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
ChannelConsolidated 7Consolidated 28
ABC12.1%12.1%
ABCKIDS/COMEDY2.7%2.8%
ABC ME0.7%0.8%
ABC NEWS1.4%1.4%
ABC Network16.9%17.1%
Seven20.8%20.6%
7TWO3.7%3.7%
7mate4.0%4.0%
7flix2.2%2.2%
7food network0.8%0.8%
Seven Network30.7%30.6%
Nine18.8%18.6%
9GO!3.6%3.6%
9Gem2.7%2.7%
9Life2.1%2.1%
Nine Network27.2%27.0%
1012.2%12.3%
10 Bold3.0%2.9%
10 Peach2.2%2.2%
Network 1017.4%17.5%
SBS5.5%5.6%
SBS VICELAND1.2%1.2%
SBS Food0.9%0.9%
NITV0.2%0.2%
SBS Network7.8%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
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONSSeven Network2,616,000357,0001,181,000278,000303,000497,000
2SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: WEST COAST V COLLINGWOODSeven Network2,615,000349,0001,253,000249,000291,000473,000
3STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCHNine2,347,000984,000365,000764,00097,000137,000
4NRL GRAND FINAL DAYNine2,141,000909,000549,000492,00089,000102,000
5STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCHNine2,132,000895,000322,000730,00065,000120,000
6THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCEDNine2,093,000588,000754,000374,000176,000200,000
7GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES: OPENING CEREMONYSeven Network2,037,000460,000537,000670,000170,000200,000
8ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN-CEREMONYSeven Network1,993,000498,000629,000348,000208,000310,000
9THE 2018 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-THE RACESeven Network1,908,000393,0001,027,000239,000108,000141,000
10MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -FINALENine1,900,000567,000602,000371,000163,000197,000
11SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUNDSeven Network1,831,000210,000928,000154,000216,000323,000
12ROYAL WEDDING: PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN-ARRIVALSSeven Network1,772,000452,000551,000314,000181,000274,000
13STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCHNine1,769,000748,000239,000618,00062,000102,000
14MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -FINAL DINNER PARTYNine1,760,000537,000575,000332,000144,000171,000
15SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN-MEN’S FINALSeven Network1,739,000489,000692,000278,000158,000122,000
16THE BLOCK -GRAND FINALNine1,735,000484,000616,000339,000142,000153,000
17SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: POST MATCHSeven Network1,705,000228,000846,000201,000193,000238,000
182018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FRA V AUS LIVESBS Network1,667,000600,000504,000235,000147,000180,000
192018 FIFA WORLD CUP: DEN V AUS LIVESBS Network1,664,000620,000470,000218,000178,000178,000
20MY KITCHEN RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCEDSeven Network1,637,000500,000440,000304,000163,000230,000

 

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
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1SEVEN’S AFL: TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL7mate474,00026,000287,00026,00060,00075,000
2SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL7mate416,00030,000193,00019,00094,00080,000
32018 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE-DAY7mate378,000139,00082,00073,00033,00050,000
4PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 2 FEED 27mate376,00079,00079,00095,00049,00074,000
5PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 3 FEED 27mate349,00061,000101,00074,00036,00077,000
6PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 6 FEED 27mate319,00070,00075,00085,00032,00057,000
7SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL7mate319,00025,000110,00016,00062,000105,000
8SEVEN’S CRICKET: SECOND TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA D4 S3 – MULTI7mate317,00098,000104,00082,00033,000
92018 SUMMER OF TENNIS: BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL-NIGHT7mate310,00083,00084,00086,00028,00029,000
10SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL7mate300,00032,000122,00018,00059,00069,000
11PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 4 FEED 27mate289,00060,00076,00060,00028,00065,000
12PEPPA PIG: PEPPA’S PUMPKIN PARTY-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY281,00065,000110,00019,00031,00056,000
13SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN-NIGHT 7 FEED27mate276,00079,000105,00054,00037,000
14THE HIGHWAY RAT-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY273,00090,00079,00040,00023,00041,000
15M- KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE-PM7mate263,00058,00092,00042,00029,00042,000
16PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 5 FEED 27mate263,00052,00084,00050,00029,00047,000
17SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS7mate258,00052,00050,000156,000
18M- THE MARTIAN-PM7mate257,00059,00084,00037,00031,00045,000
19PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES: NIGHT 7 FEED 27mate255,00050,00057,00051,00028,00068,000
20THE HIGHWAY RAT-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY253,00055,00041,00043,00023,00091,000

 

