Week 41


1 Seven News Seven 1,250,000 2 ABC News ABC1 1,033,000 3 Nine News Nine 966,000 4 Australia's Funniest Home Videos Nine 901,000 5 Heart And Soul ABC1 890,000

198 Responses

  1. Well well well GO! repeat of Hey Hey completely deleted the Jackson Jive skit. Bloody hell. Censorship wins again.

    And i agree with George, 7PM Project really isn’t that bad. It’s a good show but still needs some minor changes. Get rid of Dave Hughes for one, balance the comedy and serious topics. I like how they can discuss serious issues as a panel, but getting Carrie to read a serious news story, crossing to Dave Hughes who you can never take seriously, and then following up that issue with a funny story just doesn’t work. And if you’re gonna invite people on the show to talk let them talk. They had a guy on the other day and Charlie cut him off, but they ended up talking about the issue for another 5 mins amongst themselves. They were saying “what i want to know….” well you had a guy on you could have asked but you cut him off. Ok that was a bit of a rant. Sorry. Just don’t think the show should be axed when it has potential.

  2. Heh. I have to admit, TEN’s share on Friday was kinda hilarious.
    7PM is a great show, but needs to be moved to a different timeslot. It’d work better at 10PM in my opinion. Could TEN be thinking about this? I’ve noticed that lately Charlie has just been refering to the show as “The Project” instead of “The 7PM Project” or “7PM” as he used to call it. A lot of people are calling for it to be axed, but it’s not really That bad in terms of its quality.

    I’m a fan of having a stripped reality show at 7PM. Biggest Loser, MasterChef and maybe TEN should try and do an Amazing Race-style show for the other part of the year?

  3. Thanks, David. My mistake (looks sheepish). Week 40 begins on Sept 28, and the figure of 629.000 is from the following ep with Germaine Greer. Now I’m jealous:)

    I guess one of the best takes on that episode of Q&A that I read comes from Loon Pond blog.

    Eureka Street has its own take on it too.

    Anyway…thanks for your help and clarification, mate.

  4. Hi David,

    I left a comment on the Q&A page but would like to ask here too. How come you haven’t mentioned anything about ABC’s Oct 1 Q&A hour with Christopher Hitchens? From what I could gather so far, it was the highest rating Q&A in recent weeks with 629.000 viewers tuning in according to Oztam figures. I wonder if it was the highest rating Q&A show ever. Is there a page that shows week-by-week ratings for individual programs? Thanks.

    1. Q&A Oct 1 was 473,000. I didn’t see the ep or hear of anything warranting a separate article. Which is not to say it didn’t, but if you care to email me any you saw I will take a look. Clearly I don’t see every ep or read every article! Ratings archive has all the results for this year listed week by week. Click on the Ratings tab.

  5. @ harry: yeah weird hey, i would say though those figures for simpsons are ok considering most young people are out on fridays, also i would think ten would have won in 16.39 against goldeneye and U.s M. i think idol will pick up in the next few weeks, i watched last week and they were pretty dam good singing pink songs.

  6. Thought The Simpsons Movie would pull a much larger figure than that! Dont know whats going on at TEN, it seems all their shows (bar NCIS) flopped this week. Idol even beat Rush for goodness sake..

  7. Another low point for 7PM only over 550
    Not sure what the hell is happening at TEN
    showing the same movies over and over again,milking odol for 2 hours plus will not help it at all,Rove is too boring and leaving Nurse Jackie for late night viewing
    The way its going SBS will be beating you.

    1. Frankie you wrote having a go at somebody, but your writing style left a lack of clarity. Who were you having a go at? Me as Editor? The comment below you? Everybody?

      If you are directing comments at people, especially where it is a criticism it needs to have clarity and respect, otherwise the person directly below your comment may feel you are having a go at them and suddenly we have ourselves a flaming war. You also have no way of knowing which comment is going to align beside yours by the time comments are approved, so when directing a comment to another person use their name? Remember too that while I welcome comments and debate, the site is a personal blog which differs from a messageboard. I am reticent to block and comment, and the hit rate is about 1%, but where there is a question of doubt, defamation, abuse, lack of clarity, etc I do err on the side of caution. Good grammar also helps clarify meaning too?

  8. Based on preliminary numbers, there was little between the three movies last night, but in real fact GoldenEye was the winner because it averaged 764,000 viewers over 2.5 hours while The Simpsons Movie averaged 760,000 over 2 hours. (Speaking of The Simpsons Movie, last night we got to see the full credits for a change, it went for more than 4 minutes. Next time the movie is shown we may not be so lucky. In comparison, Seven not only showed the credits for GoldenEye on the bottom half of the screen, it omitted the list of production crew for computer graphics, so the credits ran much shorter.)

  9. I think ghost whisperer will pick up next week after a few well placed sunday/tuesday ads. I for one didnt see any ads for it all week apart from a couple on wed night. it used to rate reasonably well earlier this year in the same timeslot.
    TAR people, watch! that secret elimination thing was so funny!

  10. anyone else notice ten’s news tumble in the last few months?? the only coverage that hasnt fallen is the late news. gone are the days when ten news hovered around the 1m mark. I have no idea why less people are watching considering ten have the best coverage of news along side abc with more in depth stories and longer ones too which leads to more information for us. I have seen the ten news promos and they are shocking! all we see is them promoting the people who tell the news at that particular time and that’s just poor. Ten are usually really good at promoting but when it comes to their news coverage they just dont seem to create anything special.

  11. @Boy Wonder. Yes, Nine News is beating Seven in Sydney at the moment, but Nine New is taking a pounding in the other capital cities. Apparently, test audiences are not keen on Chris Bath as the main Sydney newsreader. They reckon she is too much of a glamour and find it offputting. With Mark Ferguson now part of Seven’s news reading team, I wonder if Seven will do a tag team act for the 6pm news next year with Chris and Mark. Seven is pretty mercenary and will not tolerate a downward spiral in the news ratings for too long, but Chris Bath has been promised the main newsreading gig in 2010, so this could get interesting.

  12. i rekon ten will announce in the next week or 2 that merlin will be coming back, and more so if tbyg sinks further this week and also idol. any news when they will cut the length of the ridiclous 2 hr show? on another note, nurse jackie should be before little britain!! its much better and too late for most people!!

  13. Why doesn’t sunrise or the today show appear in thursdays ratings David or anyone? the more i look at the ratings the more inaccurate they seem, its really somebody with influence deciding who career takes off and who’s career fails. Talk about suspicious.

  14. really enjoyed beauty and the geek. very well made. very well cast. very entertaining. a lot of my friends watched it and loved it.

    i noticed people talking about it on the train, people talking about it at uni, and lots of facebook updates re it. i hope word of mouth gets it a rise next week, but i’ll predict a small drop. but 7 would be very happy with it’s performance last night especially with these demos given the strong demo competition:

    Commercial Shares: All, 16-39, 18-49, 25-54
    Beauty and the Geek: 34, 43, 41, 39

    also good numbers for glee, but rush is in a bit of a bother, not good at all.

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