Festive movers & shakers
The shows enjoying the biggest lifts over the festive period are not the ones you'd expect.
We’ve all been catching up with shows over the festive period, mostly on Streaming platforms (I’ll personally recommend Spanish series Veneno on iview, you can thank me later).
But the shows that have been getting the biggest lifts in Consolidated viewing in the past 4 weeks are not the ones you’d expect.
ABC Kids title Kangaroo Beach leads the pack, seeing a 217% lift in 7 days. A second screening on New Year’s Day saw another lift of 153%.
The Kangaroo Beach Summer Special follows the adventures of four young animal friends, Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy, as they spend an action-packed summer at a spectacular beach, training as junior cadets with their lifeguard heroes. Bondi Beach chief lifeguard Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins (Bondi Rescue) and Ironman world champion Craig ‘Riddo’ Riddington provided essential water safety advice for the special, while Celeste Barber voices a wombat.
It was well ahead of the next show with the biggest lift UK drama The War of the Worlds at 61%.
ABC and 10 titles are prominent, but SBS also makes a showing, while a favourite movie did well for Nine. Over the same period Seven has been dominated by Cricket, which draws Live rather than Timeshifted audiences.
Here are the top risers in Consolidated viewing according to VOZ numbers in the past 4 weeks.
Numbers indicate their linear Overnight metro figure > Total TV number including Regional + Broadcast Video on Demand.
217% Kangaroo Beach: Summer Special ABC Jan 1 66,000 > 298,000
153% Kangaroo Beach: Summer Special ABC Jan 1 77,000 > 296,000
61% The War of the Worlds ABC Jan 7 218,000 > 524,000
58% Upstart Crow: Christmas Lockdown 1603 ABC Dec 21 109,000 > 267,000
57% Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas ABC Dec 24 137,000 > 340,000
42% The Yearly with Charlie Pickering ABC Dec 22 406,000 > 796,000
42% FBI 10 Jan 2 122,000 > 250,000
41% Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks ABC Jan 2 291,000 > 594,000
31% Big Fat Quiz of the Year SBS Jan 1 152,000 > 290,000
30% FBI: Most Wanted 10 Dec 27 160,000 > 292,000
29% Adam Hills: The Last Leg ABC Dec 25 89,000 > 160,000
25% Hard Quiz: Battle of the Has Beens ABC Dec 22 431,000 > 805,000
25% I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 10 Jan 5 570,000 > 969,000
25% Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy SBS Dec 21 155,000 > 281,000
23% Call the Midwife: Christmas Special ABC Dec 26 352,000 > 652,000
23% The Larkins ABC Jan 1 362,000 > 648,000
23% Movie: Love Actually Nine Dec 22 360,000 > 598,000
23% NCIS 10 Dec 28 230,000 > 436,000
23% Us ABC Jan 1 209,000 > 361,000
Source: OzTAM 5-City Metro & Regional TAM Combined Aggregate Markets Linear TV Audience I OzTAM VPM BVOD Audience incl. co-viewing (FTA only) Total TV Audience: the sum of Metro & Regional Linear TV Overnight + Metro & Regional Linear TV 7 Day TV Time Shift + National BVOD (Live & VOD) Lift on Overnight: The percentage increase on the Metro & Regional Linear TV Overnight audience from 7 Day TV Time Shift & BVOD