The Voice winner Harrison Craig.
State of Origin football has proved the big winner in Canberra’s television ratings for 2013, capping off an eleventh year on top for the WIN Network.
The first and third State of Origin matches were the only two programs to attract over 100,000 viewers in the southern NSW regional area that takes in Canberra in the 2013 results.
The Block Sky High auction and winners episodes also scored highly as one-off shows, but WIN has claimed The Voice as the number one regular program for the year, with an average audience of close to 51,000 viewers, pipping X-Factor whose average was about 41,000.
QLD players Cameron Smith, left, and Billy Slater, celebrating with fans at the State of Origin. Photo: Jonathan Carroll
The top rating Prime7 program for the year was the final of My Kitchen Rules, which captured almost 86,000 viewers.
Southern Cross Ten’s top program was the live telecast of the third rugby union Test of the British Lions’ Australia tour, with about 54,000 viewers.
The results from Regional TAMS don’t include audience figures for ABC TV's or SBS's main channels.
On the secondary digital channels, the WIN network took out top spot with Gem’s coverage of the Ashes earlier in the year at 31,600 viewers, but was challenged by ABC2’s children’s program Octonauts and the Amazon Adventure, which pulled an audience close to 30,000.
ABC News 24 also made regular appearances in the top list of programs on the secondary channels, boosted by coverage of political events like Labor’s leadership spill (which took spots four, five, and 14 in the top 20 programs on the secondary channels) and Julia Gillard’s interview with Anne Summers.
GO!, Gem, ABC2 and ABC 24 dominated the top end of the ratings, with the first appearance from 7mate coming in at number 34 on the top programs list with coverage of Liverpool FC’s match against Melbourne Victory.
At the other end of the spectrum there were 45 programs across WIN, Prime and Southern Cross’ main channels that didn’t attract any viewers in the southern NSW region, and 872 programs on the secondary channels (which includes ABC and SBS’s secondary channels) which weren’t watched at all.