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
RankDescription (grouped)Channel/NetworkConsolidated 28Consolidated 7OvernightTime Shift 8-28 000sTime Shift to 28 000sConsolidated 28 % increase on Consolidated 7Consolidated 28 % increase on Overnight
1THE GOOD DOCTOR-TUESeven Network1,296,0001,205,000937,00090,000358,0007.5%38.2%
2THE GOOD DOCTOR-MONSeven Network1,317,0001,255,000975,00063,000343,0005.0%35.2%
3THE GOOD DOCTORSeven Network954,000874,000631,00080,000323,0009.1%51.2%
4SPICKS AND SPECKS REUNION SPECIAL-EVABC1,161,0001,113,000905,00048,000256,0004.3%28.3%
5M- JIMMY BARNES: WORKING CLASS BOYSeven Network973,000903,000730,00070,000243,0007.8%33.3%
6JACK IRISH-EVABC913,000907,000694,0006,000219,0000.7%31.6%
79-1-1 EP.2Seven Network684,000637,000472,00047,000212,0007.4%44.9%
8800 WORDSSeven Network686,000637,000475,00049,000211,0007.7%44.4%
9UNDERBELLY FILES: CHOPPER – PART 1Nine1,103,0001,066,000893,00037,000210,0003.4%23.5%
10MANIFESTNine609,000552,000402,00057,000208,00010.3%51.8%
11MANIFEST -EP2Nine400,000351,000196,00048,000204,00013.8%104.3%
12THE HANDMAID’S TALESBS Network351,000279,000150,00072,000201,00025.9%134.2%
13OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU – PART 1Seven Network932,000879,000731,00053,000201,0006.1%27.4%
14MYSTERY ROAD-EVABC846,000836,000647,0009,000199,0001.1%30.8%
15MANIFEST -EP1Nine483,000438,000289,00046,000194,00010.4%67.0%
16THE BLAKE MYSTERIES: A NEW BEGINNINGSeven Network642,000593,000450,00049,000192,0008.2%42.6%
17DEAD LUCKYSBS Network369,000321,000178,00048,000191,00014.9%107.0%
189-1-1-EP.2Seven Network622,000585,000433,00038,000189,0006.5%43.8%
19THE RESIDENT-EP.2Seven Network502,000447,000314,00055,000188,00012.2%60.0%
20GOD FRIENDED MESeven Network620,000560,000435,00060,000185,00010.6%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
RankDescriptionChannel\Market(r) National STV
1LIVE: AFL PF#1 RICHMOND V COLLINGWOODFOX FOOTY552,000
2LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND GAME 3FOX CRICKET476,000
3LIVE: NRL PF#2 ROOSTERS V RABBITOHSFOX LEAGUE463,000
4LIVE: AFL SF#1 HAWTHORN V MELBOURNEFOX FOOTY457,000
5LIVE: AFL EF#1 MELBOURNE V GEELONGFOX FOOTY454,000
6LIVE: AFL PF#2 WEST COAST V MELBOURNEFOX FOOTY437,000
7LIVE: AFL QF#1 RICHMOND V HAWTHORNFOX FOOTY429,000
8LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND GAME 3FOX CRICKET422,000
9LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 3FOX CRICKET418,000
10LIVE: AFL SF#2 COLLINGWOOD V GWSFOX FOOTY413,000
11LIVE: AFL QF#2 WEST COAST V COLLINGWOODFOX FOOTY413,000
12LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 3FOX CRICKET404,000
13LIVE: AUS V IND 2ND TEST DAY 4FOX CRICKET400,000
14LIVE: TWENTY20: AUS V IND THE BIG BREAKFOX CRICKET400,000
15LIVE: NRL TITANS V COWBOYSFOX LEAGUE399,000
16LIVE: MOTORSPORT: SUPERCARS BATHURST RACEFOX SPORTS 506393,000
17LIVE: NRL EF#2 BRONCOS V DRAGONSFOX LEAGUE379,000
18LIVE: AFL GEELONG V RICHMONDFOX FOOTY378,000
19LIVE: AFL EF#2 SYDNEY V GWSFOX FOOTY375,000
20LIVE: NRL PANTHERS V DRAGONSFOX LEAGUE374,000

 

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
RankDescriptionChannel\MarketConsolidated 28Consolidated 7OvernightTime Shift 8-28 000sTime Shift to 28 000sConsolidated 28 % increase on Consolidated 7Consolidated 28 % increase on Overnight
1MOANAFoxtel Movies Disney221,000105,00027,000116,000194,000111.3%723.9%
2S.W.A.T.FOX8221,000155,00046,00066,000175,00042.5%377.8%
3S.W.A.T.FOX8221,000160,00052,00061,000169,00038.1%323.4%
4S.W.A.T.FOX8243,000179,00074,00063,000169,00035.2%229.2%
5S.W.A.T.FOX8212,000159,00046,00053,000165,00033.3%355.8%
6S.W.A.T.FOX8218,000141,00054,00077,000163,00054.6%300.2%
7S.W.A.T.FOX8201,000143,00040,00058,000160,00040.4%396.6%
8S.W.A.T.FOX8190,000130,00034,00060,000156,00046.1%461.8%
9S.W.A.T.FOX8187,000130,00043,00057,000144,00043.7%331.0%
10S.W.A.T.FOX8180,000135,00037,00045,000144,00033.5%391.9%
11S.W.A.T.FOX8181,000129,00041,00052,000140,00040.6%340.4%
12S.W.A.T.FOX8198,000147,00060,00051,000138,00034.6%232.0%
13S.W.A.T.FOX8189,000152,00051,00037,000137,00024.4%268.3%
14S.W.A.T.FOX8172,000122,00036,00049,000136,00040.2%377.2%
15S.W.A.T.FOX8194,000146,00060,00047,000134,00032.5%224.3%
16S.W.A.T.FOX8175,000141,00041,00034,000134,00024.1%328.3%
17S.W.A.T.FOX8181,000125,00048,00056,000133,00044.8%275.2%
18THE GIFTEDFOX8177,000118,00046,00060,000132,00050.6%287.5%
19S.W.A.T.FOX8156,00099,00026,00057,000130,00057.0%494.7%
20S.W.A.T.FOX8163,000122,00034,00041,000129,00033.9%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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