Last Thursday night's (Dec. 3) ARIA Awards in Sydney might have drawn tepid TV ratings, but the show's impact has panned out on this week's Australian sales charts.

More than 20 releases from the evening's performers and winners rose on the ARIA top 40 charts, or re-entered the frame in the first full chart week since the Nov. 26 industry awards in Sydney.

Rising local act the Temper Trap debut this week at No. 16 on the ARIA singles chart, published Sunday (Dec. 6), with "Sweet Disposition" (Liberation/Universal Music Australia). The Temper Trap performed the song on the night.

Empire Of The Sun's best-album winning set "Walking On A Dream" (EMI) re-entered the chart at No. 13 and its title track re-entered at No. 23. The psychedelic electro-pop act was an ARIAs performer and finished the night as the big winner, grabbing four gongs including best group.

Robbie Williams' well-received rendition of new single "Bodies" (Chrysalis/EMI) helped the British pop star's latest album "Reality Killed The Video Star" rise 9-4.

Another performer on the night, Brisbane-born, opera-trained pop singer Kate Miller-Heidke saw her latest album and a pair of singles rise on the sales charts. The artist's sophomore album "Curiouser" (Sony Music Australia) rose 37-22 following her performance of "The Last Day On Earth." The track rose 34-27 while another, "Caught In The Crowd," re-entered at No. 37.

Sarah Blasko, winner of the best female artist and a performer at the industry event, saw her latest effort "As Day Follows Night" (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia) re-enter the albums chart at No. 19.

There were also sales spikes for Sony Music-signed winner and performer Jessica Mauboy, and for Warner Music artist Lisa Mitchell, a performer on the night.

The live broadcast captured 700,000 viewers on the free-to-air Channel Nine network. Ratings were down by some 400,000 viewers from last year's show, which was broadcast live by rival Network Ten. This year's 23rd annual event was staged on a Thursday, as opposed to a Sunday last year (Oct. 19, 2008).

Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Australia) is the top-selling album for a second successive week on the ARIA albums chart. Boyle's album sold more than 47,000 units last week in Australia, taking her two week cume to upwards of 73,000 sales.