This means you will be able to see the Top 20 Overnight + Timeshifted shows which combine to create a Consolidated figure. These will be available for Primary Channel shows on Free to Air.
This tracks the shows that people have watched on PVRs up to 7 days after its original broadcast.
For example, Elementary pulled 959,000 on February 10th but another 222,000 in Timeshifted viewing, giving it a new Consolidated figure of 1,181,000. As we know it is primetime dramas that net the biggest lifts.
This figure is considered the benchmark by many in the industry and it has been a frustration to networks and producers that headlines are always about Overnight figures. While that’s true, it is also difficult to report a headline for a show that aired a week ago, when everybody has moved on.
But I am pleased to report that OzTAM recently relaxed its reportage rules to allow this data to be published.
Like most posts on this site I will endeavour to archive the information in a “self-service” form. The data will be there should you ever want to drill down and find it through the site.
As such Timeshifted posts can now be found as a subsection of the RATINGS tab in the top menu.
At this stage I’m not planning on Tweeting these posts because the link / dates will probably appear confusing. But know they are there at your disposal and regularly updated.