romps in the ratings

02 Dec 2005, 01:24:42 PM

Channel Seven Perth has convincingly won the official ratings year for 2005. Seven is the only commercial station to gain audience share on last year.

PRIME TIME RATINGS (6:00pm to 12 midnight)

  • SEVEN 28.8 up 2.2

  • NINE 25.2 down 0.5

  • TEN 22.8 down 1.4

  • ABC 17.0 down 1.7

  • SBS 6.1 up 1.3

Seven won 37 weeks out of the 40 weeks of official ratings

Nine won only two weeks (week 24 by 0.5% and week 39 by 2.9% - AFL Brownlow/Grand Final week)

Ten won just one week (week 36 by 0.3% - first round of AFL Finals)


  • No. 1 Station Primetime (6.00pm - Midnight) 2005

  • No. 1 Station 6.00am - Midnight 2005

  • No. 1 in News

  • No. 1 in Public Affairs

  • No. 1 in Drama

  • No. 1 in Light Entertainment

  • No. 1 in Mini-Series / Movies


Seven Perth had 12 of the Top 20 Most Watched Programs in 2005. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES averaged a massive 285,000 viewers during the 24 episode series.


Seven News and Today Tonight convincingly won the year. Both gained audience on last year while Nine News and A Current Affairs lost significant audiences.

Weekend News viewers on Seven (43.4% share) averaged 203,700, up 12,100 on 2004 with Nine (27.9% share) attracting an average audience of 130,900 viewers, down 3,300 on 2004


Seven's Sunrise had another amazing year easily winning its timeslot against Nine's Today.


In a year the West Coast Eagles made it through to the Grand Final, AFL Finals telecasts featured prominently. Lleyton Hewitt's appearance in Final of the Australian Open attracted an average audience of 325,000 (400,000 peak audience) but is not included in the table below because it was not in the official ratings period.


Seven Perth had the top 5 light entertainment programs. The DANCING WITH THE STARS: GRAND FINAL had an average of 269,842 thousand viewers.

Seven in 2006

Returning in 2006 - Lost, Desperate Housewives, Border Security, Dancing With The Stars, Amazing Race, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, All Saints, Great Outdoors, Better Homes and Gardens

New in 2006 – Prison Break, Commander In Chief, My Name Is Earl, Bones, a yet-to-be named Police fly-on-the-wall series filmed in Western Australia.

Strong portfolio of major sports events – with Seven's year commencing with all-encompassing coverage of The Australian Open Tennis, the Winter Olympics, Davis Cup, The Melbourne Cup and Rugby.