Seven Motorsport Coverage

Here’s the Seven switch graphic


Not their fault arguably - it’d be produced by Supercars Media (or whatever they call their production arm these days) like everything else, and it also did go out on Fox Sports’ channel, indeed live there.

Seven could have easily just let everyone deal with it being delayed, so at least the 7plus option was something for those not following Bathurst on Foxtel.


To be fair, all the networks do it. My biggest beef is when they say shows/channels are “live-streamed” on their apps. There’s nothing live about them. They’re streamed or relayed, but the shows aren’t happening live, they’re prerecorded movies, dramas etc.
But that discussion is probably for another time, in another forum.

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It looks like today’s Bathurst 1000 race will finish close to 6pm AEDT. It will be interesting to see if Seven will show the podium presentation on the main channel in Sydney and Melbourne (so the new season of Australia’s Got Talent can start at 7pm as scheduled), or show it on a multichannel. The problem is that 7mate in Sydney is showing the AFLW clash between Collingwood and GWS, and Gone with the Wind is now on 7flix, so 7TWO will be the only option for Sydney.


They’ll probably just shorten the bulletin so it still ends at 7pm like Nine News does when the NRL goes past 6pm on a Sunday.


Sydney/Melbourne channel advice.


Wait did they move the race to 7Two on the last lap?

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They started showing the race on 7Two but main channel still has coverage. Switch to 7Two in Sydney and Melbourne at 6:05pm. when the main channel switched to Victory Lane.


Good to hear. Imagine the uproar if they moved it on the last lap.

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Main channel broadcast finished in Melbourne at 6.05pm with coverage now on 7TWO.


Broadcast of the Bathurst 1000 concluded at 6:30 PM (AEDT)


Didn’t catch any pre-race coverage this year. I’m assuming Beretts hosted solo?

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Bathurst 1000 takes pole position

Reaches 4.82 million TV, 299,000 on 7plus

Audience up year-on-year, live streaming up 167%

The Seven Network’s coverage of the Repco Bathurst 1000 from Mount Panorama was a hit with television and BVOD audiences yesterday, with over 4.82 million people watching the live racing action on Channel 7 and 7mate, and a further 299,000 on 7plus.

Seven’s live and free coverage of the high-octane race averaged 1.36 million total viewers nationally, including 68,000 on 7plus, as Shane van Gisbergen claimed his second Bathurst 1000 title, alongside co-driver, Garth Tander, in the final Supercars Championship year featuring the iconic Holden Commodore.

The action from Mount Panorama dominated its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s, with the Race average broadcast audience up 6% on 2021 in total people.

The Podium event averaged 1.89 million viewers, including 94,000 on 7plus, and was up 38% on 2021.

On 7plus, more than 43.6 million minutes of the race were streamed, up 78% on 2021, with 7plus winning an overall 52.3% share of live BVOD streaming yesterday.

“The Repco Bathurst 1000 is the jewel in the crown of Australian motorsport and we’re delighted that over 4.28 million Australians tuned into Seven’s live and free coverage from Mount Panorama, led by a star-studded commentary team.”

Lewis Martin, Head of Network Sport, Seven Network

Seven’s Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “Seven is a pioneer of motorsport broadcasting in Australia and Supercars is a key part of our sports schedule. There’s no better motorsport in Australia than Supercars and we’re thrilled to bring fans more comprehensive and unbeatable coverage in 2023.

“Seven is the home of sport in Australia and Bathurst kicks off a huge season of sport, with the electrifying WBBL season opener kicking off on Thursday, before another season of BBL action and the highly anticipated Summer of Cricket landing in November,” he said.

Supercars Championship: Repco Bathurst 1000 Podium:

  • 1.89 million total viewers nationally, including 94,000 viewers on 7plus
  • #1 across its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s
  • Total audience up 38% in total people on 2021
  • BVOD viewing up 203% in total people on 2021, up 199% in 25 to 54s
  • 68.6% commercial audience share in total people
  • 81.1% commercial audience share in men 25 to 54

Supercars Championship: Repco Bathurst 1000 Day 3 Race:

  • 1.36 million total viewers nationally, including 69,000 viewers on 7plus
  • #1 across its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s
  • Total audience up 6% in total people on 2021
  • BVOD viewing up 125.5% in total people on 2021, up 122.2% in 25 to 54s
  • 76.4% commercial audience share in total people
  • 85.1% commercial audience share in men 25 to 54
  • Seven delivered 79.4% of the total Race audience on Sunday


  • 7plus streamed 33.1 million minutes of Supercars on Sunday
  • BVOD audience up 78% on 2021
  • 7plus had a dominant 62% commercial share in live streaming on Sunday and 52% in BVOD

Did Seven not bother to revise the audience numbers for Bathurst 1000 podium, since it aired on 7TWO in Sydney and Melbourne?


Looks like it. Typical Commercial Telwvision. Over hyping media releases, then not mention anyting a week later when the ratings timeshifting results are in.

Seven will show six Supercars events in 2023, including the season opener at Newcastle, Bathurst 1000 and the season ending Adelaide 500, as the new Gen3 era (Camaro v Mustang) begins. The six events will also be streamed live on 7plus.

The Melbourne 400 will be shown live on Fox Sports and 10 as part of their Australian Grand Prix coverage, with late highlights on Seven.