TV Ratings: 2 May 2012

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 684,830 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 599,070 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 593,900 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 529,830 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 512,370 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Fair Go: 593,900 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Animal Rescue: 512,370 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 503,100 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 466,850 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. 2 Broke Girls: 416,650 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 121,260 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 106,470 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 92,420 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. Good Morning: 80,880 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)
  5. ONE News 4:30: 80,410 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 684,830 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 593,900 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Close Up: 529,830 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 512,370 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Castle: 353,070 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 599,070 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 503,100 (8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 466,850 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: 416,650 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Happy Endings: 331,100 (9:05pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The GC: 370,660 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 340,470 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Road Cops: 322,370 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 267,160 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Almighty Johnsons: 260,620 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 139,660 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Futurama: 105,080 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. How I Met Your Mother: 81,440 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. That ’70s Show: 68,200 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  5. Outsourced: 59,610 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 171,060 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 98,730 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. The Devil’s Mistress: 78,160 (8:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. World War II In Colour: 66,770 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 64,700 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 52,210 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Criminal Minds: 61,820 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Law & Order: 27,250 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  3. CSI:NY: 26,820 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. The GC: 42,700 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Road Cops: 37,280 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. The Almighty Johnsons: 21,700 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. Deaker On Sport: 24,690 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Beastly: 19,090 (8:35pm – 9:55pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 139,920
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 126,470
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 75,020
  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 45,440
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 38,850
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 35,490
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 121,260
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 22,340
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 684,830
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 340,470
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 529,830
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 267,160
  • Tonight (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 154,880
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:05pm): 129,760

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. The Big Bang Theory: TV2 503100 – up from 415350 (8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  2. Harry’s Law: TV ONE 279800 – up from 210340 (9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Almighty Johnsons: TV3 260620 – up from 192970 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: TV3 267160 – up from 202830 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: TV ONE 512370 – up from 457040 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Neighbours: TV2 86440 – down from 143980 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  2. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 145890 – down from 196880 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Emu: TV2 18180 – down from 67160 (3:10pm – 3:25pm)
  4. Prime News: PRIME 171060 – down from 214410 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Mr. Men and Little Miss: TV2 18180 – down from 61460 (3:25pm – 3:30pm)

New

  1. Happy Endings: TV2 (9:05pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hell’s Kitchen: TV2 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Road Cops: TV3 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The GC: TV3 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Nightline: TV3 (10:30pm – 11:05pm)
  6. World War II In Colour: PRIME (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  7. The Devil’s Mistress: PRIME (8:35pm – 10:30pm)
  8. The Crowd Goes Wild: PRIME (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.4%
  • SKY Network: 24.8%
  • TV2: 17.2%
  • TV3: 15.2%
  • PRIME: 4.9%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.2%
  • FOUR: 4.1%
  • Maori TV: 0.1%

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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  • Jono

    I swear that people just watch shows on TV1 and TV2 because they’re just so used to doing so. I bet if the GC was on TV2 it would get at least 100,000 or 200,000 more viewers.