MOST SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN SERIES

  1. Homicide, Melbourne cop drama (7), 1964–75
  2. Blue Heelers, drama about cops in rural Victoria (7), 1994–2006
  3. The Secret Life of Us, gritty soap (10), 2001–04
  4. The Mavis Bramston Show, satirical sketch series (7), 1964–68
  5. SeaChange, adult comedy soap (ABC), 1998–2000
  6. Underbelly, fact-based crime drama (9), 2008–
  7. McLeod’s Daughters, rural soap (9), 2001–09
  8. The Comedy Company, sketches (10), 1988–91
  9. Home and Away, teen soap (7), 1988–
  10. The Norman Gunston Show, comedy/chat (ABC and 7), 1975–79
  11. Neighbours, teen soap (7 and 10), 1985–
  12. Hey Dad, family sitcom (7), 1984–94
  13. Frontline, media satire (ABC), 1994–97
  14. A Country Practice, rural soap (7), 1981–93
  15. Kath and Kim, satirical sitcom (ABC and 7), 2001–
  16. The Paul Hogan Show, sketches (7 and 9), 1973–82
  17. Prisoner, crime soap (10), 1979–87
  18. Number 96, sexy soap (10), 1972–77
  19. Mother and Son, family sitcom (ABC), 1984–94
  20. Division 4, suburban cop drama (9), 1969–74
  21. Play School, children’s entertainment (ABC), 1966–
  22. All Saints, hospital drama (7), 1998–2009
  23. Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, variety (9), 1971–99
  24. Border Security, documentary about customs (7), 2004–
  25. Dancing with the Stars, talent quest (7), 2005–
  26. Packed to the Rafters, family dramedy (7), 2008–
  27. Sale of the Century, game show (9), 1980–2001
  28. 60 Minutes, infotainment (9), 1979–
  29. Spicks and Specks, musical game show (ABC) 2004–
  30. The Chaser’s War on Everything, satire (ABC), 2006–2009

Audience share of Australian networks in 2009: Channel 7, about 22 per cent; Channel 9, 20 per cent; Channel 10, 19 per cent; ABC, 15 per cent; SBS, 4 per cent; All pay channels, 20 per cent.