2018 ratings: the final word

OzTAM has now released its final tally of the 2018 calendar year, after numbers for 28 Day Consolidated viewing were tallied.

AFL dominated the year in both Free to Air (metro) and Subscription Television (metro + regional). Sport & Reality TV dominated the Top 20 overnight viewing shows. Sport also ruled in multichannels, with 7mate leading in this space.

But Drama still dominates in Timeshifted titles with The Good Doctor, Jack Irish and 800 Words .

Report: 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
Day: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28
Channel Consolidated 7 Consolidated 28
ABC 12.1% 12.1%
ABCKIDS/COMEDY 2.7% 2.8%
ABC ME 0.7% 0.8%
ABC NEWS 1.4% 1.4%
ABC Network 16.9% 17.1%
Seven 20.8% 20.6%
7TWO 3.7% 3.7%
7mate 4.0% 4.0%
7flix 2.2% 2.2%
7food network 0.8% 0.8%
Seven Network 30.7% 30.6%
Nine 18.8% 18.6%
9GO! 3.6% 3.6%
9Gem 2.7% 2.7%
9Life 2.1% 2.1%
Nine Network 27.2% 27.0%
10 12.2% 12.3%
10 Bold 3.0% 2.9%
10 Peach 2.2% 2.2%
Network 10 17.4% 17.5%
SBS 5.5% 5.6%
SBS VICELAND 1.2% 1.2%
SBS Food 0.9% 0.9%
NITV 0.2% 0.2%
SBS Network 7.8% 7.9%

 

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 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 28
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS Seven Network 2,616,000 357,000 1,181,000 278,000 303,000 497,000
2 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: WEST COAST V COLLINGWOOD Seven Network 2,615,000 349,000 1,253,000 249,000 291,000 473,000
3 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH Nine 2,347,000 984,000 365,000 764,000 97,000 137,000
4 NRL GRAND FINAL DAY Nine 2,141,000 909,000 549,000 492,000 89,000 102,000
5 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH Nine 2,132,000 895,000 322,000 730,000 65,000 120,000
6 THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCED Nine 2,093,000 588,000 754,000 374,000 176,000 200,000
7 GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES: OPENING CEREMONY Seven Network 2,037,000 460,000 537,000 670,000 170,000 200,000
8 ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN-CEREMONY Seven Network 1,993,000 498,000 629,000 348,000 208,000 310,000
9 THE 2018 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-THE RACE Seven Network 1,908,000 393,000 1,027,000 239,000 108,000 141,000
10 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -FINALE Nine 1,900,000 567,000 602,000 371,000 163,000 197,000
11 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND Seven Network 1,831,000 210,000 928,000 154,000 216,000 323,000
12 ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN-ARRIVALS Seven Network 1,772,000 452,000 551,000 314,000 181,000 274,000
13 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH Nine 1,769,000 748,000 239,000 618,000 62,000 102,000
14 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -FINAL DINNER PARTY Nine 1,760,000 537,000 575,000 332,000 144,000 171,000
15 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN-MEN’S FINAL Seven Network 1,739,000 489,000 692,000 278,000 158,000 122,000
16 THE BLOCK -GRAND FINAL Nine 1,735,000 484,000 616,000 339,000 142,000 153,000
17 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: POST MATCH Seven Network 1,705,000 228,000 846,000 201,000 193,000 238,000
18 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FRA V AUS LIVE SBS Network 1,667,000 600,000 504,000 235,000 147,000 180,000
19 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: DEN V AUS LIVE SBS Network 1,664,000 620,000 470,000 218,000 178,000 178,000
20 MY KITCHEN RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Seven Network 1,637,000 500,000 440,000 304,000 163,000 230,000

 

