2015 ratings: the final word

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OzTAM has advised the final Consolidated ratings for 2015.

It confirms the AFL Grand Final between Hawthorn & West Coast was the top rated show of the year at 2.645m viewers, down on the the 2.828m match between Hawthorn & West Coast which topped 2014 ratings.

The State of Origin decider between NSW v Qld was the second ranked show of the year at 2.517m, however another 137,000 viewers in Perth were watching on GEM which is tallied elsewhere. Adding both figures lifts the game to 2.654m -just ahead of the AFL.

The NRL is also generally considered more popular with regional audiences than AFL but for now Metro remains the industry standard.

MasterChef takes out the top non-Sports title of the year at 2.203m, pipping My Kitchen Rules at 2.108m.

Of course, select Coding of titles (“Winner Announced,” “Grand Final,” “Presentations” and “Auctions” etc) skews the results, which is exactly what they are intended to do.

Sport also dominated Multichannels with ONE’s movie Taken 2 as the top non-Sports title.

The ICC World Cup Final topped Subscription TV’s year of sports-dominated drawcards, with Game of Thrones as the top non-Sports audience.

Seven won the year in Total People, as previously reported.

2016 ratings begin Sunday February 7th.

Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share
Channels:All Free-to-Air Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics:
Total People
Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
Date:1st January – 31st December 2015
Deliverable:Consolidated
Channel\VariableFTA SHR %
Network ABC13.0%
Network ABC22.8%
Network ABC30.7%
Network ABC News 241.3%
Network ABC TTL 17.8%
Network 720.4%
Network 7TWO4.7%
Network 7mate3.8%
Network 7 TTL29.0%
Network 919.4%
Network GO!4.6%
Network Gem3.7%
Networkd 9Life2.3%
Network 9 TTL 27.8%
Network TEN13.3%
Network ONE2.8%
Network ELEVEN2.9%
Network TEN TTL 19.0%
Network SBS ONE5.0%
Network SBS 21.2%
Network SBS Food Network1.2%
Network NITV0.1%
Network SBS TTL 6.4%

 

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
Date:1st January – 31st December 2015
Deliverable:Consolidated
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: HAWTHORN V WEST COASTNetwork Seven2,645,000373,0001,240,000281,000296,000456,000
2STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCHNetwork Nine2,517,0001,115,000497,000821,00084,000
3RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINALNetwork Nine2,458,000959,000435,000792,000113,000158,000
4ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2015 SESSION 2Network Nine2,440,000731,000860,000363,000223,000264,000
5STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCHNetwork Nine2,349,0001,104,000385,000780,00081,000
6STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCHNetwork Nine2,255,000855,000370,000868,00062,000100,000
7SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONSNetwork Seven2,215,000308,0001,128,000198,000243,000339,000
8MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCEDNetwork TEN2,203,000597,000817,000315,000234,000239,000
9MY KITCHEN RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCEDNetwork Seven2,180,000623,000674,000361,000228,000294,000
10MY KITCHEN RULES-GRAND FINALNetwork Seven2,142,000596,000637,000368,000235,000306,000
11THE 2015 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-THE RACENetwork Seven2,130,000482,000992,000326,000130,000199,000
12THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -WINNER ANNOUNCEDNetwork Nine2,054,000611,000704,000345,000163,000230,000
13SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUNDNetwork Seven2,054,000270,0001,002,000206,000220,000355,000
14THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -AUCTIONSNetwork Nine2,000,000606,000662,000361,000156,000215,000
15MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2Network TEN1,896,000532,000681,000271,000197,000214,000
16ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2015 SESSION 1Network Nine1,889,000576,000606,000305,000181,000221,000
17SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – MEN’S FINALNetwork Seven1,882,000523,000745,000254,000184,000175,000
18SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAYNetwork Seven1,854,000512,000743,000286,000187,000126,000
19RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL PRESENTATIONNetwork Nine1,824,000724,000401,000586,000114,000
20THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCEDNetwork Nine1,818,000513,000679,000319,000108,000198,000

 

