International shows top Nine’s week

International shows are elbowing their way back into the top ten. Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist and Customs, which has Australian narration, helped the Nine Network win the week, leaving Seven to wave the Aussie flag.

Nine finished with 30.2% ahead of Seven’s 28.4% and TEN’s 19.7%. The ABC had 16.4% and SBS 5.2%.

Nine also won 3 key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

On digital channels GO! was 3.4%, 7TWO 3.3%, ABC2 1.3%, ONE 0.9%, ABC3 0.5% and SBS TWO 0.4%.

With its Olympics coverage, Nine won 5 straight nights Sunday to Thursday, leaving Seven to top Friday and Saturday. The ABC defeated TEN on Friday and Saturday. Nine also won the week in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane while Seven took Adelaide and Perth.

As an Olympics-affected week, Week 9 will need to be separated from annual figures at the end of the year and with the Closing Ceremony tomorrow there is one more Olympics week to follow.

Two and a Half Men was the week’s top show just shy of 1.4m viewers.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,397,000 374,000 481,000 259,000 110,000 173,000
2 NCIS Ten 1,384,000 399,000 374,000 264,000 154,000 193,000
3 My Kitchen Rules-Tue Seven 1,355,000 330,000 422,000 252,000 179,000 172,000
4 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,292,000 364,000 351,000 274,000 129,000 173,000
5 The Mentalist Nine 1,279,000 393,000 421,000 202,000 110,000 153,000
6 Customs Nine 1,276,000 374,000 380,000 241,000 114,000 166,000
7 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 1,274,000 308,000 385,000 249,000 156,000 176,000
8 Air Ways Seven 1,267,000 311,000 399,000 248,000 149,000 161,000
9 The Good Wife Ten 1,260,000 347,000 355,000 260,000 117,000 180,000
10 Today Tonight Seven 1,247,000 311,000 368,000 241,000 154,000 174,000
11 Seven News Seven 1,241,000 302,000 349,000 249,000 162,000 178,000
12 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,241,000 333,000 411,000 244,000 130,000 121,000
13 Criminal Minds Seven 1,198,000 298,000 359,000 221,000 141,000 178,000
14 Twenty/20 – Australia V West Indies Nine 1,197,000 367,000 343,000 229,000 125,000 133,000
15 My Kitchen Rules-Mon Seven 1,193,000 316,000 373,000 224,000 141,000 140,000
16 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,156,000 325,000 376,000 207,000 107,000 141,000
17 Nine News Nine 1,156,000 334,000 373,000 232,000 102,000 115,000
18 Bones Seven 1,155,000 312,000 349,000 227,000 162,000 105,000
19 RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1,143,000 278,000 350,000 221,000 144,000 150,000
20 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,122,000 280,000 367,000 201,000 148,000 126,000
21 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,110,000 333,000 351,000 191,000 117,000 118,000
22 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,106,000 268,000 310,000 234,000 129,000 165,000
23 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,085,000 299,000 327,000 245,000 85,000 129,000
24 Two And A Half Men -Wed Nine 1,078,000 260,000 356,000 222,000 90,000 150,000
25 Sunday Night Seven 1,027,000 258,000 310,000 215,000 108,000 135,000
26 A Current Affair Nine 1,023,000 284,000 355,000 202,000 75,000 107,000
27 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1,016,000 292,000 294,000 176,000 122,000 133,000
28 Cougar Town Seven 1,014,000 270,000 293,000 202,000 125,000 124,000
29 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 11 Nine 1,013,000 323,000 316,000 180,000 110,000 85,000
30 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 12 Nine 1,012,000 308,000 320,000 156,000 126,000 103,000
31 Bondi Rescue Ten 1,002,000 298,000 270,000 211,000 90,000 133,000
32 Good News Week Ten 993,000 236,000 351,000 169,000 114,000 123,000
33 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 985,000 226,000 367,000 193,000 76,000 122,000
34 RPA Nine 982,000 305,000 287,000 171,000 109,000 110,000
35 House Ten 967,000 247,000 330,000 184,000 87,000 119,000
36 Home And Away Seven 963,000 260,000 280,000 174,000 130,000 120,000
37 Nine News Saturday Nine 942,000 296,000 307,000 176,000 106,000 58,000
38 ICU Seven 937,000 252,000 270,000 182,000 104,000 128,000
39 Desperate Housewives Seven 937,000 273,000 274,000 165,000 104,000 120,000
40 Silent Witness ABC1 919,000 271,000 263,000 148,000 104,000 133,000
41 How I Met Your Mother Seven 913,000 255,000 243,000 198,000 104,000 114,000
42 Getaway Nine 906,000 215,000 286,000 184,000 99,000 123,000
43 ABC News ABC1 901,000 254,000 288,000 148,000 87,000 124,000
