Seven dances away with Sunday win

ABC's Bay of Fires enjoys a huge lift in Total TV numbers. Seven wins Sunday.

A Dancing with the Stars grand final was a winner for Seven at 702,000 metro viewers -that’s well up on 2022’s 564,000 which was head to head with MAFS / Underbelly.

It outranked 60 Minutes (530,000), Restoration Australia (437,000), Hunted (374,000) and The Murder of Lyn Dawson (333,000).

Later Bay of Fires drew 369,000 and had seen a huge lift in Total TV numbers, then 7News Spotlight (317,000), World Aquatic Championships (209,000) and FBI (154,000).

Seven network won Sunday with 32.9% then Nine 29.2%, ABC 15.2%, 10 15.0% and SBS 7.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.03m with The Latest at 163,000.

Nine News (796,000) was best for Nine.

ABC News was 527,000 then Compass (165,000) and This Beast Must Die (125,000).

The Sunday Project drew 269,000 / 194,000 for 10. 10 News First was 172,000 / 165,000. NCIS: Hawaii was 96,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (176,000 / 124,000), When Champollion Meets Ramses (81,000) and Tour de France Femmes (64,000).

Ashes Series topped multichannels at up to 145,000 for the pre-match.

In Total TV numbers last Sunday were:

Bay of Fires:  1.11m
The Beast Must Die: 355,000
Wimbledon: 340,000
MasterChef Australia: 1.19m
Insiders: 534,000
The Murder of Lyn Dawson: 537,000
Dancing with the Stars:

OzTAM Overnights Sunday 23 July 2023

9 Responses

  1. So glad it looks like ABC have a hit with Bay of Fires. It’s the right time of the year for a show like this. Yet to watch the second episode but I’m looking forward to doing so.

    1. You would need to see next week’s totals to determine that-folks might have watched it for an initial ep but decided not to continue with it, as apparently the title should be ‘Bay of Tassie Cliches’.

  2. Ch 9’s coverage of the swimming champs is awful. They cut to ads at odd moments, we get the same ads every time.
    I don’t need to see Kaylee McKeown shave her legs every single ad break. Thorpey seems off his game and the guy doing the pool side interviewing needs a LOT more training, saying to the person he is interviewing “talk to me” is not how it’s done.

    Then I go to catchup on 9now on the races I missed this morning and they have who the winners are as the screen grab for each race.

    Amateur hour at is best.

    1. I don’t think Thorpey is off his best but the network commentator is very OTT. As for the poolside chats I find these redundant most of the time in swimming but Cate Campbell and Nathan Templeton definitely showed a different level to this guy but maybe he’s learning on the job. He seems to know his swimming information at least.

    1. It’s still a hit by Ten’s standards and dominating younger demographics. I find it boring, fine as one off special event but annual series doesn’t work for me.

  3. That’s an incredible lift for bay of fires in catch up viewing …shows that not dropping all episodes at once definitely is of benefit …. Although I still like binge viewing when all eps are loaded …. will start Bay of Fires sometime this week

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