Sunday 1 October 2023

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

Network
ABC
7.5%
8.0%
8.4%
ABC K/P
1.6%
1.7%
1.9%
ABC Me
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
ABC News
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
ABC TTL

10.7%

11.5%
12.2%
Seven
16.8%
17.2%
17.0%
7Two
1.5%
1.5%
1.6%
7Mate
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
7Flix
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
7Bravo
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Seven TTL

23.0%

23.6%
23.6%
Nine
46.4%
44.8%
44.0%
9GO!
1.2%
1.3%
1.2%
9GEM
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
9Life
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
9Rush
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
Nine TTL

52.4%

50.8%
50.0%
10
4.5%
4.7%
4.7%
10 Bold
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
10 Peach
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
Nickelodeon
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Ten TTL

8.5%

8.6%
8.6%
SBS
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
Viceland
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
Food
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
NITV
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
World Movies
1.1%
1.2%
1.3%
WorldWatch
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
SBS TTL

5.4%

5.6%
5.8%

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -MATCH Nine
2,045,000
854,000
349,000
623,000
88,000
132,000
2 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -ENTERTAINMENT Nine
1,051,000
425,000
206,000
319,000
38,000
64,000
3 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -POST MATCH Nine
1,016,000
519,000
116,000
247,000
48,000
85,000
4 SEVEN NEWS - SUN Seven
829,000
157,000
310,000
106,000
108,000
147,000
5 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine
794,000
296,000
220,000
197,000
27,000
54,000
6 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL -POST MATCH Nine
529,000
229,000
96,000
164,000
15,000
25,000
7 MY KITCHEN RULES - SUN Seven
503,000
78,000
219,000
42,000
67,000
97,000
8 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV ABC TV
430,000
91,000
183,000
34,000
51,000
71,000
9 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL Nine
414,000
186,000
57,000
135,000
13,000
24,000
10 DEATH IN PARADISE RPT ABC TV
325,000
67,000
122,000
37,000
47,000
53,000
11 NINE NEWS LATE -SUN Nine
299,000
181,000
36,000
70,000
12,000
0
12 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL -PRE MATCH Nine
285,000
136,000
35,000
99,000
7,000
9,000
13 THE NEWSREADER-EV ABC TV
249,000
59,000
115,000
20,000
32,000
23,000
14 2023 STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL Nine
232,000
110,000
36,000
75,000
10,000
1,000
15 ABBA SILVER, ABBA GOLD (R) Seven
230,000
25,000
92,000
31,000
41,000
41,000
16 WEEKEND SUNRISE - SUN Seven
209,000
63,000
52,000
34,000
19,000
41,000
17 INSIDERS-AM ABC TV
208,000
59,000
71,000
39,000
20,000
20,000
18 SPORTS SUNDAY Nine
205,000
46,000
97,000
43,000
18,000
0
19 2023 STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL -PRE MATC Nine
200,000
80,000
47,000
60,000
12,000
2,000
20 THE SUNDAY PROJECT 7PM 10
199,000
19,000
112,000
18,000
16,000
34,000

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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 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -MATCH Nine
868,000
371,000
163,000
236,000
35,000
63,000
2 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -POST MATCH Nine
445,000
229,000
61,000
98,000
18,000
38,000
3 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -ENTERTAINMENT Nine
420,000
173,000
86,000
118,000
11,000
32,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine
271,000
112,000
70,000
60,000
8,000
22,000
5 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL -POST MATCH Nine
206,000
91,000
42,000
54,000
4,000
15,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -MATCH Nine
770,000
331,000
154,000
210,000
26,000
49,000
2 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -POST MATCH Nine
391,000
206,000
55,000
87,000
14,000
29,000
3 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -ENTERTAINMENT Nine
354,000
148,000
74,000
103,000
5,000
24,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine
214,000
91,000
55,000
48,000
3,000
17,000
5 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL -POST MATCH Nine
173,000
79,000
37,000
44,000
2,000
11,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -MATCH Nine
499,000
223,000
101,000
128,000
16,000
31,000
2 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -POST MATCH Nine
250,000
141,000
34,000
51,000
8,000
15,000
3 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -ENTERTAINMENT Nine
228,000
106,000
42,000
64,000
1,000
15,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Nine
135,000
60,000
36,000
29,000
1,000
9,000
5 WOMEN'S NRL PREMIERSHIP -GRAND FINAL -POST MATCH Nine
110,000
52,000
25,000
30,000
0
4,000