44 Australian Story ABC1 897,000 258,000 280,000 167,000 79,000 113,000
45 Castle Seven 896,000 237,000 277,000 132,000 142,000 107,000
46 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Ten 880,000 287,000 272,000 151,000 67,000 103,000
47 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – The Weigh-In Ten 873,000 225,000 281,000 195,000 64,000 108,000
48 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 10 Nine 869,000 242,000 288,000 160,000 102,000 78,000
49 ABC News-Sa ABC1 868,000 217,000 312,000 135,000 99,000 105,000
50 Law And Order: SVU Ten 867,000 236,000 276,000 157,000 102,000 96,000
51 Brothers & Sisters-Tue Seven 852,000 260,000 290,000 126,000 86,000 90,000
52 Brothers & Sisters Seven 848,000 259,000 274,000 140,000 87,000 88,000
53 Doctor Who: The End Of Time ABC1 840,000 296,000 198,000 170,000 68,000 108,000
54 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 8 Nine 834,000 248,000 276,000 132,000 90,000 89,000
55 ABC News-Su ABC1 825,000 222,000 295,000 134,000 74,000 100,000
56 Ten News At Five Ten 825,000 210,000 252,000 148,000 99,000 116,000
57 So You Think You Can Dance Australia – Results Ten 824,000 248,000 243,000 160,000 66,000 108,000
58 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 9 Nine 821,000 251,000 277,000 127,000 77,000 89,000
59 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 13 Nine 818,000 246,000 238,000 166,000 86,000 82,000
60 NCIS: Los Angeles Rpt Ten 811,000 215,000 245,000 135,000 113,000 104,000
61 The Biggest Loser (Aus) – Elimination Ten 774,000 183,000 232,000 202,000 56,000 101,000
62 Adults Only 20 To 1 Nine 768,000 198,000 225,000 135,000 103,000 108,000
63 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 766,000 235,000 212,000 166,000 86,000 68,000
64 Ghost Whisperer Seven 761,000 221,000 209,000 146,000 99,000 85,000
65 Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour ABC1 743,000 189,000 265,000 108,000 94,000 87,000
66 M-Sister Act Seven 743,000 176,000 244,000 133,000 75,000 114,000
67 Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer’s Cut ABC1 740,000 254,000 196,000 127,000 65,000 98,000
68 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 697,000 144,000 228,000 128,000 74,000 123,000
69 7.30 Report ABC1 694,000 205,000 193,000 134,000 75,000 86,000
70 The Biggest Loser (Aus) Ten 687,000 195,000 182,000 162,000 54,000 93,000
71 Gangs Of Oz Seven 679,000 167,000 218,000 124,000 83,000 87,000
72 Whizz Kids – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Nine 674,000 231,000 186,000 131,000 71,000 55,000
73 The New Inventors ABC1 661,000 197,000 190,000 132,000 66,000 76,000
74 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 14 Nine 652,000 206,000 173,000 134,000 71,000 68,000
75 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 638,000 187,000 178,000 106,000 72,000 95,000
76 The 7pm Project Ten 633,000 146,000 172,000 166,000 72,000 78,000
77 The Neanderthal Code ABC1 632,000 169,000 202,000 119,000 70,000 72,000
78 Hungry Beast ABC1 622,000 194,000 174,000 123,000 58,000 73,000
79 The Bill ABC1 611,000 187,000 169,000 107,000 71,000 76,000
80 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 602,000 183,000 147,000 133,000 82,000 57,000
81 Stateline ABC1 594,000 212,000 144,000 90,000 56,000 91,000
82 Thank God You’re Here (R) Seven 590,000 152,000 176,000 102,000 73,000 87,000
83 Gardening Australia ABC1 585,000 134,000 247,000 91,000 58,000 55,000
84 Catalyst ABC1 583,000 168,000 134,000 129,000 74,000 78,000
85 Neighbours Ten 579,000 156,000 158,000 116,000 79,000 69,000
86 Four Corners ABC1 575,000 183,000 152,000 126,000 48,000 66,000
87 Ancient Mysteries ABC1 562,000 141,000 211,000 71,000 67,000 72,000
88 Hot Seat Nine 561,000 150,000 165,000 144,000 53,000 49,000
89 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 557,000 169,000 120,000 130,000 63,000 75,000
90 Medium Ten 554,000 150,000 195,000 84,000 61,000 64,000
91 Blue Murder ABC1 550,000 161,000 154,000 95,000 73,000 67,000
92 Deal Or No Deal Seven 544,000 131,000 178,000 87,000 76,000 73,000
93 Media Watch ABC1 544,000 185,000 159,000 105,000 48,000 47,000
94 Vancouver Gold 2010 Winter Olympics: Day 14 (Late) Nine 528,000 165,000 137,000 99,000 68,000 59,000
95 Qi ABC1 523,000 123,000 196,000 63,000 66,000 75,000
96 The Simpsons Ten 512,000 124,000 171,000 78,000 65,000 74,000
97 International Women’s Twenty/20 Nine 512,000 172,000 169,000 70,000 46,000 55,000
98 Mercurio’s Menu Seven 503,000 154,000 207,000 *** 65,000 77,000
99 The IT Crowd ABC1 495,000 137,000 156,000 89,000 51,000 62,000
100 Bed Of Roses ABC1 492,000 124,000 148,000 108,000 56,000 57,000

