Week ending September 12
Source: David Dale, Sun Herald Blogs
One day can make all the difference. Until Saturday, Channel Seven was winning the week, but Saturday night’s audience boost for Channel Nine (with tiny help from GO) led to these audience shares for the week: Nine and GO 28.1 per cent; Seven 27.9 per cent; Ten and ONE 20.8; ABC1 and ABC2 1.3; SBS and SBSTWO 5.8.
This was Pay TV’s account of itself (and it’s worth comparing these audience numbers with the numbers for the digital channels in the chart below): “On Tuesday night, 165,000 viewers watched Jarryd Hayne of the Parramatta Eels win the Dally M Player of the Year Award in Live: Rugby League: Dally M Awards. Twenty four hours earlier, 96,000 viewers saw Gary Ablett Jr. of Geelong awarded the AFL players’ MVP trophy in AFL: Players Association Awards (both on FOX Sports). Live: NRL Broncos v Raiders was watched by 221,000 people, 111,000 people saw South Africa win the Tri Nations cup by beating New Zealand in Live: Rugby Union: Tri Nations and 82,000 watched Live: Cricket: ODI Eng v Aus 2nd ODI (all on FOX Sports).
“America’s Next Top Model on FOX8 was watched by 147,000 people, NCIS on TV1 was seen by 110,000 people, and Project Runway Australia on Arena was viewed by 107,000 people. Hannah Montana on Disney Channel was viewed by 90,000 people, Garden Angels on Lifestyle had its best result year-to-date with 72,000 viewers and Nightmare Nannies premiered on Crime & Investigation with 65,000 viewers.
“In week 37, STV channels represented 21.1% of all metropolitan viewing between 6am and midnight, 20.4% of all regional viewing and 55.3% of all viewing in subscription TV homes. ”
What Australia Watched:
1 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Seven 1,913,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Seven 1,644,000
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS 9 – GRAND FINAL Seven 1,573,000
4 SPICKS AND SPECKS ABC1 1,461,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,452,000
6 WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS Seven 1,395,000
7 TODAY TONIGHT Seven 1,388,000
8 HAMISH AND ANDY’S AMERICAN CARAVAN OF COURAGE Ten 1,307,000
9 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine 1,295,000
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN Nine 1,272,000
11 CITY HOMICIDE-MON Seven 1,262,000
12 THE FARMER WANTS A WIFE Nine 1,256,000
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN -WED Nine 1,238,000
14 20 TO 1 -RPT Nine 1,227,000
15 WORLD FOOD SPECTACULAR Seven 1,226,000