFL: Second Semi Final Seven 1.636
32. Cricket: First One Day Final – Primetime Nine 1.630
33. Rugby League: Grand Final – Entertainment Nine 1.604
34. It Takes Two (series average) Seven 1.603
35. City Homicide (series average) Seven 1.603
36. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.590
37. Australian Idol – Audition 3 Ten 1.584
38. Big Brother – Final Night Ten 1.581
39. Cricket: Second One Day Final – Primetime Nine 1.578
40. Dancing with the Stars 6 – The Final Countdown Seven 1.576
41. Australian Idol – The Final 24 Ten 1.563
42. TV Week Logie Awards – Arrivals Nine 1.563
43. The Rich List – Tuesday Special Seven 1.556
44. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.551
45. Big Brother – Opening Night Ten 1.548
46. Movie: Shrek 2 Nine 1.532
47. Sea Patrol (series average) Nine 1.523
48. Border Security – Wednesday (series average) Seven 1.515
49. Australian Idol – Semi Final 2 Ten 1.515
50. Burke’s Backyard Spring Special Nine 1.510
51. Australian Idol – Semi Final 4 Ten 1.509
52. Cricket: Second One Day Final – Afternoon Nine 1.506
53. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.488
54. House – Series 3 (series average) Ten 1.478
55. Australian Idol – Audition 4 Ten 1.474
56. Seven News – Sunday (series average) Seven 1.466
57. House – Series 4 (series average) Ten 1.456
58. Australian Idol – Audition 2 Ten 1.455
59. Grey’s Anatomy (series average) Seven 1.453
60. Australia’s Got Talent (series average) Seven 1.451
61. Surf Patrol (series average) Seven 1.451
62. Australian Idol – The Final Verdict Ten 1.450
63. Australian Idol – Announcement of Winner Ten 1.447
64. Kath & Kim – Series 1 (series average) Seven 1.444
65. National Nine News – Sunday (series average) Nine 1.443
66. The Chaser’s War on Everything (series average) ABC 1.442
67. Rugby League: State of Origin I – Pre-Match Nine 1.434
68. 60 Minutes (series average) Nine 1.431
69. Seven News – Monday-Friday (series average) Seven 1.428
70. Desperate Housewives (series average) Seven 1.427
71. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.425
72. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (series average) Nine 1.420
73. Midsomer Murder (series average) ABC 1.418
74. The Chaser Decides 2007 ABC 1.418
75. Australian Idol – Top 100 Ten 1.415
76. Big Brother – Full House Ten 1.403
77. RSPCA Animal Rescue – Wednesday (series average) Seven 1.396
78. AFL: The Brownlow Medal Seven 1.396
79. Hot Property (series average) Seven 1.388
80. Where Are They Now (series average) Seven 1.382
81. All Saints (series average) Seven 1.380
82. RPA Nine 1.372
83. Australian Idol – Sunday (series average) Ten 1.370
84. Today Tonight (series average) Seven 1.364
85. V8 Supercars: The Bathurst 1000 Seven 1.357
86. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Special Episode Nine 1.355
87. AFL: Grand Final – Pre-Match Entertainment Ten 1.353
88. New Tricks (series average) ABC 1.351
89. Movie: The Incredibles Seven 1.347
90. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.343
91. Big Brother – Game On Ten 1.341
92. Australian Idol – Semi Final 3 Ten 1.339
93. Tennis: Australian Open Women’s Final – Presentation Seven 1.334
94. Ugly Betty (series average) Seven 1.333
95. Movie: Shrek Nine 1.332
96. Australian Idol – Wildcard Ten 1.326
97. Concert For Diana Nine 1.325
98. The Biggest Loser – Weigh-In Special Ten 1.323
99. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.323
100. Summer Heights High – Special Episode ABC 1.323

