Wednesday 12 August 2020

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

Network
ABC
13.5%
13.4%
13.3%
ABCKidsCOM
2.4%
2.5%
2.9%
ABCMe
0.5%
0.6%
0.6%
ABCNews
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
ABC TTL

18.1%

18.1%
18.4%
Seven
18.1%
17.2%
16.9%
7Two
4.1%
4.4%
4.4%
7Mate
2.8%
2.7%
2.6%
7Flix
1.5%
1.6%
1.6%
Seven TTL

26.5%

25.8%
25.6%
Nine
17.3%
17.1%
16.9%
9GO!
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
9GEM
2.5%
2.6%
2.7%
9Life
2.1%
2.0%
2.0%
9Rush
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Nine TTL

24.5%

24.3%
24.1%
10
14.0%
14.3%
14.1%
10 Bold
5.1%
4.9%
4.8%
10 Peach
2.5%
2.5%
2.4%
Ten TTL

21.5%

21.6%
21.3%
SBS
5.7%
6.3%
6.5%
Viceland
1.6%
1.6%
1.6%
Food
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
NITV
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
World Movies
1.1%
1.3%
1.5%
SBS TTL

9.4%

10.2%
10.6%

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS Seven
1,152,000
283,000
355,000
202,000
119,000
193,000
2 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
1,055,000
252,000
342,000
181,000
109,000
172,000
3 NINE NEWS Nine
1,055,000
287,000
393,000
210,000
89,000
76,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
1,019,000
300,000
365,000
203,000
80,000
71,000
5 ABC NEWS-EV ABC
760,000
222,000
264,000
105,000
80,000
88,000
6 HARD QUIZ S5-EV ABC
733,000
206,000
252,000
104,000
81,000
90,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine
692,000
212,000
220,000
141,000
59,000
60,000
8 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH 10
681,000
170,000
245,000
131,000
63,000
71,000
9 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Seven
651,000
155,000
209,000
128,000
73,000
86,000
10 7.30-EV ABC
626,000
198,000
211,000
87,000
64,000
67,000
11 SHAUN MICALLEF'S MAD AS HELL S12-EV ABC
598,000
173,000
209,000
76,000
70,000
71,000
12 HOME AND AWAY Seven
596,000
159,000
158,000
115,000
63,000
101,000
13 THE PROJECT 7PM 10
557,000
127,000
214,000
117,000
42,000
56,000
14 HOT SEAT Nine
546,000
152,000
225,000
111,000
21,000
37,000
15 ROSEHAVEN-EV ABC
441,000
113,000
166,000
59,000
53,000
50,000
16 HIGHWAY PATROL SPECIAL Seven
421,000
81,000
152,000
55,000
45,000
88,000
17 EMERGENCY Nine
419,000
108,000
169,000
64,000
38,000
40,000
18 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM Seven
395,000
97,000
127,000
75,000
50,000
46,000
19 10 NEWS FIRST 10
390,000
112,000
100,000
66,000
48,000
64,000
20 THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10
336,000
66,000
127,000
73,000
28,000
42,000

