Howzat! GEM beats TEN, breaks multichannel records.

2013-07-12_1021Break out the record books.

GEM has hit a new high with a staggering 15% share last night -the highest ever number for a multichannel.

The Ashes scored 665,000 for its first session and 467,000 for its second.

GEM’s 15% share managed to topple all of TEN’s channels combined (another first), ABC1 and all of SBS. It almost bettered all four of ABC’s channels. A massive success for Nine.

Nine Network stormed the night with a whopping 42% share then Seven 22.2%, ABC 15.3%, TEN 14.8% and SBS 5.7%.

Nine News (1.33m) topped the night for Nine then The Block (1.27m / 992,000), A Current Affair (1.08m), The Footy Show (864,000) and Hot Seat (761,000).

Seven News (1.13m) was best for Seven then Today Tonight (998,000), Home and Away (835,000), Border Security International (612,000), Movie: Red (576,000), and Deal or No Deal (530,000).

ABC News (880,000) topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (675,000), Catalyst (615,000), Wonders of Life (540,000), and The Grumpy Guide to School Days (307,000).

TEN’s best was TEN News (666,000) then Law and Order: SVU (558,000 / 466,000), The Project (524,000), MasterClass Australia (500,000). The Simpsons was 353,000.

On SBS ONE it was Food Factory: Supersized (234,000), Luke Hguyen’s Greater Mekong (206,000), World News Australia (186,000), Heston’s Feasts (172,000) and Tour de France (138,000 race).

Today: 319,000
Sunrise: 307,000
ABC News Breakfast: 63,000 / 42,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday July 11 2013


  1. Thank you to Eleven for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I loved it plus seeing some of the ads including the ones I mentioned previously.

    Also congratulations to Nine including the excellent use of GEM with The Ashes.

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