Singers and geeks have the ratings X-Factor

WITH its best peak viewing performance figures this year, PRIME had eight of the top twenty programs in Canberra last week.

The X-Factor judges

Ratings favoured the program’s reality shows “The X-Factor” and “Beauty and the Geek.”

WIN did well with the latest incarnation of the popular “Hamish and Andy’s Caravan of Courage” series, this time comparing Australia and
New Zealand.

“CSI” came in at number 5 with a bullet, moving up from number 81 last week, and WIN showed a strong all-viewing audience, supported by loyal
cricket followers keeping an eye on the first Test.

The big loser this week was the ABC. Despite having three of the top four shows, ratings overall were well down on recent weeks.

Stephen Fry, generally a strong drawcard for the ABC, failed to make the top ten.

The Chaser: Hamster Wheel tumbled to No. 43 with fewer than 20,000 viewers, while that perennial favourite Gardening Australia could only manage an audience of less than 13,500.

The ABC’s gritty drama series have failed to find a mass following – “Redfern Now” attracted just over 16,500, while the harrowing story of asbestos victims’ compensation battle, “Devil’s Dust”, was watched by 17,750 Canberrans.

Meanwhile, TEN continues to attract less than 10 per cent of the audience, with “Modern Family” and repeats of “NCIS” among its few popular shows.

Top 20 programs – Canberra 11 – 17 November 2012

# Program Channel Audience
1 THE X FACTOR PERFORMANCE Prime7 47,237
2 NEW TRICKS-FRI ABC1 44,240
3 DOC MARTIN RPT ABC1 41,153
4 MICHAEL PALIN’S BRAZIL-EV ABC1 36,251
5 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION WIN 34,149
6 WIN NEWS WIN 34,006
7 NATIONAL NEWS SUNDAY WIN 33,889
8 HAMISH AND ANDY’S CARAVAN OF
COURAGE: AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND
WIN 33,408
9 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Prime7 33,234
10 NATIONAL NEWS WIN 33,020
11 M-QUANTUM OF SOLACE Prime7 32,683
12 M-UP! Prime7 32,233
13 SUNDAY NIGHT Prime7 31,076
14 CASTLE Prime7 30,370
15 ABC NEWS-SA ABC1 29,143
16 KINGDOM-EV ABC1 28,795
17 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Prime7 28,447
18 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Prime7 27,509
19 NATIONAL NEWS SATURDAY WIN 26,849
20 CATALYST-EV ABC1 26,800

Source: Regional TAM, All people, Overnight data.

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