Wednesday 15 October 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 ABC114.4%11.2%
Network ABC22.9%3.2%
Network ABC30.8%0.7%
Network ABC News 241.1%1.1%
Network ABC TTL19.2%16.2%
Network 720.7%21.3%
Network 7TWO7.1%6.8%
Network 7mate4.1%3.9%
Network 7 TTL31.9%32.1%
Network 919.6%21.9%
Network GO!5.5%5.0%
Network Gem1.8%2.8%
Network 9 TTL27.0%29.7%
Network TEN10.7%10.9%
Network ONE2.9%3.3%
Network ELEVEN3.4%3.0%
Network TEN TTL17.0%17.2%
Network SBS ONE3.6%3.7%
Network SBS 21.2%1.1%
Network NITV0.1%0.1%
Network SBS TTL 4.9%4.9%


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
1NINE NEWSNetwork 9988,000316,000317,000210,00062,00082,000
2SEVEN NEWSNetwork 7984,000240,000266,000193,000132,000153,000
3NINE NEWS 6:30Network 9947,000306,000314,000186,00057,00084,000
4SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHTNetwork 7947,000225,000284,000205,000103,000131,000
5A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 9921,000296,000282,000174,00061,000108,000
6HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7889,000246,000236,000182,000112,000113,000
7DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFENetwork 9855,000267,000260,000163,00058,000107,000
8THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EVNetwork ABC1817,000262,000281,000120,00070,00084,000
9THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINENetwork 7811,000260,000210,000146,00071,000124,000
10ABC NEWS-EVNetwork ABC1772,000214,000269,000112,00083,00095,000
11CRIMINAL MINDSNetwork 7757,000238,000194,000130,00085,000110,000
12SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL S4-EVNetwork ABC1729,000192,000260,000122,00069,00086,000
137.30-EVNetwork ABC1684,000196,000235,000119,00058,00075,000
14JULIA ZEMIRO’S HOME DELIVERY-EVNetwork ABC1603,000180,000242,00062,00058,00061,000
15TEN EYEWITNESS NEWSNetwork TEN577,000181,000155,00096,00059,00084,000
16CRIMINAL MINDS (R)Network 7571,000162,000149,000107,00078,00075,000
17FAMILY FEUDNetwork TEN568,000184,000147,000105,00067,00064,000
18BIG BROTHER -WEDNetwork 9560,000174,000184,00098,00054,00050,000
19THE PROJECT 7PMNetwork TEN552,000147,000181,000112,00047,00066,000
20HOT SEATNetwork 9529,000168,000176,000115,00025,00045,000


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
1A TOUCH OF FROSTNetwork 7TWO326,00077,000100,00059,00048,00042,000
2THE BIG BANG THEORY -EVNetwork GO!310,00074,000102,00051,00025,00057,000
3THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1Network GO!300,00074,000112,00043,00033,00037,000
4ROSEMARY & THYME (R)Network 7TWO295,00068,00088,00049,00050,00040,000
5NEIGHBOURSNetwork ELEVEN287,00072,00085,00048,00047,00034,000
6PETER RABBIT-EVNetwork ABC2240,00068,00040,00084,00014,00034,000
7RASTAMOUSE-EVNetwork ABC2225,00063,00050,00068,00014,00031,000
8SMALL POTATOES!-EVNetwork ABC2225,00061,00037,00085,0009,00033,000
9MOUK-EVNetwork ABC2224,00062,00043,00073,00014,00031,000
10MAYA THE BEE-EVNetwork ABC2219,00066,00044,00058,00017,00033,000
11PEPPA PIG-PMNetwork ABC2212,00068,00058,00032,00016,00038,000
12HARDCORE PAWNNetwork 7mate206,00043,00068,00041,00021,00033,000
13BING-AMNetwork ABC2205,00054,00067,00029,00019,00036,000
14SHAUN THE SHEEP-EVNetwork ABC2203,00057,00032,00071,00015,00028,000
15CHARLIE AND LOLA-AMNetwork ABC2202,00052,00071,00034,00020,00025,000
16PEPPA PIG-AMNetwork ABC2201,00050,00072,00035,00020,00024,000
17OCTONAUTS-PMNetwork ABC2201,00064,00044,00049,00014,00030,000
18JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AMNetwork ABC2200,00055,00068,00037,00016,00024,000
19SPICKS AND SPECKS-EVNetwork ABC2200,00060,00052,00040,00018,00030,000
20BING-PMNetwork ABC2194,00068,00052,00030,00015,00030,000



Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7387,000115,000107,00065,00049,00051,000
2A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 9380,000112,000124,00068,00022,00054,000
3DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFENetwork 9379,000109,000119,00077,00026,00048,000
4THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINENetwork 7375,000125,00091,00070,00034,00056,000
5NINE NEWSNetwork 9361,000116,000117,00071,00023,00034,000


Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7349,000102,00098,00063,00044,00043,000
2BIG BROTHER -WEDNetwork 9336,00087,000127,00059,00037,00026,000
3THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINENetwork 7335,000106,00093,00059,00029,00049,000
4DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFENetwork 9325,00095,000102,00061,00022,00046,000
5THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EVNetwork ABC1301,00093,00096,00049,00029,00034,000


Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1BIG BROTHER -WEDNetwork 9237,00046,000100,00045,00025,00019,000
2HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7235,00067,00073,00046,00028,00022,000
3DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFENetwork 9201,00058,00066,00038,0009,00030,000
4THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINENetwork 7201,00064,00064,00029,00015,00029,000
5THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EVNetwork ABC1187,00058,00049,00039,00014,00027,000



Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels:National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1DEADLIEST CATCHDiscovery Channel73,000
2PADDOCK TO PLATELifeStyle Channel67,000
3SONS OF ANARCHYshowcase55,000
10STELLA AND SAMDisney Junior49,000
11ABALONE WARSDiscovery Channel48,000
12SOFIA THE FIRSTDisney Junior48,000
13M*A*S*HFOX Classics46,000
16FAMILY GUYFOX8+243,000
17ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRYLifeStyle Channel42,000
19TEEN TITANS GO!Cartoon Network40,000



© 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. Perhaps one of the 3 commercial networks ought to consider the over 50’s market …. after all, seven- two is now getting more viewers then Ten on some programs …

  2. @Engine003 – you are fairly close to the problem with Ten. Unfortunate scheduling and program purchases certainly do not help at the moment.
    Example: launching Party Tricks on a Moday at this time. I ask you. It is a good show, but not given a fair chance 🙁

    Watched The Project, then Big Brother and recorded The Goog Wife on 10 and Touch of Frost and Waking the Dead on 72.

    At 19 cents a share, Ten is almost ready for greedy Murdoch to snatch it up for almost nothing. Very sad to me, to see where they are sinking to. Then just 7 left and 9 to patronise is with repeats of BBT.

    Last night on BB they repeated clips over and over. 40% was repeated stuff and some more than once. How can 9 expect to get good ratings for that? Even more sad than 10 story 🙁

  3. @trev: What do you mean exactly? TTen now target 25-54 primarily. Seven and Nine target the same demographic.

    Ten’s current struggles are a result of multiple factors, like bad management, inconsistent strategies, poor marketing, poor programming choices and poor scheduling choices.

  4. @Kushaa: Nine will look at it as a cost vs profit issue.

    BB does well in the younger demos, but is inconsistent in 25-54. As Nine sell 25-54 primarily, they may have hoping for higher or more stable numbers in that demo.

    BB does fill a lot of Nine’s schedule, so if they did axe it, they would need a whole lot more content to replace. New content may cost more than BB, and will be untested. Renewing BB might be viewed as the safer option.

    However, they have other shows like The Voice, The Block, Hamish and Andy and House Husbands, which also deliver strong demos. So that might give them confidence in their ability to replace BB.

  5. I kinda agree with trev. I am a ‘total ratings’ guy rather than a ‘demo’ guy. I think Australia is a different market from US which I believe relies more heavily on demos.

  6. For yonks now 10 has relied on catering for the age demos. Do they really mean anything? Yes they do. While the other channels who concentrate on total people are raking in the cash, 10’s reliance on demos has been responsible for another massive loss.

    $168,000,000 to be exact.
    In a nation of only 22,000,000, demos mean zilch.

  7. Not wanting to spark a debate on demo vs total ratings but just a question – given that BB has been doing well in demos but not in total ratings, would this justify a renewal for next year? It would be interesting to hear from the demo advocates.

  8. Isn’t Life the 2009 series that’s been been shown 2 or 3 times before? The description matches episode 3 Mammals which I’ve seen.

    It’s more a case of younger viewers not having seen it on the ABC and watching something till BB started.

  9. Good to see David Attenborough rank in the top ten. Goes to show a good documentary series can get reasonable numbers – yet commercial tv networks can’t seem to truly grasp that concept, instead just more reality TV shows.

  10. Another disastrous night for BB last night. I just cannot understand the logic of this season – they were still doing nominations after 10pm last night yet few people are watching. Why would you drag out a low rating show? It needs to be stripped down to 30 mins with 60 mins for eviction.

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