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Australian content on television

Top-rating Australian comedy series on television, 2004–2009


Before 2004, ratings for comedy and drama series were reported together; see Television: Archive: Free-to-air TV: Top-rating programs: Drama/comedy series before 2004.

2009

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating1
1 Thank God You’re Here 7 1,516 10.4
2 The Librarians ABC1 924 6.4
3 Kath & Kim (repeat) 7 869 6.0
4 Monster House (repeat) 9 699 4.8
5 Double Take 7 663 4.6
6 Beached Az ABC1 560 3.8
7 Chandon Pictures ABC1 408 2.8
8 The Hollowmen (repeat) ABC1 333 2.3
9 Swift and Shift Couriers (repeat) SBS ONE 304 2.1
10 Double Take (repeat) 7 290 2.0

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2009, program average.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February 2008. SBS's main channel was renamed SBS ONE in June 2009.
1. Rating is equal to TARP (Target Audience Rating Point).

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2008

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating1
1 Kath & Kim (repeat) 7 1,062 7.5
2 The Hollowmen ABC1 974 6.8
3 The Hollowmen (Series 2) ABC1 931 6.5
4 Thank God You're Here (repeat) 10 913 6.4
5 Kenny’s World 10 896 6.3
6 Kenny’s World (Tuesday) 10 833 5.9
7 Stupid Stupid Man (Series 2) ABC1 720 5.1
8 Very Small Business ABC1 672 4.7
9 Stupid Stupid Man ABC1 610 4.3
10 Summer Heights High (repeat) ABC1 535 3.8

Source: OzTAM; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2008, program average.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.
ABC’s main channel was renamed ABC1 in February, 2008.
1. Rating is equal to TARP (Target Audience Rating Point).

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2007

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating1
1 Kath & Kim 7 2,127 15.1
2 Thank God You’re Here (Series 3) 10 1,860 13.2
3 Kath & Kim (repeat) 7 1,444 10.3
4 Summer Heights High ABC 1,301 9.3
5 The Librarians ABC 1,041 7.4

Source: OzTAM; compiled by the Australian Film Commission (AFC).

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2007, program average.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.
1. Rating is equal to TARP (Target Audience Rating Point).

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2006

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating1
1 Thank God You’re Here (Series 2) 10 1,773 12.7
2 Thank God You’re Here 10 1,729 12.4
3 The Wedge (Thursday) 10 927 6.6
4 The Wedge 10 916 6.6
5 Real Stories 10 793 5.7

Source: OzTAM; compiled by the Australian Film Commission (AFC).

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2006, program average.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.
1. Rating is equal to TARP (Target Audience Rating Point).

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2005

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating1
1 All Aussie Adventures 10 981 7.1
2 Kath & Kim (Series 3) ABC 959 6.9
3 Comedy Inc. – The Late Shift 9 765 5.5
4 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year ABC 749 5.4
5 Comedy Inc. – Takes Out TV Vol. 1 9 747 5.4

Source: OzTAM; compiled by the Australian Film Commission (AFC).

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2005, program average.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Although not identified as such, the screening listed may be a repeat screening of the program. Repeats are indicated when known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.
1. Rating is equal to TARP (Target Audience Rating Point).

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2004

Rank Title Network Total people (‘000) Rating
1 Kath & Kim (Series 3) ABC 1,829 13.4
2 Mother and Son ABC 1,129 8.3
3 Skithouse 10 1,100 8.1
4 Comedy Inc. 9 1,049 7.7
5 All Aussie Adventures 10 1,020 7.5
6 Kath & Kim (Series 2) ABC 1,010 7.4
7 Big Bite 7 580 4.2

Source: OzTAM; compiled by the Australian Film Commission (AFC).

Notes:
All people, five-city metro average, 1 January to 31 December 2004, average rating across whole series.
Ranked by rating. Programs with the same rating are ranked by unrounded total number of people viewing, if known.
Any comparison of ratings data should take into account that different methodology was used to compile top-program lists before January 2005 and that a different audience measurement system applied before January 2001. See About the data for more information, including definitions of terms.

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