Newcastle Television ratings week 35, 2008
While Nine seemed to struggle nationally last week against Seven's new programs, everything returned to normal in Newcastle with NBN back on top and Prime back with the same figures they had prior to the Olympics.
Mind you, it wasn't as clear-cut as the total ratings figures would have you believe. While NBN was a clear 7 points ahead in the ratings, they only had 4 of the Top 10 programs for the week. Prime had 5 and SC TEN had 1 Top 10 program.
Prime will be encouraged by the stronger audiences, especially for new shows Packed to the Rafters and Find My Family. SC TEN will be buoyed by the return of Australian Idol which helped them close the gap significantly on Prime.
Next weeks results will be more telling though. NBN will have Scorched and The Strip plus final round of Friday Night Football to be included, while Prime will be seeing who is sticking around for week 2 of their new programs.
Most watched programs:
1 NBN Evening News Monday to Friday NBN 112000
2 NBN Evening News Sunday NBN 104000
3 A Current Affair NBN 103000
4 Packed To The Rafters PRIME 98000
5 Medical Emergency PRIME 88000
6 Find My Family PRIME 85000
7 NBN Evening News Saturday NBN 85000
8 Australian Idol Audtion 5 TEN 85000
9 City Homicide PRIME 84000
10 The Force - Behind The Line PRIME 83000
2008 Week 35
NBN 30.9 32.0 34.0 34.6
PRIME 23.7 22.0 23.3 24.9
TEN 21.0 23.1 19.0 18.2
ABC 17.9 15.5 17.0 16.3
SBS 6.0 7.4 6.5 6.0