Saturday 4 April 2020

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

Network
ABC
17.7%
18.8%
ABCKidsCOM
3.4%
3.8%
ABCMe
0.7%
0.7%
ABCNews
2.6%
2.6%
ABC TTL

24.4%

25.9%
Seven
15.4%
14.6%
7Two
2.9%
3.0%
7Mate
2.8%
2.7%
7Flix
3.2%
3.1%
Seven TTL

24.2%

23.4%
Nine
15.4%
14.7%
9GO!
4.1%
4.1%
9GEM
6.3%
6.2%
9Life
2.0%
1.9%
Nine TTL

27.8%

26.9%
10
7.5%
7.6%
10 Bold
3.8%
3.8%
10 Peach
2.2%
2.1%
Ten TTL

13.5%

13.4%
SBS
7.4%
7.6%
Viceland
0.8%
0.9%
Food
0.9%
0.9%
NITV
0.2%
0.2%
World Movies
0.7%
0.7%
SBS TTL

10.0%

10.3%

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine
1,082,000
277,000
403,000
226,000
92,000
84,000
2 SEVEN NEWS - SAT Seven
1,073,000
272,000
284,000
218,000
107,000
192,000
3 ABC NEWS-SA ABC
1,002,000
247,000
326,000
153,000
111,000
164,000
4 DEATH IN PARADISE-EV ABC
911,000
226,000
296,000
161,000
112,000
116,000
5 VAN DER VALK-EV ABC
648,000
167,000
200,000
119,000
83,000
79,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR -SAT SPECIAL Nine
569,000
148,000
207,000
110,000
55,000
49,000
7 THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven
474,000
130,000
123,000
100,000
45,000
76,000
8 10 NEWS FIRST SAT 10
435,000
103,000
122,000
85,000
49,000
75,000
9 GETAWAY Nine
380,000
90,000
154,000
76,000
38,000
22,000
10 WEEKEND SUNRISE - SAT Seven
375,000
113,000
95,000
81,000
36,000
50,000
11 WEEKEND SUNRISE - SAT - LATE Seven
374,000
114,000
111,000
68,000
47,000
33,000
12 BLUEY-AM ABCKIDS
352,000
63,000
117,000
92,000
51,000
29,000
13 AMBULANCE AUSTRALIA RPT 10
290,000
82,000
102,000
45,000
26,000
35,000
14 M- THOR: THE DARK WORLD Seven
279,000
79,000
76,000
50,000
33,000
43,000
15 SECRETS OF THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: INSIDE CAD SBS
279,000
72,000
99,000
48,000
32,000
29,000
16 WEEKEND TODAY - SATURDAY - LATE Nine
276,000
86,000
89,000
61,000
17,000
23,000
17 BONDI RESCUE EP 2 ENCORE 10
276,000
58,000
104,000
50,000
29,000
35,000
18 AMBULANCE UK RPT 10
248,000
78,000
83,000
32,000
28,000
28,000
19 SEVEN NEWS AT 5 Seven
247,000
72,000
61,000
43,000
19,000
52,000
20 BACK TO THE FUTURE III Nine
247,000
64,000
87,000
36,000
35,000
24,000

