Ratings for Sunday September 13, 2009.
The return of Sunday Night, the Force and Border Security coupled with the first run movie the Bourne Ultimatum helped channel 7 maintain similar shares to previous Sundays when Dancing with the Stars was on.
ABC’s Stephen Fry and Midsomer Murders continue to strengthen the networks’ position on Sunday nights.
Channel 10, however, again has to settle for 4th on a Sunday night with Australian Idol failing to crack the million mark but up on last week at least. Not even Robbie Williams could help Rove’s figures. Why Rove flies all the way to London and back during the week for a 5 minute interview is beyond me. Even Robbie was shocked at the shortness of his time. Rove would be better off spending a lot more time with major international guests and less time with the local cast and crazy skits. The news desk is not as funny as it used to be and even Kevin Rudd PM has gone down hill.
GO’s share was 3.7% last night, more than SBS1. With GO aimed squarely at the same demographic as channel 10, there is no doubt that GO is eating into 10’s shares now.
6.00pm 1 9 News. 2 7 News. 3 10 Don’t Forget the Lyrics
6.30pm 1 9 Domestic Blitz. 2 7 Sunday Night. 3 10 Australian Idol
7.30pm 1 7 Border / The Force. 2 9 60 Minutes. 3 ABC1 Stephen Fry
8.30pm 1 ABC1 Midsomer Murders. 2 9 Rescue Special Ops. 3 7 Bourne Ultimatum
1 9 27.6%. 2 7 27.1%. 3 ABC 21.8%. 4 10 19.8%. 5 SBS 3.7%.
Multi Channel Splits:
1 7 27.1%. 2 9 24.0%. 3 ABC1 21.0%. 4 10 17.5%. 5 GO! 3.7%
6 SBS1 3.5%. 7 ONE 2.3%. 8 ABC2 0.8%. 9 SBS2 0.3%
Looking at the network shares, the 9-GO network win over 7, but that is thanks to a massive 3.7% share for the channel – which even beats SBS1. If digital take up was 100% and GO was available across subscription TV platforms, that figure would double.
Top 30 Shows:
1 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,568,000
2 Border Security-Australia’s Front Line Seven 1,543,000
3 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,529,000
4 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,464,000
5 Midsomer Murders-Su ABC1 1,366,000
6 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 1,324,000
7 Domestic Blitz Nine 1,244,000
8 Sunday Night Seven 1,241,000
9 60 Minutes Nine 1,230,000
10 Stephen Fry In America ABC1 1,110,000
11 Rescue Special Ops Nine 1,017,000
12 Australian Idol Ten 990,000
13 ABCNews-Su ABC1 981,000
14 M-The Bourne Ultimatum Seven 965,000
15 Rove Ten 816,000
16 Rugby League Final Series Qf4 Nine 759,000
17 The Einstein Factor ABC1 702,000
18 CSI: Miami Nine 631,000
19 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 620,000
20 Little Britain Usa Ten 537,000
21 CSI: Miami-Rpt Nine 426,000
22 Seven’s V8 Supercars Round 9: Philip Island D2 Seven 406,000
23 Don’t Forget The Lyrics Ten 396,000
24 Nurse Jackie Ten 396,000
25 Weekend Sunrise Seven 378,000
26 Compass ABC1 361,000
27 Postcards Nine 355,000 M,A
28 The Sunday Footy Show Nine 336,000
29 Las Vegas Seven 320,000
30 Weekend Today-Sunday Nine 270,000
A few others:
Wipeout Go! 248,000
Who Do You Think You Are? SBS ONE 219,000
The Biggest Loser-Day Ten 173,000
FIA Formula One World Championship 2009 ONE 146,000
US Open Tennis Championships 2009 Nine 96,000
Aliens In America Go! 87,000
Raw ratings figures sourced from TV Tonight and Media Spyand 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 not offered for Friday and Saturday nights due to the varying network coverage of AFL and NRL football and the resulting alternate programming in the opposing market. Timeslot order for times that pretty well never 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. Network shares include all extra digital channels for each network. Week so far is the cumulative network share including extra digital channels from Sunday until the day of this report. A figure shown for an individual secondary digital channel such as GO or ONE is an overall percentage share out of total viewers. For example, 9 and GO might be 26.3% together but apart they would be for example 9 24.7% and GO 1.6%. When show not shown in all cities (top 30 list): S = Sydney, B= Brisbane, M = Melbourne, A = Adelaide, P = Perth. Feel free to leave comments and let us know what you think.