Wednesday 5 March 2014

By David Knox on March 6, 2014 / Filed Under Ratings 23
Report:  Daily Free-to-Air Share
Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics: Total People (incl. guests)
Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
Day: Wednesday
Deliverable: Overnight and Consolidated

Channel

Overnight

Consolidated

05/03/2014

26/02/2014

Network ABC1

10.7%

10.8%

Network ABC2

3.9%

2.9%

Network ABC3

1.2%

1.2%

Network ABC News 24

1.2%

1.2%

Network ABC TTL

17.0%

16.1%

Network 7

26.4%

27.1%

Network 7TWO

3.6%

3.3%

Network 7mate

5.1%

4.4%

Network 7 TTL

35.1%

34.8%

Network 9

21.7%

24.7%

Network GO!

3.5%

3.4%

Network Gem

3.4%

2.8%

Network 9 TTL

28.6%

30.9%

Network TEN

9.4%

8.4%

Network ONE

2.0%

1.9%

Network ELEVEN

3.9%

3.7%

Network TEN TTL

15.3%

14.0%

Network SBS ONE

3.3%

3.4%

Network SBS 2

0.7%

0.7%

Network NITV

0.1%

0.1%

Network SBS TTL

4.1%

4.2%

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:  

Wednesday
Date: 05/03/2014
Deliverable: Overnight

Rank

Description (grouped) Channel\Market

(r) 5 City Metro

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1

MY KITCHEN RULES-WED Network 7

1,609,000

465,000

445,000

284,000

187,000

228,000

2

SEVEN NEWS Network 7

1,109,000

281,000

334,000

200,000

129,000

165,000

3

NINE NEWS Network 9

1,105,000

346,000

375,000

223,000

90,000

71,000

4

THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -WED Network 9

1,092,000

309,000

338,000

218,000

102,000

125,000

5

SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7

1,037,000

288,000

317,000

179,000

107,000

146,000

6

NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9

1,026,000

343,000

380,000

172,000

77,000

55,000

7

A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9

925,000

313,000

302,000

181,000

71,000

57,000

8

HOME AND AWAY Network 7

903,000

198,000

255,000

188,000

108,000

153,000

9

THE BLACKLIST Network 7

869,000

269,000

248,000

141,000

106,000

105,000

10

ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1

766,000

214,000

270,000

112,000

73,000

98,000

11

INSIDE STORY Network 9

700,000

173,000

219,000

124,000

87,000

98,000

12

ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1

626,000

203,000

201,000

94,000

66,000

61,000

13

HOT SEAT Network 9

603,000

167,000

216,000

151,000

38,000

31,000

14

7.30-EV Network ABC1

597,000

182,000

192,000

101,000

50,000

72,000

15

SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL-EV Network ABC1

596,000

196,000

194,000

89,000

56,000

60,000

16

TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN

580,000

159,000

184,000

87,000

73,000

77,000

17

PUBERTY BLUES Network TEN

538,000

181,000

185,000

65,000

54,000

53,000

18

THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN

520,000

145,000

166,000

92,000

50,000

66,000

19

MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7

457,000

116,000

148,000

88,000

54,000

51,000

20

SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC1

443,000

127,000

156,000

77,000

30,000

52,000

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:  

Wednesday
Date: 05/03/2014
Deliverable: Overnight

Rank

Description (grouped) Channel\Market

(r) 5 City Metro

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1

THE HIVE-PM Network ABC2

310,000

95,000

94,000

56,000

30,000

35,000

2

FIVE MINUTES MORE-PM Network ABC2

305,000

99,000

87,000

62,000

27,000

29,000

3

BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2

302,000

90,000

68,000

65,000

45,000

35,000

4

MOFY-EV Network ABC2

296,000

93,000

74,000

75,000

14,000

40,000

5

MIFFY AND FRIENDS-EV Network ABC2

293,000

92,000

74,000

77,000

10,000

40,000

6

AMERICAN PICKERS-ALL NEW WED Network 7mate

293,000

59,000

102,000

61,000

42,000

29,000

7

BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2

291,000

101,000

89,000

46,000

22,000

32,000

8

PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2

283,000

100,000

65,000

59,000

28,000

30,000

9

CLOUDBABIES-EV Network ABC2

281,000

94,000

73,000

68,000

16,000

30,000

10

SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2

274,000

61,000

98,000

76,000

14,000

24,000

11

THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX2 Network GO!