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
Date:1st January – 31st December 2015
Deliverable:Consolidated
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1Network Gem848,000193,000305,000128,00094,000128,000
2THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1Network Gem782,000192,000257,000119,00078,000137,000
3THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2Network Gem775,000167,000285,000115,00089,000119,000
4THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4Network Gem770,000166,000249,000135,00083,000138,000
5THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1Network Gem731,000131,000339,00050,00090,000122,000
6THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1Network Gem691,000128,000275,00092,000104,00093,000
7THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1Network Gem600,000125,000218,00099,00072,00085,000
8THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3Network Gem586,000141,000213,00096,00057,00079,000
9THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2Network Gem583,000150,000222,00078,00047,00086,000
10THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4Network Gem541,000119,000191,00099,00057,00075,000
11THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D4Network Gem528,00089,000172,00062,00071,000133,000
12THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D3Network Gem526,000109,000202,00099,00036,00079,000
13THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D2Network Gem525,000191,000165,00049,00027,00093,000
14THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4Network Gem521,000149,000193,00076,00037,00065,000
15THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2Network Gem502,000115,000175,00085,00053,00075,000
16TAKEN 2 RPTNetwork ONE481,000127,000150,00077,00054,00074,000
17THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D1Network Gem479,00090,000171,00055,00045,000119,000
18THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3Network Gem472,000127,000161,00061,00057,00066,000
19THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3Network Gem461,000118,000161,00084,00035,00062,000
20THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D2Network Gem459,00078,000159,00034,00059,000128,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels:All Subscription Channels
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part:
02:00 – 26:00
Date:1st January – 31st December 2015
Deliverable:Consolidated
RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: FINAL, AUS V NZFOX SPORTS 3616,000
2LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: FINAL, AUS V NZFOX SPORTS 3493,000
3LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP POST GAMEFOX SPORTS 3433,000
4LIVE: AFL PF#1 FREMANTLE V HAWTHORNFOX FOOTY428,000
5LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: FINAL AUS V KORFOX SPORTS 4419,000
6LIVE: AFL QF#2 WEST COAST V HAWTHORNFOX FOOTY415,000
7LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: SF#2 AUS V INDFOX SPORTS 3397,000
8LIVE: AFL PF#2 WEST COAST V NORTH MELBFOX FOOTY384,000
9LIVE: AFL EF#2 BULLDOGS V ADELAIDEFOX FOOTY381,000
10LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: SF#2 AUS V UAEFOX SPORTS 4364,000
11LIVE: RWC: FINAL AUS V NZFOX SPORTS 2360,000
12GAME OF THRONESshowcase356,000
13LIVE: AFL EF#1 RICHMOND V NORTH MELBFOX FOOTY351,000
14LIVE: CRICKET: ICC CWC INNINGS BREAKFOX SPORTS 3346,000
15LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: OMA V AUSFOX SPORTS 4341,000
16LIVE: AFL QF#1 FREMANTLE V SYDNEYFOX FOOTY339,000
17LIVE: AFL COLLINGWOOD V HAWTHORNFOX FOOTY335,000
18LIVE: NRL SHARKS V RABBITOHSFOX SPORTS 1335,000
19LIVE: AFL SF#2 HAWTHORN V ADELAIDEFOX FOOTY334,000
20LIVE: NRL ROOSTERS V BRONCOSFOX SPORTS 1333,000

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16 Comments:

  1. Everyone is talking about NRL/AFL grand final’s getting the best ratings on a national scale (metro+regional) but what about the Cricket world cup? I’m pretty sure the second session of the cricket world cup would have well beaten both the AFL and NRL grand final’s in national ratings.

    Cricket world cup 2.44m on 9 + 616k on FOX = 3.06m + regional nine viewers = Total

    So pretty much nationally CWC 2015 would have gotten near 4 million viewers

  2. Game of Thrones and a rpt of Taken 2 are the only scripted content, says it all. At least the STV list gives the consolidated figure for the most watched ep of GOT.

  3. Hm, the ratings on pay TV explains why Murdoch invested as he did in AFL, but the figures will not be a Champagne popper for NRL or Super Rugby in particular with it’s new competition starting this year. If pay TV subscribers taper off, which is a possibility with Netflix etc.now grabbing customers News Corp will by budget necessity review it’s sporting investments. Rugby Union in Australia could be the prime loser.

    • The NRL finals were not shown live on pay they were shown after the main game,NRL does quite nicely on Pay and the NRL GF beat the AFL one on combined figures City + Regional do try to keep up.
      It was all on 9 even did well in Perth on Gem,and if you believe Murdoch shelled out because he thought the AFL was as he quaintly put it our Favorite game,he said the same thing about the NRL.
      But the NRL got in first and signed with 9 giving Foxtel and the Murdoch crew a giant hissy fit because they know if they dump League a lot of people will dump Foxtel including me

    • I saw such a thing many years ago I think for the year 2009 where the Foxtel channels were expressed as %’s like the FTA’s but never anything since. It showed channel shares in the same was as the FTA’s and included the FTAs as part of it. If I recall rightly FOX8 was highest at about 1.2% – about the same as GO! was at the time, which had only started in August 2009.

      Never been able to find it since (why didn’t I keep it on file at the time!!).

      Would be interesting to see the results now…!

  4. Surprised to see SBS Food Network get 1.2% share for the year, it only started broadcasting late in the year. Before that I think the content was SBS ONE but in SD.

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