Ratings Friday November 6 2009
Midsomer Murders is the most watched show of the night knocking Better Homes and Gardens off its traditional Friday night win and winning the 8.30 time slot over the three movies offered by 7,9 and 10. The Simpsons hour on Ten failed to improve on what Spearman was doing in that timeslot but that may have been due to the fact it was a last minute change and some TV guides would not have been accurate.
The 7pm Project was up on its usual Friday lows while Home and Away was the clear winner for that timeslot. Only a few thousand separate Deal or No Deal and Hot Seat so it probably was not a bad idea for Nine to stick with the game show – which is set to return in 2010. With two Two and a Half Men’s in the top 10 last night (doesn’t that make five men?) it is likely that Nine will not be changing their Charlie Sheen bombardment anytime soon. Although it would be nice to see them give something different a go at 7pm.
In digital channels, GO’s Resident Evil double pulled 156,000 and 134,000 for both the movies. With these figures representing about one quarter of those of Harry Potter on 9, it would therefore suggest the GO share for last night would have been between 4 and 5%. It appears that no shows from 7TWO did as well, so 7TWO’s share is probably around 1.5% or so – like it has been all week.
7.00 1 7 H&A. 2 9 2.5 Men. 3 ABC1 News
7.30 1 7 BH&G. 2 9 2.5 Men. 3 ABC1 Stateline
8.00 1 7 BH&G. 2 ABC1 Collectors. 3 9 Harry Potter
8.30 1 ABC1 Midsomer Murders. 2 7 War of the Worlds. 3 10 How to lose a Guy in 10 Days. 4 9 Harry Potter.
1 Seven 28.4%. 2 Nine 25.4%. 3 ABC 24.1%. 4 Ten 17.5%. 5 SBS 4.6%
Top 30 Shows:
1 Midsomer Murders ABC1 1,426,000
2 Better Homes and Gardens 7 1,297,000
3 Seven News 7 1,194,000
4 Today Tonight 7 1,045,000
5 Home and Away 7 1,000,000
6 A Current Affair 9 981,000
7 Two and a Half Men 7.30pm 9 954,000
8 Nine News 9 940,000
9 Two and a Half Men 7pm 9 922,000
10 ABC News ABC1 890,000
11 Collectors ABC1 881,000
12 War of the Worlds 7 731,000
13 Ten News 10 689,000
14 Stateline ABC1 674,000
15 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 10 632,000
16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 9 629,000
17 Simpsons 8pm 10 579,000
18 Neighbours 10 578,000
19 7pm Project 10 569,000
20 Simpsons 7.30pm 10 554,000
21 Deal or No Deal 7 552,000
22 Hot Seat 9 549,000
23 Simpsons 6pm 10 495,000
24 The Bold and the Beautiful 10 440,000
25 The Mitchell and the Webb Look ABC1 394,000
26 Can We Help? ABC1 383,000
27 MASH 7 381,000
28 Sunrise 7 373,000
29 Huey’s Cooking Adventures 10 361,000
30 Antiques Roadshow 10 338,000
A few others:
Today 9 329,000
Trawlermen SBS ONE 256,000
Go Girls 10 255,000
Hardcore Profits SBS ONE 175,000
Resident Evil: Apocolypse GO 156,000
Resident Evil: Extinction GO 134,000
Torchwood ABC2 89,000
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2. Raw data sourced from TV Tonight and Media Spy.
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