Thursday 9 April 2015

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 ABC13.1%10.1%
Network ABC22.8%2.6%
Network ABC30.8%0.8%
Network ABC News 241.3%1.2%
Network ABC TTL18.0%14.6%
Network 715.1%20.9%
Network 7TWO7.0%7.4%
Network 7mate3.6%3.7%
Network 7 TTL25.8%31.9%
Network 919.9%16.5%
Network GO!5.8%5.3%
Network Gem3.8%4.2%
Network 9 TTL29.4%26.0%
Network TEN13.4%13.6%
Network ONE2.5%2.6%
Network ELEVEN3.1%3.9%
Network TEN TTL19.1%20.1%
Network SBS ONE6.0%6.4%
Network SBS 21.2%0.9%
Network NITV0.5%0.1%
Network SBS TTL 7.7%7.4%


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 91,073,000290,000377,000227,00077,000101,000
2NINE NEWS 6:30Network 91,008,000288,000353,000205,00065,00097,000
3SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHTNetwork 7931,000227,000251,000197,000103,000154,000
4SEVEN NEWSNetwork 7912,000228,000226,000173,000110,000176,000
5A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 9905,000273,000294,000183,00073,00081,000
6ABC NEWS-EVNetwork ABC854,000214,000297,000131,00089,000123,000
7HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7751,000184,000206,000156,00088,000118,000
8THE CHECKOUT-EVNetwork ABC727,000207,000221,000121,00075,000103,000
97.30-EVNetwork ABC727,000192,000247,000129,00067,00092,000
10THE FOOTY SHOWNetwork 9675,000167,000271,00091,00074,00072,000
11MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPTNetwork TEN634,000203,000188,00094,00057,00092,000
12HOT SEATNetwork 9622,000177,000198,000148,00041,00058,000
13MODERN FAMILY RPTNetwork TEN612,000199,000188,000100,00049,00076,000
14THE PROJECT 7PMNetwork TEN593,000135,000171,000138,00064,00084,000
15TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVENetwork TEN573,000162,000154,00094,00074,00089,000
16FAMILY FEUDNetwork TEN568,000141,000164,00095,00096,00072,000
17GOGGLEBOXNetwork TEN518,000152,000152,00092,00056,00066,000
18HELLO – THIS IS AUSTRALIANetwork 7503,000124,000163,000101,00049,00066,000
19TOP GEAR: THE PERFECT ROAD TRIPNetwork 9492,000118,000165,000110,00056,00044,000
20MILLION DOLLAR MINUTENetwork 7470,000136,000123,00079,00070,00063,000


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
1THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1Network GO!310,00078,00090,00050,00035,00058,000
2PIE IN THE SKYNetwork 7TWO309,00081,00092,00058,00048,00029,000
3LEWISNetwork 7TWO306,00067,000105,00049,00049,00037,000
4THE BIG BANG THEORY -EVNetwork GO!303,00060,00088,00054,00032,00068,000
5AUCTION HUNTERS -EV TX1Network GO!265,00060,00077,00049,00029,00050,000
6AUCTION HUNTERS -EVNetwork GO!256,00061,00075,00044,00034,00043,000
7SHAUN THE SHEEP-EVNetwork ABC2239,00058,00075,00042,00029,00035,000
8PETER RABBIT-EVNetwork ABC2225,00050,00049,00054,00021,00051,000
9NEIGHBOURSNetwork ELEVEN220,00047,00098,00040,00015,00020,000
10BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PMNetwork ABC2219,00040,00057,00050,00027,00046,000
11NEW TRICKS -EVNetwork Gem213,00057,00062,00038,00025,00031,000
12PEPPA PIG-AMNetwork ABC2210,00028,00089,00043,00033,00018,000
13OCTONAUTS-EVNetwork ABC2205,00053,00067,00027,00022,00036,000
14TREE FU TOM-EVNetwork ABC2203,00043,00046,00046,00021,00047,000
15PEPPA PIG-PMNetwork ABC2193,00026,00061,00037,00028,00041,000
16BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AMNetwork ABC2187,00044,00040,00059,00035,0009,000
17THE BIG BANG THEORY -EVNetwork GO!186,00045,00060,00029,00021,00031,000
18BUBBLE BATH BAY-AMNetwork ABC2184,00032,00055,00051,00033,00013,000
19INK MASTERNetwork 7mate183,00041,00050,00035,00029,00028,000
20DINOSAUR TRAIN-AMNetwork ABC2181,00028,00074,00034,00025,00020,000




Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPTNetwork TEN390,000126,000117,00066,00035,00046,000
2THE FOOTY SHOWNetwork 9381,000103,000144,00045,00045,00043,000
3MODERN FAMILY RPTNetwork TEN361,000125,000109,00064,00023,00040,000
4HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7334,00093,000103,00054,00031,00052,000
5A CURRENT AFFAIRNetwork 9334,00096,000113,00069,00027,00028,000


Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPTNetwork TEN379,000117,000111,00068,00032,00051,000
2MODERN FAMILY RPTNetwork TEN360,000119,000107,00070,00024,00041,000
3THE FOOTY SHOWNetwork 9331,00084,000128,00042,00042,00034,000
4GOGGLEBOXNetwork TEN315,00089,00086,00067,00036,00038,000
5HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7300,00076,00087,00059,00030,00048,000


Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPTNetwork TEN275,00085,00072,00054,00023,00041,000
2MODERN FAMILY RPTNetwork TEN260,00082,00080,00052,00017,00029,000
3THE FOOTY SHOWNetwork 9223,00063,00087,00020,00028,00026,000
4GOGGLEBOXNetwork TEN211,00056,00053,00044,00027,00031,000
5HOME AND AWAYNetwork 7197,00052,00056,00039,00023,00027,000


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
1GRAND DESIGNSLifeStyle Channel101,000
2GOLD RUSHDiscovery Channel79,000
14PEPPA PIGNick Jr.54,000
15PEPPA PIGNick Jr.53,000
16ADVENTURE TIMECartoon Network52,000
18ZACK AND QUACKNick Jr.50,000
19CLARENCECartoon Network49,000
20THE 100FOX849,000


© OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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. I really enjoyed Redfern Now, it is the closest it has come in quality to its Englidh sister “The Street” for my money. Deborah Mailman just keeps getting better. She is Susie Porter good as an actress.