Top rating regular series
1. Kath & Kim Seven 2.128
2. Thank God You’re Here Ten 1.860
3. The Force Seven 1.845
4. Border Security Seven 1.828
5. Dancing with the Stars 6 Seven 1.818
6. Dancing with the Stars 7 Seven 1.797
7. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.709
8. Medical Emergency Seven 1.695
9. It Takes Two Seven 1.603
10. City Homicide Seven 1.603
11. Sea Patrol Nine 1.523
12. Border Security – Wednesday Seven 1.515
13. House – Series 3 Ten 1.478
14. Seven News – Sunday Seven 1.466
15. House – Series 4 Ten 1.456
16. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1.453
17. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1.451
18. Surf Patrol Seven 1.451
19. Kath & Kim – Series 1 Seven 1.444
20. National Nine News – Sunday Nine 1.443
21. The Chaser’s War on Everything ABC 1.442
22. 60 Minutes Nine 1.431
23. Seven News – Monday-Friday Seven 1.428
24. Desperate Housewives Seven 1.427
25. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1.420
26. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.418
27. The Chaser Decides 2007 ABC 1.418
28. RSPCA Animal Rescue – Wednesday Seven 1.396
29. Hot Property Seven 1.388
30. Where Are They Now Seven 1.382
31. All Saints Seven 1.381
32. RPA Nine 1.372
33. Australian Idol – Sunday Ten 1.370
34. Today Tonight Seven 1.364
35. New Tricks ABC 1.351
36. Ugly Betty Seven 1.333
37. Summer Heights High ABC 1.298
38. Missing Persons Unit Nine 1.292
39. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.290
40. Better Homes and Gardens Seven 1.285
41. Serious Crash Unit Seven 1.272
42. The Rich List Seven 1.270
43. Backyard Blitz Nine 1.261
44. Medical Emergency – Wednesday Seven 1.258
45. Border Patrol NZ Seven 1.258
46. My Name Is Earl Seven 1.256
47. Australia’s Best Backyards Seven 1.255
48. 1 vs 100 Nine 1.250
49. The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1.250
50. The Biggest Loser – Elimination Ten 1.239

Top-Rating Nightly News and Public Affairs
1. Seven News – Sunday Seven 1.466
2. National Nine News – Sunday Nine 1.443
3. Seven News – Monday-Friday Seven 1.428
4. Today Tonight Seven 1.364
5. National Nine News – Monday-Friday Nine 1.223
6. Seven News – Saturday Seven 1.215
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.174
8. National Nine News – Saturday Nine 1.105
9. ABC News – Monday Friday ABC 1.051
10. ABC News – Sunday ABC 1.042

Top-Rating Australian Series
1. Kath & Kim Seven 2.128
2. Thank God You’re Here Ten 1.860
3. The Force Seven 1.845
4. Border Security Seven 1.828
5. Dancing with the Stars 6 Seven 1.818
6. Dancing with the Stars 7 Seven 1.797
7. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.709
8. Medical Emergency Seven 1.695
9. It Takes Two Seven 1.603
10. City Homicide Seven 1.603

Top-Rating International Series
1. House – Series 3 Ten 1.478
2. House – Series 4 Ten 1.456
3. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1.453
4. Desperate Housewives Seven 1.427
5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1.420
6. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.418
7. New Tricks ABC 1.351
8. Ugly Betty Seven 1.333
9. Serious Crash Unit Seven 1.272
10. Border Patrol NZ Seven 1.258

Top-Rating New Programmes
1. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.709
2. City Homicide Seven 1.603
3. Sea Patrol Nine 1.523
4. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1.451
5. Surf Patrol Seven 1.451
6. RSPCA Animal Rescue – Wednesday Seven 1.396
7. Ugly Betty Seven 1.333
8. Summer Heights High ABC 1.298
9. The Rich List Seven 1.270
10. Australia’s Best Backyards Seven 1.255

Top-Rating New Australian Series
1. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.709
2. City Homicide Seven 1.603
3. Sea Patrol Nine 1.523
4. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1.451
5. Surf Patrol Seven 1.451
6. RSPCA Animal Rescue – Wednesday Seven 1.396
7. Summer Heights High ABC 1.298
8. The Rich List Seven 1.270
9. Australia’s Best Backyards Seven 1.255
10. 1 vs 100 Nine 1.250

Top-Rating Drama Series
1. City Homicide Seven 1.603
2. Sea Patrol Nine 1.523
3. House – Series 3 Ten 1.478
4. House – Series 4 Ten 1.456
5. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1.453
6. Desperate Housewives Seven 1.427
7. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 1.420
8. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.418
9. All Saints Seven 1.381
10. New Tricks ABC 1.351

Top-Rating Factual – Information series
1. The Force Seven 1.845
2. Border Security Seven 1.828
3. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.709
4. Medical Emergency Seven 1.695
5. Border Security – Wednesday Seven 1.515
6. Surf Patrol Seven 1.451
7. RSPCA Animal Rescue – Wednesday Seven 1.396
8. Hot Property Seven 1.388
9. RPA Nine 1.372
10. Missing Persons Unit Nine 1.292

Light entertainment series
1. Thank God You’re Here Ten 1.860
2. Dancing with the Stars 6 Seven 1.818
3. Dancing with the Stars 7 Seven 1.797
4. It Takes Two Seven 1.603
5. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1.451
6. Where Are They Now Seven 1.382
7. Australian Idol – Sunday Ten 1.370
8. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.290
9. The Rich List Seven 1.270
10. 1 vs 100 Nine 1.250

