SBS sizzles in 2009 ratings

19 January, 2009 by IF

[Press Release by Access PR]

SBS has broken ratings records already in 2009, with key programs performing better than they ever have, according to figures from OzTAM.


In Week 3 of 2009 (w/c January 11), Top Gear recorded its best ever ratings for the UK series with 1,061,000 viewers and a 25.1 per cent share of metro audience. This was following record ratings in Week 2 of 2009.

Also, Ewan McGregor’s The Long Way Down averaged 386,000, which is 70 per cent above the average for its timeslot of Wednesday at 8.30pm.

In Week 2 of 2009 (w/c January 4), the perennially popular Food Safari (series 3) had an audience of 513,000 in its first program of the year featuring English cuisine. This figure was 39 per cent higher than the same period last year and 16 per cent above the peak episode in that series.

The debut of cop drama series Carla Cametti PD on January 8th achieved an audience of 458,000, which was 41 per cent higher than the average and 21 per cent higher than the peak 2008 audience in this timeslot. The new local documentary series, Desperately Seeking Doctors, debuted at 374,000 viewers.

The top 10 SBS programs for the week 3 (w/c January 11) were: