ABC, SBS beating rival shows

Ratings: On the Sauce, Brush with Fame, Great Asian Railway Journeys upstaged some commercial offerings.

There are more surprisingly low results given the nation’s second biggest city is in curfew lockdown from 8pm.

Last night an SBS show beat Seven at 7:30, and ABC also beat much of the competition across primetime.

Australian Ninja Warrior won at 7:30pm with 837,000 viewers and topped two demos.

Next were 7:30 (712,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (685,000), Bachelor in Paradise (521,000 leading youngest demos), Great Asian Railway Journeys (319,000) and America’s Got Talent (311,000).

Later Shaun Micallef’s On the Sauce drew 540,000 which was twice the competition (save for an extended Ninja).

Nine network won Tuesday with 31.5% then Seven 24.1%, ABC 18.6%, 10 17.3% and SBS 8.5%.

Nine News (1.11m / 1.02m) led for Nine. A Current Affair (712,000) and Hot Seat (570,000 / 331,000). Movie: London Has Fallen was 262,000.

Seven News was #1 at 1.19m / 1.15m for Seven. The Chase (644,000 / 392,000) and Home and Away (600,000). An Olympic Games Sydney special drew 221,000.

ABC News won its slot at 878,000. Putin: A Russian Spy Story (280,000) and The Drum (224,000) followed.

The Project drew 564,000 / 363,000 for 10. 10 News First was 421,000 / 265,000. Just for Laughs: Uncut was just 186,000 and NCIS only 148,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (175,000), Insight (161,000), The Feed (94,000) and Mastermind (85,000).

Bluey led multichannels on 203,000.

Sunrise: 269,000
News Breakfast: 164,000 / 57,000
Today: 220,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 4 August 2020

5 Responses

  1. Fox Footy numbers were 224k vs 222k for Friday’s game, so can’t even argue eyeballs are being lost to mid-week sport. Interesting that there was also no bump on Fox for a game that wasn’t on FTA (except possibly on 7Mate for Bris viewers). Streaming services including Kayo must be booming!

  2. The ABC and SBS get a large amount of taxpayers money, free spectrum and are freed from commercial constraints like targeting narrow advertising demographics and showing ads in their broadcasts and streaming. It’s the question why they don’t beat the Commercial Networks more often? Especially since the Commercial Networks have been losing 13% of viewer p.a. and have taken a 30% loss of revenue from Corona Virus lockdowns. And since the ABC can and does show a lot of cheap TV made elsewhere to kids under 12 and adults over 55 how bad a job are they doing with people 13-54?

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