Friday 9 September 2022

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

Network
ABC
8.1%
8.0%
ABC K/P
2.3%
2.4%
ABC Me
0.5%
0.5%
ABC News
3.2%
3.1%
ABC TTL

14.0%

14.1%
Seven
29.3%
29.1%
7Two
2.7%
2.7%
7Mate
7.7%
7.8%
7Flix
1.8%
1.7%
Seven TTL

41.6%

41.3%
Nine
18.5%
18.3%
9GO!
2.1%
2.1%
9GEM
1.8%
1.9%
9Life
1.7%
1.7%
9Rush
1.5%
1.6%
Nine TTL

25.6%

25.5%
10
6.2%
6.2%
10 Bold
1.7%
1.7%
10 Peach
2.5%
2.5%
10 Shake
0.8%
0.8%
Ten TTL

11.2%

11.2%
SBS
3.3%
3.3%
Viceland
1.7%
1.8%
Food
1.0%
1.0%
NITV
0.2%
0.2%
World Movies
1.4%
1.6%
WorldWatch
0.0%
0.0%
SBS TTL

7.6%

7.9%

Top 20 Programs - Free-to-Air - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS Seven
852,000
205,000
262,000
165,000
124,000
97,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS Seven
800,000
50,000
439,000
68,000
127,000
117,000
3 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
771,000
187,000
269,000
126,000
116,000
74,000
4 NINE NEWS Nine
736,000
221,000
246,000
141,000
76,000
53,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
704,000
215,000
242,000
140,000
68,000
39,000
6 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MATC Seven
638,000
44,000
316,000
76,000
99,000
103,000
7 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - PRE MATCH Seven
535,000
29,000
311,000
43,000
108,000
44,000
8 RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF1 Nine
509,000
313,000
25,000
148,000
12,000
11,000
9 SUNRISE Seven
372,000
80,000
97,000
93,000
47,000
56,000
10 TODAY Nine
318,000
96,000
100,000
63,000
29,000
31,000
11 RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF1 -PRE MATCH Nine
268,000
138,000
45,000
81,000
3,000
1,000
12 ARMCHAIR EXPERTS Seven
229,000
21,000
123,000
33,000
46,000
7,000
13 10 NEWS FIRST 10
227,000
85,000
72,000
43,000
15,000
13,000
14 TODAY -EXTENDED COVERAGE Nine
221,000
53,000
76,000
55,000
19,000
18,000
15 SUNRISE-EARLY Seven
215,000
48,000
47,000
56,000
27,000
37,000
16 SUNRISE-EXTENDED Seven
213,000
49,000
59,000
48,000
21,000
35,000
17 QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1926-2022)-EV ABC TV
201,000
59,000
73,000
31,000
13,000
25,000
18 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine
193,000
7,000
126,000
9,000
29,000
21,000
19 THE PROJECT 7PM 10
189,000
61,000
64,000
31,000
14,000
18,000
20 RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF1 -POST MATCH Nine
186,000
126,000
8,000
47,000
2,000
3,000

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Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air - Overnight Figures - 25-54

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS Seven
333,000
25,000
192,000
24,000
47,000
45,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT Seven
303,000
23,000
164,000
32,000
42,000
42,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
225,000
67,000
72,000
50,000
25,000
11,000
4 NINE NEWS Nine
219,000
68,000
69,000
43,000
28,000
12,000
5 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
214,000
47,000
77,000
37,000
32,000
21,000

Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air - Overnight Figures - 18-49

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS Seven
296,000
22,000
172,000
23,000
40,000
38,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT Seven
272,000
22,000
144,000
30,000
37,000
38,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
183,000
52,000
61,000
38,000
22,000
9,000
4 NINE NEWS Nine
171,000
54,000
54,000
32,000
23,000
9,000
5 RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF1 Nine
170,000
105,000
11,000
47,000
4,000
3,000

Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air - Overnight Figures - 16-39

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS Seven
179,000
13,000
110,000
13,000
21,000
21,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT Seven
154,000
14,000
84,000
16,000
20,000
20,000
3 RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF1 Nine
108,000
72,000
4,000
30,000
2,000
0
4 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - PRE MATC Seven
102,000
5,000
69,000
4,000
16,000
7,000
5 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
84,000
16,000
33,000
15,000
14,000
5,000