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 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 28
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S AFL: TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate 474,000 26,000 287,000 26,000 60,000 75,000
2 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate 416,000 30,000 193,000 19,000 94,000 80,000
3 2018 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE-DAY 7mate 378,000 139,000 82,000 73,000 33,000 50,000
4 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 2 FEED 2 7mate 376,000 79,000 79,000 95,000 49,000 74,000
5 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 3 FEED 2 7mate 349,000 61,000 101,000 74,000 36,000 77,000
6 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 6 FEED 2 7mate 319,000 70,000 75,000 85,000 32,000 57,000
7 SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL 7mate 319,000 25,000 110,000 16,000 62,000 105,000
8 SEVEN’S CRICKET: SECOND TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA D4 S3 – MULTI 7mate 317,000 98,000 104,000 82,000 33,000
9 2018 SUMMER OF TENNIS: BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL-NIGHT 7mate 310,000 83,000 84,000 86,000 28,000 29,000
10 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate 300,000 32,000 122,000 18,000 59,000 69,000
11 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 4 FEED 2 7mate 289,000 60,000 76,000 60,000 28,000 65,000
12 PEPPA PIG: PEPPA’S PUMPKIN PARTY-AM ABCKIDS/COMEDY 281,000 65,000 110,000 19,000 31,000 56,000
13 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN-NIGHT 7 FEED2 7mate 276,000 79,000 105,000 54,000 37,000
14 THE HIGHWAY RAT-EV ABCKIDS/COMEDY 273,000 90,000 79,000 40,000 23,000 41,000
15 M- KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE-PM 7mate 263,000 58,000 92,000 42,000 29,000 42,000
16 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 5 FEED 2 7mate 263,000 52,000 84,000 50,000 29,000 47,000
17 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate 258,000 52,000 50,000 156,000
18 M- THE MARTIAN-PM 7mate 257,000 59,000 84,000 37,000 31,000 45,000
19 PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 7 FEED 2 7mate 255,000 50,000 57,000 51,000 28,000 68,000
20 THE HIGHWAY RAT-PM ABCKIDS/COMEDY 253,000 55,000 41,000 43,000 23,000 91,000

 

Report: Top 20 Most Time Shifted to 28 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Date: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel/Network Consolidated 28 Consolidated 7 Overnight Time Shift 8-28 000s Time Shift to 28 000s Consolidated 28 % increase on Consolidated 7 Consolidated 28 % increase on Overnight
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR-TUE Seven Network 1,296,000 1,205,000 937,000 90,000 358,000 7.5% 38.2%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR-MON Seven Network 1,317,000 1,255,000 975,000 63,000 343,000 5.0% 35.2%
3 THE GOOD DOCTOR Seven Network 954,000 874,000 631,000 80,000 323,000 9.1% 51.2%
4 SPICKS AND SPECKS REUNION SPECIAL-EV ABC 1,161,000 1,113,000 905,000 48,000 256,000 4.3% 28.3%
5 M- JIMMY BARNES: WORKING CLASS BOY Seven Network 973,000 903,000 730,000 70,000 243,000 7.8% 33.3%
6 JACK IRISH-EV ABC 913,000 907,000 694,000 6,000 219,000 0.7% 31.6%
7 9-1-1 EP.2 Seven Network 684,000 637,000 472,000 47,000 212,000 7.4% 44.9%
8 800 WORDS Seven Network 686,000 637,000 475,000 49,000 211,000 7.7% 44.4%
9 UNDERBELLY FILES: CHOPPER – PART 1 Nine 1,103,000 1,066,000 893,000 37,000 210,000 3.4% 23.5%
10 MANIFEST Nine 609,000 552,000 402,000 57,000 208,000 10.3% 51.8%
11 MANIFEST -EP2 Nine 400,000 351,000 196,000 48,000 204,000 13.8% 104.3%
12 THE HANDMAID’S TALE SBS Network 351,000 279,000 150,000 72,000 201,000 25.9% 134.2%
13 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU – PART 1 Seven Network 932,000 879,000 731,000 53,000 201,000 6.1% 27.4%
14 MYSTERY ROAD-EV ABC 846,000 836,000 647,000 9,000 199,000 1.1% 30.8%
15 MANIFEST -EP1 Nine 483,000 438,000 289,000 46,000 194,000 10.4% 67.0%
16 THE BLAKE MYSTERIES: A NEW BEGINNING Seven Network 642,000 593,000 450,000 49,000 192,000 8.2% 42.6%
17 DEAD LUCKY SBS Network 369,000 321,000 178,000 48,000 191,000 14.9% 107.0%
18 9-1-1-EP.2 Seven Network 622,000 585,000 433,000 38,000 189,000 6.5% 43.8%
19 THE RESIDENT-EP.2 Seven Network 502,000 447,000 314,000 55,000 188,000 12.2% 60.0%
20 GOD FRIENDED ME Seven Network 620,000 560,000 435,000 60,000 185,000 10.6% 42.6%

 