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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 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH 10
396,000
107,000
142,000
72,000
33,000
42,000
2 NINE NEWS Nine
328,000
87,000
126,000
62,000
29,000
23,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
326,000
97,000
114,000
63,000
24,000
28,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Seven
290,000
81,000
84,000
45,000
27,000
53,000
5 SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30 Seven
285,000
81,000
85,000
46,000
25,000
49,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH 10
388,000
98,000
147,000
77,000
29,000
37,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
274,000
79,000
95,000
59,000
16,000
24,000
3 NINE NEWS Nine
269,000
73,000
100,000
55,000
19,000
21,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM 10
245,000
64,000
105,000
45,000
17,000
15,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Seven
223,000
64,000
65,000
29,000
23,000
42,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH 10
251,000
57,000
103,000
54,000
16,000
20,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Nine
148,000
39,000
54,000
32,000
13,000
9,000
3 NINE NEWS Nine
146,000
35,000
58,000
30,000
14,000
9,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM 10
133,000
37,000
58,000
24,000
8,000
5,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Seven
110,000
30,000
39,000
12,000
11,000
18,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NCIS RPT 10 Bold
219,000
53,000
52,000
54,000
25,000
34,000
2 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
217,000
38,000
80,000
43,000
36,000
20,000
3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT 10 Bold
178,000
56,000
33,000
36,000
26,000
27,000
4 PEPPA PIG-AM ABC K/C
162,000
26,000
58,000
32,000
27,000
19,000
5 DOG LOVES BOOKS-AM ABC K/C
161,000
25,000
84,000
16,000
18,000
18,000
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES EP 2 RPT 10 Bold
160,000
48,000
27,000
29,000
27,000
29,000
7 BLUEY-EV ABC K/C
158,000
31,000
63,000
32,000
14,000
19,000
8 LITTLE J AND BIG CUZ-AM ABC K/C
158,000
35,000
59,000
26,000
24,000
14,000
9 THE CORONER-PM 7TWO
156,000
25,000
50,000
30,000
28,000
24,000
10 NEIGHBOURS 10 Peach
145,000
29,000
58,000
24,000
23,000
10,000
11 LITTLE J AND BIG CUZ-EV ABC K/C
140,000
27,000
56,000
27,000
16,000
14,000
12 PETER RABBIT-PM ABC K/C
140,000
32,000
53,000
22,000
22,000
11,000
13 PEPPA PIG-PM ABC K/C
138,000
24,000
64,000
18,000
20,000
11,000
14 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV ABC K/C
134,000
37,000
41,000
21,000
12,000
24,000
15 BOOK HUNGRY BEARS-AM ABC K/C
134,000
22,000
53,000
19,000
22,000
17,000
16 NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE-PM ABC K/C
132,000
26,000
57,000
25,000
15,000
9,000
17 LEWIS-PM 7TWO
131,000
30,000
37,000
23,000
23,000
19,000
18 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN RPT SBS VICELAND
128,000
38,000
40,000
19,000
9,000
22,000
19 KIDDETS-AM ABC K/C
126,000
38,000
42,000
18,000
17,000
11,000
20 SCHOOL OF ROARS-AM ABC K/C
122,000
24,000
42,000
16,000
19,000
21,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NEIGHBOURS 10 Peach
63,000
13,000
22,000
11,000
12,000
5,000
2 NCIS RPT 10 Bold
61,000
18,000
7,000
15,000
8,000
13,000
3 AMERICAN DAD-PM 7mate
57,000
20,000
13,000
11,000
9,000
4,000
4 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN RPT SBS VICELAND
56,000
19,000
13,000
11,000
2,000
11,000
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT 10 Bold
53,000
23,000
2,000
11,000
7,000
10,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NEIGHBOURS 10 Peach
62,000
12,000
23,000
11,000
11,000
6,000
2 AMERICAN DAD-PM 7mate
57,000
18,000
13,000
13,000
10,000
3,000
3 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
52,000
6,000
23,000
7,000
11,000
5,000
4 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN RPT SBS VICELAND
50,000
15,000
14,000
9,000
2,000
11,000
5 NCIS RPT 10 Bold
46,000
17,000
6,000
8,000
7,000
9,000

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

Rank Program Network 5 city Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 AMERICAN DAD-PM 7mate
42,000
13,000
8,000
11,000
8,000
2,000
2 BLUEY-AM ABC K/C
41,000
4,000
20,000
2,000
10,000
4,000
3 NEIGHBOURS 10 Peach
34,000
5,000
10,000
7,000
8,000
4,000
4 DOG LOVES BOOKS-AM ABC K/C
34,000
1,000
24,000
1,000
5,000
3,000
5 LITTLE J AND BIG CUZ-AM ABC K/C
30,000
4,000
15,000
1,000
7,000
3,000

Top 20 Programs - Subscription - Overnight Figures - Total People

Rank Program Network National
1 LIVE: AFL GOLD COAST V ESSENDON FOX FOOTY
226,000
2 LIVE: AFL POST GAME FOX FOOTY
135,000
3 PAUL MURRAY LIVE Sky News Live
85,000
4 THE BOLT REPORT Sky News Live
84,000
5 ALAN JONES Sky News Live
83,000
6 CREDLIN Sky News Live
61,000
7 PML LATER Sky News Live
49,000
8 FAMILY GUY FOX8
47,000
9 THE WINDSORS: INSIDE THE ROYAL DYNASTY UKTV
44,000
10 LIVE: NRL 360 FOX LEAGUE
42,000
11 FAMILY GUY FOX8
39,000
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY FOX Funny
38,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY FOX Funny
38,000
14 THE KENNY REPORT Sky News Live
36,000
15 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Chann
36,000
16 THE SIMPSONS FOX8
36,000
17 AFTERNOON AGENDA Sky News Live
36,000
18 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr.
35,000
19 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY
35,000
20 THE BIG BANG THEORY FOX Funny
34,000

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).

The debut of a new season of The Bachelor saw 10 pick up a lot of extra viewers especially in the key demographic groups.

Compared to last Wednesday, Seven won the night with the same audience share. 10 was up over 3 points while Nine slipped 3 and ABC lost 1. Seven won all markets except Sydney that was won by Nine. 10 won the younger aged groups while 10 Bold had a big night.

The new Bachelor attracted an audience of 681,000. That compares to 828,000 for the 2019 season and is the second lowest launch episode in total people.

Nine’s Emergency and ABC’s Mad As Hell both lost 100,000 from the previous week’s episode. Rosehaven also dropped while Seven’s Highway Patrol was up slightly. Outside the top 20, RBT on Nine was 21st, Seven’s movie ranked 25th ans Tommy on 10 was 31st.

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The Bachelor is down quite significantly compared to last year.

