How the hell did ten manage to rate? Perhaps 2010 will be the end of reality TV. "At an end your rule is, and not short enough was it."
Interesting they counted House has two episodes since it was written and aired as a movie length premiere episode. They are in trouble if that's all it could get given it's mostly downhill from their!
Look at the top 10 though, Channel TEN did better than 9. Anyway House was meant to be excellent so TEN deserved to beat Channel 9, who had.. nothing on? Obviously everything rated lower due to tennis. I won't be sad if all the dancing/singing/cooking crap gets axed. Just air Britain's got Talent.
Rank Show '000 1. Top Gear - Ep 1 1,681 2. My Kitchen Rules - Mon 1,471 3. Nine News - Sun 1,412 4. Seven News - Sun 1,392 5. NCIS 1,366 6. Air Ways 1,365 7. Border Security 1,365 8. Two And A Half Men - Mon 1,330 9. Customs 1,277 10. Seven News - Weekdays 1,263
Rank Show '000 1. Two And A Half Men - Mon 1,588 2. NCIS 1,519 3. Seven News - Sun 1,471 4. My Kitchen Rules - Tue 1,462 5. Border Security 1,444 6. Air Ways 1,434 7. My Kitchen Rules - Mon 1,396 8. Customs 1,349 9. Nine News - Sun 1,311 10. The Mentalist 1,310 http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/tv/
I don't understand Australian viewing habits at all - we have 3 programs (Border Security, Airways & Customs) where the same thing happens week in, week out and must be the cheapest TV programs ever produced (with the exception of 20 to 1). I could understand the ratings being high for a one off documentary but a weekly series???
I have to agree to a point. Airways focuses on the departure and ticket counter as opposed to the other two which deal with Customs. I love all of them because they show what people do when confronted with either their suspicious behavior when trying to enter Australia or New Zealand and Airways shows how cheap airlines don't give a stuff about their customers/passengers and how the passengers implode when faced with being 3, 4, 5 minutes late for check in and the plane has closed it's doors and is still on the tarmac!
I think the Easter Break/Holidays are a non ratings period and the Stations feed us crap during that time with repeats! Mind you some shows like NCIS and CSI and Criminal Intent are watchable multiple times.
'The Pacific' edges out 'Hey Hey' return in ratings tussle By Michael Bodey From: The Australian April 15, 2010 12:56pm
SEVEN went Plucka Duck shooting last night and came home with the spoils.
Hey Hey It's Saturday's third coming proved a curse last night as the Nine variety show was topped by the most expensive mini-series ever made, The Pacific.
The HBO World War II miniseries filmed in Australia was the highest-rating program in the five capital city markets last night with 1.593 million viewers, including 509,000 in Melbourne, The Australian reports.
On Nine, the first of 20 proposed episodes of Hey Hey attracted 1.521 million viewers. That figure was boosted by 603,000 Melburnians; The Pacific trounced Hey Hey in all other states.
The result was a good one for bookmakers who had Hey Hey as a comfortable ratings winner for a very competitive night of TV programming. For instance, an ABC show that regularly tops one million viewers, Spicks and Specks, only managed 782,000 last night.
Wednesdays will become more of a battlefield next week when the Ten network re-introduces MasterChef Australia to the menu.
Seven won the night with a 31.5 per cent share (with another 2.2 per cent for 7TWO), ahead of Nine's 28.4 per cent (GO! 2.3 per cent) and Ten's 16.6 per cent (and ONE's 0.7 per cent).
Seven will be particularly pleased with The Pacific's strong showing in the younger 18-49 and 6-39 demographics, where it ranked first for the night.
It is also likely to stretch its ratings advantage over Hey Hey with high anticipated time-shifted viewing likely to be recorded in the next seven days and next week's episode is very marketable as it is set in Melbourne and features a number of known local actors including Bill Hunter, Zoe Carides and Isabel Lucas.
Seven's Today Tonight and News followed Hey Hey with 1.43 million and 1.366 million viewers, ahead of Nine News (1.215 mill), A Current Affair (1.111 million) and ABC News (1.094 million).
Ten's So You Think You Can Dance Australia struggled with 832,000 viewers, behind Ten's News AT Five (839,000) and just ahead of a resurgent The 7PM Project (777,000).
Rank Show '000 1. Seven News - Sun 1,843 2. Masterchef Australia - Challenge 1,675 3. Masterchef Australia 1,675 4. Underbelly: The Golden Mile 1,644 5. Nine News - Sun 1,552 6. Modern Family 1,549 7. Sunday Night 1,502 8. NCIS 1,485 9. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,473 10. Seven News - Sat 1,457
Origin game leaves Seven Lost in TV wars From: AAP May 27, 2010 4:54pm
MORE than 2.45 million people tuned in for game one of State of Origin, giving it an easy ratings win over the series finale of Lost which went out with a whimper.
