PRIME leads ratings race

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PRIME has raced to the lead in television ratings this week thanks to the V8 Supercars, but the network is still jostling with WIN for peak viewing in Canberra.

WIN’s consistent performance was helped along by a rare top 20 appearance by Big Brother.

PRIME also did well with The X-Factor, which drew solid audiences this week.

In another demonstration of Canberra’s divergence from the norm, PRIME failed to hit the mark with the program that topped the national ratings – Anh Do’s Vietnam.

It was the number one program nationally with 1.6 million viewers, but in Canberra attracted fewer than 24,000, finishing at a lowly No.42 on the table.

Similarly, Underground – the Julian Assange Story, which was No. 7 nationally, only made No. 39 in Canberra, soundly beaten by Gardening Australia and Rick Stein’s Spain.

The ABC did well with a new series of New Tricks in its Friday night crime slot, as well as constant performers like Gruen, The Chaser and QI.

Top 20 programs – Canberra 7 – 13 October 2012

1 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11:
BATHURST D3 THE PODIUM
Prime7 62,255
2 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11:
BATHURST D3 THE RACE
Prime7 47,006
3 NEW TRICKS ABC1 44,258
4 THE X FACTOR PERFORMANCE Prime7 41,373
5 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Prime7 40,370
6 THE CHASER: HAMSTER WHEEL ABC1 39,580
7 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Prime7 38,863
8 QI RPT ABC1 37,301
9 TRANS-TASMAN TEST –
AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND
WIN 36,872
10 NATIONAL NEWS WIN 35,473
11 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11:
BATHURST D3 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
Prime7 34,325
12 GRUEN PLANET ABC1 34,126
13 AUSTRALIAN STORY ABC1 34,112
14 WINNERS & LOSERS Prime7 31,899
15 WIN NEWS WIN 31,837
16 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11:
BATHURST D3 THE WRAP-UP
Prime7 30,319
17 BIG BROTHER – WED WIN 29,726
18 HOUSE HUSBANDS WIN 29,545
19 DOC MARTIN – RPT ABC1 29,208
20 SUNDAY NIGHT Prime7 29,029

Source: Regional TAM, All people, Overnight data.

 

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