(All ratings – 5 city metro combined and individual capitals – all figures in thousands)

Scroll around in the box above to view the ratings, and click on the down arrow next to the city of your choice to sort the results by that city.

Primary Channels

Only 3 shows above 1m, but the AFL pres-season Grand Final skews the numbers a little. Some shows down due to changes (i.e. no Million Dollar Drop in MEL), other just down. Then there was the news that 6PM with George Negus will become 6:30PM with George Negus in a week… but that altered nothing. Yet. Home and Away has now lost the 7pm timeslot three times this week to the ABC News. Who knows if it will be permanent, but it’s telling nonetheless. The moves afoot in BNE with regard to how the ratings change compared to nationally are very interesting – try sorting the ratings above by the BNE column and see how it changes.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC NEws – ABC1
7:30pm: How I Met Your Mother (double ep) – Ch7
8:30pm: Grey’s Anatomy – Ch7
9:30pm: Desperate Housewives – Ch7

Not surprisingly, Channel 7 won the night with no fractured programming.

Digital Multi-channels

Big news. BIG. NEWS. Thanks to One showing the AFL pre-season Grand Final LIVE – it tied with Eleven for the 2nd highest rating channel of the night on 3.7%. That’s a MASSIVE result for One, and absolutely a sign that more people would appreciate live sport parallel to other programming. Multi-screen houses demand it. It was not enough to upset Neighbours as the nightly program winner, but the AFL did come fourth over all, only beaten by an episode of the Big Bang Theory and the ICC World Cup: Australia V India (the latter on Fox Sports 3).

In the end it was a massive boost for the 10 Network, but not enough to beat the 7 Network (28.7%) or the 9 Network (26.1%).