Top-Rating Comedy Series
1. Kath & Kim Seven 2.128
2. Kath & Kim – Series 1 Seven 1.444
3. The Chaser’s War on Everything ABC 1.442
4. The Chaser Decides 2007 ABC 1.418
5. Ugly Betty Seven 1.333
6. Summer Heights High ABC 1.298
7. My Name Is Earl Seven 1.256
8. The Simpsons – New Episodes Ten 1.157
9. Will & Grace Seven 1.080
10. How I Met Your Mother Seven 1.080

Top-rating single events
1. AFL: Grand Final Ten 2.563
2. Tennis: Australian Open Men’s Final Seven 2.442
3. Rugby League: Grand Final Nine 2.422
4. AFL: Grand Final – Wrap Up Ten 2.387
5. Tennis: Australian Open Men’s Final Presentation Seven 2.344
6. Cricket: 20/20- Australia v England Nine 2.306
7. Dancing with the Stars 6 – Final Seven 2.199
8. Horse Racing: The Melbourne Cup Seven 2.191
9. The Biggest Loser – Final Ten 2.023
10. Rugby League: State of Origin I Nine 2.020
11. Rugby League: State of Origin II Nine 1.961
12. AFL: Grand Final – Pre-Match Ten 1.913
13. Big Brother – Announcement of Winner Ten 1.902
14. Rugby League: State of Origin III Nine 1.890
15. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.864
16. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.846
17. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand – Primetime Nine 1.799
18. AFL: Preliminary Final – Geelong v Collingwood Seven 1.743
19. Dancing with the Stars 7- Final Seven 1.740
20. TV Week Logie Awards Nine 1.692
21. Ocean’s Deadliest Nine 1.679
22. Australian Idol – Audition 1 Ten 1.649
23. AFL: Semi-Final – West Coast v Collingwood Seven 1.636
24. Cricket: One Day Final 1 – Primetime Nine 1.630
25. Rugby League: Grand Final – Pre-Match Entertainment Nine 1.604
26. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Afternoon Nine 1.590
27. Australian Idol – Audition 3 Ten 1.584
28. Big Brother – Final Night Ten 1.581
29. Cricket: One Day Final 2 – Primetime Nine 1.578
30. Dancing with the Stars 6 – The Final Countdown Seven 1.576
31. Australian Idol – Final 24 Ten 1.563
32. TV Week Logie Awards – Arrivals Nine 1.562
33. The Rich List – Tuesday Special Seven 1.556
34. Cricket: Australia v England International Primetime Nine 1.551
35. Big Brother – Opening Night Ten 1.548
36. Movie: Shrek 2 Nine 1.532
37. Australian Idol – Semi Final 2 Ten 1.515
38. Burke’s Backyard Spring Special Nine 1.510
39. Australian Idol – Semi Final 4 Ten 1.509
40. Cricket: One Day Final – Afternoon Nine 1.505
41. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.488
42. Australian Idol – Audition 4 Ten 1.474
43. Australian Idol – Audition 2 Ten 1.455
44. Australian Idol – The Final Verdict Ten 1.450
45. Australian Idol – Announcement of Winner Ten 1.447
46. Rugby League: State of Origin I – Pre-Match Nine 1.434
47. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.425
48. Australian Idol – Top 100 Ten 1.415
49. Big Brother – Full House Ten 1.403
50. The Brownlow Medal Seven 1.396

Top-Rating Sports
1. AFL: Grand Final Ten 2.563
2. Tennis: Australian Open Men’s Final Seven 2.442
3. Rugby League: Grand Final Nine 2.422
4. Cricket: 20/20- Australia v England Nine 2.306
5. Horse Racing: The Melbourne Cup Seven 2.191
6. Rugby League: State of Origin I Nine 2.020
7. Rugby League: State of Origin II Nine 1.961
8. Rugby League: State of Origin III Nine 1.890
9. Cricket: Australia v New Zealand International – Primetime Nine 1.864
10. Cricket: Australia v England International – Primetime Nine 1.846

Top Rating Non-Sports Events
1. Dancing with the Stars 6 – Final Seven 2.199
2. The Biggest Loser – Final Ten 2.023
3. Dancing with the Stars 7 – Final Seven 1.740
4. Big Brother – Announcement of Winner Ten 1.902
5. TV Week Logie Awards Nine 1.692
6. Ocean’s Deadliest Nine 1.679
7. Australian Idol – Audition 1 Ten 1.649
8. Australian Idol – Audition 3 Ten 1.584
9. Big Brother – Final Night Ten 1.581
10. Dancing with the Stars 6 – The Final Countdown Seven 1.576

Top-rating Movies
1. Shrek 2 Nine 1.532
2. The Incredibles Seven 1.347
3. Shrek Nine 1.332
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Nine 1.311
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Seven 1.282
6. The Kath & Kim Movie Seven 1.262
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nine 1.230
8. Meet The Fockers Seven 1.215
9. Mr and Mrs Smith Nine 1.208
10. Curtin ABC 1.189

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