Thursday 16 March 2023

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

Network

Overnight
ABC
9.8%
ABC K/P
2.7%
ABC Me
0.3%
ABC News
1.7%

ABC TTL

14.5%
Seven
25.0%
7Two
3.8%
7Mate
4.0%
7Flix
1.0%
7Bravo
1.0%

Seven TTL

34.7%
Nine
20.0%
9GO!
1.5%
9GEM
2.0%
9Life
2.0%
9Rush
1.3%

Nine TTL

26.9%
10
10.9%
10 Bold
2.9%
10 Peach
2.4%
10 Shake
0.5%

Ten TTL

16.6%
SBS
3.4%
Viceland
1.6%
SBSFood
0.9%
NITV
0.2%
World Movies
1.1%
WorldWatch
0.0%

SBS TTL

7.3%

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS Seven
773,000
212,000
243,000
118,000
98,000
102,000
2 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
772,000
217,000
263,000
114,000
95,000
82,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
673,000
207,000
218,000
136,000
60,000
52,000
4 NINE NEWS Nine
668,000
201,000
216,000
124,000
65,000
64,000
5 SEVEN'S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Seven
522,000
21,000
327,000
30,000
80,000
65,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV ABC TV
483,000
140,000
152,000
66,000
41,000
85,000
7 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven
428,000
124,000
139,000
63,000
53,000
49,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine
426,000
176,000
161,000
40,000
49,000
9 GOGGLEBOX 10
395,000
123,000
115,000
50,000
36,000
70,000
10 7.30-EV ABC TV
365,000
131,000
110,000
54,000
31,000
39,000
11 THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine
349,000
212,000
9,000
116,000
6,000
6,000
12 HOT SEAT Nine
331,000
107,000
109,000
71,000
20,000
23,000
13 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM Seven
283,000
91,000
89,000
36,000
34,000
32,000
14 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA 10
270,000
78,000
82,000
36,000
32,000
42,000
15 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV ABC TV
265,000
95,000
79,000
40,000
23,000
29,000
16 TIPPING POINT Nine
264,000
71,000
78,000
53,000
25,000
37,000
17 NINE'S AFTERNOON NEWS Nine
254,000
62,000
66,000
54,000
40,000
32,000
18 HOME AND AWAY Seven
248,000
122,000
78,000
48,000
19 HOT SEAT -5PM Nine
232,000
75,000
76,000
45,000
19,000
17,000
20 SEVEN'S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - PRE MATCH Seven
214,000
4,000
176,000
12,000
2,000
20,000

