Ten’s The Shire falls out of top 50

The Shire: fell out of the top 50 TV shows

On another miserable night of TV viewing for Ten, Can of Worms was its top non-news show, rating with just 582,000 – and ranking 19th.

Much hyped dramality show The Shire, now in a later 9.45pm time slot, fell out of the top 50 altogether. It rated with 204,000 on the night.

Ten’s most watched show last night was Ten News at Five, which pulled in 742,000.

Seven’s song contest X-Factor won the Monday night ratings battle with 1.385m – down from last week’s debut of 1.6m.

But it was the live nominations of reality format Big Brother’s that won the key advertising demographics of 18-49, and 16-39 for Nine, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The show’s earlier part pulled in 1.096m. Underbelly: Badness, which followed Big Brother on Nine at 8.30pm, rated with 1.037m.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

1. The X Factor Seven 1.385m
2. Seven News Seven 1.253m
3. Nine News Nine 1.193m
4. Today Tonight Seven 1.186m
5. Big Brother – Live Nominations Nine 1.102m
6. ABC News ABC 1.099m
7. Home and Away Seven 1.097m
8. Big Brother – 7:00pm Nine 1.096m
9. A Current Affair Nine 1.063m
10. Underbelly: Badness Nine 1.037m
11. Four Corners ABC 0.836m
12. Australian Story ABC 0.825m
13. 7:30 ABC 0.791m
14. GCB – Episode 1 Seven 0.766m
15. Ten News Ten 0.742m

Monday’s channel share:

Seven: 22.7%
Nine: 21.1%
ABC1: 15.7%
Ten: 10.2%
7TWO: 5.8%
GO!: 4.5%
7mate: 3.7%
SBS1: 3.6%
Eleven: 2.7%
Gem: 2.6%
One: 2.6%
ABC2: 2.5%
ABC News 24: 0.9%
ABC3: 0.7%
SBS2: 0.7%


  1. The Internetz
    28 Aug 12
    10:26 am

  2. The failure of The Shire to rate makes me have some faith in the Australian viewing public. But then again, Big Brother isn’t doing too badly 😛

  3. Fed up with mediocre TV progs
    28 Aug 12
    12:57 pm

  4. Yes agree with The Internetz, it gives you faith that the Australian viewing public are fed up with these crap cheap reality programmes…it will be interesting to see if Big Brother keeps rating…
    Long may programmes like Four Corners continue – their report on research into Autism was excellent & gives hope to many parents with autistic children..
    Found QandA a disappointment last night and of course Germaine wasn’t interested in anyone else getting a word in- even though Tony asked her for short answers..
    ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ should rate well tonight.

  5. Tim
    28 Aug 12
    3:47 pm

  6. Well said internetz. The Shire made me ashamed to be Australian for a plenitude of reasons, one being that people actually watched this intellect eroding pus. Programs of this kind continually push me to disconnect my antenna and only use Apple TV.