Week 42

Current affairs surge at Seven
Top 100 Week 42
Pay TV Week 42
ASTRA Week 42


1 Seven News Seven 1.137
2 ABC News ABC 0.964m
3 The Bill ABC 0.942m
4 Nine News Saturday Nine 0.941m
5 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 0.875m
ABC News Update ABC 0.828m
Rough Diamond ABC 0.820m
Shark Tale Seven 0.740m
Nine’s Horse Racing Nine 0.313m
Rockwiz SBS 0.197m


1 Better Homes and Gardens Seven 1.524
2 Seven News Seven 1.273
3 Today Tonight Seven 1.164
4 Home And Away Seven 1.118
5 Movie: Nanny McPhee TEN 1.044
Two And A Half Men Nine 0.964m
Taggart ABC 0.958m
Download TEN 0.564m
Movie: Munich Seven 0.541m
Movie: Alexander Nine 0.440m


1. Seven News Seven 1.356
2. Today Tonight Seven 1.246
3. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.202
4. Home And Away Seven 1.189
5. National Nine News Nine 1.090
6. Law & Order: CI TEN 1.060
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.058
8. Getaway Nine 1.053
9. The Strip Nine 1.041
10. Make Me A Supermodel Seven 1.038
11. Law And Order: SVU TEN 1.029
12. The Amazing Race Seven 1.021
13. ABC News ABC 1.014
14. RPA Nine 1.008
15. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.948m
16. Catalyst ABC 0.864m
17. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? TEN 0.788m
18. TEN News At Five TEN 0.774m
19. Deal Or No Deal Seven 0.738m
20. Heroes Seven 0.706m
Prison Break 0.401m

Nine: 29.2
Seven: 27.6
TEN: 22.0
ABC: 16.6
SBS: 4.6


1. Seven News Seven 1.507
2. Criminal Minds Seven 1.472
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.457
4. Two And A Half Men Ep2 Nine 1.414
5. Two And A Half Men Nine 1.406
6. Medical Emergency Seven 1.318
7. Spicks And Specks ABC 1.237
8. Crash Investigation Unit Seven 1.223
9. Two And A Half Men (R) Nine 1.200
10. Home And Away Seven 1.190
11. ABC News ABC 1.100
12. National Nine News Nine 1.068
13. Criminal Minds (Rpt) Seven 0.964m
14. A Current Affair Nine 0.962m
15. House TEN 0.885m
16. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.851m
17. The New Inventors ABC 0.793m
18. Deal Or No Deal Seven 0.786m
19. TEN News At Five TEN 0.769m
20. Stupid Stupid Man ABC 0.769m
Life 0.708m
Jamie’s Ministry of Food 0.700m
Fringe 0.671m
Friends 0.509m
Summer Heights High 0.509m

Seven: 33.4
Nine 25.1
TEN: 18.9
ABC: 18.7
SBS: 3.9


1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.886
2. Find My Family Seven 1.822
3. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.607
4. Seven News Seven 1.471
5. NCIS TEN 1.336
6. Today Tonight Seven 1.316
7. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.269
8. Home and Away Seven 1.242
9. All Saints Seven 1.202
10. National Nine News Nine 1.181
11. ABC News ABC 1.137
12. A Current Affair Nine 1.120
13. Two and a Half Men – 8:30pm Nine 1.033
14. Two and a Half Men – 9:00pm Nine 1.023
15. 20 to 1 Nine 0.992
16. All New Simpsons TEN 0.968m
17. Rush TEN 0.927m
18. Kenny’s World TEN 0.890m
19. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.884m
20. The Chopping Block Nine 0.879m
Two in the Top End 0.836m
Deal or No Deal 0.755m
Antiques Roadshow 0.467m
Survivor 0.415m
Sunrise 0.354m
Today 0.282m
The Morning Show 0.147m
Mornings with Kerri-Anne 0.117m
David and Kim 0.065m

Seven: 35.7
Nine: 24.4
TEN: 21.8
ABC: 13.8
SBS: 4.4


1. The Force Seven 1.549
2. Border Security Seven 1.519
3. Seven News Seven 1.447
4. City Homicide Seven 1.429
5. CSI Nine 1.349
6. Today Tonight Seven 1.325
7. Two And A Half Men 7:30pm Nine 1.229
8. Home And Away Seven 1.221
9. Two And A Half Men 7:00pm Nine 1.212
10. ABC News ABC 1.137
11. National Nine News Nine 1.110
12. A Current Affair Nine 1.039
13. Enough Rope With Andrew Denton ABC 0.979m
14. Bones Seven 0.959m
15. Til Death Nine 0.937m
16. Four Corners ABC 0.910m
17. Australian Story ABC 0.909m
18. The 7.30 Report ABC 0.840m
19. Media Watch ABC 0.840m
20. Cold Case Nine 0.837m
Neighbours 0.811m
Australian Idol 0.783m
Good News Week 0.756m
Top Gear 0.668m
Supernatural 0.659m
Friends 0.597m
Out of the Question 0.434m
Bogan Pride 0.209m

