Biggest Timeshifted shows so far this year

The Good Doctor and The Handmaid’s Tale dominate the most Timeshifted titles on TV so far this year.

Drama titles continue to perform best with viewers watching up to 28 Days after their original broadcasting.

Here are the number of viewers shows have raked in within 28 Days of broadcast:

  1. The Good Doctor 378,000
  2. The Good Doctor 369,000
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale 365,000
  4. The Good Doctor 357,000
  5. The Good Doctor 355,000
  6. The Good Doctor 353,000
  7. The Good Doctor 351,000
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale 346,000
  9. The Good Doctor 340,000
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale 340,000

Best brands for each network in 28 Day Timeshifting are:


  1. The Good Doctor 378,000
  2. The Resident 211,000
  3. Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You Pt 1 201,000
  4. My Kitchen Rules 188,000
  5. Criminal Minds 166,000


  1. Young Sheldon 221,000
  2. Underbelly Files: Chopper Pt 1 210,000
  3. The Big Bang Theory 191,000
  4. Married at First Sight 162,000
  5. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet III 141,000


  1. Gogglebox 220,000
  2. Instinct 215,000
  3. All Aussie Adventures 196,000
  4. NCIS 192,000
  5. This is Us 176,000


  1. Mystery Road 250,000
  2. Jack Irish 245,000
  3. Squinters 239,000
  4. Killing Eve 231,000
  5. Harrow 213,000


  1. The Handmaid’s Tale 365,000
  2. Dead Lucky 228,000
  3. The Good Fight 171,000
  4. Vikings 169,000
  5. Counterpart 167,000

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2018. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM.  Based on 28 Days Timeshifted viewing in 5 city metro.


  1. Makes me curious as to why Handmaid’s Tale can’t attract significant overnight audiences, is it just competition or that people don’t like watching SBS live for some reason?

    For example, Good Doctor 1m in overnight but Handmaid’s Tale barely 200k yet extremely close in tiemshifting!

    • I tried to watch it but after the 1st episode the dialogue was enough to put me off and I don’t really see the fascination. It is a bit like killing eve it started out well and then it appears they replaced the writers and it fell into a confusing mess!

    • It’s good, but a bit of a slog – I think it’s the kind of thing that’s best watched when you feel receptive to it, not on a fixed TV schedule. Which has always been the advantage of timeshifting dating back to the VCR days, but made a heck of a lot easier by the advent of proper PVRs (and why the commercial networks fought them tooth and nail…)

      It’s also the competitive advantage of streaming platforms. You can see Hulu/Netflix/Amazon/etc are trying more and more programmes that reward that sort of watching – whether it be bingeing a few eps / whole series, waiting until you feel like it, etc.

      The surprising thing to me is the number of formulaic, self-contained episode titles in David’s list. You wouldn’t notice missing an episode or 10 of The Good Doctor, Young Sheldon, or NCIS – but they’re up there in timeshifting. Go figure…

  2. The Good Doctor debut season has been nothing short of a television phenomenon in Australia. I hope we can see more disabled characters on television show given audiences clearly want to see them. Do any live in Erinsborough, Summer Bay other communities? Or are they erased from existence there?

    • What research says viewers want to see more people with disabilities? Im writing a uni arcticle and would love access to the research to support this comment.

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