TV Ratings November 29: Paramedics has big night

• 278 survey nights gone – just two left before summer schedules

• Nine wins final survey Thursday as Paramedics has huge night
• Survey year nearly done: Seven on track for final week victory?


The broadcaster has won four of the five nights so far this week and leads Nine narrowly in primary and combined channel shares. Its Friday combo of Better Homes and then the much-anticipated The Blake Mysteries should perform well.

The Home And Away triple play did 559,000 after two episodes over 600,000 and one just below during the week.

Orange Is The New Brown is still searching for an audience with 286,000 after 298,000 the previous Thursday.

The movie X-Men: Apocalypse then did 236,000.


Nine News Melbourne police reporter Alexi Daish talked to the parents of hero cop Dean McGrath on A Current Affair. The episode also covered a bad back breakthrough and looked again at energy bills. After three nights over 700,000, the Thursday episode was on 637,000.

Driving Test was then on 232,000 (Sydney and Brisbane only) followed by RBT with 555,000.

Medicine was then the theme with Paramedics on a massive 783,000 after 720,000 a week ago. They really are big numbers for late on a Thursday. Paramedics was a timeslot, evening and demo winner with its biggest audience ever.

Two episodes of Chicago Med then did 336,000 and 199,000.


Monty Python member Eric Idle has been delighting interviewers across the country this week on his book tour and he was a guest on The Project. He got an impressive eight minutes, which was marvellous TV. The episode did 389,000 after 436,000 on Wednesday. Python week continues on The Sunday Project with special guest Michael Palin.

How To Stay Married got the 7.30pm slot last night and did 291,000 after 264,000 later in the night last week.

The Conners was then on 213,000 at 8pm after 283,000 a week ago.

Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU then did 199,000 and 149,000 while the late, late slot saw Blue Bloods on 116,000.


Grand Designs Australia featured Peter Maddison tracking the building of a three-level beach house in Byron Bay. The show did 476,000 after 8pm.

Episode one of the second season of Endeavour then did 343,000.


Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy did 186,000 at 7.30pm.

Two episodes of Waco followed with an average of 121,000 watching.

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