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Top drama programs

Top 50 drama episodes on free-to-air television, 2008–2015

Next update February 2017


Programs listed include both Australian and foreign titles.
Foreign titles are highlighted and in bold.

For lists of top-rating Australian drama on free-to-air TV, see Australian content.

2015

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 24/05/2015 Catching Milat (Final) 20:56 22:48 7 1,686 10.2% 31.2%
2 15/02/2015 House of Hancock - Part 2 20:50 22:17 9 1,684 10.2% 29.5%
3 17/05/2015 Catching Milat 20:46 22:31 7 1,626 9.9% 29.2%
4 8/02/2015 House of Hancock - Part 1 20:46 22:29 9 1,563 9.5% 27.6%
5 13/09/2015 Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door  Part 1 20:42 22:46 7 1,560 9.5% 30.8%
6 20/09/2015 Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door  Part 2 20:42 22:40 7 1,450 8.8% 28.5%
7 22/09/2015 800 Words 20:40 21:44 7 1,409 8.5% 26.5%
8 29/09/2015 800 Words 20:42 21:42 7 1,403 8.5% 26.2%
9 15/09/2015 800 Words 20:43 21:46 7 1,350 8.2% 26.4%
10 9/02/2015 Gallipoli (Launch) 21:00 21:53 9 1,342 8.1% 23.4%
11 3/11/2015 800 Words 20:49 21:49 7 1,316 8.0% 26.0%
12 6/10/2015 800 Words 20:39 21:41 7 1,309 7.9% 23.8%
13 4/02/2015 Winter 21:01 22:00 7 1,309 7.9% 25.6%
14 13/10/2015 800 Words 20:48 21:50 7 1,307 7.9% 24.7%
15 10/02/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 21:00 21:29 9 1,267 7.7% 21.6%
16 20/10/2015 800 Words 20:40 21:42 7 1,254 7.6% 23.1%
17 27/10/2015 800 Words 20:45 21:45 7 1,246 7.6% 23.8%
18 10/02/2015 How to Get Away With Murder (Pilot) 21:00 22:00 7 1,237 7.5% 23.2%
19 3/04/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:33 21:32 ABC 1,205 7.3% 24.5%
20 21/03/2015 New Tricks 19:31 20:30 ABC 1,182 7.2% 24.5%
21 13/02/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:34 21:33 ABC 1,174 7.1% 22.2%
22 2/02/2015 Home and Away 19:00 19:33 7 1,168 7.1% 20.4%
23 27/02/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:34 21:33 ABC 1,156 7.0% 23.3%
24 19/05/2015 Love Child (Episode 3) 20:46 21:54 9 1,152 7.0% 21.1%
25 14/03/2015 New Tricks 19:31 20:30 ABC 1,139 6.9% 23.6%
26 24/03/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:52 21:21 9 1,139 6.9% 18.6%
27 2/02/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Mon 21:08 21:40 9 1,129 6.9% 20.0%
28 6/10/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:39 21:09 9 1,126 6.8% 19.3%
29 17/02/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:52 21:21 9 1,117 6.8% 18.9%
30 13/03/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:36 21:32 ABC 1,117 6.8% 21.5%
31 13/10/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:36 21:05 9 1,113 6.8% 18.7%
32 14/04/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:46 21:17 9 1,111 6.7% 19.0%
33 7/02/2015 Foyle's War 20:32 22:03 ABC 1,109 6.7% 23.5%
34 7/03/2015 New Tricks 19:31 20:29 ABC 1,109 6.7% 22.7%
35 5/05/2015 Love Child (Launch) 20:43 21:51 9 1,107 6.7% 20.3%
36 7/02/2015 New Tricks 19:31 20:30 ABC 1,107 6.7% 22.7%
37 6/03/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:33 21:32 ABC 1,103 6.7% 21.8%
38 2/06/2015 Love Child (Episode 8) 20:44 21:51 9 1,098 6.7% 19.3%
39 23/03/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Mon 21:05 21:34 9 1,098 6.7% 19.3%
40 15/11/2015 Mary: The Making Of A Princess 20:35 22:37 10 1,097 6.7% 22.5%
41 10/11/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Tue 20:38 21:05 9 1,097 6.7% 20.9%
42 11/02/2015 Winter 21:03 22:02 7 1,097 6.7% 20.5%
43 10/06/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Wed 19:30 20:02 9 1,092 6.6% 17.8%
44 16/03/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Mon 21:00 21:30 9 1,088 6.6% 18.8%
45 28/10/2015 Blindspot (Pilot) 20:39 21:39 7 1,080 6.6% 20.2%
46 15/03/2015 Downton Abbey 21:09 22:14 7 1,077 6.5% 20.8%
47 27/03/2015 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 20:33 21:32 ABC 1,077 6.5% 21.2%
48 6/04/2015 The Big Bang Theory - Mon 20:48 21:17 9 1,072 6.5% 18.3%
49 8/05/2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 20:32 21:27 ABC 1,071 6.5% 19.5%
50 22/03/2015 Downton Abbey 21:09 22:17 7 1,068 6.5% 22.3%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2015.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).

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2014

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 9/02/2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart – Part 1 20:40 22:41 7 2,243 14.0% 36.0%
2 25/03/2014 Resurrection 20:51 21:54 7 2,141 13.3% 36.5%
3 16/02/2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart – Part 2 20:40 22:43 7 2,081 12.9% 38.5%
4 1/04/2014 Resurrection 20:52 21:51 7 1,778 11.1% 29.3%
5 8/04/2014 Resurrection 20:54 21:53 7 1,638 10.2% 27.8%
6 23/02/2014 Fat Tony & Co 20:44 21:45 9 1,621 10.1% 24.8%
7 1/04/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:56 21:25 9 1,588 9.9% 24.8%
8 17/02/2014 Love Child 20:49 21:57 9 1,587 9.9% 26.8%
9 31/03/2014 Love Child 20:57 22:04 9 1,522 9.5% 25.8%
10 24/02/2014 Love Child 20:49 21:53 9 1,510 9.4% 26.3%
11 13/10/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:04 20:33 9 1,457 9.1% 23.6%
12 7/04/2014 Love Child 20:59 22:06 9 1,453 9.0% 24.9%
13 3/03/2014 Love Child 21:02 22:06 9 1,453 9.0% 25.5%
14 10/06/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:35 20:07 9 1,441 9.0% 22.0%
15 24/03/2014 Love Child 21:03 22:09 9 1,426 8.9% 24.6%
16 12/10/2014 Gotham 20:42 21:42 9 1,425 8.9% 23.6%
17 10/11/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:39 20:07 9 1,418 8.8% 24.0%
18 3/06/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:37 20:06 9 1,417 8.8% 21.7%
19 5/05/2014 The Big Bang Theory 21:13 21:44 9 1,416 8.8% 24.0%
20 10/03/2014 Love Child 21:03 22:04 9 1,410 8.8% 24.6%
21 4/05/2014 The Killing Field 20:39 22:48 7 1,405 8.7% 25.6%
22 23/02/2014 Fat Tony & Co (Episode 2) 21:46 22:47 9 1,401 8.7% 30.3%
23 28/01/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:41 21:09 9 1,401 8.7% 22.0%
24 22/04/2014 Resurrection 20:54 21:54 7 1,384 8.6% 25.7%
25 8/04/2014 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 21:29 9 1,383 8.6% 22.2%
26 27/05/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:36 20:08 9 1,381 8.6% 20.7%
27 22/03/2014 Doc Martin 19:32 20:18 ABC 1,375 8.6% 26.3%
28 1/05/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:02 20:31 9 1,369 8.5% 23.3%
29 17/03/2014 Love Child 20:50 21:56 9 1,358 8.4% 22.7%
30 23/03/2014 Downton Abbey 21:05 22:09 7 1,356 8.4% 23.6%
31 23/02/2014 Downton Abbey 20:48 22:20 7 1,344 8.4% 22.2%
32 27/10/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:33 20:01 9 1,344 8.4% 23.6%
33 3/02/2014 Revenge 20:51 21:54 7 1,338 8.3% 24.1%
34 9/03/2014 Downton Abbey 21:08 22:12 7 1,329 8.3% 25.2%
35 1/02/2014 Doc Martin 19:32 20:19 ABC 1,329 8.3% 27.1%
36 30/03/2014 Downton Abbey 21:08 22:13 7 1,328 8.3% 24.9%
37 26/04/2014 Death in Paradise 19:31 20:31 ABC 1,319 8.2% 25.4%
38 18/03/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:44 21:14 9 1,307 8.1% 21.2%
39 13/07/2014 A Place to Call Home (repeat) 21:19 22:18 7 1,302 8.1% 23.0%
40 13/04/2014 Downton Abbey 20:42 22:16 7 1,289 8.0% 22.7%
41 25/02/2014 The Big Bang Theory 20:44 21:14 9 1,283 8.0% 20.5%
42 28/01/2014 The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 21:09 21:39 9 1,281 8.0% 21.8%
43 1/09/2014 House Husbands 20:48 21:48 9 1,275 7.9% 22.3%
44 2/03/2014 Fat Tony & Co 20:51 21:51 9 1,274 7.9% 20.9%
45 30/04/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:32 20:01 9 1,273 7.9% 21.6%
46 27/01/2014 Home And Away 19:00 19:31 7 1,271 7.9% 22.2%
47 13/10/2014 The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 19:34 20:04 9 1,270 7.9% 21.5%
48 2/03/2014 Downton Abbey 21:02 22:08 7 1,265 7.9% 21.9%
49 14/05/2014 The Big Bang Theory 19:38 20:05 9 1,263 7.9% 20.7%
50 8/03/2014 Doc Martin 19:31 20:18 ABC 1,263 7.9% 25.3%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2014.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).