Pay TV
TV Item Description (Grouped) Channel 5 City Metro
1 Live: AFL: NAB Cup Geelong V North Melb Fox Sports 2 131,000
2 Live: Cricket: Twenty20: Nz V Aus Game 1 Fox Sports 1 122,000
3 Live: Rugby League: Charity Shield Fox Sports 3 119,000
4 Mardi Gras Special Arena 110,000
5 Live: AFL: NAB Cup Fremantle V Melbourne Fox Sports 2 87,000
6 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Reds V Blues Fox Sports 2 85,000
7 Live: AFL: NAB Cup West Coast V Port Ad Fox Sports 1 68,000
8 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Force V Chiefs Fox Sports 2 58,000
9 Live: Football: EPL Chelsea V Man City Fox Sports 1 58,000
10 Stone Cold 13th Street 57,000
11 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Hurr V Lions Fox Sports 2 55,000
12 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 2 48,000
13 Live: Football: A-League Semi Final Fox Sports 1 48,000
14 Football: EPL Preview Fox Sports 1 46,000
15 Rugby League: Classic Match Fox Sports 3 42,000
16 Wire In The Blood UKTV 39,000
17 Grand Designs Lifestyle Channel 39,000
18 Open House Lifestyle Channel 39,000
19 Skins Fox8 38,000
20 As The Bell Rings Disney Channel 38,000
21 America’s Next Top Model Fox8 36,000
22 Hotel For Dogs Fmc – Family Movie
Channel
36,000
23 The Forbidden Kingdom Showtime 36,000
24 Beauty And The Geek Fox8 34,000
25 American Idol Results Show Fox8 34,000
26 American Idol Performance Show Fox8 33,000
27 Legend Of The Seeker Fox8 33,000
28 Zack And Miri Make A Porno Movie One 32,000
29 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Crus V Sharks Fox Sports 2 32,000
30 Family Guy Fox8 31,000
31 Titanic Fox Classics 31,000
32 Make It Or Break It Fox8 31,000
33 Midsomer Murders UKTV 30,000
34 AFL: Best Of Before The Bounce Fox Sports 2 30,000
35 The Philadelphia Story Fox Classics 30,000
36 Rugby Union: S14 Stormers V Brumbies Fox Sports 2 30,000
37 Live: Rugby Union: S14 Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 29,000
38 Jumanji Cartoon Network 29,000
39 How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? UKTV 29,000
40 Wwe Vintage Collection Fox8 29,000
41 The Simpsons Fox8 29,000
42 Blade II Movie Extra 28,000
43 NCIS Tv1 28,000
44 Doctor Who UKTV 27,000
45 Live: Football: EPL Bolton V Wolves Fox Sports 1 27,000
46 Wwe Raw Fox8 27,000
47 Cricket: Twenty20: NZ V Aus Game 1 Fox Sports 2 27,000
48 Sudden Death Showtime Action 27,000
49 Law & Order: SVU Tv1 27,000
50 Murder In Surburbia 13th Street 27,000
51 Gossip Girl Fox8 27,000
52 Live: Football: Afc Champions League Fox Sports 1 26,000
53 Rspca Animal Rescue Lifestyle Channel 26,000
54 Mulan Disney Channel 26,000
55 Priceless Antiques Roadshow Lifestyle Channel 25,000
56 Rosemary & Thyme 13th Street 25,000
57 Dora Saves The Mermaids Nick Jr 25,000
58 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Disney Channel 25,000
59 Mcbride: Fallen Idol 13th Street 25,000
60 Gran Torino Movie One 25,000
61 Sky Raceday Early Edition Sky Racing 25,000
62 Live: Football: Fox Sports Fc Fox Sports 1 24,000
63 New Tricks UKTV 24,000
64 Bedtime Stories Movie One 24,000
65 Fear Factor Fox8 24,000
66 Live: Cricket: Ford Ranger Cup Fox Sports 3 24,000
67 Helen West 13th Street 24,000
68 Deliverance Movie Greats 24,000
69 Hogan’s Heroes Tv1 24,000
70 Futurama Fox8 23,000
71 Hell’s Kitchen Usa Lifestyle Channel 23,000
72 American Dad! Fox8 23,000
73 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tv1 23,000
74 Crown & Country History Channel 22,000
75 Cricket: Twenty20: NZ V Aus Game 1 Fox Sports 1 22,000
76 The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Arena 22,000
77 BonaNZa Fox Classics 22,000
78 Confessions Of A Shopaholic Fmc – Family Movie Channel 22,000
79 The Weakest Link UKTV 22,000
80 Cruise Ship Attack Crime & Investigation 22,000
81 Property Ladder Lifestyle Channel 21,000
82 Rpa – Where Are They Now? Bio. 21,000
83 Doctor Who Confidential UKTV 21,000
84 Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone Movie Extra 21,000
85 Tna Impact Fox8 21,000
86 Wwe Smackdown! Fox8 21,000
87 North By Northwest Fox Classics 21,000
88 Location, Location, Location Lifestyle Channel 20,000
89 Back At The Barnyard Nickelodeon 20,000
90 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Decoded Cartoon Network 20,000
91 Live: Inside Cricket Fox Sports 2 20,000
92 American Idol Hollywood Show Fox8 20,000
93 Waking The Dead UKTV 20,000
94 Silent Witness UKTV 20,000
95 Misery Fox Classics 20,000
96 Secret Life Of The American Teenager Fox8 20,000
97 Bedtime Stories Movie Two 20,000
98 Moonstruck Fox Classics 20,000
99 Yes, Prime Minister Comedy Channel 19,000
100 The Hunt For The Camden Ripper Crime & Investigation 19,000

