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Australian content on Video

Top 20 Australian TV drama titles on video (DVD, Blu-ray and VHS), ranked by sales value, 2004–2009


2009

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Underbelly: Series 2: A Tale of Two Cities Channel 9 27 May 2009
2 Underbelly: Series 1 Channel 9 8 May 2008
3 Packed to the Rafters: Season 1 Universal 2 Dec 2009
4 McLeod’s Daughters: The Complete Saga Box Set Sony 3 Dec 2008
5 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 8 Sony 5 Nov 2008
6 Underbelly: Series 1: Steelbook Channel 9 6 Nov 2008
7 The Hollowmen: Series 1–2 Roadshow 4 Dec 2008
8 Summer Heights High ABC 25 Oct 2007
9 Clarke & Dawe: Full Catastrophe Box Set ABC 5 Nov 2009
10 Rush: Series 1 Hopscotch 30 Jul 2009
11 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
12 Kath & Kim: Complete Series 1–4 (bling cover with handbag strap) ABC 20 Nov 2008
13 Mother & Son: Complete Series 1–6 Box Set ABC 7 Nov 2007
14 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
15 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 6 Sony 10 Apr 2007
16 Sea Patrol: Series 2 The Coup Channel 9 6 Nov 2008
17 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 3 Sony 13 Apr 2005
18 Seachange: Series 1–3 ABC 2 Apr 2008
19 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 4 Sony 12 Oct 2005
20 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 5 Sony 3 May 2006

Source: Screen Australia analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and Blu-ray sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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2008

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Underbelly: Series 1 Roadshow 8 May 2008
2 Underbelly: Series 1: Steelbook Roadshow 6 Nov 2008
3 Summer Heights High ABC 25 Oct 2007
4 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 7 Sony 23 Apr 2008
5 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 8 Sony 5 Nov 2008
6 Summer Heights High: Special Edition ABC 6 Aug 2008
7 McLeod’s Daughters: The Complete Saga Box Set Sony 3 Dec 2008
8 Seachange: Series 1–3 ABC 2 Apr 2008
9 The Hollowmen: Series 1–2 Roadshow 4 Dec 2008
10 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 6 Sony 10 Apr 2007
11 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
12 We Can Be Heroes: Special Edition ABC 1 Nov 2006
13 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 3 Sony 13 Apr 2005
14 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 5 Sony 3 May 2006
15 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
16 Kath & Kim: Series 4 Roadshow 17 Oct 2007
17 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 4 Sony 12 Oct 2005
18 Blue Murder Reel 6 Aug 2001
19 Chris Lilley Box Set: Summer Heights High & We Can Be Heroes ABC 6 Nov 2008
20 Kath & Kim: Complete Series 1–4 (bling cover with handbag strap) ABC 20 Nov 2008

Source: Screen Australia analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and Blu-ray sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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2007

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Summer Heights High ABC 25 Oct 2007
2 Kath & Kim: Series 4 Roadshow 17 Oct 2007
3 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 6 Sony 10 Apr 2007
4 Thank God You’re Here: Series 2 Roadshow 23 Aug 2007
5 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year: Special Edition ABC 1 Nov 2006
6 Thank God You’re Here: Series 1 Roadshow 1 Nov 2006
7 Thank God You’re Here: Series 3 Roadshow 28 Nov 2007
8 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
9 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 5 Sony 3 May 2006
10 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
11 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 3 Sony 13 Apr 2005
12 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 4 Sony 12 Oct 2005
13 Love My Way: Series 3 Roadshow 17 Oct 2007
14 Love My Way: Series 2 Roadshow 15 Nov 2006
15 Love My Way: Series 1 Roadshow 2 Feb 2006
16 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year ABC 1 Sep 2005
17 Ronnie Johns Half Hour: Series 1 Sony 7 Mar 2007
18 Late Show Presents: Bargearse and the Olden Days ABC 16 Aug 2007
19 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures: Series 1–2 Roadshow 20 Nov 2002
20 Kath & Kim: Series 2 ABC 24 Nov 2003

Source: Screen Australia analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and VHS sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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2006