Top


2013

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 28/04/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:44 21:47 7 1,930 12.2% 29.5%
2 30/09/2013 The Blacklist 20:43 21:43 7 1,806 11.4% 30.7%
3 5/02/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:44 21:43 7 1,762 11.2% 29.0%
4 4/02/2013 Revenge 20:48 21:48 7 1,752 11.1% 28.9%
5 28/07/2013 Underbelly: Squizzy (Episode 1) 20:45 21:42 9 1,733 11.0% 26.9%
6 16/04/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:55 21:57 7 1,619 10.3% 28.1%
7 29/01/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:47 21:48 7 1,613 10.2% 27.3%
8 26/02/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:44 21:43 7 1,609 10.2% 25.5%
9 7/10/2013 The Blacklist 20:48 21:45 7 1,592 10.1% 26.3%
10 2/07/2013 Packed to the Rafters (Final) 21:44 22:46 7 1,585 10.0% 33.7%
11 2/07/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:44 21:44 7 1,584 10.0% 25.3%
12 5/03/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:52 21:50 7 1,582 10.0% 26.8%
13 24/02/2013 Downton Abbey 20:44 21:51 7 1,568 9.9% 24.2%
14 12/03/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:45 21:45 7 1,568 9.9% 26.1%
15 10/02/2013 Downton Abbey 20:35 22:08 7 1,564 9.9% 24.5%
16 19/03/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:52 21:52 7 1,562 9.9% 26.8%
17 19/02/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:50 21:47 7 1,559 9.9% 26.4%
18 3/03/2013 Downton Abbey 20:44 21:52 7 1,544 9.8% 24.1%
19 11/02/2013 Revenge 20:44 21:44 7 1,539 9.7% 24.9%
20 5/05/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:41 21:44 7 1,539 9.7% 23.3%
21 21/04/2013 Downton Abbey 20:37 21:42 7 1,537 9.7% 23.4%
22 12/02/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:44 22:15 7 1,533 9.7% 27.8%
23 23/04/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:56 21:57 7 1,527 9.7% 25.5%
24 17/03/2013 Downton Abbey 20:45 21:52 7 1,511 9.6% 23.0%
25 18/02/2013 Revenge 20:46 21:46 7 1,507 9.5% 24.8%
26 14/04/2013 Downton Abbey 20:43 21:49 7 1,499 9.5% 23.3%
27 10/03/2013 Downton Abbey 20:43 21:51 7 1,496 9.5% 23.8%
28 2/10/2013 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 19:30 20:32 7 1,495 9.5% 24.3%
29 25/02/2013 Revenge 20:45 21:46 7 1,495 9.5% 25.3%
30 21/07/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:43 21:41 7 1,494 9.5% 22.2%
31 1/05/2013 Arrow 20:31 21:31 9 1,482 9.4% 25.1%
32 21/10/2013 The Blacklist 20:55 21:54 7 1,468 9.3% 25.5%
33 16/06/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:47 21:48 7 1,467 9.3% 22.1%
34 1/05/2013 The Big Bang Theory 19:33 20:01 9 1,464 9.3% 24.9%
35 17/02/2013 Downton Abbey 20:37 21:45 7 1,457 9.2% 22.4%
36 2/06/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:44 21:47 7 1,457 9.2% 21.4%
37 14/10/2013 The Blacklist 20:45 21:43 7 1,457 9.2% 23.9%
38 2/10/2013 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 20:32 21:32 7 1,453 9.2% 24.3%
39 14/07/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:43 21:44 7 1,452 9.2% 21.3%
40 30/06/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:52 21:54 7 1,448 9.2% 22.4%
41 12/05/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:45 21:45 7 1,447 9.2% 21.0%
42 3/02/2013 Elementary 20:32 21:32 10 1,445 9.1% 23.2%
43 4/03/2013 Revenge 20:48 21:47 7 1,444 9.1% 24.4%
44 21/05/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:37 7 1,438 9.1% 23.3%
45 26/05/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:44 21:44 7 1,434 9.1% 20.9%
46 7/04/2013 Downton Abbey 20:34 22:05 7 1,419 9.0% 22.5%
47 11/02/2013 The Big Bang Theory 20:42 21:13 9 1,413 8.9% 21.7%
48 26/03/2013 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,411 8.9% 24.1%
49 8/05/2013 The Big Bang Theory 19:33 20:02 9 1,410 8.9% 23.9%
50 23/06/2013 A Place to Call Home 20:45 21:44 7 1,407 8.9% 21.0%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2013.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).

