Seven’s hot Summer

Seven ready to take the Summer crown thanks to Cricket, Seven News, Australian Idol and more.

Seven is claiming a national victory over the Summer period, which ends this Saturday.

Seven will end summer with a prime-time total TV commercial audience share of 42.1% in Total People, up one percentage point on the 2022-23 summer and the network best summer share on record* and a lift in 25 to 54s and grocery buyers.

Since the start of the summer season on 3 December, Seven has Reached more than 11.5 million people a week nationally thanks to Test Cricket, the Big Bash League, 7NEWS, Sunrise, Australian Idol, Home & Away, The Chase and Better Homes and Gardens.

Seven’s Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Seven is number one for summer, delivering a record audience share and growing audience.

“This record start has put us in a great position to launch our entertainment schedule and deliver further growth across the year. A big shout out to our 7NEWS and 7SPORT teams, who were relentless across summer to deliver this result.”

Seven’s coverage of the Australia v Pakistan and Australia v West Indies Tests reached 9.87 million people, including 6.64 million in the capital cities.

The summer Test coverage grew year-on-year, including a 4% lift in metropolitan markets, and had an average audience of 686,000 nationally and 443,000 in the capital cities.

Despite a large number of rain-affected matches, BBL|13 reached 9.4 million people nationally on Seven, including 6.3 million in the capital cities.

The BBL’s national season average was 492,000 viewers. Seven’s BBL audience was up 3% nationally year-on-year and up 7% in the capital cities, including a 33% jump in Brisbane and a 10% lift in Adelaide.

7NEWS remained Australia’s most-watched evening news across the summer months, while Sunrise and The Morning Show continued their dominance of breakfast and morning TV respectively.

Australian Idol has increased its audience year-on-year since it returned on 29 January, while The Chase Australia remains Australia’s #1 game show and Home and Away is the country’s most-watched local drama series.

* Audience shares and average are based on national broadcast viewing, as total TV or VOZ data was not officially available until 29 January 2024.

2 Responses

  1. I believe in the, until very recently, traditional industry standard (five city metro) shares%… Summer period is a very different story, with Nine actually winning. Will be interesting to see if they issue a counter release come Sunday/Monday. Largely thanks to the summer of tennis/Aus Open including 9Now.

  2. I have never seen a report on summers ratings like this!!!!!!!!
    Seven must be worried.
    Going by the figures of MAFS last week Australian Idol has been smashed out of the ball park.
    Honestly Seven were do you get these facts from.

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