TV Ratings: 9 September 2011

Most watched

  1. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 1,179,970 (TV ONE, 8:10pm – 8:35pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: 1,157,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:10pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Live: 1,015,180 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  4. One News: 826,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 744,620 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 1,179,970 (TV ONE, 8:10pm – 8:35pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: 1,157,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:10pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Live: 1,015,180 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 518,500 (TV ONE, 10:20pm – 10:45pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Live: 442,880 (SKY Sport 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News 4:30: 321,780 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  2. Te Karere: 156,690 (TV ONE, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 142,580 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 116,560 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:05pm)
  5. Emmerdale: 116,020 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 1,179,970 (8:10pm – 8:35pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: 1,157,150 (7:30pm – 8:10pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Live: 1,015,180 (8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  4. One News: 826,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 744,620 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 329,120 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: 137,660 (7:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Erin Simpson Show: 116,560 (4:00pm – 4:05pm)
  4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 114,870 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Spongebob Squarepants: 113,720 (3:35pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 289,730 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 220,550 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Nightline: 182,250 (10:30pm – 10:45pm)
  4. 3 News Special: 162,710 (5:35pm – 6:00pm)
  5. 3 News Special: 92,670 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. That ’70s Show: 70,180 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 65,770 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Wild Thornberrys: 49,060 (7:55am – 8:25am)
  4. America’s Most Wanted: 32,520 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  5. Rugrats: 32,200 (7:15am – 7:30am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 74,760 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 73,260 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 47,170 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Millionaire Hot Seat: 31,930 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Block: 29,480 (7:35pm – 9:25pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 28,380 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 Live: 177,720 (8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 129,590 (8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 126,800 (10:20pm – 10:30pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: 97,900 (7:00pm – 8:10pm)
  5. The Nutters Club: 28,000 (10:30pm – 11:05pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. RWC 2011 Live: 442,880 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 338,160 (8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 159,030 (10:15pm – 11:25pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: 132,720 (6:00pm – 8:10pm)
  5. The Crowd Goes Wild: 52,510 (11:30pm – 11:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 64,710 (9:55pm – 11:40pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 2

  1. The Hurt Locker: 32,120 (10:35pm – 12:40am)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 101,920
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 171,970
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 172,390
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 35,240
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 39,030
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 45,280
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 142,580
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 27,690
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 826,010
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 289,730
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 744,620
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 220,550
  • Tonight (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 300,720
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 10:45pm): 182,250

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 744620 – up from 406760 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. ONE News 4:30: TV ONE 321780 – up from 94470 (4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  3. One News: TV ONE 826010 – up from 682550 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Te Karere: TV ONE 156690 – up from 31150 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  5. 3 News: TV3 289730 – up from 260930 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Shortland Street: TV2 329120 – down from 541450 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Vampire Diaries: TV2 85500 – down from 239620 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: PRIME 74760 – down from 199550 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 114870 – down from 179640 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 89010 – down from 150120 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. 50 First Dates: TV3 (7:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:10pm)
  3. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: TV2 (7:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Block: PRIME (7:35pm – 9:25pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Pre Game: TV ONE (8:10pm – 8:35pm)
  6. RWC 2011 Pre Game: Maori TV (8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  7. RWC 2011 Live: Maori TV (8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  8. RWC 2011 Live: TV ONE (8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  9. 9/11 Phone Calls From The Towe: PRIME (9:30pm – 11:00pm)
  10. The Best of Graham Norton: TV3 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  11. RWC 2011 Post Game: Maori TV (10:20pm – 10:30pm)
  12. RWC 2011 Post Game: TV ONE (10:20pm – 10:45pm)
  13. Nightline: TV3 (10:30pm – 10:45pm)
  14. The Nutters Club: Maori TV (10:30pm – 11:05pm)
  15. Cup Talk: TV3 (10:45pm – 11:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 42.4%
  • SKY Network: 30%
  • TV2: 9.5%
  • TV3: 7.7%
  • Maori TV: 3.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.3%
  • PRIME: 2.3%
  • FOUR: 1.9%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

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If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • tvtv

    Superb ratings for RWC! Numbers from Key Demos (in ratings/share):

    RWC Open ceremony: 17.8 rating/49.3 share (18-39 demo) ; 23.3/55.6 (18-49) ; 27.3/57.9 (25-54)

    RWC Pre-Game: 18.9/49.4 (18-39) ; 25.2/56.1 (18-49) ; 29.1/58.2 (25-54)

    Live Game: 17.7/42.6 (18-39) ; 23.3/49.9 (18-49) ; 26.3/51.3 (25-54)

    Post-Game: 9.3/29.2 (18-39) ; 12.5/34.9 (18-49) ; 13.7/35.8 (25-54)

  • tvtv

    These demo ratings are for TV1 coverage. 

  • regan

    1.65m watched the fireworks. 1.64m watched the game