Ashes victory breaks multichannel record

Ratings: Ashes victory tops multichannel shows for 2019. Sydney's Crazy Rich Asians struggles in first Pilot Week offering.

Australia’s victory at the Ashes Series has delivered another record-breaking share for 9GEM.

Last night up to 810,000 metro viewers watched as Australia retained the Ashes from England -the highest multichannel show of 2019 and beating anything all night on ABC, 10 or SBS.

That drew a whopping 17.8% share, beating the previous record of 17% set just last month.

Meanwhile Nine’s primary channel was also winning with The Block at #1 with 1.15m viewers, a season high. It was comfortably ahead of Australia’s Got Talent on 700,000, Hippos narrated by David Attenborough 698,000, 9/11: 102 Minutes that Changed America (261,000) and an Ambulance Australia redux on 249,000.

A controversial 60 Minutes pulled 694,000 defeating Sunday Night, struggling again at 390,000 from the early time of 8:15pm, and Les Norton on 320,000.

10’s first Pilot Week offering Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians struggled with just 178,000 -lower than any Pilot Week show of 2018.

Nine network stormed the night with a 45.9% share then Seven 22.7%, ABC 12.2%, 10 11.4% and SBS 7.7%.

Nine News won its slot at 1.06m viewers for Nine. Aaron Hernandez Uncovered drew 206,000.

Seven News (977,000) was best for Seven. What The Killer Did Next was 189,000.

ABC News (657,000), Compass (140,000) and Glitch (105,000) comprised ABC’s remaining shows.

The Sunday Project (359,000 / 238,000) was best for 10 then 10 News First (267,000) and Bondi Rescue (163,000). Instinct was just 90,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (179,000) and To Catch a Serial Killer (120,000).

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 8 September 2019

13 Responses

  1. I can see there being competitive bids by the fta chs for the next couple of UK Ashes series. The tv rights are up for grabs after this series. It sure has give ch9 a massive boost beyond what anyone expected…

  2. It’s completely hilarious and ironic that the Ashes played in England rates more and probably matters more than in Australia.

    The ratings aren’t on holidays and the channels get the prime time slot of 7pm to whatever.

    Meanwhile the cricket here lands in the summer and goes on 9am – 6pm. No wonder they push for day nighers and more big bash

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