Top 20 Programs - Free-to-Air Multichannels - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate
235,000
50,000
0
68,000
0
117,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MATC 7mate
223,000
44,000
0
76,000
0
103,000
3 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
123,000
45,000
31,000
18,000
4,000
24,000
4 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - PRE MATCH 7mate
116,000
29,000
0
43,000
0
44,000
5 BLUEY-AM ABC K/P
106,000
35,000
31,000
13,000
6,000
21,000
6 ANDY'S WILD ADVENTURES-EV ABC K/P
97,000
29,000
34,000
11,000
16,000
7,000
7 PETER RABBIT-EV ABC K/P
92,000
22,000
31,000
9,000
16,000
14,000
8 THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON-EV ABC K/P
87,000
22,000
24,000
9,000
16,000
17,000
9 LUO BAO BEI-AM ABC K/P
85,000
37,000
14,000
13,000
5,000
17,000
10 PEPPA PIG-PM ABC K/P
85,000
17,000
25,000
6,000
21,000
15,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 2 RPT 10 Peach
84,000
18,000
17,000
23,000
11,000
14,000
12 LOVE MONSTER-AM ABC K/P
83,000
31,000
23,000
8,000
6,000
15,000
13 NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT-PM ABC K/P
81,000
16,000
24,000
9,000
16,000
16,000
14 FRIDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN 7mate
78,000
14,000
24,000
16,000
7,000
17,000
15 BLUEY-EV ABC K/P
78,000
21,000
20,000
8,000
12,000
17,000
16 QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1926-2022)-EV ABC NEWS
78,000
25,000
22,000
11,000
15,000
4,000
17 THOMAS AND FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES!-AM ABC K/P
77,000
34,000
14,000
11,000
6,000
11,000
18 QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1926-2022)-AM ABC NEWS
76,000
17,000
25,000
16,000
12,000
6,000
19 NCIS RPT 10 Bold
75,000
17,000
24,000
19,000
2,000
13,000
20 TISH TASH-PM ABC K/P
71,000
18,000
11,000
10,000
17,000
14,000

Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air Multichannels - Overnight Figures - 25-54

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT 7mate
97,000
23,000
0
32,000
0
42,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate
94,000
25,000
0
24,000
0
45,000
3 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - PRE MATC 7mate
43,000
12,000
0
12,000
0
19,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 2 RPT 10 Peach
40,000
8,000
5,000
14,000
5,000
8,000
5 FRIENDS EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
37,000
14,000
5,000
9,000
5,000
4,000

Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air Multichannels - Overnight Figures - 18-49

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT 7mate
91,000
22,000
0
30,000
0
38,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate
83,000
22,000
0
23,000
0
38,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 2 RPT 10 Peach
36,000
8,000
3,000
12,000
6,000
7,000
4 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
33,000
13,000
10,000
3,000
3,000
4,000
5 BLUEY-AM ABC K/P
32,000
12,000
10,000
1,000
3,000
6,000

Top 5 Programs - Free-to-Air Multichannels - Overnight Figures - 16-39

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS - POST MAT 7mate
50,000
14,000
0
16,000
0
20,000
2 SEVEN'S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate
47,000
13,000
0
13,000
0
21,000
3 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
30,000
12,000
10,000
3,000
3,000
2,000
4 BLUEY-AM ABC K/P
28,000
10,000
10,000
1,000
3,000
4,000
5 LUO BAO BEI-AM ABC K/P
25,000
14,000
4,000
4,000
3,000
1,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL SF MELBOURNE V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
347,000
2 LIVE: NRL: QF#1 PANTHERS V EELS FOX LEAGUE
314,000
3 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
307,000
4 IN THE BACK POCKET FOX FOOTY
132,000
5 LIVE: FINALS FOOTY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
122,000
6 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
105,000
7 LIVE: FINALS FOOTY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
97,000
8 CREDLIN Sky News Live
40,000
9 LIVE: F1: ITALY PRACTICE 1 FOX SPORTS 506
36,000
10 FIRST EDITION Sky News Live
30,000
11 BERNARDI Sky News Live
29,000
12 FIRST EDITION Sky News Live
29,000
13 LIVE: NRL TONIGHT FOX LEAGUE
29,000
14 FIRST EDITION Sky News Live
28,000
15 AFL SEMI FINAL MELBOURNE V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
28,000
16 THE KENNY REPORT Sky News Live
27,000
17 RYAN'S MYSTERY PLAYDATE Nick Jr.
27,000
18 PAW PATROL Nick Jr.
27,000
19 NRL: QUALIFYING FINAL #1 PANTHERS V EELS FOX LEAGUE
26,000
20 MOONFALL Movies Premiere
26,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - 25-54

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL SF MELBOURNE V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
126,000
2 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
123,000
3 LIVE: NRL: QF#1 PANTHERS V EELS FOX LEAGUE
114,000
4 IN THE BACK POCKET FOX FOOTY
55,000
5 LIVE: FINALS FOOTY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
49,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - 18-49

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL SF MELBOURNE V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
94,000
2 LIVE: NRL: QF#1 PANTHERS V EELS FOX LEAGUE
94,000
3 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
92,000
4 IN THE BACK POCKET FOX FOOTY
44,000
5 LIVE: FINALS FOOTY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
39,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - 16-39

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL SF MELBOURNE V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
43,000
2 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
39,000
3 LIVE: NRL: QF#1 PANTHERS V EELS FOX LEAGUE
38,000
4 LIVE: FINALS FOOTY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
19,000
5 LIVE: FRIDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
18,000

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Despite or because of the rolling coverage of The Queen’s death, it was sport that was the dominant feature of Friday night primetime.

