Ratings: Even Spidey can’t save Nine from The Rafters

The silk-slinging skills of Spider-Man couln’t save Nine from ratings defeat on Tuesday night, with the network finishing third with a 22.1% share.  

The network’s showing of the 2007 Tobey Maguire movie Spider-Man 3 drew an average of only 604,000 viewers, acording to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The night was dominated by Seven, led by family drama Packed To The Rafters, which rated a metro audience of over 1.8m.

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven: 33.3
  • Ten: 23.5
  • Nine: 22.1
  • ABC1: 11.7
  • SBS1 4.2
  • GO!: 2.3
  • One HD: 1.7
  • ABC2: 0.9
  • SBS2: 0.4

Tuesday’s top TV shows:

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.8m
  2. NCIS Ten 1.5m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.5m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.4m
  5. Last Chance Surgery Seven 1.4m
  6. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.4m
  7. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.2m
  8. 20 to 1 Nine 1.2m
  9. Home and Away Seven 1.2m
  10. All Saints Seven 1.2m
  11. Lie to Me ABC 1.2m
  12. Nine News Nine 1.1m
  13. A Current Affair Nine 1.1m
  14. ABC News ABC 0.992m
  15. The Simpsons 8pm Ten 0.934m


  1. Tom Dodson
    14 Oct 09
    3:24 pm

  2. Im still quite amazed that Two and a half Men still gets the ratings that it does.. Being as it is on about 12 times a week.

  3. Ross
    14 Oct 09
    3:43 pm

  4. It’s a shame 9 has slipped so poorly in the last 2 years. Kerry would be rolling over in his grave. Nine need new programs and not rubbish that they dish up week after week.

  5. Andrew Juma
    14 Oct 09
    3:58 pm

  6. Apart from sport, is Two And A Half Men the only hit that Channel Nine has?

  7. Anon
    14 Oct 09
    5:02 pm

  8. Two and Half Men is the only light entertainemnet on free TV in that time slot. The only other things on are Sport, Home and Away, News or the 7pm Project. People who still pine for their nightly dose of comedy watch it as they no longer have access to the Simpsons, Seinfield or Friends 5 times a week as they used to.

  9. ron.r
    14 Oct 09
    5:05 pm

  10. I am so over Two and a Half Men. Is that why I’m seldom on 9 now???
    Yes, Kerry would be rolling over in his resting place. Nine needs him back to get some guts back into their programming. When ‘he is risen’, Kerry will force ACA and 60 minutes into some real TV journalism, rather than their current insipid infomercials.

  11. Fireball
    15 Oct 09
    11:35 am

  12. Tuesdays are pretty light-on on free to air – Foxtel however rocks. True Blood and The Wire on Tuesdays.