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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 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine
344,000
84,000
119,000
80,000
30,000
32,000
2 SEVEN NEWS - SAT Seven
282,000
71,000
84,000
57,000
18,000
52,000
3 A CURRENT AFFAIR -SAT SPECIAL Nine
192,000
45,000
64,000
46,000
18,000
19,000
4 ABC NEWS-SA ABC
183,000
49,000
59,000
37,000
11,000
26,000
5 THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven
160,000
42,000
49,000
37,000
11,000
20,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine
276,000
69,000
101,000
61,000
24,000
22,000
2 SEVEN NEWS - SAT Seven
221,000
58,000
66,000
41,000
11,000
44,000
3 A CURRENT AFFAIR -SAT SPECIAL Nine
155,000
38,000
53,000
37,000
13,000
14,000
4 ABC NEWS-SA ABC
144,000
30,000
52,000
29,000
11,000
23,000
5 THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven
138,000
33,000
44,000
31,000
8,000
22,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Nine
140,000
41,000
51,000
25,000
14,000
9,000
2 SEVEN NEWS - SAT Seven
108,000
25,000
40,000
20,000
6,000
17,000
3 ABC NEWS-SA ABC
90,000
19,000
38,000
16,000
6,000
12,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR -SAT SPECIAL Nine
87,000
21,000
28,000
21,000
10,000
6,000
5 BLUEY-AM ABCKIDS
78,000
9,000
36,000
17,000
10,000
5,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
352,000
63,000
117,000
92,000
51,000
29,000
2 DIE ANOTHER DAY -EV 9Gem
225,000
60,000
74,000
23,000
39,000
29,000
3 BLUEY-EV ABC K/C
220,000
42,000
51,000
48,000
38,000
41,000
4 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/C
195,000
38,000
72,000
53,000
26,000
7,000
5 BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM ABC K/C
177,000
40,000
67,000
47,000
17,000
5,000
6 SHAUN THE SHEEP-AM ABC K/C
174,000
47,000
63,000
44,000
18,000
3,000
7 DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBOURHOOD-AM ABC K/C
164,000
46,000
64,000
31,000
17,000
6,000
8 STICK MAN-PM ABC K/C
159,000
36,000
51,000
33,000
16,000
23,000
9 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM ABC K/C
156,000
54,000
61,000
26,000
13,000
2,000
10 PLAY SCHOOL-AM ABC K/C
153,000
52,000
65,000
22,000
11,000
2,000
11 PEPPA PIG-PM ABC K/C
148,000
35,000
40,000
21,000
23,000
30,000
12 NCIS RPT 10 Bold
145,000
47,000
34,000
34,000
9,000
21,000
13 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS RPT 10 Bold
143,000
42,000
30,000
35,000
8,000
28,000
14 633 SQUADRON -EV 9Gem
142,000
37,000
46,000
16,000
19,000
25,000
15 SCHOOL OF ROARS-EV ABC K/C
136,000
29,000
35,000
22,000
24,000
26,000
16 OCTONAUTS-PM ABC K/C
135,000
29,000
40,000
18,000
17,000
31,000
17 PETER RABBIT-EV ABC K/C
130,000
22,000
38,000
20,000
22,000
28,000
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS EP 2 RPT 10 Bold
128,000
38,000
30,000
34,000
5,000
22,000
19 FLOOGALS-AM ABC K/C
128,000
37,000
37,000
28,000
23,000
4,000
20 KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD 9GO!
126,000
32,000
46,000
17,000
14,000
17,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
95,000
12,000
42,000
23,000
13,000
5,000
2 BLUEY-EV ABC K/C
76,000
15,000
19,000
13,000
16,000
13,000
3 DIE ANOTHER DAY -EV 9Gem
72,000
18,000
27,000
7,000
12,000
8,000
4 FRIENDS EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
72,000
19,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
6,000
5 M- SHALLOW HAL-PM 7flix
70,000
17,000
19,000
9,000
11,000
14,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
98,000
15,000
42,000
23,000
13,000
5,000
2 BLUEY-EV ABC K/C
76,000
14,000
20,000
12,000
16,000
13,000
3 FRIENDS EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
69,000
25,000
15,000
14,000
8,000
6,000
4 DIE ANOTHER DAY -EV 9Gem
66,000
17,000
24,000
5,000
13,000
8,000
5 M- SHALLOW HAL-PM 7flix
66,000
17,000
14,000
10,000
11,000
14,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
78,000
9,000
36,000
17,000
10,000
5,000
2 BLUEY-EV ABC K/C
50,000
5,000
14,000
12,000
11,000
9,000
3 M- SHALLOW HAL-PM 7flix
45,000
14,000
11,000
5,000
7,000
8,000
4 FRIENDS EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
45,000
20,000
6,000
8,000
4,000
6,000
5 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/C
45,000
8,000
19,000
11,000
6,000
1,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing
70,000
2 44 CATS Nick Jr.
47,000
3 RUSTY RIVETS Nick Jr.
44,000
4 PAW PATROL Nick Jr.
43,000
5 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr.
42,000
6 WEEKEND LIVE Sky News Live
41,000
7 THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 Movies Family
39,000
8 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Channel
39,000
9 PAW PATROL Nick Jr.
39,000
10 WEEKEND EDITION Sky News Live
37,000
11 WEEKEND EDITION Sky News Live
36,000
12 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Channel
35,000
13 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr.
35,000
14 MIDSOMER MURDERS UKTV
35,000
15 MILE 22 Movies Premiere
35,000
16 MIDSOMER MURDERS UKTV
35,000
17 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Channel
34,000
18 READY SET DANCE Nick Jr.
33,000
19 INDEPENDENCE DAY Movies Hits
33,000
20 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr.
33,000

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. “Overnight” figures include “Live” (programs broadcast during the 2am-2am broadcast day) and “As Live” (programs recorded and then watched within the same broadcast day). “Consolidated” figures include Live, As Live and “Time Shift” (programs recorded and then watched within seven days of the initial broadcast).