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 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 28
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL PF#1 RICHMOND V COLLINGWOOD FOX FOOTY 552,000
2 LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND GAME 3 FOX CRICKET 476,000
3 LIVE: NRL PF#2 ROOSTERS V RABBITOHS FOX LEAGUE 463,000
4 LIVE: AFL SF#1 HAWTHORN V MELBOURNE FOX FOOTY 457,000
5 LIVE: AFL EF#1 MELBOURNE V GEELONG FOX FOOTY 454,000
6 LIVE: AFL PF#2 WEST COAST V MELBOURNE FOX FOOTY 437,000
7 LIVE: AFL QF#1 RICHMOND V HAWTHORN FOX FOOTY 429,000
8 LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND GAME 3 FOX CRICKET 422,000
9 LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 3 FOX CRICKET 418,000
10 LIVE: AFL SF#2 COLLINGWOOD V GWS FOX FOOTY 413,000
11 LIVE: AFL QF#2 WEST COAST V COLLINGWOOD FOX FOOTY 413,000
12 LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 3 FOX CRICKET 404,000
13 LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 4 FOX CRICKET 400,000
14 LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND THE BIG BREAK FOX CRICKET 400,000
15 LIVE: NRL TITANS V COWBOYS FOX LEAGUE 399,000
16 LIVE: MOTORSPORT: SUPERCARS BATHURST RACE FOX SPORTS 506 393,000
17 LIVE: NRL EF#2 BRONCOS V DRAGONS FOX LEAGUE 379,000
18 LIVE: AFL GEELONG V RICHMOND FOX FOOTY 378,000
19 LIVE: AFL EF#2 SYDNEY V GWS FOX FOOTY 375,000
20 LIVE: NRL PANTHERS V DRAGONS FOX LEAGUE 374,000

 

Report: Top 20 Most Time Shifted to 28 Programs
Channels: All Subscription Channels
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Date: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market Consolidated 28 Consolidated 7 Overnight Time Shift 8-28 000s Time Shift to 28 000s Consolidated 28 % increase on Consolidated 7 Consolidated 28 % increase on Overnight
1 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 221,000 105,000 27,000 116,000 194,000 111.3% 723.9%
2 S.W.A.T. FOX8 221,000 155,000 46,000 66,000 175,000 42.5% 377.8%
3 S.W.A.T. FOX8 221,000 160,000 52,000 61,000 169,000 38.1% 323.4%
4 S.W.A.T. FOX8 243,000 179,000 74,000 63,000 169,000 35.2% 229.2%
5 S.W.A.T. FOX8 212,000 159,000 46,000 53,000 165,000 33.3% 355.8%
6 S.W.A.T. FOX8 218,000 141,000 54,000 77,000 163,000 54.6% 300.2%
7 S.W.A.T. FOX8 201,000 143,000 40,000 58,000 160,000 40.4% 396.6%
8 S.W.A.T. FOX8 190,000 130,000 34,000 60,000 156,000 46.1% 461.8%
9 S.W.A.T. FOX8 187,000 130,000 43,000 57,000 144,000 43.7% 331.0%
10 S.W.A.T. FOX8 180,000 135,000 37,000 45,000 144,000 33.5% 391.9%
11 S.W.A.T. FOX8 181,000 129,000 41,000 52,000 140,000 40.6% 340.4%
12 S.W.A.T. FOX8 198,000 147,000 60,000 51,000 138,000 34.6% 232.0%
13 S.W.A.T. FOX8 189,000 152,000 51,000 37,000 137,000 24.4% 268.3%
14 S.W.A.T. FOX8 172,000 122,000 36,000 49,000 136,000 40.2% 377.2%
15 S.W.A.T. FOX8 194,000 146,000 60,000 47,000 134,000 32.5% 224.3%
16 S.W.A.T. FOX8 175,000 141,000 41,000 34,000 134,000 24.1% 328.3%
17 S.W.A.T. FOX8 181,000 125,000 48,000 56,000 133,000 44.8% 275.2%
18 THE GIFTED FOX8 177,000 118,000 46,000 60,000 132,000 50.6% 287.5%
19 S.W.A.T. FOX8 156,000 99,000 26,000 57,000 130,000 57.0% 494.7%
20 S.W.A.T. FOX8 163,000 122,000 34,000 41,000 129,000 33.9% 381.4%

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5 Comments:

  1. ‘Religion is the opium of the masses’ wrote Karl Marx back in the mid-19th. century. Looking at both FTA and Fox ratings you’d have to update his comment and replace religion with sport.

  2. Interesting consolidated figures. I watch almost everything through my PS4 and only Seven, Nine and ABC have apps on that platform. SBS used to. Roy Morgan says 2.9 million Aussies have a PS4 and half use them for SVOD. Not having the full complement of FTA offerings seems like such a wasted opportunity.

  3. For the sports fans this is great and AFL wins, but the couple of us that aren’t need rankings 21 to 40 to see what ‘we’ prefer. How about making ‘sport’ number 1 (by a country mile) then rank everything other than sport, after that.

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