ASTRA Week 9

Week 9

17 Comments:

  1. Good to see some American TV shows in the top 10, they are much better. The only Australian TV show I can stand is City Homicide and Thank God You’re Here, and neither are original…

  2. it’s sad too see that Two and a Half Men is number 1, and at only (just under) 1.4million viewers. The number 1 show used to be half a million on top of that. Hopefully when Packed to the Rafters and/or Underbelly get higher ratings when they return

    Also, Ten’s early share needs top imrpove. Last week, The Simpsons (6pm) averaged 512,000; Neighbours (6.30pm) averaged 579,000 while The 7pm Project averaged 633,000 viewers. Something needs to happen Quick.

  3. What will be interesting is how Nine will go this week with no Winter Olympics to bolster half their prime time schedule. I think we are going to be in for a close week and Seven may take it. It will all depend on how Nine’s post 9:30pm shows go this week.

  4. Maybe if Channel Nine get their a*ses into gear and put Underbelly 3 on our screens asap, then a home grown Aussie show has a chance of rating well and getting into the 2 millions.

    The reason I think its all Ammerican shows in the top spots this week is because there are vertually no Australian shows on at the moment! I blame the fact since the demise of All Saints, there are no 40 week dramas on air, and all the dramas on air seem to be broadcast in the second half of the year rather than the first.

    Before the Summer break we had; City Homicide, Packed To The Rafters, Rush, Special Rescue Operations and not to mention Tangle on Foxtel. For all of these shows we are now having to wait until mid year for them to return!

    Underbelly has still not aired and yet its now almost March and aside from that what other dramas are there planned for the first half of the year bar soapies like Neighbours and H&A (Which tend to rate badly anyway).

    This time last year we had remianing episodes of City Homicide and Packed to the Rafters on Seven (something I wish they had done this year), Underbelly and the final few episodes of McLeod’s Daughters on Nine and of course the soapies.

    This year aside from the Soapies- there’s nothing at the moment.

    Nine, Seven and Ten- sort it out!!

  5. @Craig – I agree that It’s a sad state when 2.5 Men is the top rating show of the week . Ouch !!

    Where is the local content ? Home & Away,7PM Project , ABC & SBS news only bring selected audiences…..hmm

  6. I’m surprised at how much Nine won the week given they only just won last week and had TG to help them, next week is the test without the winter games, will people stick around?

    It’s a sad state when 2.5 Men is the top rating show of the week when there are so many other shows out there that are much better IMO.

  7. After Nine News won all five weeknights against Seven News in Sydney last week, Nine put up a banner ad on the front page of today’s Sunday Telegraph, thanking Sydney “for coming back to Nine News” with Peter Overton’s image next to it. A bit too early to celebrate isn’t it?

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