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Thank God You’re Here: Series 1 Roadshow 1 Nov 2006
2 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 5 Sony 3 May 2006
3 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 4 Sony 12 Oct 2005
4 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
5 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 3 Sony 13 Apr 2005
6 Kath & Kim: Gift Set Series 1–3 ABC 7 Apr 2005
7 Da Kath & Kim Code ABC 2 Dec 2005
8 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
9 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures: Series 1–2 Roadshow 20 Nov 2002
10 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year ABC 1 Sep 2005
11 Against the Wind EMI 3 Jul 2006
12 Love My Way: Series 1 Roadshow 2 Feb 2006
13 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year Special Edition ABC 1 Nov 2006
14 The Aunty Jack Show: Series 1 ABC 1 Dec 2005
15 Frontline: The Complete Edition ABC 5 Oct 2006
16 Kath & Kim: Series 3 ABC 26 Nov 2004
17 Blue Heelers: Series 3 (Part 1) Paramount 16 Feb 2006
18 Farscape: Season 1 Universal 9 Oct 2002
19 Blue Heelers: Series 3 (Part 2) Paramount 16 Feb 2006
20 Farscape: Season 4 Universal 24 Nov 2004

Source: Australian Film Commission (AFC) analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and VHS sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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2005

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Da Kath & Kim Code ABC 2 Dec 2005
2 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 3 Sony 13 Apr 2005
3 Kath & Kim: Gift Set Series 1–3 ABC 7 Apr 2005
4 Kath & Kim: Series 3 ABC 26 Nov 2004
5 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 4 Sony 12 Oct 2005
6 We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year ABC 1 Sep 2005
7 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
8 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
9 The Aunty Jack Show: Series 1 ABC 1 Dec 2005
10 Bodyline Roadshow 6 Jan 2005
11 Farscape: Season 4 Universal 24 Nov 2004
12 Blue Heelers: Series 1 Paramount 3 Nov 2005
13 Kath & Kim: Series 1–2 Box Set ABC 8 Apr 2004
14 Farscape: Season 1 Universal 9 Oct 2002
15 Farscape: Season 3 Universal 8 Oct 2003
16 Farscape: Season 2 Universal 7 May 2003
17 Bangkok Hilton Roadshow 18 Aug 2005
18 Home & Away Romances Universal 2 Nov 2005
19 Kath & Kim: Series 1–3 Gift Set (Bonus Christmas Cards) ABC 1 Dec 2005
20 Kennedy Miller Great Australian Stories (includes Bodyline, Bangkok Hilton, Vietnam, The Dismissal, The Dirtwater Dynasty and The Cowra Breakout) Roadshow 18 Aug 2005

Source: Australian Film Commission (AFC) analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and VHS sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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2004

Rank Title Distributor Release date
1 Kath & Kim: Series 3 ABC 26 Nov 2004
2 Kath & Kim: Series 1–2 Box Set ABC 8 Apr 2004
3 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 Sony 14 Jul 2004
4 Kath & Kim: Series 2 ABC 24 Nov 2003
5 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 1 Sony 10 Sep 2003
6 Kath & Kim: Series 1, Episodes 1–8 ABC 8 Oct 2002
7 Russell Coight’s Celebrity Challenge Roadshow 16 Nov 2004
8 Best of Mother & Son ABC 10 Jun 2004
9 Best Bits of the Late Show ABC 19 Nov 2001
10 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures: Series 1–2 Roadshow 20 Nov 2002
11 Farscape: Season 3 Universal 8 Oct 2003
12 Farscape: Season 4 Universal 24 Nov 2004
13 Best of the D Generation ABC 8 Jul 2004
14 Frontline: Series 1 ABC 9 Sep 2004
15 Farscape: Season 2 Universal 7 May 2003
16 Big Girl’s Blouse Shock 6 Oct 2003
17 McLeod’s Daughters: Season 2 (VHS) Sony 21 Jul 2004
18 Farscape: Season 1 Universal 9 Oct 2002
19 Best Bits of the Comedy Company: Volume 1 Visual Ent. Group 1 Jan 2004
20 Seven Little Australians ABC 11 Nov 2004

Source: Australian Film Commission (AFC) analysis of GfK Retail and Technology Australia data.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of DVD and VHS sales from approximately 85 per cent of Australian retailers: see About the data Archived: Australian content: Video sales.
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
May include multiple editions and multiple formats of the same content.
All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise indicated.
Box sets must include at least one individual Australian title, but may include additional foreign titles. Value ranking has been adjusted to reflect the Australian proportion of the collection.
TV drama comprises scripted productions, excluding children’s programming. It does not include documentary and light entertainment.

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