ABC tops BVOD in 2023
iview outranks Free to Air platforms for the sixth year running.
ABC has claimed ABC iview as the No.1 free-to-air broadcast video on demand service in Australia for the sixth successive year.
The ABC also had a stellar year in the Network rankings, finishing third, behind Network Seven and Nine in the overall linear rankings.
In 2023, ABC again commissioned more Australian content than any other broadcaster or streamer in Australia.
Bay of Fires was the highest rating non-kids title on ABC iview in 2023, while Utopia was this year’s highest-rating comedy on ABC iview.
On November 19th, 1.3 million people from metro and regional Australia tuned into Bluey Fest — the ABC’s Biggest Little Bluey Countdown. The countdown drove ABC Kids to become the No.1 ranking channel by share in daytime, while the ABC Network was No.1 daytime network overall. The 13.5 hours of back-to-back Bluey episodes also set a new daily record for an ABC Kids live stream, with fans viewing 16.3 million minutes of the countdown’s live stream on ABC iview.
ABC Head of Programming, Acquisitions and Streaming, Roberta Allan said: “We’re immensely proud to be the No.1 free-to-air BVOD in the country again.
“ABC iview continues to deliver value for Australian audiences with a slate that offers more depth and breadth, diversity and impact of any broadcaster or streamer in Australia, always free and always advertisement free. And we are focused on making ABC iview even more valuable, and easy to use every year.
“In 2024 the ABC will bring Australian audiences even more entertainment, drama, humour, discovery and storytelling along with the most comprehensive and trusted news service in Australia.”
ABC iview is becoming the main way that Australians watch the ABC with almost 6000 hours and over 1200 shows available.