Here are how shows performed on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 between 5.30 and 10.30pm. This is week 28 of the official 2009 ratings period.
The two Tuesday night ratings power house of 7 and 10 go up against each other in an epic battle resulting in only a 0.2% share between the two networks.
With Masterchef running for an hour, 10’s night was delayed by half an hour, with Talkin Bout Your Generation eating into the 1st half hour of 7’s Packed to the Rafters. This made no impact on Rafters’ ratings but brought Talkin Bout Your Generation down compared to usual. No doubt it’s the kind of show easily watched in half an hour, whereas Rafters’ entertains for the full hour. All Saints remained above NCIS from 9.30 as well, with the second episode of NCIS falling below the average ratings of Harry Potter on 9.
Ch 9 went with Harry Potter, the Prisoner of Azkaban last night, running for 3 hours. While its probably not a bad choice for school holiday entertainment, 9 never had any hope last night, remaining in their distant 3rd which is typical of Tuesday night.
Tonight sees a 90 minute Masterchef which will eat into the 1st hour of the 3rd State of Origin on 9 tonight. 7 has two episodes of Ghost Whisperer against it. Most likely 9 will win the night, but 10 and 7 won’t be that far behind, as the 2rd game never does as well as the first two if the winner of the series is already known. And I bet much more people watch it in QLD compared to NSW as well.
As for the rest of the country (and many of us in NSW and QLD) we don’t really care what happens either way! Hope the fans enjoy it though! With the series over, hopefully 9 will settle into better regular programming on Wednesday nights. Next week, Australia’s Perfect Couple debuts at 7.30, followed by RPA at 8.30 then Cold Case at 9.30.
5.30 – 6.00pm
1st ch 10 Ten News. 2nd ch 7 Deal or No Deal. 3rd ch 9 Hot Seat
6.00 – 6.30pm
1st ch 7 News. 2nd: ch 9 News. 3rd ch 10 Simpsons
6.30 – 7.00pm
1st ch 7 Today Tonight. 2nd ch 9 A Current Affair. 3rd ch 10 Neighbours
7.00 – 7.30pm
1st ch 10 Masterchef. 2nd Ch 7 Home and Away. 3rd Ch 9 Two and a Half Men
7.30 – 8.00pm
1st ch 10 Masterchef. 2nd ch 7 Airways. 3rd: ch 9 Harry Potter
8.00 – 8.30pm
1st ch 7 Surf Patrol. 2nd ch 10 Talkin Bout Your Generation. 3rd ch 9 Harry Potter
8.30 – 9.00pm
1st ch 7 Packed to the Rafters. 2nd ch 10 Talkin Bout Your Generation. 3rd ch 9 Harry Potter
8.30 – 9.00pm
1st ch 7 Packed to the Rafters. 2nd ch 10 NCIS. 3rd ch 9 Harry Potter
9.30 – 10.00pm
1st ch 7 All Saints . 2nd ch 10 NCIS. 3rd ch 9 Harry Potter
10.00 – 10.30pm
1st ch 7 All Saints . 2nd ch 9 Harry Potter. 3rd ch 10 NCIS rpt ep 2
The Top 30:
1 Masterchef Australia Ten 2,191,000
2 Packed To The Rafters Seven 1,791,000
3 Seven News Seven 1,627,000
4 Today Tonight Seven 1,531,000
5 Surf Patrol Seven 1,526,000
6 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1,495,000
7 Air Ways Seven 1,216,000
8 Nine News Nine 1,206,000
9 All Saints Seven 1,202,000
10 A Current Affair Nine 1,193,000
11 Home And Away Seven 1,104,000
12 Two And A Half Men -7pm Rpt Nine 1,017,000
13 NCIS Rpt Ten 986,000
14 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban -Rpt Nine 978,000
15 Ten News At Five Ten 929,000
16 Neighbours Ten 913,000
17 Deal Or No Deal Seven 891,000
18 Grand Designs ABC1 884,000
19 ABC News ABC1 865,000
20 The Simpsons Ten 830,000
21 NCIS Ep 2 Rpt Ten 798,000
22 7.30 Report ABC1 691,000
23 Hot Seat Nine 653,000
24 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 613,000
25 The Bold And The Beautiful Ten 533,000
26 M*A*S*H Seven 531,000
27 Time Team ABC1 463,000
28 Little Britain Nine 449,000
29 Friends Rpt Ten 449,000
30 Seven News At 4.30 Seven 413,000
1st ch 10 30.2%. 2nd ch 7 30.0%. 3rd ch 9 21.6%. 4th ABC 12.9%. 5th SBS 5.4%
Week so far.
10 in front, followed by 7 then 9. ABC 4th, SBS 5th.
Raw data sourced from TV Tonight and Media Spy and is based on OzTam 5 city metro ratings. Positions are only shown for times when ratings figures are available for at least 3 networks in order. Outside of 5.00 – 10.30pm, this is not the case so cannot show detail in this format for those hours. The week so far is the progressive network shares starting from Sunday and ending on Saturday (this figure not always available).