AFL again reached 800,000 to help give Seven another +40% share while Nine was buoyed by Rugby League finals. Bumping AFL off the main channel in Brisbane, however, probably impacted the AFL numbers.

Seven was down 1 from last week with ABC News channel up 1.6 points which saw ABC’s share up 1.4 . Nine was up slightly , 10 and SBS were down slightly.

At 6pm numbers were up on a usual Friday bulletin where Seven won all markets except Sydney.

Earlier in the day Sunrise and Today both broke through the 300k mark to post their highest audiences of the year. For Today it was the show’s highest audience since 2017.

Not sure if all of the coding seen are correct; will have to wait for final adjustments.

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After most regular programming was pre-empted for rolling coverage of the Queen’s death, Seven still posted a big audience for its coverage of AFL semi-final. It did OK in Brisbane given it aired on 7mate. The FTA audience was up on last year’s Friday night semi-final (Geelong v GWS) which pulled 698,000.

I think the regular bulletin was replaced by the two hour special hosted by Sarah Ferguson and David Speers, which came in 17th.

Hardly any interest at all in the rolling coverage. Interesting. People just aren’t watching FTA no matter what is being shown.

The AFL did very well for Seven/ 7Mate. The NRL did well in Sydney.

As for the rolling coverage of The Queen’s death. Sunrise and Today did better than usual - as that’s when people found out of the news. The extended parts of Sunrise and Today did well too, both making the top 20 (assuming its for the 9am-12pm segment?). The rest of the day’s rolling coverage failed to make an impact on the ratings.

10’s primetime coverage failed to do anything.

I can’t sit down for hours on end watching the rolling coverage. I think everyone got the news via Breakfast TV, but after that, it’s really just repeat information on steroids. I mean I can turn the TV on today its just royal expert, after royal expert, then continued live crosses after crosses. The Royal fans will be glued, but that’s just the 1%. The next time I tune in will be the funeral.

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I think that part of the issue is that “these days” people are sick of bad news. They take it in initially but don’t want to have to watch it over and over again.

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Agree, the rolling coverage was overkill. Its not like say a major flood or bushfire where it’s a developing situation… You die and that’s it (pretty much).

A special 1-2 hr daytine bulletin would have been enough and then back to regular programming.

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Sometimes, rolling coverage of all day is just too much.

I understand both Sunrise and Today extending their coverage as the news did happen in the morning. Today extended (14th place) and Sunrise extended (16th place) showed that people did watch. But after midday, people switched off.

Having extended 6pm News and a special in primetime would be enough. And extended news updates. Usually ABC News would have bigger ratings/shares for big stories like this…

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12-5am live is just ridiculous. Keep that stuff for ABC News. Who exactly is the target market? Shift workers? Those diehard fans would have already watched probably from 6am-midnight.

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Big win to Sunrise in Brisbane. That’s a turnaround.

Completely agree. Nobody wants to watch rolling coverage which is just made up od repetitive interviews and profiles of her life.

It’s different when there’s a disaster and you need rolling coverage to see the developments but there is not much else happening here throughout the day. And whatever is happening with the King Charles can be covered in news bulletins at night and morning.

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It’s obvious people don’t care as much as the networks think. Although even I thought the news would rate a lot better. Both 7 and 9 have scheduled a heap of documentaries about the Queen next week too which I expect to absolutely tank now.

I didn’t watch any TV at all during the day but The Project had a 2-hour special edition which seemed to present a good wrap up of the day’s events and tributes, but then when Ten went on to a doco about the Queen I thought, while I am very sad about the Queen I didn’t need to watch more.

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Somewhat ignorant comment.

The Queen’s passing is of enormous historical importance and what is unfolding is a huge news story. The networks are covering the story.

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But viewers are not watching it.

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The daytime coverage seemed pointless to me given its overnight in the UK.
But imo the 10pm coverage onward was great because actual events were happening in the UK.

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These will now be running in overdrive for at least the next year. They will be fillers galore for the foreseeable future.

She’s been dead just over a day and the reaction hasbeen pretty meh. Doubt there’ll be much of a market for volumes of Lizzy shows.

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Don’t have a problem with what Seven did (i.e; simulcasting Sky News) since that ensures any significant events/developments are covered. However, thought Nine doing their own coverage overnight was puzzling considering how few viewers would be watching during those hours.