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\Variable FTA SHR %
Network ABC 13.0%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network ABC TTL 17.8%
Network 7 20.4%
Network 7TWO 4.7%
Network 7mate 3.8%
Network 7 TTL 29.0%
Network 9 19.4%
Network GO! 4.6%
Network Gem 3.7%
Networkd 9Life 2.3%
Network 9 TTL 27.8%
Network TEN 13.3%
Network ONE 2.8%
Network ELEVEN 2.9%
Network TEN TTL 19.0%
Network SBS ONE 5.0%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network SBS Food Network 1.2%
Network NITV 0.1%
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
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: HAWTHORN V WEST COAST Network Seven 2,645,000 373,000 1,240,000 281,000 296,000 456,000
2 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH Network Nine 2,517,000 1,115,000 497,000 821,000 84,000
3 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL Network Nine 2,458,000 959,000 435,000 792,000 113,000 158,000
4 ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2015 SESSION 2 Network Nine 2,440,000 731,000 860,000 363,000 223,000 264,000
5 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH Network Nine 2,349,000 1,104,000 385,000 780,000 81,000
6 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH Network Nine 2,255,000 855,000 370,000 868,000 62,000 100,000
7 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS Network Seven 2,215,000 308,000 1,128,000 198,000 243,000 339,000
8 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 2,203,000 597,000 817,000 315,000 234,000 239,000
9 MY KITCHEN RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network Seven 2,180,000 623,000 674,000 361,000 228,000 294,000
10 MY KITCHEN RULES-GRAND FINAL Network Seven 2,142,000 596,000 637,000 368,000 235,000 306,000
11 THE 2015 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-THE RACE Network Seven 2,130,000 482,000 992,000 326,000 130,000 199,000
12 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -WINNER ANNOUNCED Network Nine 2,054,000 611,000 704,000 345,000 163,000 230,000
13 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND Network Seven 2,054,000 270,000 1,002,000 206,000 220,000 355,000
14 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -AUCTIONS Network Nine 2,000,000 606,000 662,000 361,000 156,000 215,000
15 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2 Network TEN 1,896,000 532,000 681,000 271,000 197,000 214,000
16 ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2015 SESSION 1 Network Nine 1,889,000 576,000 606,000 305,000 181,000 221,000
17 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – MEN’S FINAL Network Seven 1,882,000 523,000 745,000 254,000 184,000 175,000
18 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAY Network Seven 1,854,000 512,000 743,000 286,000 187,000 126,000
19 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL PRESENTATION Network Nine 1,824,000 724,000 401,000 586,000 114,000
20 THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCED Network Nine 1,818,000 513,000 679,000 319,000 108,000 198,000

 

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
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1 Network Gem 848,000 193,000 305,000 128,000 94,000 128,000
2 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1 Network Gem 782,000 192,000 257,000 119,000 78,000 137,000
3 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2 Network Gem 775,000 167,000 285,000 115,000 89,000 119,000
4 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4 Network Gem 770,000 166,000 249,000 135,000 83,000 138,000
5 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1 Network Gem 731,000 131,000 339,000 50,000 90,000 122,000
6 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1 Network Gem 691,000 128,000 275,000 92,000 104,000 93,000
7 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D1 Network Gem 600,000 125,000 218,000 99,000 72,000 85,000
8 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3 Network Gem 586,000 141,000 213,000 96,000 57,000 79,000
9 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2 Network Gem 583,000 150,000 222,000 78,000 47,000 86,000
10 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4 Network Gem 541,000 119,000 191,000 99,000 57,000 75,000
11 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D4 Network Gem 528,000 89,000 172,000 62,000 71,000 133,000
12 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D3 Network Gem 526,000 109,000 202,000 99,000 36,000 79,000
13 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D2 Network Gem 525,000 191,000 165,000 49,000 27,000 93,000
14 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4 Network Gem 521,000 149,000 193,000 76,000 37,000 65,000
15 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2 Network Gem 502,000 115,000 175,000 85,000 53,000 75,000
16 TAKEN 2 RPT Network ONE 481,000 127,000 150,000 77,000 54,000 74,000
17 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D1 Network Gem 479,000 90,000 171,000 55,000 45,000 119,000
18 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3 Network Gem 472,000 127,000 161,000 61,000 57,000 66,000
19 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3 Network Gem 461,000 118,000 161,000 84,000 35,000 62,000
20 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D2 Network Gem 459,000 78,000 159,000 34,000 59,000 128,000

 

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
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: FINAL, AUS V NZ FOX SPORTS 3 616,000
2 LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: FINAL, AUS V NZ FOX SPORTS 3 493,000
3 LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP POST GAME FOX SPORTS 3 433,000
4 LIVE: AFL PF#1 FREMANTLE V HAWTHORN FOX FOOTY 428,000
5 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: FINAL AUS V KOR FOX SPORTS 4 419,000
6 LIVE: AFL QF#2 WEST COAST V HAWTHORN FOX FOOTY 415,000
7 LIVE: CRICKET: ICC WORLD CUP: SF#2 AUS V IND FOX SPORTS 3 397,000
8 LIVE: AFL PF#2 WEST COAST V NORTH MELB FOX FOOTY 384,000
9 LIVE: AFL EF#2 BULLDOGS V ADELAIDE FOX FOOTY 381,000
10 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: SF#2 AUS V UAE FOX SPORTS 4 364,000
11 LIVE: RWC: FINAL AUS V NZ FOX SPORTS 2 360,000
12 GAME OF THRONES showcase 356,000
13 LIVE: AFL EF#1 RICHMOND V NORTH MELB FOX FOOTY 351,000
14 LIVE: CRICKET: ICC CWC INNINGS BREAK FOX SPORTS 3 346,000
15 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: OMA V AUS FOX SPORTS 4 341,000
16 LIVE: AFL QF#1 FREMANTLE V SYDNEY FOX FOOTY 339,000
17 LIVE: AFL COLLINGWOOD V HAWTHORN FOX FOOTY 335,000
18 LIVE: NRL SHARKS V RABBITOHS FOX SPORTS 1 335,000
19 LIVE: AFL SF#2 HAWTHORN V ADELAIDE FOX FOOTY 334,000
20 LIVE: NRL ROOSTERS V BRONCOS FOX SPORTS 1 333,000

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17 Comments:

  1. I think you are correct, I found this old article on The Australian-

    theaustralian.com.au/business/media/cricket-world-cup-win-breaks-ratings-records/news-story/cdfa470a219effb9288d0e7f4ca7f2b0.

    It pretty much confirms your doubt-National Average Audience on 9 For Final was 3.285m + 616k on Fox=3.903 average National Audience. Also, I think if the peak was updated later it would easily have been around 4.3 million.

    For NRL and AFL, national average is 3.6 m and 3.5 m respectively.

    Here-smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/nrl-grand-final-recordbreaking-ratings-smash-the-afls-grand-final-efforts-20151005-gk1a71.html

    So yes, I think 2015 CWC final had more audience than both grand finals.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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…!

  5. 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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