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

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 INSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
91,000
13,000
37,000
19,000
11,000
10,000
2 M- TRANSPORTER 3-PM 7mate
71,000
15,000
18,000
16,000
11,000
11,000
3 BRAVE BUNNIES-AM ABC K/P
70,000
9,000
42,000
8,000
8,000
2,000
4 HEY DUGGEE-AM ABC K/P
68,000
8,000
40,000
9,000
7,000
4,000
5 M*A*S*H TX2 9Gem
67,000
14,000
24,000
11,000
8,000
11,000
6 OFFSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
66,000
7,000
29,000
18,000
7,000
5,000
7 BORDER SECURITY - AUSTRALIA'S FRONT LINE-PM (R) 7mate
66,000
16,000
32,000
11,000
6,000
1,000
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN RPT 10 Peach
65,000
18,000
23,000
10,000
7,000
7,000
9 WEEKEND BREAKFAST: 10AM-AM ABC NEWS
64,000
7,000
28,000
16,000
6,000
6,000
10 BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM ABC K/P
63,000
14,000
29,000
7,000
1,000
13,000
11 M*A*S*H TX3 9Gem
63,000
16,000
20,000
8,000
7,000
11,000
12 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV ABC K/P
63,000
11,000
25,000
5,000
6,000
14,000
13 THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE ENCORE 10 Peach
62,000
6,000
24,000
16,000
6,000
10,000
14 PETER RABBIT-AM ABC K/P
60,000
9,000
33,000
6,000
7,000
4,000
15 QI-EV ABC K/P
60,000
5,000
24,000
9,000
8,000
14,000
16 GARDENING AUSTRALIA JUNIOR-AM ABC K/P
59,000
15,000
25,000
7,000
8,000
5,000
17 CALL THE MIDWIFE-PM 7TWO
59,000
10,000
19,000
12,000
10,000
8,000
18 NCIS EP 2 RPT 10 Bold
59,000
12,000
18,000
15,000
7,000
7,000
19 INTERSTELLAR ELLA-EV ABC K/P
58,000
13,000
25,000
7,000
1,000
11,000
20 PLAY SCHOOL: WORLD BY NIGHT-AM ABC K/P
55,000
10,000
23,000
9,000
10,000
3,000

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

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN RPT 10 Peach
36,000
9,000
13,000
7,000
4,000
4,000
2 THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE ENCORE 10 Peach
35,000
4,000
16,000
8,000
4,000
4,000
3 INSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
26,000
4,000
12,000
10,000
0
1,000
4 OFFSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
24,000
2,000
11,000
9,000
2,000
0
5 ABC NEWS AT NOON-PM ABC NEWS
23,000
1,000
8,000
11,000
1,000
2,000

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

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN RPT 10 Peach
29,000
8,000
10,000
6,000
2,000
4,000
2 THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE ENCORE 10 Peach
27,000
3,000
13,000
7,000
1,000
3,000
3 BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM ABC K/P
20,000
6,000
10,000
1,000
1,000
3,000
4 OFFSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
19,000
2,000
9,000
7,000
2,000
0
5 INSIDERS-AM ABC NEWS
19,000
4,000
6,000
9,000
0
0

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

Rank Program Channel 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ABC NATIONAL NEWS SUNDAY-EV ABC NEWS
14,000
7,000
2,000
3,000
0
2,000
2 TWO AND A HALF MEN RPT 10 Peach
13,000
3,000
4,000
3,000
1,000
2,000
3 CLOSE OF BUSINESS-PM ABC NEWS
13,000
0
6,000
6,000
0
1,000
4 BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM ABC K/P
13,000
4,000
7,000
0
0
1,000
5 GOGGLEBOX ENCORE Nickelodeon
12,000
2,000
8,000
1,000
2,000
0