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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: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Seven
221,000
14,000
139,000
11,000
30,000
28,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
199,000
63,000
59,000
37,000
21,000
19,000
3 NINE NEWS Nine
187,000
55,000
53,000
36,000
22,000
21,000
4 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
169,000
53,000
59,000
24,000
16,000
17,000
5 GOGGLEBOX 10
163,000
50,000
54,000
19,000
9,000
31,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Seven
199,000
11,000
120,000
12,000
25,000
31,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
150,000
44,000
44,000
33,000
15,000
14,000
3 GOGGLEBOX 10
143,000
51,000
43,000
15,000
7,000
26,000
4 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA 10
141,000
47,000
43,000
17,000
11,000
24,000
5 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
136,000
42,000
51,000
21,000
10,000
12,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN'S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Seven
130,000
8,000
80,000
9,000
13,000
20,000
2 THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine
95,000
56,000
2,000
34,000
0
4,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
87,000
23,000
31,000
25,000
4,000
5,000
4 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA 10
83,000
36,000
21,000
8,000
6,000
11,000
5 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
79,000
18,000
33,000
12,000
10,000
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: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate
115,000
21,000
30,000
65,000
2 FATHER BROWN-PM 7TWO
110,000
26,000
28,000
28,000
13,000
16,000
3 HOME AND AWAY-PM 7TWO
107,000
77,000
30,000
4 LOVE MONSTER-PM ABC K/P
99,000
20,000
30,000
19,000
13,000
17,000
5 THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON-EV ABC K/P
98,000
24,000
25,000
19,000
13,000
17,000
6 KANGAROO BEACH-PM ABC K/P
96,000
23,000
27,000
19,000
11,000
15,000
7 PETER RABBIT-EV ABC K/P
94,000
20,000
28,000
17,000
12,000
17,000
8 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
92,000
40,000
27,000
5,000
12,000
7,000
9 BULL RPT 10 Bold
89,000
31,000
15,000
20,000
7,000
16,000
10 BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM-EV ABC K/P
85,000
27,000
24,000
9,000
10,000
15,000
11 INTERSTELLAR ELLA-PM ABC K/P
84,000
19,000
26,000
14,000
12,000
13,000
12 BLUEY-EV ABC K/P
83,000
24,000
20,000
16,000
10,000
12,000
13 THOMAS AND FRIENDS: ALL ENGINES GO!-AM ABC K/P
81,000
30,000
23,000
5,000
11,000
11,000
14 BLUEY-AM ABC K/P
81,000
25,000
30,000
4,000
11,000
10,000
15 TISH TASH-AM ABC K/P
77,000
28,000
23,000
4,000
12,000
10,000
16 MURDOCH MYSTERIES-PM 7TWO
76,000
20,000
28,000
11,000
13,000
4,000
17 FIREMAN SAM-AM ABC K/P
73,000
27,000
21,000
8,000
8,000
9,000
18 GINGER AND THE VEGESAURS-PM ABC K/P
70,000
12,000
24,000
12,000
11,000
11,000
19 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV ABC K/P
68,000
34,000
15,000
5,000
6,000
9,000
20 PFFFIRATES-PM ABC K/P
67,000
12,000
21,000
14,000
11,000
9,000

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: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate
52,000
14,000
11,000
28,000
2 SEINFELD RPT 10 Peach
40,000
7,000
12,000
14,000
2,000
5,000
3 SEINFELD EP 2 RPT 10 Peach
38,000
7,000
13,000
15,000
2,000
1,000
4 SEINFELD LATE RPT 10 Peach
37,000
5,000
15,000
13,000
3,000
0
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
33,000
6,000
9,000
9,000
2,000
7,000

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: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate
53,000
11,000
12,000
31,000
2 SEINFELD RPT 10 Peach
32,000
6,000
11,000
8,000
2,000
4,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 3 RPT 10 Peach
29,000
6,000
8,000
6,000
2,000
7,000
4 FIREMAN SAM-AM ABC K/P
28,000
17,000
8,000
2,000
1,000
0
5 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
28,000
15,000
8,000
1,000
3,000
0

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: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate
37,000
8,000
9,000
20,000
2 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/P
22,000
12,000
5,000
1,000
3,000
0
3 THOMAS AND FRIENDS: ALL ENGINES GO!-AM ABC K/P
22,000
13,000
4,000
2,000
3,000
0
4 FIREMAN SAM-AM ABC K/P
21,000
13,000
6,000
2,000
0
0
5 TISH TASH-AM ABC K/P
20,000
11,000
4,000
1,000
3,000
0

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS FOX LEAGUE
291,000
2 LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON FOX FOOTY
286,000
3 LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
135,000
4 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE
105,000
5 HEAD OVER HEART FOX FOOTY
62,000
6 LIVE: NRL THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE: ROUND 3 FOX LEAGUE
55,000
7 LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
47,000
8 OUTBACK OPAL HUNTERS Discovery Channel
39,000
9 CREDLIN Sky News Live
37,000
10 THE BOLT REPORT Sky News Live
35,000
11 SISTER WIVES TLC
31,000
12 GET'EM ON SIDE FOX LEAGUE
28,000
13 SHARRI Sky News Live
26,000
14 EASTENDERS UKTV
26,000
15 GOLD RUSH Discovery Channel
25,000
16 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION FOX Crime
24,000
17 JEOPARDY! FOX Classics
23,000
18 CORONATION STREET UKTV
21,000
19 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Lifestyle Channel
21,000
20 VANDERPUMP RULES FOX Arena
20,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS FOX LEAGUE
116,000
2 LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON FOX FOOTY
108,000
3 LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
59,000
4 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE
53,000
5 HEAD OVER HEART FOX FOOTY
23,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON FOX FOOTY
97,000
2 LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS FOX LEAGUE
90,000
3 LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
58,000
4 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE
39,000
5 HEAD OVER HEART FOX FOOTY
26,000

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

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON FOX FOOTY
62,000
2 LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS FOX LEAGUE
52,000
3 LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY
36,000
4 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE
25,000
5 HEAD OVER HEART FOX FOOTY
16,000

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2023. 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).