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2012

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 13/02/2012 Revenge (Episode 1) 20:41 21:39 7 2,379 15.2% 34.5%
2 19/08/2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Part 1 20:36 22:33 9 2,374 15.1% 39.0%
3 26/08/2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Part 2 20:43 22:35 9 2,344 14.9% 38.2%
4 5/03/2012 Revenge 20:46 21:44 7 2,234 14.2% 34.1%
5 20/02/2012 Revenge 20:45 21:44 7 2,104 13.4% 31.8%
6 27/02/2012 Revenge 20:45 21:44 7 2,103 13.4% 30.7%
7 12/03/2012 Revenge 21:08 22:06 7 2,044 13.0% 33.9%
8 19/03/2012 Revenge 21:07 22:06 7 2,001 12.7% 33.4%
9 26/03/2012 Revenge 20:48 21:47 7 1,990 12.7% 32.1%
10 13/08/2012 Underbelly: Badness 20:38 21:46 9 1,965 12.5% 31.5%
11 13/03/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:40 7 1,906 12.1% 30.6%
12 23/01/2012 The Big Bang Theory 19:37 20:06 9 1,800 11.5% 26.9%
13 24/04/2012 The Big Bang Theory 21:12 21:41 9 1,767 11.3% 25.9%
14 23/07/2012 Revenge 20:46 21:47 7 1,760 11.2% 29.7%
15 20/05/2012 Downton Abbey 20:41 22:14 7 1,740 11.1% 28.6%
16 22/04/2012 Beaconsfield 20:30 22:55 9 1,725 11.0% 28.5%
17 6/03/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:45 21:45 7 1,723 11.0% 28.6%
18 3/06/2012 Downton Abbey 20:42 21:55 7 1,721 11.0% 27.1%
19 28/05/2012 Revenge 20:38 21:38 7 1,719 11.0% 24.2%
20 17/04/2012 The Big Bang Theory 21:19 21:49 9 1,712 10.9% 27.4%
21 22/07/2012 Downton Abbey 20:36 21:38 7 1,711 10.9% 25.5%
22 2/07/2012 Revenge 20:41 21:43 7 1,710 10.9% 27.0%
23 22/07/2012 Downton Abbey (Episode 2) 21:38 22:45 7 1,709 10.9% 32.3%
24 28/02/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:41 21:39 7 1,701 10.8% 26.6%
25 20/03/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:44 21:44 7 1,700 10.8% 27.4%
26 14/02/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,693 10.8% 27.4%
27 24/06/2012 Downton Abbey 20:37 21:51 7 1,685 10.7% 26.3%
28 2/04/2012 Revenge 20:43 21:44 7 1,680 10.7% 26.6%
29 21/05/2012 Revenge 20:38 21:38 7 1,664 10.6% 23.8%
30 21/02/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:38 7 1,664 10.6% 27.4%
31 13/02/2012 The Big Bang Theory 20:04 20:38 9 1,663 10.6% 23.8%
32 1/07/2012 Downton Abbey 20:42 21:56 7 1,636 10.4% 24.8%
33 4/06/2012 Revenge 20:39 21:37 7 1,604 10.2% 23.0%
34 25/06/2012 Revenge 20:47 21:47 7 1,601 10.2% 25.5%
35 2/05/2012 Revenge – Wed 20:49 21:49 7 1,600 10.2% 25.4%
36 27/05/2012 Downton Abbey 20:40 21:52 7 1,595 10.2% 24.8%
37 8/07/2012 Downton Abbey 20:43 21:59 7 1,590 10.1% 25.2%
38 12/06/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:34 7 1,590 10.1% 24.4%
39 9/07/2012 Revenge 20:42 21:44 7 1,582 10.1% 25.7%
40 2/09/2012 House Husbands 2:30 2:31 9 1,578 10.1% 24.0%
41 15/07/2012 Downton Abbey 20:45 22:23 7 1,571 10.0% 26.0%
42 16/07/2012 Revenge 20:43 21:44 7 1,569 10.0% 26.0%
43 30/04/2012 Revenge 20:40 21:40 7 1,565 10.0% 21.2%
44 19/06/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:32 21:32 7 1,557 9.9% 24.8%
45 20/02/2012 The Big Bang Theory 20:04 20:35 9 1,555 9.9% 22.2%
46 10/06/2012 Downton Abbey 20:45 21:56 7 1,544 9.8% 26.8%
47 27/02/2012 The Big Bang Theory 20:05 20:38 9 1,541 9.8% 21.5%
48 29/05/2012 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:34 7 1,534 9.8% 24.4%
49 23/04/2012 Revenge 20:44 21:45 7 1,524 9.7% 21.2%
50 14/02/2012 Packed to the Rafters (Episode 2) 21:36 22:35 7 1,520 9.7% 30.6%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2012.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).

