How many viewers do Channel 31 shows have?
Fishing tops the viewing list in June.
Fishing and cars are the top drawcards on Melbourne’s Channel 31 according to numbers released by the Community TV broadcaster.
Talking Fishing had the biggest audience in June followed by Classic Restos. There were at least 4 fishing themed shows in their Top 10.
While C31 isn’t in the OzTAM panel the channel has previously commissioned its own research for Melbourne & Geelong.
Last year just before a looming switch-off, Shane Dunlop, general manager of C31 told TV Tonight, “About 10 years ago 1.5 million people, on any given month watched community TV. Now that’s probably halved. But I think that’s the case of the entire Free to Air industry. So yes, there’s been a downturn, but I would say that Community TV at the point it is about to be switched off is actually going through something of a renaissance.”
An extension was recently granted for a further 3 years.