TV Ratings: 29 March 2012

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Most watched

  1. One News: 605,640 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 530,190 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 530,120 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Highway Patrol: 471,630 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 470,110 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 530,190 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Highway Patrol: 471,630 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 470,110 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. The World’s Strictest Parents: 341,850 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Once Upon A Time: 326,580 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 118,590 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 109,290 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 106,050 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  4. Four Weddings: 95,880 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
  5. Dance Academy: 85,460 (TV2, 3:55pm – 4:25pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 605,640 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 530,190 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 419,110 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The World’s Strictest Parents: 341,850 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Miranda: 249,280 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 530,120 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Highway Patrol: 471,630 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 470,110 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Once Upon A Time: 326,580 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 20/20: 280,990 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. Grand Designs: 295,870 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. 3 News: 291,430 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Finder: 234,280 (8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 222,950 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 211,430 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 103,570 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 89,940 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. American Dad: 79,500 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Futurama: 71,950 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. The Cleveland Show: 61,000 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 178,890 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 102,110 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 70,750 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Top Gear USA: 69,810 (8:40pm – 9:35pm)
  5. SGU Stargate Universe: 53,700 (9:40pm – 10:35pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 36,790 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. NCIS: 44,790 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 41,790 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Law & Order: 20,690 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Grand Designs: 37,640 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 143,900
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 126,780
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 69,020
  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 40,120
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 43,600
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 34,820
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 27,140
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 118,590
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 605,640
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 291,430
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 419,110
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 222,950
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 96,430
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:05pm): 171,240

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Coronation Street: TV ONE 530190 – up from 450400 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Sports Tonight: TV3 112240 – up from 59180 (11:05pm – 11:20pm)
  3. Nightline: TV3 171240 – up from 118230 (10:30pm – 11:05pm)
  4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 186620 – up from 149530 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Project Runway: TV3 195560 – up from 160280 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Police Ten 7: TV2 470110 – down from 521120 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  2. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 72380 – down from 113830 (5:00pm – 5:25pm)
  3. Close Up: TV ONE 419110 – down from 456050 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: TV ONE 64760 – down from 100400 (4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. Breakfast: TV ONE 126780 – down from 159990 (8:00am – 9:00am)

New

  1. Last Chance to See: PRIME (7:30pm – 8:35pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.8%
  • SKY Network: 24%
  • TV2: 18.9%
  • TV3: 15.4%
  • PRIME: 4.5%
  • FOUR: 4.4%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.7%
  • Maori TV: 0.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
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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