TV Ratings: 18 April 2012

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 717,970 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 593,310 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 540,880 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 490,740 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 481,980 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Fair Go: 540,880 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Animal Rescue: 481,980 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 443,200 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 438,000 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  5. 2 Broke Girls: 415,360 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News 4:30: 97,240 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 92,190 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 86,720 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: 85,460 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Spongebob Squarepants: 78,550 (TV2, 3:30pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 717,970 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 540,880 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Close Up: 490,740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 481,980 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Castle: 361,420 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 593,310 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 443,200 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 438,000 (8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: 415,360 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Happy Endings: 267,700 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. Road Madness: 319,320 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 319,240 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. World’s Deadliest Roads: 255,800 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Home and Away: 204,820 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 201,060 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 128,130 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Futurama: 99,290 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. How I Met Your Mother: 70,270 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Biggest Loser: 53,260 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Bananas in Pyjamas: 42,980 (9:25am – 9:35am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 221,270 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 99,090 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 74,920 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Secret War: 66,770 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Ben Hur: 53,240 (8:35pm – 10:35pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 50,580 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Criminal Minds: 63,260 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 34,540 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Law & Order: 32,160 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. Whose Line Is It Anyway?: 26,930 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Road Madness: 43,910 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Almighty Johnsons: 24,240 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. Deaker On Sport: 24,060 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Rite: 45,060 (8:35pm – 10:25pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (7:55am – 9:00am): 124,000
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:50am): 95,530
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 66,070
  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 36,150
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 46,050
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 31,330
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 85,460
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 22,420
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 717,970
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 319,240
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 490,740
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 201,060
  • Tonight (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 162,340
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 98,170

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. One News: TV ONE 717970 – up from 639040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. World’s Deadliest Roads: TV3 255800 – up from 236430 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Neighbours: TV2 118720 – up from 99790 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Tiki Tour: TV2 48900 – up from 31270 (8:15am – 8:40am)
  5. Spongebob Squarepants: TV2 78550 – up from 62580 (3:30pm – 4:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Two and a Half Men: TV2 443200 – down from 561000 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: TV ONE 540880 – down from 613360 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: TV2 438000 – down from 505820 (8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: TV2 415360 – down from 481010 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Campbell Live: TV3 201060 – down from 258510 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. Animal Rescue: TV ONE (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 30.1%
  • TV ONE: 27.1%
  • TV2: 16.9%
  • TV3: 13.4%
  • PRIME: 4.5%
  • FOUR: 3.7%
  • Other TV Channels: 3%
  • Maori TV: 0.2%

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 Killing, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, Go Girls, and the NRL.
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