Week 29

1 Seven News Seven 1.295
2 Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1.168
3 Nine News Nine 1.072
4 ABC News ABC 0.892m
5 Raise Your Voice Nine 0.883m
6 The Great Outdoors Seven 0.828m
7 Saturday Night AFL TEN 0.766m
8 TEN News At Five Sat TEN 0.756m
9 The Bill ABC 0.747m
10 Saturday Afternoon AFL TEN 0.723m

Nine: 25.6
Seven: 24.0
TEN: 23.8
ABC: 18.7
SBS: 8.0

1 Seven News Seven 1.456
2 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1.317
3 Today Tonight Seven 1.195
4 Silent Witness ABC 1.168
5 ABC News ABC 1.155
6 National Nine News Nine 1.128
7 Two And A Half Men Nine 1.083
8 A Current Affair Nine 1.061
9 Home And Away Seven 1.034
10 Big Brother – Friday Night Live TEN 0.997m
11 Spooks ABC 0.976m
12 Collectors ABC 0.889m
13 ABC News Update ABC 0.856m
14 Neighbours TEN 0.813m
15 TEN News At Five TEN 0.767m
16 Deal Or No Deal Seven 0.751m
17 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 16: Kangaroos Vs Collingwood Seven 0.743m
18 Big Brother TEN 0.741m
19 Stateline ABC 0.732m
20 School Of Rock TEN 0.720m
The Princess Diaries Seven 0.394m
Paris SBS 0.309m
Tour De France 2008 SBS 0.271m

Seven: 29.5
Nine: 23.3
TEN: 21.9
ABC 18.8
SBS: 6.5


1. Seven News Seven 1.406
2. Getaway Nine 1.346
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.279
4. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.248
5. Bones Seven 1.208
6. How I Met Your Mother Seven 1.194
7. My Name Is Earl Seven 1.191
8. The Celebrity Singing Bee Nine 1.188
9. Home and Away Seven 1.177
10. ABC News ABC 1.130
11. National Nine News Nine 1.112
12. Law and Order: SVU Ten 1.048
13. A Current Affair Nine 1.035
14. Law and Order: Criminal Intent Ten 0.968
15. Catalyst ABC 0.901
The Footy Show 0.852m
Big Brother TEN 0.807
The Amazing Race Seven 0.805
Deal or No Deal 0.804m
Futurama – 7:30pm 0.677m
Futurama – 8:00pm 0.647m
Antiques 0.442m

Nine: 28.1
Seven: 28.0
TEN: 19.9
ABC: 17.0
SBS: 6.9

1 RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.603
2 Medical Emergency Seven 1.492
3 Seven News Seven 1.449
4 Criminal Minds Seven 1.406
5 Spicks And Specks ABC 1.342
6 The Gruen Transfer ABC 1.314
7 Two And A Half Men Nine 1.291
8 Today Tonight Seven 1.262
9 Jamie Oliver’s Eat To Save Your Life TEN 1.180
10 National Nine News Nine 1.180
11 ABC News ABC 1.179
12 A Current Affair Nine 1.158
13 Home And Away Seven 1.151
14 ABC News Update ABC 1.047
15 So You Think You Can Dance TEN 1.045
The Hollowmen ABC 1.040
The New Inventors ABC 1.034
Missing Persons Unit Nine 0.894m
7.30 Report ABC 0.887m
Deal Or No Deal Seven 0.853m
Neighbours TEN 0.845m
Big Brother TEN 0.838m
Cold Case Nine 0.805m
Search & Rescue Nine 0.799m
Fire 000 Nine 0.757m
Prison Break Seven 0.635m
Food Safari SBS 0.389m

Seven: 26.9
TEN: 24.4
Nine: 22.0
ABC: 20.0
SBS: 6.7

1. Seven News Seven 1.533
2. The One Seven 1.424
3. Wipeout Nine 1.404
4. All Saints Seven 1.356
5. Today Tonight Seven 1.352
6. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.351
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.332
8. Two and a Half Men – 8:30pm Nine 1.311
9. NCIS – 9:30pm Ten 1.280
10. Home and Away Seven 1.256
11. National Nine News Nine 1.236
12. ABC News ABC 1.215
13. NCIS – 8:30pm Ten 1.106
14. Family Fortunes ABC 1.084
15. The Simpsons – 7:30pm Ten 0.983
Border Patrol 0.929m
Deal or No Deal 0.858m
Big Brother 0.837m
Ladette to Lady 0.759m
Antiques Roadshow 0.527m

Seven: 29.2
Nine: 26.9
Ten: 22.6
ABC: 17.1
SBS: 4.3

1. City Homicide Seven 1.603
2. Seven News Seven 1.570
3. Border Security Seven 1.475
4. Criminal Minds Seven 1.454
5. Today Tonight Seven 1.407
6. The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1.373
7. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.328
8. National Nine News Nine 1.277
9. A Current Affair Nine 1.265
10. Home and Away Seven 1.243
11. ABC News ABC 1.201
12. David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals Nine 1.197
13. Surf Patrol Seven 1.167
14. Big Brother – Nomination TEN 0.997
15. Big Brother – 7:00pm TEN 0.982
Elders with Andrew Denton 0.951m
Top Gear 0.922m
Good News Week 0.889m
The F Word 0.858m
Deal or No Deal 0.845m
Mark Loves Sharon 0.635m
Antiques 0.549m
Big Brother – Big Mouth 0.538m
Miss Universe 0.441m
Sunrise 0.285m
Today 0.255m
The Morning Show 0.158m
Mornings with KAK 0.134m
9AM with David & Kim 0.076m

