Seven Melbourne was the clear winner in Week 42 of official ratings, scoring 15 programs in the Top 20 and an All People share of 30.3% – 5 points ahead of the nearest opposition.
Channel Nine was fourth on Friday night with an audience share of 21.2% – compared to Seven’s 29.1%, Ten’s 23.0% and the ABC’s 22.2%. Nine’s woes continued on Saturday night, where they again came fourth with a share of 19.1%, beaten by Ten’s 19.5%, the ABC’s 25.6% and Seven’s winning 29.0% audience share.
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS was the number one program overall last week with 631,000 viewers, dominating against Nine’s double of Two and a Half Men (321,000 and 323,000 respectively) and Ten’s NCIS (377,000).
FIND MY FAMILY was the second most-watched program of the week in Melbourne with 596,000 viewers – well ahead of Nine’s The Chopping Block (286,000) and Ten’s Kenny’s World (312,000). The final of RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE was the tenth most watched of the week with an audience of 458,000.
SEVEN NEWS (383,000), SEVEN NEWS – SATURDAY (325,000) and SEVEN NEWS – SUNDAY (487,000) were Melbourne’s number one choice for news, well ahead of National Nine News (334,000), National Nine News Saturday (295,000) and National Nine News Sunday (362,000).
On Monday, THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE (481,000) and BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE (457,000) dominated against Nine’s ‘Til Death (308,000) and Ten’s Australian Idol – The Live Verdict (217,000).
Melbourne-made drama CITY HOMICIDE (470,000) was number one at 8.30pm on Monday night, ahead of Nine’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (432,000) and Ten’s Good News Week (225,000).
CRIMINAL MINDS (470,000) continued to dominate 8.30pm, beating all competition. The ABC’s Spicks and Specks only managed 366,000, while Ten’s House attracted 270,000 to Nine’s Fringe on 213,000.
On Friday night lifestyle favourite BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS (460,000) was ranked the ninth most-watched program of the week – annihilating Nine’s Wipeout (184,000) and Ten’s Friday Night Download (138,000).
MINDING YOUR MONEY – SEVEN NEWS SPECIAL at 6.30pm Sunday night was ranked 13th for the week and attracted an audience of 429,000 – out smarting Nine’s Battlefronts (233,000) and Thank God You’re here (363,000) on Ten.
The debut of the US foxy morons, KATH AND KIM the American series, drew 424,000 viewers and was the 14th most watched program of the week.
SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS / BATHURST (413,000) tuned in to see Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup clinch their third successive Bathurst 1000. It was the sixteenth most watched program in Melbourne.
Aussie drama ALL SAINTS was the seventeenth most-watched program of the week with an average audience of 402,000.
The series return of THE AMAZING RACE (392,000) was the number one show on Thursday night, well ahead of Nine’s The Strip (292,000) and Ten’s Law and Order: Criminal Intent (313,000).
At 6.30pm, TODAY TONIGHT with new host Matt White (361,000) was Melbourne’s number one choice for public affairs over Nine’s A Current Affair (318,000), which was ranked way down at number forty nine.
At 8pm Wednesday night, MEDICAL EMERGENCY (391,000) was ahead of ABC’s The New Inventors (224,000) and cooked Jamie’s Ministry of Food (198,000) on Ten.
DEAL OR NO DEAL (206,000), weeknights at 5.30pm, proved more popular than Antiques Roadshow (140,000) on Nine by 66,000 viewers.
Overall, Seven won the week with a 30.3% share, to 25.3% on Nine, 20.9% on Ten, 18.6% for the ABC and 4.9% on SBS.