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
141,000
2 LIVE: NRLW: GRAND FINAL KNIGHTS V TITANS FOX LEAGUE
132,000
3 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
108,000
4 LIVE: NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: SOU V TIG FOX LEAGUE
100,000
5 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
97,000
6 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
71,000
7 OUTSIDERS Sky News Live
60,000
8 LIVE: RYDER CUP: FINAL DAY FOX SPORTS 503
54,000
9 OUTSIDERS Sky News Live
50,000
10 PAUL MURRAY LIVE Sky News Live
40,000
11 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
38,000
12 LIVE: MOTOGP: JAPAN RACE FOX SPORTS 506
34,000
13 LIVE: AFLW POST GAME FOX FOOTY
27,000
14 LIVE: WOMEN'S T20: AUS V WI GAME 1 FOX CRICKET
26,000
15 HIGHWAY PATROL Real Life
26,000
16 LIVE: INNINGS BREAK: AUS V WI FOX CRICKET
25,000
17 NRL: GRAND FINAL PANTHERS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE
23,000
18 LIVE: WOMEN'S T20: AUS V WI GAME 1 FOX CRICKET
23,000
19 LIVE: AFLW: HAWTHORN V BRISBANE FOX FOOTY
23,000
20 BUSINESS WEEKEND WITH ROSS GREENWOOD Sky News Live
22,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
64,000
2 LIVE: NRLW: GRAND FINAL KNIGHTS V TITANS FOX LEAGUE
55,000
3 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
44,000
4 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
44,000
5 LIVE: NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: SOU V TIG FOX LEAGUE
42,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
44,000
2 LIVE: NRLW: GRAND FINAL KNIGHTS V TITANS FOX LEAGUE
34,000
3 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
32,000
4 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
31,000
5 LIVE: NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: SOU V TIG FOX LEAGUE
30,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
22,000
2 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
20,000
3 LIVE: NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: SOU V TIG FOX LEAGUE
20,000
4 LIVE: GRAND FINAL DAY ON FOX FOX LEAGUE
15,000
5 LIVE: NRLW: GRAND FINAL KNIGHTS V TITANS FOX LEAGUE
12,000

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Nine got week 40 off to a great start with a huge 52.4% share thanks to the closely-fought NRL grand final. This is the first time since the introduction of a night time grand final that Nine has topped the 50% mark. The previous highest was 49.3% in 2020.

The +2 million metro audience compared to 1.67 million in 2022, 2.2 million in 2022 and 2.1 million in 2020. With the addition of 9Now viewers the number will likely top all three results.

The game was the number one show in the three east coast markets while winning its timeslot in all markets.

Earlier, the entertainment did well to top 1 million while the Women’s Grand Final had 529,000 in the afternoon.

Seven News was ahead on Nine’s 30 minute bulletin that aired at various timeslots with +300k for Seven Melbourne.

Meanwhile Seven was competitive thanks to My Kitchen Rule, though down 50 – 60k on recent results it did well to top 500k.

ABC’s drama duo of Death in Paradise and Newsreader suffered with the competition while 10 managed just one top 20 entry for the night though The Project was up 20k week-on-week. ABC was down 5 points and 10 down 3 while SBS also dropped by 3.

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Huge result, wasn’t expecting that high, Melbourne’s number the standout and difference, unreal.

I’d think regional and BVOD will be significantly higher than the AFL GF, but metro broadcast about 400k off, so total audience / VOZ could go down to the wire between the two, who’d have thought. Of course, Matildas will remain tops, by a cool double the AFL’s VOZ with 7.2m! :scream:

Massive MKR number in Melbourne up against NRL GF, nabbed some share and saved Seven’s night (along with news) or could’ve been a result like ABC’s.

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Huge numbers and shares for the NRL Grand Final. Even in Melbourne.

The Women’s NRL Grand Final and State Championship Grand Final during the day did well too, both making the top 20 (as well as their pre-match and post match segments). Sports Sunday at 10am made a rare appearance.

MRK did well against the competition.

