Ratings Monday October 26 2009
Two and a Half Men dominates for another Monday night but Seven News ends up as most watched show for the night. At 8pm, Destroyed in Seconds takes out top spot while Flashforward only just holds out as being the top show at 8.30 over the Mentalist by just a few people. That’s despite the fact that the Mentalist last night was a repeat due to the show not airing in the US last week. It rated pretty much the same as a new episode so either most people did not know it was a repeat or those that did still chose the Mentalist over Flashforward given that Flashforward dropped so much last night. A new episode of the Mentalist most likely would have won, but this is the problem with fast tracking – if it is not on in the US for a week, then it won’t be on here either.
At 9.30, Seven replaced Mercy with new episodes of Criminal Minds. The way Flashforward is going, Criminal Minds will soon beat it in the ratings and perhaps this move to put Criminal Minds on Monday nights is in anticipation for a future timeslot swap with Flashforward should Flashforward fall further in ratings. And thus would begin Flashforwards’ journey to later and later time slots like what happened to Lost and Heroes – both of which were similar genres and started out as successful 8.30pm shows.
Jamie Oliver on Ten failed to impress with the show barely pulling 700,000. Overall, Ten did not do too well last night with their top show being Good News Week at 884,000. Little Britain finished its series at just over 517,000. Next week Nurse Jackie moves to 10pm.
And with Criminal Minds doing so well for Seven, the people to watch it had to come from somewhere. Nine’s Apprentice lost out – after winning its time slot last week – it was third for its first half hour this week, and second after 10pm.
6.00 1 7 News. 2 9 News. 3 10 Simpsons
6.30 1 7 TT. 2 9 ACA. 3 10 Neighbours
7.00 1 9 2.5 Men. 2 7 H&A. 3 ABC1 News. 4 10 7pm
7.30 1 9 2.5 Men. 2 7 Hwy Patrol. 3 SBS ONE Top Gear. 4 10 Jamies. 5 ABC1 7.30 Report
8.00 1 7 Destroyed. 2 9 Big Bang. 3 ABC1 Aus Story. 4 SBS ONE Top Gear. 5 10 Jamies
8.30 1 7 Flashforward. 2 9 Mentalist. 3 10 Good News Week. 4 ABC1 Four Corners / Media Watch
9.30 1 7 Criminal Minds. 2 10 Good News Week. 3 9 Apprentice
10.00 1 7 Criminal Minds. 2 9 Apprentice. 3 10 Little Britain USA
1 7 29.0%. 2 9-GO 27.9%. 3 10-ONE 18.3%. 4 ABC 16.2%. 5 SBS 8.5%
1 7 29.0%. 2 9 25.9%. 3 10 17.6%. 4 ABC1 14.7%. 5 SBS ONE 8.3%.
6 GO 2.0%. 7 ABC2 1.5%. 8 ONE 0.7%. 9 SBS TWO 0.3%
Channel Shares Modified*:
1 7 27.9%. 2 9 24.9%. 3 10 16.9%. 4 ABC1 14.1%. 5 SBS ONE 8.0%.
6 GO 3.6%. 7 ABC2 1.5%. 8 ONE 1.3%. 9 SBS TWO 0.5%
Top 30 Shows:
1 Seven News Seven 1,501,000
2 Two and a Half Men New 7.30 Nine 1,438,000
3 Destroyed in Seconds Seven 1,300,000
4 Highway Patrol Seven 1,294,000
5 Today Tonight Seven 1,278,000
6 A Current Affair Nine 1,259,000
7 Two and a Half Men 7pm Nine 1,253,000
8 Home and Away Seven 1,191,000
9 Flashforward Seven 1,189,000
10 Mentalist Rpt Nine 1,185,000
11 Nine News Nine 1,160,000
12 Big Bang Theory Nine 1,131,000
13 Criminal Minds Seven 1,127,000
14 Australian Story ABC1 967,000
15 ABC News ABC1 959,000
16 Good News Week Ten 884,000
17 Ten News Ten 873,000
18 Media Watch ABC1 821,000
19 Four Corners ABC1 819,000
20 Top Gear SBS ONE 781,000
21 Neighbours Ten 753,000
22 The Apprentice Australia Nine 747,000
23 The Simpsons Ten 732,000
24 Deal or no Deal Seven 729,000
25 Jamie’s American Road Trip Ten 704,000
26 7.30 Report ABC1 699,000
27 The 7pm Project Ten 698,000
28 The Bold and the Beautiful Ten 550,000
29 Hot Seat Nine 546,000
30 Little Britain USA Ten 517,000
A few others:
Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 514,000
Ashes to Ashes ABC1 508,000
Mercy Seven 456,000
Nurse Jackie Ten 332,000
Skins SBS ONE 147,000
Junkyard Wars ABC2 139,000
Vampire Diaries GO 70,000
*Channel shares modified: If we use the assumption that 53% of all households have digital TV (as recently reported in the media) and that the sample of viewers who have people meters that go towards generating the ratings for TV shows are an accurate cross section of the overall population therefore meaning that 53% of these people also have access to digital channels and then remove the 47% who cannot get the digital channels leaving only those that do, and re-calculate the channel shares based ONLY on these people who have access to the digital channels, we can see what the channel shares really are for these people who have access to all the digital channels without having the free to air shares bolstered by those who do not have digital at all. In other words, channel shares for digital households without consideration for analogue only. It must be pointed out though that these figures may also be influenced by the fact that GO and ONE are not available on subscription TV for all subscribers and that would also affect the real outcome. Therefore the resulting digital figures are only estimations based on pro rata data using 53% as the basis of digital households.
Raw ratings figures sourced from TV Tonight and Media Spy and are Oztam 5 city metro figures. Timeslot order is some cases will may be based on average figures over a number of time slots. Timeslot order is only offered where there is enough data available to put at least 3 networks in order at the times listed and is generally not offered on nights where there is varience between network programming in different markets due to the complexity of comparing city to city ratings. Timeslot order for times that rarely change will no longer be shown every day – that is, times from 5pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. Timeslot times may not reflect exact times that show air due to network lateness. Here, a show starting as late as 9.45 for example will be considered as the 9.30 timeslot, if 9.30 is the time it was advertised to air. Any odd times indicated such as 8.40 are as a result of observation on at least two networks. Ratings figures are prelimnary figures and are based on the assumption that the shows listed aired at their advertised times. Shows that run late may realistically rate slightly higher or lower than the preliminary figures shown. Where possible and when known, in the case of major overruns of 30 minutes or more or where a show is changed at the last minute, commentary will be added to indicate how the ratings may be affected or the new information detailed. Network shares include all extra digital channels for each network. The break up into shares for all the digital channels are not always available at the time of posting this report, and generally are not available at all for Friday and Saturday night reports. Where possible, any missing information will be added later. Ratings posts for Friday and Saturday nights may not be posted until the following Monday morning, usually by 11am Sydney time. When show not shown in all 5 cities (top 30 list): S = Sydney, B= Brisbane, M = Melbourne, A = Adelaide, P = Perth.