Week 13 sees us just far enough into the ratings year to start trend spotting (and ask what really did happen with all these shows we were promised in the glitzy new year promos?). It also opens the door for the start of some shows we’ve been missing or long promo’d – welcome Winners and Losers and Hungry Beast season 3. Most importantly, Survivor: Redemption Island has found a home! Ahh, some shows just ease the pain…


  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Biggest Loser Australia: Families – Sun 6:30pm; Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm (plus 2 x rpts Wed 8:30pm), Ch10
  • Bondi Rescue – Sun 8pm, Ch10
  • Hawaii Five-O – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Harry’s Law – Sun/Mon 9:30pm, Ch9 (plus rpt Fri 9:30pm, GEM)
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Glee – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Conviction Kitchen – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Survivor: Redemption Island (series premiere) – Tue 7:30pm, GO!
  • Winners & Losers (series premiere) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Raising Hope – Tue 8:30pm, Eleven
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9pm, Eleven
  • Californication – Tue 10:05pm, Eleven
  • Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Big Love – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Hungry Beast (series return) – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Party Down – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Heston’s Feasts – Thu 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Blue Bloods – Fri 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Movie: Police Academy – Sat 8:50pm, GO!
  • RocKwiz (new series) – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one


  • Compass (Clare Bowditch) – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Boston Legal (rpt) – Sun 11pm, 7mate
  • Rake (rpt) – Mon 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Black Books (rpt) – Tue 8pm, ABC2
  • Hoarders – Tue 8:30pm, GEM
  • Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – 11pm, Ch9
  • Bob’s Burgers – Wed 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Megastructures – Thu 8:30pm, 7mate


  • NZ’s Next Top Model – Sun 7:30pm, Eleven
  • The Mentalist – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9
  • 6pm with George Negus – Weeknights 6pm, Ch10
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • Q and A – Mon 8:35pm ABC News 24 (Qld); 9:35pm ABC1
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:15pm, ABC1
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Mike and Molly – Wed 8pm, Ch9
  • The Game Plan  – Wed 8:30pm, One
  • V – Wed 8:30pm, GO!
  • CSI – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9
  • Undercover Boss (USA) – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10


  • The Amazing Race – Sun 6:30pm, 7mate
  • Bones – Sun 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Castle – Sun 9:30pm, Ch7
  • This Is Your Life – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Dexter – Mon 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Seriously Funny: Comedy Gala Gold – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Britain’s Missing Top Model – Wed 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7


  • My Kitchen Rules – Mon/Tue/Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • House – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Top Gear – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Late Session – Tue 10:05pm, SBS1
  • Farmer Wants A Wife – Wed 8:30pm, Ch9


  • Cougar Town – Tue 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Hellcats – Tue 7:30pm, GO!
  • Desperate Housewives – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • NRL Footy Show – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

There’s just so much going on. Conviction Kitchen is continuing to grow an audience (as well it should), and delivering strongly for Ch7 on Monday night’s off the back of the 2nd highest rating show at the moment in My Kitchen Rules. I suspect that CK is a one hit wonder – the charm won’t last to a second series, if considered by the Network.

As I’ve shouted about previously, Survivor: Redemption Island has found a home on GO! on Tuesday nights. Here’s hoping the network catches us up with the US as we’re at leats 5 episodes behind now, and to be only 4 days (as opposed to 4 weeks) behind would be ideal. Additionally, it would allow for the enjoyment of show host Jeff Probst live tweeting the episode as it airs in America in a much less spoilerific way.

After what seems like nearly a year of sizzle, Winners and Losers premiere’s on Tuesday for Ch7. The first ep is brilliant, and sets up the series for one hell of a ride. It may not appeal to the entire Packed to the Rafters audience (which, for now, it’s replacing) but it will garner a strong following and land it’s own timeslot to continue Ch7’s dominance for now. To be fair, there’s no Aussie drama of note to put against it. Underbelly and Rescue and Offspring are coming, though.

Contrary to the advice in the paper and TV Guide today, Big Bang Theory is continuing at 7pm for Ch9 in Queensland (as opposed to Two and a Half Men in all the other states). This is great, as BBT is making good in-roads on the Home and Away audience at 7pm – certainly showing the rest of the 9 Network what should be on at 7pm nationally.

vs TaaHM still going strong