ARIA Awards lift for TEN

Ratings: ARIAs draws its best crowd since 2010 and helps push TEN's primary channel into second place.


Last night’s ARIA Awards averaged 586,000 viewers, well up on 2015’s 461,000.

The event which saw Flume pick up 5 awards and Crowded House inducted into the Hall of Fame was the best audience since 2010 and helped push TEN’s primary channel into second place last night.

Elsewhere Home and Away was the night’s top entertainment offering with 673,000 whilst First Dates topped the demos and won its slot for Seven.

ABC’s Hard Quiz and Upper Middle Bogan were on par with last week with Rosehaven down slightly and Please Like Me up slightly.

Things were quiet after ACA on Nine last night with RBT averaging 559,000.

Seven network won the night with 30.3% then Nine 24.3%, TEN 22.1%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 7.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.01m / 1.07m for Seven then Home and Away (673,000), First Dates (663,000), The Chase (570,000 / 384,000) and 10 to 1: Countdown Our Greatest News Events (496,000).

Nine News (817,000 / 803,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (686,000), RBT (559,000), Hot Seat (435,000) and Super Scary Plane Landings (388,000). Medical Mysteries was just 203,000.

The Project (622,000 / 406,000) led for TEN. The ARIA Awards averaged 586,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 422,000 and The ARIAS: 30 Years of Music was 317,000.

ABC News (678,000) ranked best on ABC. 7:30 (545,000), Hard Quiz (543,000), Upper Middle Bogan (542,000), Rosehaven (504,000), Pointless (231,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (217,000) and Please Like Me (214,000) followed.

On SBS it was World’s Busiest Railway (254,000), Tutankhamun (225,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (172,000) and SBS World News (117,000).

GO’s Big Bang Theory topped multichannels with 227,000.

Sunrise: 322,000
Today: 288,000
ABC News Breakfast: 109,000 / 58,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 November 2016

12 Responses

  1. I’ve watched Rosehaven from the start and then more recently Hard Quiz, and these two shows have led me to watch bits of Upper Middle Bogan in between. This week I saw my first full episode of UMB and really enjoyed it despite not knowing the storylines or characters at all. Just shows that the lead-in principle does work sometimes.

  2. Big Bad Love on ABC 2 was interesting. The part that struck me the most was when she went to a seminar that’s shows woman tactics abusers use and in the chat afterwards between the host and the seminar leader, the leader talked about woman needing to watch out for over the top positive behaviour in the early stages. It was a short show so there was the opportunity to cover things in depth but I would’ve like to have seen that seminar covered in more depth.

  3. Aria Awards were very average last night. There was no sense of occasion. I have seen high school concerts that were better. Everyone seemed underwhelmed, even Crowded House. Thank God for John Farnham but it was too little too late.
    Maybe it is the lack of nominees this year that are entertainers. They all seemed averge compared to the energy of say the Grammy. Such a shame as it was the 30th & could have been really special.

    1. Agree.
      Very flat.
      But congrats to Crowded House – long overdue.
      Tried to watch the 30 years of The Arias special afterwards, with Kylie hosting.
      It was supposed to be counting down the best 30 Aria moments in the last 30 years but cut in halfway through, so missed the first 15 .
      David, do you know if this will be repeated on Ten’s Catchup site? Not there as yet…

  4. I’ve noticed that ACA’s rating have really slipped in the last three months? It usually rates just under a million but now in the 600’s? What’s going on for Nine? And how come Seven have just ripped off 20-1 with a weird news-fo-tianment 10 to 1? Couldn’t decide if it was serious or light entertainment with unknown expert grabs?

    1. I would say summer as daylight savings starts in early October, less people are watching in the early evening. I still feel there is a general trend in declining ratings, but networks still treat viewers poorly with inaccurate EPG’s, last minute schedule changes, bumping shows and inconsistent start times!

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