Katy Perry lifts Sunrise to biggest numbers all year

By David Knox on October 30, 2013 / Filed Under News 17

DSC_3993With less than a week to go before TEN launches Wake Up, yesterday’s concert with Katy Perry gave Sunrise their best numbers of 2013. With a whopping 484,000 viewers it even pushed the show into the day’s Top 20.

The show’s biggest audience was in Melbourne with 146,000 viewers. There were 116,000 in Sydney.

Meanwhile Today had 315,000 and ABC News Breakfast was 69,000 / 35,000.

In primetime the good news continued for Seven with a network share of 33.5%. Next were Nine 23.4%, TEN 20.0%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News and Dancing with the Stars tied as top show for the night (1.17m), as the latter eliminated MKR‘s Sophia Pou. Today Tonight followed (1.04m) then Home and Away (926,000), Body of Proof (508,000) and Million Dollar Minute (500,000).

Nine News (1.15m) was best for Nine. In Sydney the numbers were coded as 364,000 / 354,000. A Current Affair (1.02m) was next then Big Brother (916,000), Hot Seat (577,000), Super Fun Night (562,000), Big School (443,000). Come Fly with Me was 304,000 and Movie: I Don’t Know How She Does It (167,000).

TEN scored well with NCIS pulling its best numbers of the year at 870,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 601,000, NCIS: LA was 517,000, The Project was 482,000, Recipe to Riches was 469,000. The Simpsons was 339,000.

Insight (325,000) led SBS ONE followed by Who Do You Think You Are? (242,000), World News Australia (210,000) and Dateline (146,000).

Neighbours was best on multichannels at 281,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 29 October 2013


  1. Bullswool October 31, 2013 at 11:37 am -

    Maybe those extra viewers didn’t tune in to Sunrise to see Katy Perry, maybe they tuned in to see Ron Wilson and Derryn Hinch.

  2. MattyS October 31, 2013 at 8:50 am -

    The whole Neighbours/Home and Away thing. You have to historically look at the shows. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, Neighbours could easily get 16-18 million viewers and Home and Away was slightly less at around 12-24 million. That is when the shows were on BBC1 and ITV. A recent week I looked at, Neighbours was between 850,000-1 million and Home and Away peaked at 790,000. Home grown soaps in the UK manage 6-8 million even in the multi-channel environment. Moving the shows to Channel 5 was a very bad move. So you can see why, in the eyes of a Brit, the shows are dead. They are not a part of pop culture in the UK like they once were.

    I do agree that Neighbours should never have been moved from Ten to 11. It is continually the highest rated multichannel show in Australia and I think that Ten has lost it’s anchor show for the evening… What Ten should do is replicate what some…

  3. Gaz October 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm -

    I don’t see talent shows like X Factor, DWTS, etc are reality shows, I see them as variety television. Big Brother, dating, and cooking shows are reality.

  4. peter wood October 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm -

    All free to air TV is rubbish these days and has been for a long time..specially shows like Big Bother & Dancing with the so called stars to name a couple..Why I swapped to Fox years ago..Much,much better selection..

  5. nik c October 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm -

    @ cronker: which site was the source, I would be interested. Perhaps that is why they are doing the UK storyline.
    As for H&A the ratings are over 900k, however they have been steadily declining. To put it into context, the 7pm timeslot has been rating lower more recently overall than in previous years. I know the Block stripped at 7 has been an exception at times.
    H&A has been competitive against BB and often wins its timeslot although the ABC news has been rating well in the last 2 years, more than it ever did previously. But that could be a rejection of Commercial news too, not a downward trend in H&A. It does well in the demos most nights. So I doubt 7 would replace it at the moment. Consistent offerings is their current theme.

  6. harrypotter1994 October 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm -

    Agreed with everyone that there wasn’t alot on last night..

    Went from Home and Away, then Recipe To Riches and then watched the 1st ep of Redfern Now, Mum hadn’t seen, seeing as though Leah Purcell is returning

  7. Billy C October 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm -

    @cronker I don’t have any inside info but I’d suggest Home and Away’s ratings plus the contribution it makes to Channel 7’s drama points requirements would make it reasonably safe. What would they replace the points with?

    I know 10 are shooting Offspring series 5 now. They’d want to get Series 6 locked in as soon as they can. They should give serious consideration to moving Neighbours back to their primary channel even if only to provide a lead in or promotional opportunities.

  8. andrewb October 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm -

    Keep in mind that 484,000 figure for Sunrise is the average over all 3 hours.

    The peak at 7.40am could well have been double that.

  9. deedeedragons October 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm -

    @cronker: i’ve seen that too on a few sites. They don’t seem to grasp in the U.K how well H&A rates at home considering how old it is and how cheap it is to make.

  10. The Moops October 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm -

    I agree, poida. I don’t see how DWTS can possibly be classed as a reality show. It features celebrities, some of whom are very well known, whereas reality shows tend to star ordinary members of the public who are an unknown quantity to the viewer. Yes, DWTS features a viewer vote component, but I would class DWTS as a variety show, definitely. Could someone more knowledgable than me explain whether or not DWTS is in fact a reality show?

  11. poida October 30, 2013 at 11:12 am -

    Dancing With The Stars is a variety cum competition show. It is not Reality.

  12. ohdenny October 30, 2013 at 10:47 am -

    Yeah, last night was just DVR catchup night. Nothing of interest on TV

  13. randwick October 30, 2013 at 10:35 am -

    @Bogues – there is nothing else but reality shows a majority of the time at peak time viewing …… so the audience really doesnt have much choice, apart from foxtel, video, download or turn the tv off and read a good book …..

  14. Bogues October 30, 2013 at 10:28 am -

    Randwick: Care to explain why the top rating non-news shows on Seven and Nine were reality shows then? (Dancing with the Stars and Big Brother). Both outrated anything Ten had to offer.

  15. cronker October 30, 2013 at 10:21 am -

    Interesting comments read over on a UK media site, which suggest that Home & Away is dead over there now.
    Same site also declared that it’s days are numbered over here, however I disputed this due to the 900k+ they seem to get regularly.
    Anyone know anything more about this?

  16. randwick October 30, 2013 at 10:13 am -

    take a note TEN …. scripted drama – it works!

  17. Sairy.james October 30, 2013 at 10:06 am -

    I put the TV on at 7, watched Big Brother and then Put a DVD on.

    There it truly almost nothing that interests me or that i haven’t already seen on the Tele at the moment.

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