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2011

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 21/08/2011 Underbelly: Razor (Episode 1) 20:32 21:33 9 2,794 18.1% 40.7%
2 20/09/2011 Two and A Half Men – All New (Episode 1) 20:35 21:05 9 2,524 16.4% 35.5%
3 21/08/2011 Underbelly: Razor 21:34 22:34 9 2,352 15.3% 41.5%
4 8/02/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:36 7 2,115 13.7% 31.8%
5 5/06/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:36 21:40 7 2,056 13.3% 30.7%
6 29/05/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:36 22:07 7 2,049 13.3% 31.4%
7 23/08/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:40 7 2,011 13.0% 32.4%
8 28/08/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:36 21:41 9 1,995 12.9% 31.3%
9 8/03/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:39 7 1,969 12.8% 30.1%
10 15/02/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:36 7 1,958 12.7% 30.4%
11 19/06/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:35 21:38 7 1,948 12.6% 28.7%
12 22/02/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:32 21:30 7 1,925 12.5% 29.3%
13 1/03/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:39 7 1,903 12.4% 28.6%
14 20/09/2011 Two and a Half Men – Tue 20:08 20:34 9 1,895 12.3% 28.4%
15 26/06/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:37 21:42 7 1,894 12.3% 27.9%
16 3/07/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:30 21:34 7 1,853 12.0% 26.7%
17 15/03/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:39 7 1,851 12.0% 28.8%
18 20/09/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:41 21:40 7 1,830 11.9% 28.0%
19 4/09/2011 Wild Boys 19:34 20:34 7 1,827 11.9% 27.1%
20 6/09/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:41 7 1,812 11.8% 29.1%
21 30/08/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:41 21:40 7 1,798 11.7% 29.4%
22 17/07/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:40 22:08 7 1,795 11.6% 27.6%
23 18/10/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:42 21:41 7 1,785 11.6% 29.6%
24 4/09/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:36 21:35 9 1,754 11.4% 27.1%
25 25/10/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:43 21:42 7 1,753 11.4% 28.6%
26 4/10/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:41 21:41 7 1,750 11.4% 28.5%
27 12/06/2011 Downtown Abbey 20:33 21:39 7 1,733 11.2% 26.9%
28 11/10/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:40 7 1,733 11.2% 27.4%
29 13/09/2011 Packed to the Rafters 20:42 21:41 7 1,730 11.2% 29.3%
30 22/03/2011 Winners & Losers 20:43 21:44 7 1,726 11.2% 27.1%
31 29/03/2011 Winners & Losers 20:38 21:34 7 1,700 11.0% 26.3%
32 10/10/2011 The Big Bang Theory – Mon 20:02 20:35 9 1,685 10.9% 24.3%
33 17/10/2011 The Big Bang Theory – Mon 19:56 20:30 9 1,652 10.7% 24.6%
34 11/05/2011 Angry Boys 21:00 21:30 ABC1 1,649 10.7% 24.4%
35 11/09/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:35 21:39 9 1,633 10.6% 26.0%
36 10/10/2011 The Big Bang Theory – Mon 19:37 20:01 9 1,618 10.5% 24.7%
37 25/09/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:35 21:36 9 1,610 10.4% 25.6%
38 18/09/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:33 21:37 9 1,605 10.4% 25.5%
39 26/11/2011 Doc Martin 19:31 20:19 ABC1 1,601 10.4% 31.6%
40 6/11/2011 Underbelly: Razor 20:39 21:49 9 1,585 10.3% 24.8%
41 17/10/2011 The Big Bang Theory – Mon 19:33 19:55 9 1,582 10.3% 24.4%
42 1/02/2011 NCIS 20:36 21:38 10 1,568 10.2% 26.9%
43 14/06/2011 Winners & Losers 21:10 22:10 7 1,567 10.2% 27.0%
44 18/05/2011 Angry Boys 21:02 21:32 ABC1 1,559 10.1% 23.2%
45 20/09/2011 Two and a Half Men – Tue 19:37 20:07 9 1,546 10.0% 23.5%
46 29/03/2011 Winners & Losers (Episode 2) 21:34 22:08 7 1,544 10.0% 28.9%
47 5/11/2011 Doc Martin 19:32 20:19 ABC1 1,535 10.0% 30.1%
48 12/11/2011 Doc Martin 19:32 20:19 ABC1 1,534 10.0% 30.4%
49 30/05/2011 The Big Bang Theory 19:34 20:04 9 1,532 9.9% 21.3%
50 16/05/2011 Come Fly with Me 20:05 20:39 9 1,530 9.9% 21.5%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2011.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).
^ Double episode.

