The Chaser’s Unbelievable Truth wins time slot in its second week

The Chaser’s The Unbelievable Truth won its time slot of 9.30pm in its second week on air.

The celebrity quiz show rated 520,000 and in 22nd spot for total viewers according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The show also won its time slot across all three key advertising demographics while placing fifth overall in 16-39, sixth overall in 18-49 and eighth in 25-54.

It saw only a slight drop from last week’s debut of 568,000 and 19th in total viewers last week.

In the battle for Breakfast, Nine’s Today registered a close win over Seven’s Sunrise. The Nine show rated 353,000 in 33rd spot for total viewers while Sunrise rated 348,000 and 34th in total viewers.

Today won in Sydney and Melbourne, but Sunrise won across Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Winning the night across all three demos was Seven’s Beauty and the Geek Australia and in total viewers was seventh overall.

Seven News was the night’s highest rating program on 1.052m.

Seven’s fly-on-the-wall socialite show Brynne: My Bedazzled Life dropped slightly on last week’s 809,000 as well. The show rated 756,000 in total viewers in 11th for the evening.

Nine’s top show in total viewers was Nine News rating 898,000 followed by A Current Affair on 832,000 and in fifth and sixth for total viewers respectively.

Big Brother rated 787,000, a significant drop on last Thursday’s episode which rated 932,000. The show placed ninth overall. However the show was second overall and first in its time slot across all three key advertising demos.

ABC News was the public broadcaster’s highest rating show on 1.02m and second for the evening.

Ten’s News at Five was the channel’s highest rating show on 595,000.

Seven just got ahead on channel share with 19.3% over Nine’s 18.9%. ABC1 was 14.5%, in front of Ten on 13.3% while SBS1 was sixth behind Nine’s digital channel GO! on 5.8%.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:
1. Seven News – Seven 1.052m
2. ABC News –  ABC 1.020m
3. Today Tonight – Seven 0.955m
4. Home and Away – Seven 0.932m
5. Nine News – Nine 0.898m
6. A Current Affair – Nine 0.832m
7. Beauty and the Geek – Seven 0.831m
8. Rake – ABC 0.807m
9. Big Brother – Nine 0.787m
10. 7:30 – ABC 0.760m
11. Brynne: My Bedazzled Life – Seven 0.756m
12. Catalyst – ABC 0.740m
13. Big Brother – Confidential – Nine 0.738m
14. AFP – Nine 0.716m
15. How I Met Your Mother – Seven 0.640m

Thursday’s channel share:
Seven: 19.3%
Nine: 18.9%
ABC1: 14.5%
Ten: 13.3%
GO!: 5.8%
SBS1: 5.1%
Eleven: 4.7%
7mate: 3.7%
7TWO 3.2%
Gem: 2.9%
One: 2.7%
ABC2: 2.5%
SBS2: 1.2%
ABC3: 1.0%
ABC News 24: 1.0%


  1. Robbo
    19 Oct 12
    12:18 pm

  2. Seems an strangely positive spin on a ratings drop? But I know everyone on here loves the Chaser ‘boys’.

    The show isn’t their best – easy targets, easy jokes. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.

  3. Billy C
    19 Oct 12
    12:35 pm

  4. Well last week the Australian was writing about how terrible the ratings were even though it one its time slot.
    It surprises me that people only seem to look at ratings in terms of who got the most viewers compared to other shows at the same time, rather than concentrating on how many viewers a show actually got. It’s not like network television is competing solely with itself, it’s competing with all other forms of entertainment for eyeballs. 520,000 people watching at 9.30 seems okay to me.