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Big audience for the NRL Grand Final particularly in Brisbane.

Seven’s decision to air a new episode of MKR saw it being the most-watched show in Perth after 7pm. MKR came second to NRL GF in Melbourne and Adelaide.

The new season premiere of The Graham Norton Show (featuring Kylie Minogue) missed the top 20.

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Just IMO, I actually think surprisingly the weakest number (apart from Adelaide’s), especially given Broncos, I’d actually predicted 700k+ and wouldn’t have been shocked if they too made 800k - they’ve done it previously. Sydney’s was roughly what I expected (though Nine and NRL looking at Melbourne’s AFL might’ve liked more). But year Perth’s really good and Melbourne’s as touched on is rather unbelievable - no Storm either (even though for that reason you’d always expect NRL GF to rate better than Origin in Melbourne).

I think a lot of Sydney-siders and Brisbane people will have live streamed via 9Now, I think anywhere from 500k - 700k (!) we won’t know breakdowns, but add that to metro broadcast and could be looking at one of NRL’s strongest metro GFs ever (2.6m IIRC is record) and regional will surely nudge 1m.

Could even tie with AFL on 3.75m (though officially VOZ has it higher at 3.88m) :flushed:

Over 200k in Melbourne against NRL GF though, what do you think Seven’s 7pm timeslot would’ve rated with something else (say ABBA then or Border or The Devil Wears Prada LOL) and also Seven’s shares?

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You are right, Seven’s share definitely improved from the same night a year ago:

I will change the wording of my original post.

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Oh my God are you serious, Devil Wears Prada was actually a joke… It legit aired last year :joy: 100% being honest! Guess that shows how much it really airs.

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MKR and 7’s schedule actually held up pretty well against a 50% share by 9.

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I think that shows you don’t need to just ‘give up’ and ‘bow down’ to that night’s large event TV as a rival, for all we know Vic and Sa’s ratings might’ve been even higher for NRL GF had it not been for MKR (noting though Seven News also did massive there - affected by NRLWGF lead-in in those non-traditional territory).

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I’m surprised at how close the Grand Final came to beating Seven News in Perth ( 132k v 147k) given there is some overlap timewise due to the 3 hr time difference.

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It was Seven’s highest share against the NRL GF since 2019 when the network had 23.3% including The Real Dirty Dancing that managed 500k. (NRL was 1.87 m).

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Pre-COVID seems like an eternity ago now!

Hard to believe 2018 when those decades-long major summer sport deals were switched (TA to Nine and CA to Seven) is 5+ years ago already!!

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The NRL Grand Final is not going to beat the AFL. It’s already 420k behind on overnights.

I’m not sure why you are thinking there is going to be some sort of mammoth streaming audience. It would need to double last years streaming numbers or double the AFLs streaming numbers to even come close, which isn’t going to happen. Realistically it is going to gain around 1-1.2Million more with regional and streaming added in.

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Metro: 2,045,000
Regional 870,000
National 2,916,000
BVOD 605,000
Total TV 3,521,000

Details:

Note that VOZ numbers will be released later.

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That’s slightly more of an increase than I was expecting but still almost 300k shy of the AFL Grand Final.

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That’s a lower regional number than I predicted (though as seen with AFL GF yesterday should also go up a bit this arvo), given the AFL (with less regional penetration) rated just 40k under than, I thought maybe even could’ve cracked 1m. Is 9Now significant in regional Australia, maybe some there live streamed? I think 7Plus was behind the eight ball regionally due to (until recently) Prime7 branding.

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Will have to wait for VOZ for final comparison. The NRL Total TV audience of 3,521,000 compares to 3,750,000 Total TV for AFL.

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So a 229k difference, with VOZ probably confirming the same this arvo or maybe will pull it back further in NRL’s favour by say 30k (margin might go under 200k).

While not a nearly 1m difference we saw during one of the COVID years, ~200k is still substantial, it’d be different story amongst media today had the margin been just tens of thousands or less.

I think, given both contests we saw, as well as Lions appearance, this is a better than expected result for NRL and a slightly underwhelming result for AFL, all things considered, IMO.

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