So who won summer 2021 / 22?

Nine finished summer with record breaking numbers.

Nine has emerged as winner over the last 10 weeks of summer.

The Presentation of Ash Barty’s Australian Open Women’s Final drew 4.127m Total TV viewers (including Regional, Timeshifted & BVOD).

The combination of the Women’s Final and the Men’s Doubles Final on Saturday, January 29 gave the Nine network the highest primetime commercial shares in OzTAM history with People 25-54 (81.2%), 16-39 (84.9%) and Total People (78.6%).

Hamish Turner, Director 9Now & Programming, said: “The Australian Open spearheaded our Summer slate delivering some truly memorable moments and the perfect platform to drive momentum into the ratings year.”

Nine: 30.4
Seven: 27.2
ABC: 16.8
10: 16.6
SBS: 9.0

Primary channel:
Nine: 21.7
Seven: 18.8
ABC: 11.1
10: 10.2
SBS: 5.0

Metro 5 City. Sunday, November 28 to Saturday, February 5; 6pm-midnight; Consolidated 28 as at 06/02/2022.

Nine also won the demos 16 – 39 and 25 – 54.

Seven also reported record summer audience growth year-on-year.

It grew its average all day audience by 5.9% year-on-year and 4.3% in 25 to 54s. Channel 7 also grew its prime time summer commercial share year-on-year, to 27.1%.

Seven News had an average audience of 1.39 million across the summer, making it #1 in its timeslot in total people and 25 to 54s. Sunrise won another summer averaging 418,000 combined metro / regional audiences. Australia-England Ashes Test averaged 1.02 million viewers nationally, up 2% on the Ashes series on home soil in 2017-18.

Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Seven has momentum and our unmissable summer schedule of sport, news and entertainment gave us solid year-on-year growth.

“The rest of this year is set to be even bigger on Seven. No other network can match Seven’s line-up of powerhouse content this year, with February alone home to new seasons of SAS Australia and Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, plus the highly-anticipated Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has just kicked off and has already reached 6.83 million viewers.

“That is just the start. The year is crammed with must-see shows on Seven including The Voice, Farmer Wants A Wife with Samantha Armytage, the XXII Commonwealth Games, Big Brother, AGT, Claremont, Police Strike Force, Code 1: Minute by Minute, Supercars, AFL, horse racing and the return of Australia’s favourite cooking show, My Kitchen Rules,” he said.

Meanwhile I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here averaged 948,000 national viewers for 10, including the biggest ever live stream audience, up 25% year-on-year and biggest ever BVOD audience, up 12% year-on-year.

Senior Vice President, Programming and Content, 10 ViacomCBS, Daniel Monaghan, said: “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! successfully kicked off another year as Australia’s #1 entertainment show. Our celebrities braved the challenging Australian jungle and won over audiences with their honesty, humour and connections across all our platforms including broadcast, on-demand and social media.

“I want to thank our hardworking cast and crew for their commitment and passion, our incredibly talented hosts Julia Morris and Dr. Chris Brown, the wonderful team at ITV Studios Australia and everyone at Network 10, especially our executive producer Stephen Tate, for their incredible efforts. Congratulations on another amazing season.

“And of course, who could forget our very brave celebrities who survived one of the toughest ‘jungles’ in the world. A massive congratulations to Dylan Lewis for being crowned the King of the Aussie jungle, raising $100,000 for Lifeline.”

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