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10 claimed this morning that The Bachelor was the night’s No.1 live streamed show and had the network’s biggest entertainment live stream audience ever, up 87% year on year.
Quite a drop for Emergency with its lead-in in repeat mode. Nine couldn’t wait for The Block to return in two weeks’ time.
Soft debut for Sydney’s Super Tunnel on SBS. It’s hard to believe that Sydney Metro hasn’t been doing much promotion for the show apart from a video on social media. There is no mention of this show on the project’s website.

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Even though there’s a lockdown and other restrictions across Australia, it seems people are getting over FTA TV with numbers dropping from their highs.
I know a few who pretty much watch some news and catch up during the day, then Netflix/Stan/Binge it.
Although i expected with B&B back 10 News would grow its audience buy it’s still way behind the Chase in full hour comparisson.

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I was about to say the same thing. We really aren’t seeing the same spikes in viewing levels in Melbourne this time around that we saw the first time.
That said, anything on FTA I want to watch these days, I stream later to cut down on the ads, so maybe others are doing the same

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Anecdotally… I think a lot of people under 30 use their devices to watch shows now. Some people I know under 25 don’t even have aerials plugged in. They watch the live stream via their internet enabled tv. So could explain the increase in live streaming of these types of stupid tv shows.

Try under 35…

Out of curiosity @TV.Cynic how does Hard Quiz go in the demographics? It’s total audience figures are fairly consistent, but jeez it must skew old - even for the ABC.

It’s also not often we see Bold shows in the multi channel demos, especially NCIS which airs every night.

Outside the top 20

Rank Channel Program
21 Nine RBT
25 Seven M- THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
26 Nine BOTCHED
29 ABC PLANET AMERICA-LE
30 10 10 NEWS FIRST 6PM
31 10 TOMMY
32 SBS TONY ROBINSON: BRITAIN’S ANCIENT TRACKS RPT
33 SBS SYDNEY’S SUPER TUNNEL
38 SBS SBS WORLD NEWS
40 Nine NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -WED

From Nine:

9News was the No.1 program of the night across the East Coast and in Melbourne and Brisbane.

9News 6.30 was the No.1 program of the night in Sydney and the No.2 program across the East Coast and in Melbourne and Brisbane.

A Current Affair won its timeslot in Brisbane

Hot Seat won the game show battle in Melbourne.

Today was the breakfast show of choice in Brisbane.


From 10

Channel 10:

Network 10:

  • #1 network in under 50s and all key age groups.

The Bachelor Australia Launch:

  • #1 show in under 50s and all key age groups.
  • #1 across its timeslot.
  • #1 across its timeslot in under 50s and all key age groups.
  • 10’s biggest ever entertainment live stream show.
  • Live stream audience up 87% compared to its 2019 launch.
  • #1 entertainment show on social media.

The Project 7pm:

  • #1 across its timeslot in under 50s and all key age groups.

10 News First:

  • #2 across its timeslot in under 50s and 16 to 39s.
  • #1 across its timeslot in 25 to 54s and 18 to 49s.

10 Bold:

  • #1 multi-channel and #1 multi-channel in its target market of people over 40.
  • Biggest prime time audience since April 2020.
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I don’t think they made the right choice with Locky so I’m not surprised. Even a lot of the contestants last night had no idea that he was form Survivor until one of the girls pointed it out. Either go with someone recognisable to the audience or someone brand new.

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Last year’s Matt Agnew was someone brand new (no pun intended) wasn’t it?

Yes. What’s your point?

Last year’s launch was lower than 2018 despite 10 went with someone brand new.

Hard Quiz ranked 8th in 25-54 - higher than Home and Away but certainly a very high proportion is older. Of the 733,000 viewers, about 200k were under 50.

For the whole of last week it ranked 26th in 25-54 at the same level as ACA. Of ABC programs it was second only to Mad As Hell in the key demos.


Regarding some low FTA ratings numbers compared to earlier in the year with COVID; one factor over recent days to take into account is the AFL broadcast each night. That is attracting 200k or more especially younger viewers (nationally) for a couple of hours of the night to Foxtel. Take, Melbourne, the biggest TV market, and 100k people are watching the AFL on Foxtel. Any other night many would probably be watching FTA.

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Appreciate the insight and very interesting, thanks!

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Yet we will gut the fuck out of the department that is doing pretty well in the numbers.

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Thanks. Always happy to try to provide responses when possible to support or dash theories.

Also - Week-to-date:
Seven 25.9%
Nine 28.6%

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It’s interesting to see the Melbourne audience numbers. Compared to the other 5 cities, especially against Sydney with similar size market. Melbourne numbers are very high right across the top 20.

Anyone think that Bachelor fatigue might have anything to do with the low ratings for The Bachelor? I mean we’ve just finished a stripped version of Bachelor in Paradise (which didn’t even rate that well) and two days later we’ve got Bachelor starting up again.

Of course the circumstances are not optimal but you would think that 10 would’ve been wise to space out Paradise with the regular series to not oversaturate the genre, and with The Bachelorette still to come we’ve now got Bachelor nonstop for the rest of the year which surely isn’t great for the franchise (plus more Osher).

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