Here’s the ratings for Saturday July 11 2009, the end of week 28.
9 won Saturday night with the Video show continuing to perform strongly and their decision to show the Harry Potter movies keeping their share above 7 and 10. ABC was 2nd. It just goes to show that the commercials could do better on Saturday nights with consistent programming like ABC has rather than the mixed up offerings of mostly second grade movies they usually offer and random all-over the place programming resulting from football matches shown at different times or not at all in certain markets.
1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,578,000
2 New Tricks ABC1 1,226,000
3 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,126,000
4 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,101,000
5 ABC News-Sa ABC1 1,002,000
6 Harry Potter Nine 921,000
7 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 876,000
8 Bill ABC1 789,000
9 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 777,000
10 Gardening Australia ABC1 696,000
11 Saturday Night AFL Ten 696,000 (not shown in Sydney)
12 Saturday Afternoon Afl Ten 583,000
13 Foyle’s War Rpt ABC1 569,000
14 Before The Game Ten 548,000 (Melb. Ade; and Perth)
15 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 499,000
16 The 2009 Ashes: Test1 Day4 S1 SBS ONE 429,000
17 The 2009 Ashes: Test1 Day4 S2 SBS ONE 427,000
18 M-The Princess Diaries 2 – Royal Engagement Seven 426,000 (Syd and Bris only)
19 Zoolander -Rpt Nine 417,000
20 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Nine 414,000 (excl Adel)
21 Antiques Roadshow -Rpt Nine 404,000
22 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 6: D1 Seven 402,000
23 M-The Princess Diaries (1st, not 2nd which was shown in Syd and Bris) Seven 388,000 (Melb, Bris and Adel)
24 Talk To The Animals Nine 377,000
25 Sports Tonight Sat Ten 374,000 (Syd, Bris and Adel only)
26 The Simpsons Sat Ten 342,000 (Syd, Bris and Adel only)
27 M-Rip Girls Seven 304,000
28 M-Kindergarten Cop Seven 296,000 (Melb, Adel and Perth)
29 M-Crimson Tide Seven 290,000
30 M-The Transporter Seven 278,000 (Syd and Bris)
1st ch 9 24.9%. 2nd ABC 21.3%. 3rd ch 7 20.3%, 4th ch 10 19.4%. 5th SBS 14.1%
And – the final result for the week:
Well, obviously it was 7 that won the week. No other network stood a chance! 7 won every night except for Saturday, but even after Wednesday they were so far in fron, that the only way they would have not won would have been if they went of air for a night!
1st ch 7 27.5%. 2nd ch 10 23.1%. 3rd ch 9 23.0%. 4th ABC 16.1%. 5th SBS 10.4%
9 only got close to 2nd thanks to winning Saturday night. SBS way up on usual thanks to the Ashes. Imagine if 9 still showed the Ashes. It would have done much better for them than their usual programming.
This coming week, 7 will will be 1st for sure. 2nd will be 10 again thanks to the final week of Masterchef, and 9 3rd. State of Original will not help 9 as the series is already decided.
Ratings figures from Tv Tonight and media Spy and are 5 city metro OzTam figures.