The National TV Ratings
Week ending October 31
Source: David Dale, Sun Herald Blogs
The prime time audience shares for the week were: Seven&7TWO 28.8 per cent, Nine&GO 26.4, Ten&ONE 20.8, ABC1&2 18.4, SBS1&2 5.7.
This was Pay TV’s account of itself: “The Saturday night broadcast of the third one day international cricket test between Australia and India, Live: Cricket: ODI Ind v Aus 3rd ODI S1, topped the week for STV with 214,000 viewers. The FOX Sports’ coverage of Live: Rugby Union: Bledisloe Cup was watched by 144,000 people, 66,000 watched Live: Cricket: Ford Ranger Cup and 65,000 watched Live: Football: A-League Bris v Newc (all on FOX Sports).
“Midsomer Murders on UKTV had its best result of the year with 133,000 viewers, The Simpsons on FOX8 was watched by 114,000, Law & Order: SVU on TV1 was watched by 111,000 and Location, Location, Location on Lifestyle had a year-to-date high of 104,000 people. Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel was watched by 85,000 people, Go, Diego, Go! on Nick Jr. was watched by 78,000 and Ultimate Gamer on FOX8 had its best audience of the year so far with 70,000 people.
“In week 44, STV channels represented 21.6% of all metropolitan viewing between 6am and midnight, 20.7% of all regional viewing and 58% of all viewing in subscription TV homes.”
What Australia Watched:
1 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Seven 1,960,000
2 RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE Seven 1,515,000
3 ALL SAINTS-THE FINALE Seven 1,505,000
4 LAST CHANCE SURGERY Seven 1,477,000
5 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Seven 1,449,000
6 TWO AND A HALF MEN -MON Nine 1,438,000
7 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Seven 1,397,000
8 MIDSOMER MURDERS ABC1 1,385,000
9 NCIS Ten 1,377,000
10 BORDER SECURITY – WED (R) Seven 1,359,000
11 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Seven 1,358,000
12 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine 1,334,000
13 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,327,000 355,000
14 DESTROYED IN SECONDS Seven 1,300,000
15 HIGHWAY PATROL Seven 1,294,000