The National Ratings
Week ending October 10
Source: David Dale, Sun Herald Blogs
A combination of biffo and Hey Hey It’s Golliwogs (with both reunions repeated on GO – six hours of vintage television) gave Channel Nine a convincing win for the week. The prime time audience shares were: Nine&GO 31.1 per cent, Seven&Still-no-new-station-because-they-keep-farting-around-26.2, Ten&ONE 19.6, ABC1&2 17.8, SBS1&2 5.3.
And this was Pay TV’s account of itself: “The Australian premiere of Stargate: Universe on Sci Fi was seen by 149,000 people, giving the channel its biggest audience ever. In this new series, a team of scientists and soldiers journey through the universe on the Ancient ship Destiny. In other entertainment programming this week, America’s Next Top Model on FOX8 was watched by 129,000 and NCIS on TV1 was viewed by 98,000. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries on UKTV had its best result for 2009 so far with 97,000 viewers, Property Ladder on Lifestyle drew 96,000 people and The Silence of the Lambs premiered on FOX Classics with 82,000.
“The FOX Sports coverage of the ‘friendly’ between the Australian and Dutch football teams, Live: Football: International, topped the week on subscription TV with 208,000 viewers. In other sport, Live: Cricket: ICC Champions Trophy Final Aus v NZ was watched by 109,000, 94,000 people saw Live: Football: A-League Melb v Sydney (both on FOX Sports) and Sky Racing on Sky Raceday was seen by 74,000 people.
“In week 41, STV channels represented 20.3% of all metropolitan viewing between 6am and midnight, 19.9% of all regional viewing and 54.7% of all viewing in subscription TV homes.”
What Australia Watched:
1 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL Nine 2,528,000
2 HEY HEY REUNION -EP2 Nine 2,213,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine 1,772,000
4 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Seven 1,756,000
5 MIDSOMER MURDERS-SU ABC1 1,508,000
6 LAST CHANCE SURGERY Seven 1,490,000
7 FLASHFORWARD Seven 1,469,000
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN -MON Nine 1,466,000
9 NCIS Ten 1,453,000
10 RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE Seven 1,414,000
11 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Seven 1,343,000
12 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,336,000
13 60 MINUTES Nine 1,336,000
14 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL ENTERTAINMENT Nine 1,328,000
15 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL PRESENTATION Nine 1,317,000