Nine's coverage of the clash between NSW and Queensland, which was shown in 3D for the first time, peaked at 2.8 million viewers across the country's five capital cities last night.
In comparison, Seven's Lost, airing in the same timeslot as the game, bowed out with an average audience of 615,000 people.
The rugby league game, which Queensland won 28-24, is the most watched program of 2010 so far - a mantle previously held by the April premiere of Underbelly: The Golden Mile which had 2.2 million viewers.
It beat the ratings for the first game of last year's Origin series which had an average 2.3 million viewers.
With regional figures added, this year's first game averaged more than 3.6 million viewers and peaked at 4.2 million.
Over on Seven, the series finale of Lost which closed the six-year show managed to pull just over 600,000 viewers.
The series has been showing in prime time on Seven's digital channel 7Two, and the finale was aired on Seven at 8.30pm yesterday.
The figures are a far cry from those seen when the program first went to air in Australia in February 2005 - that first episode of Lost attracted 2.48 million viewers making it one of that year's most watched programs.
Rank Show '000 1. Masterchef Australia 1,881 2. Masterchef Australia - Challenge 1,833 3. Seven News - Sun 1,777 4. Nine News - Sun 1,765 5. Underbelly: The Golden Mile 1,667 6. Australia's Got Talent 1,586 7. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,540 8. Two And A Half Men - Mon 1,536 9. Modern Family 1,524 10. Seven News - Sat 1,484
I have not watched one episode of Modern Family. My best friend has and loves it. I truly cannot stand the actor who plays Phil Dunphy and never particularly liked Ed O'Neill and the overly dramatic melodrama Queen, Cameron just drives me nuts. I indulge my whimsy with Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters I don't need to watch another US comedy type show. I love MasterChef
See... I love the Big Bang Theory and at times watch How I met your Mother (The awesomeness of Barney) but... I think I'd rather GLEE than Modern Family. The guy who plays Cameron's gay partner is really gay, just to add.
Rank Show '000 1. Masterchef Australia - Challenge 1,894 2. Australia's Got Talent 1,831 3. Masterchef Australia 1,809 4. Seven News - Sun 1,696 5. Underbelly: The Golden Mile 1,599 6. Seven News - Sat 1,562 7. Modern Family 1,536 8. NCIS 1,513 9. Nine News - Sun 1,505 10. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,501
Rank Show '000 1. State Of Origin II - Match 2,160 2. Australia's Got Talent 1,955 3. Masterchef Australia 1,840 4. Hamish & Andy's Caravan Of Courage 1,749 5. Masterchef Australia - Challenge 1,667 6. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,509 7. Modern Family 1,486 8. Seven News - Sat 1,463 9. Today Tonight 1,459 10. Seven News - Sun
Rank Show '000 1. Masterchef Australia 2,054 2. Packed To The Rafters 1,802 3. State Of Origin III - Match 1,782 4. Masterchef Australia - Challenge 1,491 5. Glee 1,611 6. Seven News - Sunday 1,604 7. Modern Family 1,532 8. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,482 9. Doc Martin 1,462 10. Today Tonight 1,421
LAST night's finale of MasterChef cooked up massive ratings as expected, making the reality show the most-watched non-sporting event ever shown on Australian television. A peak of 4.348 million viewers across the five capital cities tuned in to watch Adam Liaw beat Callum Hann to win $100,000 and a cookbook publishing deal. The show averaged 3.962 million metropolitan viewers nationally a peak audience of 4.348m. Factoring in regional viewing, the peak figure rose to more than 5.7 million. It was the third highest rating TV show since OzTAM figures began in 2001, behind only the Lleyton Hewitt v Marat Safin 2005 Australian Open tennis final (4.045 million average) and the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final (4.016 million).
Last year’s finale averaged 3.72 million with a peak of 4.1 million.
I cannot believe how well 'Rafters' does Do people just like to watch drivel? Michael Caton is the only one whose character I can stand. I didn't watch 'Hawke' because I got enough of it in real life in my 30's
Rank Show '000 1. Such Is Life - Wed 1,999 2. Packed To The Rafters 1,917 3. Such Is Life - Thu 1,744 4. Seven News - Sun 1,732 5. Nine News - Sun 1,611 6. Seven News - Mon-Fri 1,476 7. Top Gear 1,426 8. World's Strictest Parents 1,404 9. Today Tonight 1,397 10. Better Homes And Gardens 1,392