TV Ratings: March 8 2012

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Most watched

  1. One News: 588,920 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 493,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 441,000 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 429,210 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Highway Patrol: 403,710 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 441,000 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 429,210 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Highway Patrol: 403,710 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Once Upon A Time: 351,410 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Grand Designs: 320,340 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. H20 Just add water: 122,030 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  2. ONE News Midday: 119,130 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 105,290 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 98,960 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 90,120 (TV2, 3:55pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 588,920 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 441,000 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 352,280 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The World’s Strictest Parents: 277,000 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Miranda: 225,690 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 493,910 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 429,210 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Highway Patrol: 403,710 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Once Upon A Time: 351,410 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 20/20: 283,970 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 324,040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Grand Designs: 320,340 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Bones: 300,640 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 289,480 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 211,210 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Cleveland Show: 96,250 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 93,800 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. American Dad: 78,590 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Bob’s Burgers: 76,840 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  5. South Park: 73,930 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 159,280 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 73,710 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 73,230 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. SGU Stargate Universe: 56,270 (9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Who Wants To Be A Million: 42,980 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 37,870 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 32,580 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. NCIS: 32,100 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Law & Order: 24,570 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Intl Cricket Test: 65,140 (4:05pm – 6:30pm)
  2. Dilmah Tea Party: 39,800 (3:50pm – 4:00pm)
  3. Intl Cricket Test: 36,470 (1:05pm – 3:45pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. Intl Cricket ODI: 45,700 (8:35pm – 12:25am)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 37,630
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 83,890
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 158,350
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 137,070
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 26,260
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 29,780
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 36,610
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 24,410
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 119,130
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 28,100
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 588,920
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 324,040
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 352,280
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 289,480
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 106,570
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 145,460

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. ONE News 4:30: TV ONE 98960 – up from 76060 (4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  2. Breakfast: TV ONE 83890 – up from 65260 (6:30am – 7:00am)
  3. Nightline: TV3 145460 – up from 129670 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  4. Project Runway: TV3 182180 – up from 166390 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Breakfast: TV ONE 137070 – up from 121340 (8:00am – 9:00am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 352280 – down from 469340 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Highway Patrol: TV2 403710 – down from 507380 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: TV2 429210 – down from 521080 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 588920 – down from 666410 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 73480 – down from 134180 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. Last Chance to See: PRIME (7:35pm – 8:40pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 30.9%
  • TV ONE: 24.6%
  • TV2: 17.4%
  • TV3: 15.4%
  • FOUR: 4.3%
  • PRIME: 3.6%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.3%
  • 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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