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2010

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 02/11/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 2,484 16.7% 36.1%
2 11/04/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:36 21:34 9 2,358 15.9% 36.0%
3 09/11/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:40 7 2,259 15.2% 33.5%
4 16/11/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:38 7 2,249 15.1% 34.5%
5 03/08/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:41 7 2,162 14.5% 34.4%
6 10/08/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:38 7 2,139 14.4% 33.8%
7 11/04/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 21:35 22:38 9 2,126 14.3% 40.0%
8 29/06/2010 Packed to the Rafters^ 20:39 22:38 7 2,071 13.9% 36.1%
9 24/08/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:39 7 2,069 13.9% 33.8%
10 20/07/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:38 7 2,064 13.9% 33.5%
11 27/07/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:37 7 2,062 13.9% 32.8%
12 17/08/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:41 7 2,059 13.8% 33.6%
13 14/09/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:40 7 2,047 13.8% 32.8%
14 18/04/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:37 21:40 9 2,044 13.7% 31.4%
15 31/08/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:41 21:42 7 1,988 13.4% 31.5%
16 21/09/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:39 7 1,974 13.3% 32.8%
17 06/07/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:38 7 1,952 13.1% 31.8%
18 19/10/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:38 7 1,940 13.1% 30.3%
19 12/10/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:37 7 1,913 12.9% 31.0%
20 27/06/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:36 21:45 9 1,909 12.8% 29.7%
21 13/07/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:37 7 1,899 12.8% 31.6%
22 07/09/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:40 7 1,879 12.6% 30.5%
23 26/10/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,865 12.5% 28.6%
24 05/10/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,819 12.2% 28.2%
25 28/09/2010 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,793 12.1% 28.4%
26 14/04/2010 The Pacific 20:38 21:46 7 1,791 12.0% 30.3%
27 30/05/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:33 21:37 9 1,772 11.9% 25.8%
28 23/05/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:33 21:35 9 1,770 11.9% 26.4%
29 09/05/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 21:36 22:32 9 1,762 11.9% 33.1%
30 09/05/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:30 21:35 9 1,746 11.7% 26.5%
31 16/05/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:36 21:39 9 1,745 11.7% 26.6%
32 08/07/2010 Glee 20:38 21:39 10 1,742 11.7% 28.4%
33 06/06/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:35 21:39 9 1,686 11.3% 25.6%
34 14/04/2010 The Pacific 21:46 22:43 7 1,678 11.3% 38.9%
35 18/05/2010 Modern Family 20:06 20:38 10 1,672 11.2% 25.6%
36 29/06/2010 Modern Family 20:07 20:37 10 1,655 11.1% 25.9%
37 25/05/2010 Modern Family 20:07 20:37 10 1,653 11.1% 25.2%
38 08/06/2010 NCIS 20:39 21:41 10 1,652 11.1% 26.4%
39 08/06/2010 Modern Family 20:08 20:39 10 1,642 11.0% 24.1%
40 04/05/2010 NCIS 20:40 21:41 10 1,628 10.9% 26.6%
41 08/03/2010 Two and a Half Men 19:32 20:01 9 1,624 10.9% 26.5%
42 21/04/2010 The Pacific 20:37 21:47 7 1,619 10.9% 27.3%
43 06/07/2010 Modern Family 20:07 20:38 10 1,619 10.9% 25.4%
44 22/06/2010 Modern Family 20:06 20:35 10 1,616 10.9% 25.6%
45 25/04/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:35 21:41 9 1,612 10.8% 27.1%
46 09/03/2010 NCIS 20:36 21:38 10 1,611 10.8% 26.9%
47 01/06/2010 Modern Family 20:07 20:36 10 1,605 10.8% 23.9%
48 20/06/2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 20:34 21:37 9 1,600 10.8% 24.0%
49 15/06/2010 Modern Family 20:05 20:35 10 1,597 10.7% 23.3%
50 18/07/2010 Hawke 20:36 22:42 10 1,597 10.7% 31.2%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2010.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).
^ Double episode.

