Tuesday 13 May 2014

Report:  Daily Free-to-Air Share
Channels:All Free-to-Air Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics: Total People (incl. guests)
Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
Overnight and Consolidated
Network ABC112.2%11.1%
Network ABC22.3%2.7%
Network ABC31.0%0.9%
Network ABC News 243.2%0.9%
Network ABC TTL18.8%15.6%
Network 718.8%21.2%
Network 7TWO3.2%3.7%
Network 7mate4.4%3.2%
Network 7 TTL26.4%28.0%
Network 926.7%26.9%
Network GO!4.0%3.1%
Network Gem2.7%2.7%
Network 9 TTL33.5%32.8%
Network TEN12.5%15.3%
Network ONE2.1%2.0%
Network ELEVEN2.5%2.3%
Network TEN TTL17.1%19.6%
Network SBS ONE3.4%3.1%
Network SBS 20.8%0.8%
Network NITV0.1%0.2%
Network SBS TTL 4.2%4.1%


Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels:All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE VOICE -TUENetwork 91,722,000553,000539,000262,000183,000186,000
2NINE NEWSNetwork 91,207,000366,000399,000254,00096,00092,000
3SEVEN NEWSNetwork 71,170,000313,000266,000231,000156,000203,000
4NINE NEWS 6:30Network 91,091,000337,000377,000212,00080,00085,000
5SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHTNetwork 71,042,000269,000283,000205,000121,000164,000
6HOUSE RULES-TUENetwork 71,029,000277,000288,000193,00098,000173,000
7A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 91,024,000346,000320,000193,00075,00089,000
8JOANNA LUMLEY MEETS WILL.I.AMNetwork 9992,000328,000319,000153,000100,00092,000
97.30 BUDGET SPECIAL-EVNetwork ABC1967,000316,000304,000185,00074,00088,000
10BUDGET 2014: THE TREASURER’S SPEECH-EVNetwork ABC1946,000323,000307,000193,00085,00039,000
11HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7932,000216,000289,000188,000109,000130,000
12ABC NEWS-EVNetwork ABC1912,000270,000338,000125,00075,000105,000
13RESURRECTIONNetwork 7782,000215,000220,000155,00088,000105,000
14MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUESNetwork TEN701,000201,000213,000103,00064,000120,000
15HOT SEATNetwork 9692,000227,000206,000172,00053,00034,000
16THE PROJECT 7PMNetwork TEN640,000164,000217,000112,00064,00084,000
17NCISNetwork TEN636,000203,000179,000110,00064,00080,000
18TEN EYEWITNESS NEWSNetwork TEN630,000166,000174,000107,00082,000101,000
19TWO MEN IN CHINA-EVNetwork ABC1585,000171,000190,000103,00055,00067,000
20ABC NEWS UPDATE-EVNetwork ABC1549,000161,000177,00081,00054,00077,000



Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels:All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1BOGAN HUNTERS-TUENetwork 7mate390,00069,000123,00054,00065,00079,000
2NEIGHBOURSNetwork ELEVEN296,00055,000134,00044,00032,00031,000
3FAMILY GUY-TUENetwork 7mate261,00055,00074,00033,00036,00062,000
4PENELOPE-PMNetwork ABC2255,00086,00043,00062,00036,00027,000
5BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PMNetwork ABC2253,00081,00044,00071,00029,00027,000
6HUMF-PMNetwork ABC2245,00081,00044,00062,00030,00027,000
7SPICKS AND SPECKS-EVNetwork ABC2241,00057,00072,00076,00028,0009,000
8LET’S GO POCOYO-PMNetwork ABC2231,00065,00043,00068,00028,00027,000
9THE PAJANIMALS-EVNetwork ABC2230,00082,00041,00057,00034,00015,000
10BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PMNetwork ABC2228,00093,00037,00057,00029,00013,000
11THE ADVENTURES OF ABNEY & TEAL-EVNetwork ABC2223,00080,00041,00059,00033,00010,000
12PEPPA PIG-PMNetwork ABC2222,00085,00043,00052,00028,00014,000
13CHARLIE AND LOLA-AMNetwork ABC2222,00072,00033,00048,00033,00036,000
14BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AMNetwork ABC2219,00065,00033,00047,00031,00042,000
15GIGGLE AND HOOT-EVNetwork ABC2204,00065,00037,00059,00030,00014,000
16PEPPA PIG-AMNetwork ABC2190,00054,00024,00043,00027,00043,000
17STORYTREE-PMNetwork ABC2188,00082,00039,00030,00028,00010,000
18IN THE NIGHT GARDEN-EVNetwork ABC2186,00062,00034,00045,00033,00013,000
19THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1Network GO!185,00043,00059,00029,00026,00028,000
20OCTONAUTS-AMNetwork ABC2185,00045,00038,00048,00030,00023,000


Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE VOICE -TUENetwork 9912,000297,000292,000133,00088,000103,000
2JOANNA LUMLEY MEETS WILL.I.AMNetwork 9568,000188,000192,00081,00063,00044,000
3HOUSE RULES-TUENetwork 7511,000153,000140,00091,00044,00083,000
4NINE NEWSNetwork 9446,000150,000123,000105,00032,00036,000
5A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 9422,000139,000140,00086,00027,00030,000


Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE VOICE -TUENetwork 9812,000267,000264,000118,00079,00083,000
2JOANNA LUMLEY MEETS WILL.I.AMNetwork 9528,000174,000183,00071,00059,00041,000
3HOUSE RULES-TUENetwork 7485,000135,000133,00090,00039,00087,000
4MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUESNetwork TEN396,000116,000128,00061,00024,00067,000
5HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7382,00082,000138,00068,00043,00051,000


Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE VOICE -TUENetwork 9478,000151,000151,00067,00047,00061,000
2HOUSE RULES-TUENetwork 7312,00085,00090,00060,00023,00055,000
3JOANNA LUMLEY MEETS WILL.I.AMNetwork 9311,000100,00099,00043,00043,00027,000
4MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUESNetwork TEN283,00086,00091,00040,00019,00046,000
5HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7242,00043,00099,00042,00029,00029,000



© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.


  1. Ten’s 5pm news’ numbers have dropped significantly in the last couple of years because of all the other afternoon news options. The ABC now also has news and current affairs between 5 and 6.

    If you’re telling me that Eyewitness News can’t draw more than 300,000 viewers at 6pm, I give up.

    They were first at 6 all those years ago so can easily use that tag line again. Peter Meakin is there now so they’ll be investing in the product. With strong lead ins from an hour of soap, an alternative to game shows, they can easily take some market share from 9 & 7.

  2. @DanR: But that’s the thing, it wouldn’t do better.

    Firstly, moving B&B will not work because most of the fans are mums who like watching it at that time. If you move it any later, husbands and kids are more likely to be home and dinner is being made, so they can’t get to watch it peacefully. Ten moved it to 6pm back in 2008, and there was an outcry.

    Secondly, there are 600-700k people who want News at 5pm. If Ten moved their news out of that spot, where would those viewers go? I know, straight to Nine Afternoon News. Then Seven would likely follow with their own 5pm bulletin.

  3. @wolfieboy

    I agree that the project should be left alone. It rates better after 7pm so it seems strange to move it to a timeslot where it will likely rate less. That’s not to say that ten don’t need to fix the 6pm to 6.30pm timeslot.


    Ten have tried news at 6pm and failed.

  4. The Voice is going great for 9 but Masterchef deserves much better ratings. TEN should not have put it up against such stiff competition and as said elsewhere MCA should start at 7pm. The best thing on telly last night was Two Men in China on ABC tv. Great viewing. Thanks ABC.

  5. Masterchef doing just fine in the demos they’re coveting – the oldies just don’t turn on Ten.

    Ten’s biggest priority has to be fixing 6-7pm. Whilst they continue to effectively run dead in that first hour of prime time it makes their task for the rest of the evening so much harder.

    They could and should try half hour news at 4.30, Bold at 5, Neighbours at 5.30 and return Eyewitness News to 6pm. It would surely do a lot better than what Modern Family and 630 Project are generating there.

  6. Matthew, Bettstreep is right! Don’t think MasterChef is gone. They can try the next years too. You never know. Don’t forget, Shine has the best people in the country + the biggest post production! It feels like there is just one company covering the whole Australian TV. No wonder that Shine is the most successful production company of Australia! Or was it FremantleMedia?

  7. italianguy1987

    wow have The Project start at 6am…and run all day?

    I think you meant 6pm.

    Yes starting the project at 6-7pm would be the best option and then have 7pm the start for MCA.

    It rated so well starting at 7pm for the first few years and now that it’s starting at 7.30pm it has gone down.

    I’m not saying starting at 7pm is going to make it top the voice but it once was the #1 show in Australia.

    Come on channel 10…listen to us!! Start the show @ 7pm. Never too late to do that!!

  8. Leave the Project alone. It is slowly becoming a steady ship that will provide long term benefits.

    If Ten does knee-jerk reactions, they will go down hill again. Masterchef is doing OK. Could be better but when The Voice slows down now opportunities will come for Ten.

    We have given Resurrection up be4 Easter. If Ten had that pgm it would be on ELEVEN along with their other science fiction series.

    We watched 1hr of the budget 1st on 2, then watched M/C start whilst it was still recording – love our Panasonic VPR 🙂 Same deal for the Voice, watched it later 🙂

  9. Ten must review the start times, it cannot ignore the facts now. 7pm must be the timeslot of their reality shows. It worked before and it needs to go back to it.
    Reduce the project to 30 mins or have it start at 6am.
    C’mon Ten listen to the public…..

  10. bettestreep2008

    Matthew87 – I think its a bit premature to write off MCA already.

    The team challenge episodes didn’t rate very well for MKR either.

    And MCA is doing well in two of the key demos – so it’s not dead yet.

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