2010 has been the first year where shows we’ve recorded to watch later have been included in official ratings. It’s no surprise that drama tops the list of shows we want to catch even at a distance, but the figures are still far from complete.
Amanda Meade at The Australian reports that OzTAM figures show that the top-gaining show was Packed To The Rafters, which gained 181,000 viewers for its October 26 transmission. Other shows with similar gains included Glee, Rake and Midsomer Murders, though none saw a gain of more than 10% of live-broadcast viewers.
Of course, those figures are just a fraction of the story. The Australian TV industry likes to act as if BitTorrent doesn’t exist, so we have no data on how many people never bother recording shows in the first place, something which could impact overseas shows in particular.
Just for the record, drama wins easily: OzTAM ratings [The Australian]