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The 2023 AFL season kicked off on Thursday night with big audiences for Seven’s coverage seeing the network win the night with its highest overnight share of the year. With more than one third of the audience watching Seven, that saw second-placed Nine, while still competitive, down 3, 10 down 3, ABC down 2 and SBS down 2 in network shares compared to the previous Thursday.

Seven’s audience of 522,000 compares to the 2022 season launch on a Wednesday that had 548,000 and the 2021 Thursday opener that had 680,000. It is the lowest opening game rating since OzTAM combined the main channel with the multi channel results in 2016. The first Thursday night game of 2022 had 502,000. The result featured a massive 327,000 audience in Melbourne where it was the number one show.

Over on Nine, the NRL was down 15k with over half the audience from Sydney.

The top prime time entertainment offering was Gogglebox that was largely unaffected, down only 8k week-on-week. Earlier, however, Taskmaster dropped to a season low, below 300k for the first time.

ABC’s line-up featured a season low for 7.30 while Foreign Correspondent was also impacted by the increased competition.

Earlier in the night, Seven News had another win in Sydney with the 5-city numbers up week-on-week.

On Foxtel, NRL was slightly ahead of AFL with the AFL audience of 286,000 up on 2022’s opener that had 268,000 and 2021 that had 245,000.

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Easy win to Seven thanks to the AFL, which finished in a draw between traditional rivals Richmond and Carlton.

Interesting that Home and Away ratings were shown twice (18th in main list, and 3rd in multichannels). The combined audience would have put the soap in 11th for the day ahead of the NRL.

Foxtel’s coverage of the NRL outrated the AFL season opener. That does not happen very often.

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How much did seven just pay for AFL rights again? OMG these FTA figures for sport, when simulcasted on Fox are getting worse and will only get worse!

When will Seven learn, you join at the hip with fox and it will start to bite!

Ten slightly down, but against all the live sport it’s numbers are impressive, not bad for a network that “Murdoch/seven” said during the CA rights does have people watching.

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happens all the time…

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…and the majority of AFL’s ratings is from Melbourne - and low rating in every other state.

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Does anyone know if the Fox Footy figures include viewers who watched on the Fox Sports 4K channel? Last night was the first ever Seven-produced game broadcast in 4K.

From Nine:

  • Thursday Night NRL was the No. 1 program in Sydney with all key demos
  • Thursday Night NRL wins the timeslot with Total People and all key demos across the 5 City Metro and in Sydney and Brisbane
  • Thursday Night NRL grew year on year (+27%) for Total TV
  • Thursday Night NRL was the #1 program live streamed yesterday against all broadcasters
  • Manly Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels recorded a Live BVOD Audience of 54,000 (+68% YoY)
  • 9News wins timeslot with People 25-54 across the 5 City Metro and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide
  • ACA wins 7pm timeslot with Total People, People 25-54 and People 16-39 in Sydney
  • Today wins breakfast slot with Total People across the East Coast and in Brisbane, as well as with People 25-54 across the East Coast and in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Today Extra is a timeslot winner with Total People across the 5 City Metro and in Melbourne and Brisbane

From 10:

Gogglebox Australia:

  • #2 entertainment show in total people.
  • #1 entertainment show in 25s to 54s.
  • #2 in its timeslot.

Taskmaster Australia:

  • #1 entertainment show in under 50s and 16 to 39s.

The Project is undoubtedly now in crisis territory. Nowhere to be seen despite having Albo on last night.

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10 News First as well. Really not looking too crash hot for 10 right now.

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Nine won Sydney by 16 and Brisbane by 7. Seven won Melbourne by 27, Adelaide by 21 and Perth by 13 where 10 was second.

