September 22nd, 2006

[random] geeky girl

Australian Ratings

I know australian ratings dont cont when it comes to the show being produced.. but they are important to us to keep the show on the air at a normal timeslot (instead of at midnight) and they are doubly important for us at the moment as Jericho is somewhat of a trial to see how a show rates here when we see it at the same time as the US and not six months later. It's a first for us having that happen.

so.. in case anyone is interested.. the ratings for Jericho in australia last night...

Jericho ranked #4 overall and #1 in Melbourne. It was also #1 in its timeslot (8.30pm thurs).

Network 1,241,000
Sydney 282,000
Melbourne 439,000
Brisbane 200,000
Adelaide 160,000
Perth 160,000

the network it aired on, had a 21.5 percent share for the night, but that included other shows as well. 1.2 million viewers is average I think. House usually has ratings of 1.8million+, and reruns of CSI and L&O usually get about 900,000 viewers.

ratings info from: http://blogs.smh.com.au/entertainment/archives/the_tribal_mind/006326.html
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