National TV ratings. Source: David Dale, Sun Herald blogs
Last Monday, Channel Ten launched a daily program called Taken Out, which is also about relationships, and drew 851,000 viewers. By Friday TO had sunk to 672,000 viewers. Did somebody say they'd seen Yasmin's ghost in Ten's corridors? Will the new description for a rapidly failing show be "It was Taken Out and ..."?
Yasmin also made a fleeting visit to the ABC on Wednesday, when its new comedy Very Small Business did exactly what its title said -- 708,000 viewers in the 9.30 timeslot that previously enjoyed 1.1 million for the opening episodes of The Hollowmen (now drawing 919,000 at 9pm).
And Channel Seven's programmers heard the rustle of her gown when they learned that Make Me A Supermodel, which had opened with 1.1 million viewers before the Olympics, had sunk to 928,000 last Thursday. But they weren't too worried -- Seven had nine of the ten most watched shows and won the week.
For the ratings year so far, excluding the Olympic period, Seven has 27.9 per cent of the prime time audience to Nine's 27.6 (Ten 21.5, ABC 17.3, SBS 5.7). But Nine is leading with viewers aged 18-49.
The ABC's best performers were Midsomer Murders and Spicks and
Specks, both on 1.3m. SBS drew 907,000 to Top Gear and 381,000 to
Mythbusters. Pay TV's most watched shows included NRL: Eels v Warriors
which brought 291,000 to Fox Sports 2 and and Project Runway Australia,
which brought 241,000 to Arena.
What Australia watched, week ending September 6
1 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Network 7 2,044,000
2 BORDER SECURITY Network 7 1,724,000
3 RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE Network 7 1,709,000
4 CITY HOMICIDE Network 7 1,683,000
5 FIND MY FAMILY Network 7 1,640,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,573,000
7 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,563,000
8 THE FORCE Network 7 1,542,000
9 SEVEN NEWS - SUN Network 7 1,538,000
10 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 1,536,000
11 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,506,000
12 DOMESTIC BLITZ Network 9 1,466,000
13 THE STRIP Network 9 1,446,000
14 TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,434,000
15 SEVEN NEWS - SAT Network 7 1,401,000