Week-to-date:

Seven 26.6%
Nine 32.3%

Some rankings per market

Sydney
3 Nine THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE
8 FOX LEAGUE LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS
12 10 GOGGLEBOX
13 Seven HOME AND AWAY
15 ABC FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV
17 Nine THURSDAY NIGHT NRL KNOCK OFF
18 10 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA
21 ABC GRAND DESIGNS: THE STREETS-EV
26 Seven DOGS BEHAVING (VERY) BADLY
Melbourne
1 Seven SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
6 Seven SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - PRE MATCH
8 FOX FOOTY LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON
11 10 GOGGLEBOX
14 Seven SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - POST MATCH
15 Nine RBT
16 FOX FOOTY LIVE: THURSDAY FOOTY ON FOX
18 10 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA
19 ABC FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV
21 7TWO HOME AND AWAY-PM
23 Nine PARAMEDICS
28 ABC GRAND DESIGNS: THE STREETS-EV
31 Seven THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS
Brisbane
4 Nine THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE
6 Seven HOME AND AWAY
14 Seven DOGS BEHAVING (VERY) BADLY
15 10 GOGGLEBOX
17 Nine THURSDAY NIGHT NRL KNOCK OFF
18 FOX LEAGUE LIVE: NRL: SEA EAGLES V EELS
19 ABC FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV
24 10 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA
28 Seven AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS
33 7mate SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Adelaide
3 Seven SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
10 10 GOGGLEBOX
12 Nine RBT
13 10 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA
15 7TWO HOME AND AWAY-PM
17 Seven SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - POST MATCH
18 FOX FOOTY LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON
19 Nine PARAMEDICS
22 ABC FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV
27 ABC GRAND DESIGNS: THE STREETS-EV
29 Seven THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS
Perth
4 10 GOGGLEBOX
5 7mate SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
10 Seven HOME AND AWAY
11 Seven DOGS BEHAVING (VERY) BADLY
12 Nine RBT
13 10 TASKMASTER AUSTRALIA
19 FOX FOOTY LIVE: AFL: RICHMOND V CARLTON
22 ABC FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV
24 7mate SEVEN’S AFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - POST MATCH
25 10 THE MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
35 ABC GRAND DESIGNS: THE STREETS-EV

At breakfast, Sunrise recovered from yesterday’s loss to its best number in two weeks to be 25k ahead of Today that was 50k ahed of News B.

Syd S > T > N
Mel S = T > N
Bri T > N > S
Ade S > T > N
Per S > N > T

Following, Today Extra had another win.

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It was up against the AFL season opener. Politicians are rarely a drawcard for commercial TV unless there is some sort of scandal involved.

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Considering the close contest all the way from the start including a draw, as well as being the supposed ‘hyped’ season opener, those AFL numbers seem rather weak, stakeholders would be hoping it was the weeknight factor, that they’ll grow tonight & as the next rounds approach and that it’s Kayo’s live streaming where a lot of the audience is now (although we may not see their internal data publicly again after SMH’s article on OzTAM’s ‘warning’ to Foxtel the other week about doing/claiming such).

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The excuses and spin to protect this show is starting to wear thin.

Taskmaster and Gogglebox were directly up against the AFL and they managed a spot the top 20.

The Project doesn’t rate and doesn’t resonate with Australians. They don’t like it. For whatever reason, people do not want to watch this show.

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I’ve mentioned this before; one of the main reasons that The Project 7pm number is down on a Thursday is because of Brisbane. There the NRL starts right on the dot of 7pm (until the end of DST) leading to a significant drop for The Project to about half its usual audience.

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Gogglebox and Taskmaster don’t seem to be much affected and they are both aired against the footy.

It has been noted before that most programs go down in the ratings when they feature political interviews. Viewers are just not interested. I fast forwarded through that segment last night.

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From Seven:

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Gogglebox went from 479,000 the week before opening round of the NRL down to 416,000.

10 really need to look at shaking up their schedule and putting local news at 9pm/9.30pm instead. Sometimes Nine’s national late news gets 300k, there’s huge potential there.

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