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2009

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 09/02/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:41 21:34 9 2,582 17.7% 43.3%
2 16/02/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:37 21:40 9 2,476 17.0% 41.6%
3 09/02/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 21:35 22:37 9 2,397 16.5% 48.8%
4 23/02/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:37 21:38 9 2,334 16.0% 39.1%
5 09/03/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:35 21:36 9 2,269 15.6% 38.8%
6 02/03/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:34 21:35 9 2,234 15.3% 38.7%
7 16/03/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:35 21:36 9 2,174 14.9% 38.4%
8 30/03/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:36 21:43 9 2,128 14.6% 36.2%
9 04/05/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:36 21:42 9 2,090 14.4% 36.0%
10 03/11/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:36 7 2,072 14.2% 35.0%
11 23/03/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:33 21:36 9 2,069 14.2% 35.8%
12 24/11/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:36 7 2,049 14.1% 35.0%
13 24/03/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:33 7 2,033 14.0% 34.4%
14 27/10/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:37 7 1,960 13.5% 33.7%
15 01/09/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:40 7 1,943 13.3% 35.1%
16 28/07/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:38 7 1,932 13.3% 33.6%
17 25/08/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:39 7 1,930 13.3% 34.5%
18 08/09/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:38 7 1,913 13.1% 35.2%
19 11/08/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,909 13.1% 33.3%
20 18/08/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:38 7 1,894 13.0% 33.4%
21 17/03/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:33 7 1,887 13.0% 33.3%
22 04/08/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:38 21:39 7 1,880 12.9% 32.5%
23 03/03/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:33 7 1,875 12.9% 31.9%
24 03/02/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:34 7 1,874 12.9% 31.7%
25 21/07/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 1,857 12.8% 32.8%
26 10/11/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,853 12.7% 34.2%
27 13/10/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,841 12.6% 33.1%
28 24/02/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:35 7 1,839 12.6% 31.8%
29 07/07/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:40 21:41 7 1,834 12.6% 32.4%
30 10/03/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:33 7 1,817 12.5% 31.4%
31 20/04/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:38 21:33 9 1,808 12.4% 34.8%
32 15/09/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 1,806 12.4% 34.0%
33 17/11/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:36 7 1,805 12.4% 32.8%
34 14/07/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:34 7 1,794 12.3% 30.6%
35 28/09/2009 Flashforward 20:36 21:35 7 1,786 12.3% 31.2%
36 22/09/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 1,766 12.1% 33.2%
37 06/10/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:39 21:38 7 1,756 12.1% 31.0%
38 17/02/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,740 12.0% 31.1%
39 27/04/2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 20:35 21:40 9 1,711 11.8% 27.4%
40 20/10/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:33 7 1,701 11.7% 31.0%
41 29/09/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,697 11.7% 30.6%
42 10/02/2009 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:34 7 1,688 11.6% 28.5%
43 19/05/2009 NCIS 20:35 21:37 10 1,629 11.2% 28.9%
44 02/06/2009 NCIS 20:35 21:35 10 1,590 10.9% 27.7%
45 23/06/2009 NCIS 20:35 21:36 10 1,586 10.9% 27.3%
46 09/06/2009 NCIS (repeat) 20:35 21:35 10 1,564 10.7% 27.1%
47 16/06/2009 NCIS 20:34 21:35 10 1,559 10.7% 27.9%
48 07/04/2009 NCIS (repeat) 20:33 21:34 10 1,553 10.7% 30.0%
49 31/03/2009 NCIS 20:35 21:34 10 1,552 10.7% 27.5%
50 26/05/2009 NCIS 20:35 21:37 10 1,546 10.6% 27.5%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2009.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).

