Pay TV ratings: Week 33

In Week 33 Pay TV’s top shows included NRL, AFL, Australia’s Next Top Model, Gold Rush Alaska and Project Runway Australia.

METRO+ REGIONAL Avg. highest premiere broadcast (000s):
1 Live: NRL Eels V Sea Eagles Fox Sports 2 349
2 Live: NRL Warriors V Knights Fox Sports 2 288
3 Live: NRL Rabbitohs V Eels Fox Sports 2 280
4 Live: AFL Fremantle V Carlton Fox Sports 1 205
5 Live: AFL West Coast V Richmond Fox Sports 1 184
6 Live: NRL Knights V Raiders Fox Sports 2 161
7 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 149
8 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 144
9 Live: AFL Brisbane V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 135
10 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 132
11 NRL Titans V Storm Fox Sports 2 129
12 The A-Team Showtime Premiere 123
13 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 118
14 Gold Rush Alaska Discovery Channel 112
15 Live: AFL Brisbane V Gold Coast Fox Sports 1 107
16 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 1 S1 Fox Sports 3 101
17 Project Runway Australia Arena 97
18 The Simpsons Fox8 93
19 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 90
20 Family Guy Fox8 90
21 Eastenders UKTV 89
22 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 89
23 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 84
24 Falling Skies Fox8 81
25 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 80
26 Coronation Street UKTV 77
27 Iron Man 2 Showtime Premiere 76
28 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 74
29 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Fox Sports 1 72
30 Wire In The Blood 13th Street 71
31 NCIS TV1 71
32 Live: AFL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 69
33 WWE Raw Fox8 69
34 Deadliest Catch Discovery Channel 69
35 M*A*S*H Fox Classics 68
36 Two And A Half Men Fox8 68
37 Futurama Fox8 67
38 Live: Football: EPL L’pool V Sunderland Fox Sports 2 65
39 Glee Fox8 64
40 Midsomer Murders UKTV 64
41 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 62
42 Bones Fox8 62
43 Live: The Rugby Club Fox Sports 1 62
44 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 62
45 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 1 S2 Fox Sports 3 61
46 Qi UKTV 61
47 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 61
48 Ci Aust: Families Of Crime Crime & Investigation 60
49 Phineas And Ferb Disney Channel 59
50 Toy Story 2 Disney Channel 58

