2020 Ratings Year

2020 Ratings

Five City Metro, 6pm-12am, Total People

Network
2020
2019
ABC
13.0%
11.7%
ABCKidsCOM
2.7%
2.7%
ABCMe
0.5%
0.6%
ABCNews
1.9%
1.4%
ABC TTL

18.1%

16.4%
Seven
18.6%
19.4%
7Two
3.4%
3.2%
7Mate
3.4%
3.8%
7Flix
2.0%
2.1%
7Food
-
0.6%
Seven TTL

27.4%

29.1%
Nine
19.5%
20.6%
9GO!
2.7%
3.3%
9GEM
2.8%
3.5%
9Life
2.0%
2.0%
9Rush
0.9%
-
Nine TTL

27.8%

29.5%
10
12.0%
11.7%
10 Bold
3.7%
3.4%
10 Peach
2.3%
2.1%
10 Shake
0.1%
-
Ten TTL

18.0%

17.2%
SBS
5.2%
5.0%
Viceland
1.4%
1.2%
Food
0.9%
1.0%
NITV
0.2%
0.2%
World Movies
1.0%
0.4%
SBS TTL

8.6%

7.7%

Weeks won 7 day consolidated:

Network
Seven 18
Nine 23

Main channel
Seven 13
Nine 29

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Table is preliminary with another week of 7 day consolidated to be added.

Note 9 Rush and 10 Shake only on air for part of year.

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The following table shows the average audience for each network by day. Highlighted are the best shares. Suggests days where networks need to improve.

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While Nine and Seven were down from this year, ABC, SBS and 10 increased. Channel Nine started off well thanks to Australian Open and MAFS, But got hit hard by 7 thanks to big brother and AFL. Nine rebounded thanks to Ninja Warrior and the Block. But seven won a few more weeks thanks to Blockbusters AFL Finals. Nine won the last 5 weeks thanks to NRL GF, Origin and The Block finale.

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Interesting that Nine and Seven both dropped in share compared to last year while Ten, ABC and SBS all went up.

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A huge congratulations to everyone at Channel 9! A well-deserved win! #StillTheOne

Personally, I don’t think the programming of either Seven or Nine was really that good during 2020.

However in the eyes of OzTAM ratings box holders, Nine was probably considered to be “the least worst option” for primetime programming this year. That and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics (it’d probably be reasonable to presume that Seven likely would’ve won this year if they went ahead) were critical factors which got Nine over the line IMO.

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But in the eyes of Nine fanboys they would be drooling at the thought of Nine winning. Of course those on the Seven side are mourning :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Nine were lucky this year with none of their major tentpoles affected. Next year is going to be really interesting with Seven tackling a few new formats along with established brands while Nine is going back to old formats to replace The Voice. Who wins? We’ll see.

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Yep! I would love to see the schedule between Seven and Nine next year, which shows will be up against each other

2020 Breakfast

Mon - Fri
7am - 9am
5-city metro

Sunrise average audience for 2020 was 279,000 according to Seven’s release.

That put it just over 60,000 ahead of second placed Today.
Today was just over 6,000 ahead of the 2-channel performance of News Breakfast.
Sunrise won every week.
Today was second 24 weeks and third 15 weeks with one tie between Today and News Breakfast.

Compared to 2019
Sunrise - up 1% (2,000)
Today - up 11% (20,000)
News breakfast - up 34% (50,000)

The results are, of course, massively impacted by the COVID crisis, especially in March when Sunrise had 30 consecutive days well over 300,000 peaking above 400,000 on Sunday 29 March.

Today scored 2 days over 300,000 including a Sunday with its top 10 results falling between 22 March and 6 April.

News Breakfast had 4 days over 300,000. Eight of its top shows were during the late March early April period, but it also secured a post-US election result over 300,000 on Thursday 5 November plus another on the following Sunday.

The Thursday result saw News Breakfast as the number one breakfast show in the 5-city metro market (albeit on 2 channels).

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I’m more interested in the key demo areas. I’m sure Ten would close the gap with the other networks.

Demos. Yes 10 is a lot closer - less than 4% behind the winner in 16-39.

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And didn’t Seven’s main chanel land 3rd behind 10 in 16-39s! That’s a wonderful result for 10 and really bad for Seven.

Not only where they need to improve, but where their strengths are - the AFL clearly delivers a bounce for Seven on Fridays and Saturdays, whereas Nine use Sundays to launch into the week and the NRL hurts them

10’s weekends (incl. Friday night) are just a wasteland - I can see why the ABC are moving Q&A to Thursdays

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