Seven: 30.4
Nine: 26.6
ABC: 19.3
TEN: 16.8
SBS: 6.8


1. Seven News Seven 1.624
2. Financial Crisis Special Seven 1.488
3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.357
4. The Mentalist Nine 1.258
5. Bathurst D3 The Race Seven 1.240
6. Kath & Kim American Series Seven 1.238
7. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.209
8. Australian Idol TEN 1.194
9. Dancing With The Stars Seven 1.167
10. Bathurst D3 Post Race Seven 1.139
11. National Nine News Nine 1.138
12. CSI: Miami Nine 1.066
13. Rove TEN 1.010
14. ABC News ABC 0.993m
15. Thank God You’re Here TEN 0.962m
16. Galapagos ABC 0.899m
17. Battlefronts Nine 0.857m
18. Bathurst D3 The Final Countdown Seven 0.815m
19. ABC News Update ABC 0.798m
20. M: Shall We Dance Seven 0.651m
Californication 0.546m
First Australians 0.392m
Who Do You Think You Are? 0.381m

Nine 26.9
Seven 25.9
TEN 22.3
ABC 19.4
SBS 5.4


  1. LOL of course it is David. I know nine can be stupid in their decision making process, but if they brought back the tv show one back in prime-time that would be crazy.

  2. Spunkymonkeycaesar

    Wow, did both National Nine News and A Current Affair rate that badly they didn’t even get a position in the top 10 for Friday night?!

    – Spunkymonkeycaesar

  3. Ive noticed that 7 and 9, (and 10 with king kong) have recently started screening extremely long movies, obviously to try to get more people watching til the clock strikes 12 at the close of oztam. As long as they get that extra percentage point, they’ll keep doing it. I can’t understand why anyone would watch a movie that long on tv. Four hours, or even 3 1/2 hours of commercial tv in a row is crazy.

  4. Wow. 😮

    Nanny McPhee rated REALLY well, even despite the DREADFUL lead-in and the relatively late timeslot (considering that it’s a movie aimed at children). Imagine how much higher the ratings would have been if they played it out at 7.30pm instead of the dreadful Download. Ten would have been better off screening Simpsons/Futurama repeats in its place.

    What’s also surprising is that Nanny McPhee has outrated most of Ten’s top US shows for the week. 😐 Then again, it’s not like it had any competition on the other networks.

  5. While the ratings for 5th grader aren’t great, it still got more viewers than eiher Jamie and Idol Results got earlier in the week…and with the amount of sponsor cross-promotion in the show, I doubt Ten has reason to drop it.

    Having said that, I would’t be suprised if it didn’t get renewed in 2009 though.

  6. How I met your mother was also considered a ‘bubble’ show with about 8 million viewers (before Britney appeared which saw it gain 2 million), however after the strike, i think that the term ‘bubble’ show has a lower value. It also depends on the demos too.

  7. Big numbers there for BH&G and can’t say I’m surprised it’s the perfect show for a friday night. Has a nice cosy feel and despite my utter dislike for Johanna Griggs I find myself enjoying parts of it.

    And on a side note Kath & Kim not surprisingly seems to have dropped off in the states to 6m. US networks seem to have a higher tolerance for lower ratings but it would seem to be “on the bubble” as they say.

  8. Channel 7 and 9 are doing 10 a favour on thursdays with AR, heroes strip and RPA low figures. boosting law and order numbers up. its a shame ten has a poor lead-in line up or they would of won the night coz they won 8.30 n 9.30 slot

  9. Good to see The Amazing Race over the million. But Rove hasn’t had much success recently – every show he’s on gets average, or as was Fifth Grader’s case, very low ratings.

    Perhaps this is why he’s not the host of the ARIAs this year… LOL. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if his low ratings was the reason!

  10. Axe The Strip!! Its horrible. Worst show on Nine, and thats saying something.

    Life is a great show. It deserves better figures than CSI:NY and Criminal Minds.

    Fringe has been bumped, not surprising. Terrible show. L&O seems to be rather popular lately

    And I wonder why there’s such interest in TAR when seasons 10 and 11 earlier the year didn’t rate that high at all. Most likely due to a complete lack of any decent competition

  11. i don’t think this will be the last season we see of Supermodel if it can keep numbers around the mil mark and dominate the much needed younger demos for seven it may just survive.

    but i do think that 15 weeks is a bit too long, cut it down to 10-12 weeks and run it parallel to Dancing with the stars/ it takes two/ australias got talent

  12. The Strip is really dreadful TV. Just listen to the theme tune for a start… like something out of the early 90s! The acting is really embarrassing to watch too.

  13. The Amazing Race did a pretty decent job, competitive it total people and the number 1 show of the night in 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Model climbing back over 1 mill, getting closer to Getaway and killing it in younger demos. Heroes, whilst also doing well in younger demos, probably wont last much longer in prime time – Australians really hate their sci fi! Lost, Heroes, Fringe, Sarah Connor Chronicles just to name a few failures this year.

    Ten had a good night, apart from 5th Grader which is really starting to bomb.

    9 have a very consistant consistant lineup, with The Strip back over the magic million. I doubt we will see a second season though.

  14. I still cannot believe 2.5 men is continuing its dream run for nine. With a few minor exceptions (credit is due to the actors for good performances with what are normally tired and cliched scripts) the show is purile rubbish. I’m hoping its ratings boom is merely a flash in the pan (a la Gordon Ramsey).

  15. Go TAR! Only 20,000 less than The Strip. That should really please Seven.

    Heroes down 80,000 from last week (170,000 from the 8.30 ep last week), but at least PB is up on last week. Hopefully Seven persists with these two.

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