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:
- OMG Adam Looking for Eve (with total full frontal nudity) coming to SBS 2
- Rugby World Cup 2015: (Free to Air) guide
- Miss Fisher finale: “Anything is possible”
- 2015 International Champions (ICC) Australia: guide
- Nine Upfronts 2016: Nine goes HD, new lifestyle channel …and the return of Daryl Somers
- Teams revealed for Reno Rumble
- Airdate: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015
- Catching Milat: trailer
- MasterChef 2015: Top 24
- 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.
- Nine Upfronts 2016: Nine goes HD, new lifestyle channel ….and the return of Daryl Somers
- Welcome to TV Tonight 4.0
- “It’s time Australia wakes up” Darren McMullen slams “disgusting” Abbott govt
- Huge sinkhole opens under Nine headquarters
- Goodbye 8:30. Programmers agree junctions are “irrelevant” in 2015
- Nine in big push against drifting TV audiences
- Rescan your TV for 9HD launch
- ‘MasterChef rigged!’ Fan fury as Georgia secures place in Grand Final
- SBS sacks reporter for “disrespectful” ANZAC Day tweets
- 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.