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2008

Rank Date Title Start time End time Network Total people (’000s) TARP %* SHR %**
1 04/11/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 2,070 14.5% 36.1%
2 02/09/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 2,044 14.4% 33.9%
3 18/11/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:32 7 2,013 14.1% 35.6%
4 07/10/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,978 13.9% 35.3%
5 09/09/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:35 21:33 7 1,960 13.8% 33.1%
6 11/11/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:34 7 1,959 13.8% 34.5%
7 26/08/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,945 13.7% 32.5%
8 23/09/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:35 7 1,943 13.7% 34.1%
9 28/10/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:35 7 1,926 13.5% 34.3%
10 16/09/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:35 7 1,895 13.3% 32.0%
11 25/08/2008 City Homicide 20:35 21:34 7 1,881 13.2% 33.1%
12 14/10/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:33 7 1,881 13.2% 33.3%
13 21/10/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:37 21:36 7 1,867 13.1% 33.2%
14 15/09/2008 City Homicide 20:35 21:34 7 1,857 13.0% 32.5%
15 30/09/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:36 21:34 7 1,825 12.8% 32.6%
16 25/11/2008 Packed to the Rafters 20:34 21:34 7 1,824 12.8% 33.6%
17 08/09/2008 City Homicide 20:37 21:35 7 1,787 12.6% 31.4%
18 01/09/2008 City Homicide 20:35 21:34 7 1,683 11.8% 29.4%
19 06/08/2008 Two and a Half Men 19:34 20:02 9 1,660 11.7% 28.0%
20 01/10/2008 Two and a Half Men 20:05 20:35 9 1,657 11.6% 30.2%
21 30/06/2008 City Homicide 20:35 21:33 7 1,611 11.3% 28.2%
22 14/07/2008 City Homicide 20:35 21:35 7 1,605 11.3% 27.4%
23 30/03/2008 Without a Trace 21:35 22:31 9 1,583 11.1% 35.7%
24 07/07/2008 City Homicide 20:37 21:35 7 1,583 11.1% 27.4%
25 10/06/2008 NCIS 20:30 21:30 10 1,575 11.1% 26.9%
26 17/06/2008 NCIS 20:30 21:31 10 1,572 11.0% 26.7%
27 06/05/2008 NCIS 20:36 21:37 10 1,571 11.0% 27.0%
28 10/03/2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 20:35 21:33 9 1,560 11.0% 27.5%
29 29/10/2008 Two and a Half Men 20:03 20:33 9 1,548 10.9% 28.5%
30 24/09/2008 Two and a Half Men 20:05 20:34 9 1,543 10.8% 28.0%
31 25/08/2008 Home and Away 19:04 19:32 7 1,542 10.8% 25.8%
32 06/07/2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 20:37 21:36 9 1,541 10.8% 26.8%
33 03/09/2008 Criminal Minds 20:38 21:34 7 1,536 10.8% 28.2%
34 28/07/2008 City Homicide 20:34 21:33 7 1,533 10.8% 25.7%
35 05/11/2008 Criminal Minds 20:39 21:35 7 1,519 10.7% 29.2%
36 30/03/2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 20:37 21:34 9 1,516 10.7% 26.2%
37 01/10/2008 Two and a Half Men 19:35 20:04 9 1,513 10.6% 28.2%
38 21/07/2008 City Homicide 20:38 21:37 7 1,511 10.6% 24.9%
39 03/05/2008 Doc Martin 19:33 20:21 ABC1 1,507 10.6% 28.8%
40 03/04/2008 Home and Away 19:03 19:35 7 1,502 10.6% 28.0%
41 26/05/2008 Sea Patrol II 20:39 21:40 9 1,497 10.5% 26.5%
42 01/06/2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 20:37 21:35 9 1,496 10.5% 25.1%
43 09/06/2008 Sea Patrol II 20:33 21:36 9 1,491 10.5% 25.3%
44 05/11/2008 Two and a Half Men 20:04 20:34 9 1,489 10.5% 28.0%
45 16/06/2008 Sea Patrol II 20:37 21:39 9 1,489 10.5% 25.4%
46 23/06/2008 Sea Patrol II 20:36 21:39 9 1,486 10.4% 25.6%
47 10/09/2008 Criminal Minds 20:40 21:36 7 1,478 10.4% 27.6%
48 01/04/2008 NCIS 20:32 21:32 10 1,476 10.4% 26.6%
49 24/06/2008 NCIS 20:31 21:31 10 1,473 10.4% 25.7%
50 05/11/2008 Two and a Half Men 19:34 20:03 9 1,472 10.3% 27.7%

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, consolidated, five-city metro average audience, 1 January to 31 December 2008.
Ranked by average audience. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS’s main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
*TARP (Target Audience Rating Point): the average viewing audience expressed as a percentage of the Universe Estimate (see About the data).
**SHR (Share): refers to the viewers of a particular program or time band as a percentage of total TV viewing for the same time period across all stations including Subscription, Spill-in and Community TV (see About the data).
Underbelly episodes exclude Melbourne metro market ratings as episodes were released on a different date. City Homicide episodes 10–15 broadcast in 2008 are excluded as they aired across the various metro markets on different dates.

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