Most read stories of 2015

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The most read stories on TV Tonight in 2015 were not about the Logies, Netflix, My Kitchen Rules or Struggle Street.

They were far more obscure.

While the most popular pages are the home page, and categories for News, Ratings, Programming, Pay TV and TV Lounge, the individual stories that drew the most clicks paint a different picture:

  1. OMG Adam Looking for Eve (with total full frontal nudity) coming to SBS 2
  2. Rugby World Cup 2015: (Free to Air) guide
  3. Miss Fisher finale: “Anything is possible”
  4. 2015 International Champions (ICC) Australia: guide
  5. Nine Upfronts 2016: Nine goes HD, new lifestyle channel …and the return of Daryl Somers
  6. Teams revealed for Reno Rumble
  7. Airdate: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015
  8. Catching Milat: trailer
  9. MasterChef 2015: Top 24
  10. Seven reveals Restaurant Revolution locations

There were also big numbers for individual show tags including 60 Minutes, MasterChef, The Block, Downton Abbey, The Blacklist, Catching Milat, Dancing with the Stars, The Biggest Loser, My Kitchen Rules and The Voice.

The Miss Fisher story drew interest in Australia in June when it aired on the ABC, but a second and sustained spike from mid-September in traffic from the US, UK & Canada.

Only one of the stories made the cut in the Most Commented Stories of the Year.

  1. Nine Upfronts 2016: Nine goes HD, new lifestyle channel ….and the return of Daryl Somers
  2. Welcome to TV Tonight 4.0
  3. “It’s time Australia wakes up” Darren McMullen slams “disgusting” Abbott govt
  4. Huge sinkhole opens under Nine headquarters
  5. Goodbye 8:30. Programmers agree junctions are “irrelevant” in 2015
  6. Nine in big push against drifting TV audiences
  7. Rescan your TV for 9HD launch
  8. ‘MasterChef rigged!’ Fan fury as Georgia secures place in Grand Final
  9. SBS sacks reporter for “disrespectful” ANZAC Day tweets
  10. Foxtel loses Premier League rights to Optus

There was also one other story which drew as much traffic as the top 10, but only misses the list for being published late in 2014: Rob Palmer exits Better Homes and Gardens, new presenters announced. This drew a big audience in February when the show returned without him and continued to ricochet across the year. The audience is not happy about Palmer’s departure and he remains appealing casting if a network is savvy enough to pursue him.

8 Comments:

  1. I agree about Rob Palmer….cannot even stand the ads for BH&G now….I wish someone would pick him up…The Living Room…his own show…whatever…
    Thank you for doing this article whilst on hiatus….very interesting….

  2. Its always interesting to see what the most popular articles are, always a highlight in the TV Tonight newsletter as well. Great that international viewers of Aussie content are coming here too!

  3. The fact that this site got a bunch of overseas traffic for miss fisher when aired overseas just highlights that there is a portion of the tv audience that not only likes to watch content but also go online and read about the content they are watching. The sad thing is as an Australian viewer the option to go online and read about the content your watching is restricted due to the possibility of running into spoilers when content is delayed.

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