TV Ratings: 1 May 2012

Most watched

  1. One News: 747,630 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 588,260 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 545,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 520,130 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Yellowstone: 512,610 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. MasterChef New Zealand: 545,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Yellowstone: 512,610 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Missing Pieces: 429,990 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Middle: 392,330 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Target: 381,960 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Emmerdale: 108,370 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 108,050 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 100,930 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. Spongebob Squarepants: 86,740 (TV2, 3:30pm – 3:55pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 86,610 (TV2, 3:55pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 747,630 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. MasterChef New Zealand: 545,600 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 520,130 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Yellowstone: 512,610 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. I Shouldn’t Be Alive: 312,410 (9:35pm – 10:40pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 588,260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Middle: 392,330 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Go Girls: 268,630 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Suburgatory: 250,230 (8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Rookie Blue: 205,590 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. Missing Pieces: 429,990 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 397,570 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Target: 381,960 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Home and Away: 295,810 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 288,880 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 135,110 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. New Girl: 118,090 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Futurama: 102,290 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. How I Met Your Mother: 91,780 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. That ’70s Show: 51,780 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 218,750 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. New Tricks: 212,950 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 108,720 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. River Cottage Autumn: 104,900 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 102,050 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 39,090 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. C.S.I: 36,130 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. C.S.I: 31,930 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Law & Order: 27,760 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. CSI Miami: 20,400 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Target: 19,940 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Reunion: 33,360 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Swinging With The Finkels: 21,340 (8:35pm – 9:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Soccer English Premier League: 23,730 (6:45am – 9:00am)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 118,240
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 113,110
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 70,840
  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 40,110
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 37,510
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 33,960
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:25am): 25,220
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 24,810
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 100,930
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 747,630
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 397,570
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 520,130
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 288,880
  • Tonight (10:40pm – 11:10pm): 129,150
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 133,760

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. I Shouldn’t Be Alive: TV ONE 312410 – up from 203700 (9:35pm – 10:40pm)
  2. Target: TV3 381960 – up from 290740 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Home and Away: TV3 295810 – up from 208090 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. New Tricks: PRIME 212950 – up from 129350 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Campbell Live: TV3 288880 – up from 206490 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Law & Order: TV3 30840 – down from 76850 (11:20pm – 12:15am)
  2. Sports Tonight: TV3 62700 – down from 95170 (11:00pm – 11:20pm)
  3. Whose Line Is It Anyway: PRIME 19240 – down from 50530 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 40230 – down from 66380 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 86610 – down from 111070 (3:55pm – 4:00pm)

New

  1. Yellowstone: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Comedy Gala: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 29%
  • SKY Network: 24.3%
  • TV3: 16.9%
  • TV2: 14.6%
  • PRIME: 6.5%
  • FOUR: 4.4%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.2%
  • Maori TV: 0.4%

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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  • reece_555

    Breakfast ratings appear to be falling quite a bit this year.