  2. Thought Redfern Now was superb and the acting was amazing. But success is defined by viewers and they just didn’t show up. Is that the fault of Marketing? The trailer started off with a script that was straight out of the 70’s and aimed at 55+. Then up pops a song that seemed more suitable for twenty-somethings. Furthermore, how many times do we need to hear the line “Could cost him everything” from trailer makers?

  3. Regarding Redfern Now – I know we’re not supposed to say bad things about Redfern Now, but I thought it suffered from the same problems that plagued the TV show. The whole thing relies on the same formula:

    1) Hot button event occurs
    2) Everyone in the community is at odds with everyone else
    3) Everyone yells, bickers and bursts into tears
    4) Zero plot development
    5) They hug at the end when they realise they are all one big happy family who must stick together

    The other problem it had was the trailer. It made the thing look like one of those unwatchable “right-on” Australian movies that no-one goes to see because they are so cloyingly earnest.

    It is possible to make a compelling movie about a dour subject like rape. See Boys Don’t Cry (1999). I think it’s good that the ABC funds this sort of stuff. I just wish they’d do more work at the script level instead of relying…

    • Why can’t the Australian industry make content that covers new/interesting ground eg Canada is comparable to Australia in most respects and their industry produced Orphan Black. The Scandinavian countries have a population about the same as Australia and they can pump out series like The Killing and The Bridge. Is it because the Australian industry gets trained on the sets of Home And Away and Neighbours and never push past the domestic drama situations that they are used to?

      • The risk with generalising is that we end up overlooking others: Top of the Lake, Devil’s Playground, Jack Irish, Rake, Better Man, Mabo, The Code, Puberty Blues etc. While I am not suggesting all of them were faultless, most of them are far removed from domestic dramas you refer to. Top of the Lake totally sits alongside the titles you’ve referenced. Also looking forward to The Kettering Incident. Canada and Scandinavia also make rubbish, but it doesn’t necessarily reach us.

      • I agree completely. The default Australian story form is the domestic melodrama. If you were to be unkind you could describe it as “soap opera.” We don’t have a track record of straight genre shows. Even when we try genre (eg. Hiding, The Code, Secrets and Lies, The Slap, Top of the Lake), they end up as just another variant of soap opera, with a lot melodramatic storylines and melodramatic acting.

        I’ve tried pitching genre shows to producers, and they are scared of upsetting the boat. They’d much rather do another soap opera, because even the crappest soap opera (I’m looking at you Wonderland) gets good ratings.

        There are plenty of Oz writers who could write something like House of Cards, True Detective or Breaking Bad (in other words, works of wit, style, texture, subtext, humour, depth, passion, originality), but they won’t get that chance because the funding bodies and…

  4. I agree with those who were lamenting Redfern Now’s ratings.I watched it and thought it was absolutely brilliant,with stellar performances from the entire cast.I don’t know why Australians seem to shy away from quality dramas like this.

    • Why do Australians shy away from dramas like this? Watch the trailer – see the Youtube link provided by Buzz above.

      That is possibly the most spectacularly bad trailer I’ve ever seen. It tells us nothing about the story. It gives us no reason to watch it. The only thing the viewer can derive from the trailer is that a bunch of very grumpy people with stern expressions on their faces walk around looking morose or sit around looking morose. Not a single shot tells us anything about the characters of their story.

      A good trailer is supposed to whet the appetite and intrigue the viewer, give a sense of the jeopardy involved, show what motivates everyone, and make us care enough to tune in. That trailer does none of those things. It looks like it was put together by the same people who make the trailers for Oz movies that no-one wants to watch.

  5. If Gogglebox is anything to go by there really wasn’t much on tv last week. They did a good overview of the cyberbully that I probably don’t have to watch it now.

    • A big shame that the Redfern Now Telemovie was not watched by more people. It was a great movie. Not good when it was beaten by cheap alternatives!

    • Secret Squïrrel

      Did they mention that Telstra/Telecom wasn’t interested in this internetwork thing and that Melbourne IT had to beg them to take it off their hands? Perhaps they covered Telstra deliberately choking internet connection speeds to 1.5Mbps until iiNet was permitted to install its own DSLAMS into telephone exchanges and give people up to 8Mbps and then 24Mbps when ADSL2+ came out? No? I didn’t think so.

  6. What a great night of TV!

    Watched Family Feud (6:00 to 6:30) on Ten, the first half of The Project (6:30 to 7:00), ABC News (7:00 to 7:30), The first half hour of The Marngrook Footy Show (7:30 to 8:00) and recorded the rest, The Checkout (8:00 to 8:30), Redfern Now: The Telemovie (8:30 to 10:00), and the last half hour of The Footy Show (10:00 to 10:30).

    I’m shocked that Redfern Now didn’t make it into the top 20. Powerful shows like that deserve top 10.

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