IT’S RATINGS TIME, BABY!!! We’ve already got one casualty for the year already and there’s sure to be more quickly. Lots of shows that have been sizzled for weeks during sporting fixtures about to drop, and we start to settle into some form or order. The week is looking fairly packed, though not everything is for everyone, independent of what the networks would have you believe. PVR’s at the ready… and GO!


  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Young Talent Time – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Video Killed The Radio Star (???) – Sun 7pm, ABC2
  • Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Border Security – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Force – Sun 8pm, Ch7
  • New Girl – Sun 8pm, Ch10
  • Homeland (double episode)- Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • MOVIE: Planet Of The Apes – Sun 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Excess Baggage – Mon-Thu 6:30pm, GO!
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:35pm, SBS one
  • My Kitchen Rules – Mon 7:35pm, Ch7
  • Australian Story – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • Bondi Rescue – Mon 8pm, Ch10
  • Four Corners – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Revenge (series premiere) – Mon 8:35pm, Ch7
  • Alcatraz (series premiere – double ep) – Mon 8:35pm, Ch9
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:15pm, ABC1
  • Person Of Interest (series return) – Mon 10:35pm, Ch9
  • Q&A – Mon 9:35pm, ABC1/8:35pm AEST ABC News 24
  • Santo, Sam & Ed’s Sports Fever – Mon 10:45pm, Ch7
  • Bondi Vet – Tue 8pm, Ch10
  • 2 Broke Girls (series premiere) – Tue 8:05pm, Ch9
  • NCIS (series return – double episode) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Packed To The Rafters (series return – double episode) – Tue 8:35pm, Ch7
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9pm, Eleven
  • Absolutely Fabulous (20th Anniversary Specials) – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation – Wed 8pm, Ch10
  • Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Sherlock (series return) – Wed 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Please Marry My Boy – Wed 8:40pm, Ch7
  • Outland – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Zumbo (rpt) – Thu 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Earthflight (series premiere) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Straits – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • CSI – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Thu 9:30pm, GO!
  • 24 Hours in Emergency – Thu 9:35pm, SBS one
  • Southland (season final) – Thu 11:30pm, Ch9
  • Planet America – Fri 6:30pm, ABC1 (rpt 9:30pm ABC News 24)
  • Glee – Fri 7pm, Ch10
  • Last Man Standing (Senegal) – Fri 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Undercover Boss USA – Sat 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Accused – Sat 8:35pm, ABC1
  • RocKwiz (rpts) – Sat 8:35pm, SBS one
  • Mad Men (series return – double episode) – Sat 9:25pm, SBS one
  • An Idiot Abroad 2: Karl’s Bucket List – Sat 9:30pm, Ch10


  • Dragon’s Den – Sun 7:30pm, ABC2
  • Suburgatory – Sun 8:30pm, GO!
  • Animaniacs – Weekdays 6:30am, GO!
  • The League – Wed 1am, ONE
  • Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure (rpt) – Wed 11:35pm, ABC1
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:35pm, Ch7


  • The Project – Sun-Fri 6pm, Ch10
  • Whoose Line Is It Anyway? – Mon 7:30pm, ONE
  • At The Movies – Wed 10pm, ABC1


  • Grandstand – Mon-Thu 6:30pm, ABC1
  • NCIS:LA – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Hawaii 5-O – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
  • From Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • The Good Wife – Wed 9:10pm, Ch10
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Thu 8:35pm, Ch7
  • Desperate Housewives – Thu 9:35pm, Ch7
  • Private Practice – Thu 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Better Homes and Gardens – Fri 7:30pm, Ch7
  • The Graham Norton Show – Sat 8:30pm, Ch10


  • The Biggest Loser – Mon-Thu 7pm, Ch10
  • Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil – Tue 10:25pm, ABC2
  • A Gifted Man – Thu 10:30pm, Ch10


  • Two and a Half Men – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Phoneshop – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Marriage Ref – Wed 11:05pm, Ch7
  • Mobbed – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show – Sat 6:30pm, Ch9
  • Top Gear USA – Sat 6:30pm, GO!

They’ve both be pushed beyond belief – will Revenge for Ch7 and Alcatraz for Ch9 stack up against each other? Early glances suggest no – Revenge to stand head and shoulders above the sci-fi inspired Alcatraz, but that’s for the viewers to decide (and decide quickly, you will, mmm, yes).

He’s back, and he’s better than before – Sherlock season two returns to Ch9 this week. A spectacular story first out it picks up precisely where season one left off with Moriarty about to have them killed. Game. On.

Those looking forward to Earthflight may be disappointed to know that the series originally voiced in the UK by David Tennant is being revoiced for Australian audiences by Charles Wooley. Still, the visuals will be amazing.