Seven: 30.9
Nine: 25.7
TEN: 18.0
ABC: 15.6
SBS: 9.8

1 60 Minutes Nine 1.821
2 Domestic Blitz Nine 1.680
3 Nine News Sunday Nine 1.641
4 Seven News Seven 1.576
5 CSI: Miami Nine 1.478
6 Battle Of The Choirs Seven 1.241
7 ABC News ABC 1.142
8 Without A Trace Nine 1.142
9 Doctor Who ABC 1.101
10 Rove TEN 1.073
11 J.K. Rowling: A Year In The Life Seven 1.059
12 Private Practice Seven 1.023
13 Big Brother Live Eviction TEN 1.017
14 The Einstein Factor ABC 0.908
15 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC 0.875
Dexter TEN 0.862
Big Brother Sun TEN 0.826
Lipstick Jungle Seven 0.655
The Golden Bowl ABC 0.614
Flight Of The Conchords TEN 0.357

Nine 32.3
Seven 22.7
TEN 20.5
ABC 16.5
SBS 8.0


  1. Seven would have to be happy with Criminal Minds at the moment. It kicked Cold Cases butt last night considering it was Cold Cases season final. Great show.

  2. I almost fell off the treadmill I was laughing so hard at Wipeout last night at the gym.

    While it’s not spectacularly intelligent viewing, it’s a million times better than “the one”.

    Good to see it up near the top.

  3. I don’t think you understand Rich, you named 90% American series.
    We cant make shows on that level. We don’t have the budget, the population and the industry to do it. The writers of those shows alone make more than one of our entire budgets for a series.
    If we compare Australia’s scripted material to America’s we will always look lame in comparison.
    Why do you think we make so many reality based TV series? ITS CHEAP!
    When we have 5 Million to spend on each episode I think you will find our quality would greatly improve.
    And I’m an average viewer of TV and I know every show on your list.
    If fans are downloading US shows on the internet and watching them, why are they so concerned if they run on free-to-air? They have seen them already!

  4. Its a pleasure nathan87. Its always good to have an insightful conversation with someone free of ludicrous comments or demands. Unfortunately you’ll find that on forums and blogs all over the net you’ll meet bigoted people who feel that their opinion is an undebatable fact, but these people are just trolls and its best to just ignore them.

    As for reality shows, I have to admit I do enjoy them from time to time. I caught the last series of Australia’s Got Talent and have been watching Battle of the Choirs since it premiered. I also enjoyed the Australian SYTYCD earlier in the year. And although its popular to hate it nowadays, I’ll probably still catch Australian Idol when I can if the talent is strong enough. Its also probably a good thing you don’t watch so many scripted series – I download pretty much every show I watch and I find that the more time I spend away from the computer, the better.

  5. Cool, thanks for your indepth reply RichoTB.
    While i don’t always agree with the comments you make but that’s because everyone likes different shows i guess. I also like Prison Break and Rove, so we do have some common interests. I’m probably more into the reality and variety shows as I don’t have the time to get into too many series in fears that they will get yanked off at the drop of a hat.
    Thanks again mate.

  6. My favourite shows include Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Prison Break, LOST, 24, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Life and Rules of Engagement to name a few that have aired recently.

    Other long-time favourites include Buffy, Angel, Tru Calling, Day Break, Family Guy, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Entourage, Jericho, Kyle XY, Freaks and Geeks, Traveler, The Chaser’s War on Everything and Rove.

    In the future I’m looking forward to Seven finally airing Eli Stone, along with My Own Worst Enemy, Knight Rider, and other series they’ve slated for the second half of 2008. If Nine ever airs Chuck, that will be a nice as well, although I’ve already seen all of season one.

    Most of those shows would be fairly vague to the average viewer, but I enjoy them, and don’t particularly care what other people think of them. Another person has been recently abusing me over the ludicrous argument that I should watch “local content” like Bondi Rescue. To me, it doesn’t matter where a show is made as long as its quality content, and I really just don’t find that in our nation’s TV. As for what I’d fill the primetime networks up with, that’s their job and they’re doing decently I suppose, but for one I would endeavour to create more scripted content on television and less factual series and would try to play series through consistently instead of just yanking them off air after a handful of episodes.

  7. I missed Battle of the Choirs last night but I don’t really care, even though its the only show on FTA TV I’m watching right now. I can see the CSI Sundays on Nine continuing to be rating strongly, along with 60 mins and Domestic Blitz. What on earth are Seven going to air after the Olympics on Sundays when PP and LJ finish their runs? Eli Stone? We can wish.

    As for Ten, Dexter and Rove are doing well for them, although I hope America’s Next Top Model tanks when it airs in a couple of weeks. Can’t they find anything better to put in that slot? There’s got to be something, surely.

  8. I’m surprised at Sixty Minutes strong performance as well. I thought the shameless self-promotion and watered-down issues would have a negative effect.

    I’m glad to see it’s clawing its way back with some great stories.

    Hope they can maintain the momentum.

  9. OMG – Sixty Minutes is getting stronger and stronger each week – another great show last night, especially the story on the drag racing deaths.

    Its clear why Seven is giving serious thought to moving Dancing with the Stars to Sunday nights – they are getting thumped each week and they are not making it back during the rest of the week.

  10. I tuned into Rove to see Elmo, such a funny little furball, Rove was trying to hard to re-create the “hug” moment last time Elmo was on! He tried to hug him with no response from the little red creature three times!!

  11. i bet rove is happy he finally over took bb in ratings. he did really well, good on him! i can see his show only going up after bb is gone

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