ABC had a good Saturday to rank second, with Nine and Seven down on the previous week. Overall, prime-time numbers were down for most programs. 9Gem’s share (Die Another Day ranked 26th) plus Nine’s news and current affairs got the network across the line to win the night despite ABC’s main channel being number one. Huge result for Nine News in Melbourne.

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It’s not often that ABC, Seven and Nine news pulled 1 million viewers for two Saturdays in a row.

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Outside the top 20

21 WEEKEND TODAY - SATURDAY
23 NINE NEWS SPECIAL: COVID-19 -SAT
30 BONDI RESCUE ENCORE
33 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE
34 SEVEN NEWS SPECIAL

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Another strong Saturday for the ABC - to win the night. Seven and Nine were equal second. Ten was slightly up on previous weeks, while SBS was 0.1% behind them.

Seven, Nine and ABC News all did very well.

Nine’s 10.20pm News was 23rd, Seven’s 10.15pm News was 34th. Both down from previous weeks. Next Sat, Seven and Nine’s Late News and ACA are out of the schedule.

Not great figures for the movies nine and seven offered.

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Cynic looks to have correctly pointed out the coronavirus news specials have hit a tjrning point, the Seven and Nine ones at 7pm looked low compared to previous weekday versions. Shouldn’t air them on Saturday night (or Friday for that matter) when viewership is usually sport and movies. Thor rated better last week and Jack Reacher was pretty big on Tuesday.

The movies should’ve been at 7pm last night.

But didn’t the news programs on both 7 and 9 get better figures than the movies did last week?

Movies need earlier timeslots

But if something rates better than it why should they give it an earlier slot?

Couple of points about Saturday that might generate some discussion related to 10’s programming. 10’s problem last night was largely the 6-7.30 pm time especially in the demos. After that it was commercially competitive even with programs ranking ahead of Seven and Nine’s movies in total people. In the key demos, 10 ranked 3rd easily ahead of ABC. 10 had 3 programs in the top 10 in 16-39 where the network ranked 2nd in Sydney ahead of Nine!

So in some respects it’s hard to see how the post 7pm line up could do do any better at the moment when there is no sport on 7 and 9. If it changed to movies there would then be 3 movies up against each other and the current shows (at least last night) beat the movies.

So, as I see it, to improve their share it is the 6-7 timeslot (post COVID-19) that needs to be addressed. Suggestions include 6pm News as per the rest of the week or a Saturday edition of The Project straight out of 10 News 6-7pm or straight out of 90 minute news at 6.30pm. Of course they could always try to get move viewers on the multichannels for a higher share but I believe that the advertising revenue there is often less than on the main channel.

Re ABC viewers: If you look at ABC’s main channel programs in 25-54. ABC News ranks 4th but the next best show Death in Paradise is 16th and Van Der Valk is in 34th place. So the commercials are not interested in that audience.

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Your post definitely clarifies a few things. Thanks for that.

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Project!

We’ve all been saying it week after week… but it just doesn’t seem to worry 10.

Interesting comments.

But a point with movies on weekends has been how they keep rating and driving shares (300k+ and 15%+ main channel) and usually making Top 5 in key demos (outside coronavirus times) on Seven and Nine… Whereas when 10 have aired movies or even the same one they tank, hard! It’s been @cmo’s point for a long time RE: ‘why do people just not watch 10’. Can it only be because of 6pm news lead-in?

That used to be the case, but recently their popularity seems to have dropped and they are not performing. Last night for example in 25-54, on a night when a lot more people are at home than usual, the top rated movie Thor had just 279,000. In 25-54 it had the same audience as Bondi Rescue.

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But Nine won the night with total viewers and share…?

Just realised you were only taking into account the main channel share.

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Fair enough. However we are in coronavirus times being dominated by news programs, time slots changing all over the place and competition being greater. Probably not the most stable or indicative period.

You are obsessed with these movies aren’t you :stuck_out_tongue: I actually watched The Net over the weekend. Great movie. I have no interest in watching movies on FTA anymore. Just cannot be bothered sitting through the commercials.

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Probably :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: But I feel you keep bringing this discussion up every week now. Look at Seven and Nine, now more than ever with no sport, particularly their Saturday network schedules are filled with nothing but movies… And yet they keep being the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked networks every Saturday…