METRO (Avg all broadcasts):
1 Live: NRL Eels V Sea Eagles Fox Sports 2 217,000
2 Live: NRL Rabbitohs V Eels Fox Sports 2 196,000
3 Live: NRL Warriors V Knights Fox Sports 2 167,000
4 Live: AFL Fremantle V Carlton Fox Sports 1 157,000
5 Live: AFL West Coast V Richmond Fox Sports 1 144,000
6 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 118,000
7 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 116,000
8 Live: AFL Brisbane V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 106,000
9 Live: NRL Knights V Raiders Fox Sports 2 97,000
10 NRL Titans V Storm Fox Sports 2 95,000
11 Live: AFL Brisbane V Gold Coast Fox Sports 1 83,000
12 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 76,000
13 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 1 S1 Fox Sports 3 76,000
14 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 73,000
15 Iron Man 2 Showtime Premiere 55,000
16 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 53,000
17 Live: Football: EPL L’pool V Sunderland Fox Sports 2 52,000
18 The A-Team Showtime Premiere 51,000
19 Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations Fox Sports 1 50,000
20 Toy Story 2 Disney Channel 50,000
21 Live: AFL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 48,000
22 Midsomer Murders UKTV 47,000
23 Live: Cricket: ODI Sri V Aus Game 1 S2 Fox Sports 3 46,000
24 Live: The Rugby Club Fox Sports 1 46,000
25 Football: EPL Preview Fox Sports 2 45,000
26 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 39,000
27 The Night Of The Generals Fox Classics 38,000
28 Australia’s Next Top Model Fox8 38,000
29 Tough Nuts:Australia’s Hardest Criminals Crime & Investigation 36,000
30 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 36,000
31 Cars Disney Channel 35,000
32 Live: Football: League Championship Fox Sports 2 34,000
33 Irish Customs Crime & Investigation 33,000
34 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 32,000
35 Deliverance Fox Classics 32,000
36 Doc Martin UKTV 32,000
37 Live: NRL On Fox Fox Sports 2 32,000
38 NCIS TV1 31,000
39 The 13th Warrior Movie Extra 31,000
40 Cheaper By The Dozen Showtime Comedy 30,000
41 Sneak Peek: Jersey Shore Season 4 MTV 30,000
42 Live: Golf: USPGA Championship Fox Sports 3 30,000
43 Oscar’s Oasis Disney Channel 29,000
44 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 29,000
45 Glee Fox8 29,000
46 What A Girl Wants Fmc – Family Movie Channel 28,000
47 Live: Cricket: Twenty20: Sri V Aus Game 2 Fox Sports 2 28,000
48 The Simpsons Fox8 28,000
49 Wwe Raw Fox8 27,000
50 Mr. Bean Comedy Channel 26,000
51 Live: NRL Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 26,000
52 People’s Forum: Julia Gillard Sky News 26,000
53 Law & Order: SVU TV1 26,000
54 Live: Cricket: Twenty20: Sri V Aus Game 1 Fox Sports 2 26,000
55 Disorder In The Court Crime & Investigation 25,000
56 Live: Football: EPL Newcastle V Arsenal Fox Sports 2 25,000
57 Nigella Kitchen Lifestyle Food 25,000
58 Futurama Fox8 25,000
59 Inside 9/11: Countdown To Terror National Geographic 24,000
60 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 24,000
61 Live: Cricket: Test Eng V Ind Pre Match Fox Sports 3 24,000
62 So Random Disney Channel 24,000
63 M*A*S*H Fox Classics 24,000
64 The Vicar Of Dibley Comedy Channel 24,000
65 Eastenders UKTV 24,000
66 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 24,000
67 Family Guy Fox8 24,000
68 Father Ted Comedy Channel 23,000
69 Murdoch Mysteries 13th Street 23,000
70 Legion Showtime Premiere 23,000
71 Dillinger Fox Classics 23,000
72 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 23,000
73 Torchwood: Miracle Day UKTV 23,000
74 Martial Arts: Cage Fighting Fox Sports 2 22,000
75 Football: EPL Classic Match Fox Sports 2 22,000
76 The Cleveland Show Fox8 22,000
77 Live: Football: International Wales V Aus Fox Sports 1 22,000
78 CBS News Sky News 21,000
79 Showbiz Sky News 21,000
80 Border Patrol Lifestyle Channel 21,000
81 Shake It Up! Disney Channel 21,000
82 D-Tox Showtime Action 21,000
83 Live: Cricket: Test Eng V Ind Fox Sports 3 21,000
84 Jersey Shore MTV 21,000
85 ABC World News Sky News 21,000
86 Autopsy Crime & Investigation 21,000
87 Coronation Street UKTV 21,000
88 Bonanza Fox Classics 21,000
89 Football: EPL Season Review Fox Sports 3 21,000
90 1000 Ways To Die Crime & Investigation 21,000
91 Area 51’s Secrets National Geographic 21,000
92 Good Morning Scoobydoo! Cartoon Network 21,000
93 Perry Como Bio. 21,000
94 One Born Every Minute Lifestyle Channel 21,000
95 Death Hunt Showtime Action 21,000
96 Red Dwarf Comedy Channel 20,000
97 The King And I Fox Classics 20,000
98 Joe Dirt TV1 20,000
99 Modern Family Comedy Channel 20,000
100 Football: Premier League World Fox Sports 3 20,000

Week 33

6 Comments:

  1. NRL rates better on Foxtel because that’s the only place to get comprehensive coverage of the game and it’s been like that for many years. If you’re a serious NRL fan, you have little choice but to get a sports package with Foxtel, and it’s been like this for years which is how Foxtel were able to grow their viewer base with league fans and as such NRL games take many of the top spots in ratings because of this.

    But if you look at AFL, you can get comprehensive coverage on FTA with at least half the games aired on FTA each round including your local footy teams every weekend for SA, WA, NSW and QLD supporters (including live/near-live coverage for matches involving their local teams) plus there are lots of shows like Footy Classified, The Footy Show, AFL Game Day, One Week At A Time, The Game Plan, Before The Game, etc. So there hasn’t been nearly as much incentive to get pay-tv for your AFL fix.

    Of course, Foxtel are trying to rectify that by exposing the delayed-coverage tactics of the FTA networks, lack of HD, etc. and providing every H&A match live from next year which is a significant incentive in my eyes and will grab more AFL fans to the medium, especially since there is an established section of the community which are dissatisfied with the FTA networks – any reason to stop watching FTA and they’ll take it.

  2. @Tboner the reason Foxtel paid so much for the AFL was so it could show all games live in order to get more subscribers in the AFL states. Foxtel already have a lot of subs in NSW and QLD therefore wont pay as much for the nrl

  3. Week by week the NRL tops the lists.
    With a new Tv deal around the corner i think FTel/Foxsports are again going to have the pay like they did for the AFL

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