269,000

78,000

68,000

72,000

23,000

28,000

12

NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN

269,000

82,000

81,000

52,000

23,000

31,000

13

BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2

266,000

108,000

71,000

40,000

17,000

30,000

14

PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2

262,000

110,000

66,000

36,000

18,000

32,000

15

GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2

252,000

78,000

64,000

68,000

11,000

31,000

16

I’M AN ANIMAL-PM Network ABC2

249,000

103,000

72,000

27,000

16,000

32,000

17

CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2

242,000

104,000

61,000

35,000

21,000

21,000

18

PLAY SCHOOL-PM Network ABC2

239,000

84,000

72,000

43,000

17,000

24,000

19

AMERICAN PICKERS-LATE Network 7mate

235,000

54,000

86,000

47,000

31,000

16,000

20

BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM Network ABC2

232,000

80,000

48,000

54,000

21,000

29,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank

Description (grouped) Channel\Market

(r) 5 City Metro

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1

MY KITCHEN RULES-WED Network 7

805,000

255,000

216,000

127,000

95,000

113,000

2

THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -WED Network 9

622,000

160,000

200,000

136,000

59,000

68,000

3

THE BLACKLIST Network 7

413,000

147,000

114,000

56,000

45,000

52,000

4

NINE NEWS Network 9

411,000

133,000

143,000

71,000

38,000

27,000

5

NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9

407,000

139,000

148,000

61,000

36,000

23,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank

Description (grouped) Channel\Market

(r) 5 City Metro

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1

MY KITCHEN RULES-WED Network 7

758,000

246,000

194,000

127,000

88,000

104,000

2

THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -WED Network 9

621,000

152,000

197,000

147,000

56,000

69,000

3

THE BLACKLIST Network 7

389,000

136,000

103,000

58,000

42,000

49,000

4

HOME AND AWAY Network 7

358,000

81,000

100,000

65,000

48,000

63,000

5

NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9

332,000

107,000

121,000

55,000

28,000

20,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank

Description (grouped) Channel\Market

(r) 5 City Metro

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1

MY KITCHEN RULES-WED Network 7

497,000

162,000

130,000

96,000

51,000

58,000

2

THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -WED Network 9

435,000

110,000

137,000

108,000

39,000

42,000

3

PUBERTY BLUES Network TEN

226,000

75,000

77,000

33,000

18,000

23,000

4

HOME AND AWAY Network 7

221,000

46,000

62,000

47,000

33,000

34,000

5

THE BLACKLIST Network 7

216,000

71,000

47,000

39,000

24,000

36,000

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day: Wednesday
Date:  

05/03/2014
Deliverable: Overnight

Rank

Description Channel\Market

(r) National STV

1

LIVE: CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST FOX SPORTS 3

368,000

2

LIVE: CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST FOX SPORTS 3

287,000

3

LIVE: CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST FOX SPORTS 3

283,000

4

SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel

138,000

5

LIVE: CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST FOX SPORTS 3

135,000

6

LIVE: CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST FOX SPORTS 3

82,000

7

LIVE: INSIDE CRICKET: AUSTRALIA V RSA FOX SPORTS 3

79,000

8

CORONATION STREET UKTV

60,000

9

CORONATION STREET UKTV

56,000

10

BUILDING THE DREAM LifeStyle Channel

52,000

11

FAMILY GUY FOX8

52,000

12

LIVE: NRL 360 FOX SPORTS 1

50,000

13

FUZZY TALES Disney Junior

50,000

14

GRIMM FOX8

49,000

15

THE SIMPSONS FOX8

48,000

16

LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY

47,000

17

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER TVH!TS

46,000

18

CRICKET: TEST: RSA V AUS 3RD TEST DAY 4 FOX SPORTS 3

43,000

19

HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER Disney Junior

43,000

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

23 Comments »

  1. trev March 7, 2014 at 9:09 am -

    Although there is no way i regard the Oztam system as shonky, I do agree with Ryan for once, those with meters should be changed regularly.
    You know what, it would not make one iota of difference to the ratings and/or 10’s lack lustre perfomances.

  2. mistaken March 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm -

    23 million people in Australia and Oztam determines ratings based on 900 ratings boxes? Time for an overhaul of the ratings system. Puberty Blues is one of the best Australian produced dramas in history and deserves much higher ratings. It needs a stronger lead in. Sad to say but The Biggest Loser has had its day. Whoever decided to choose the contestants from the same town needs to be slapped because one of the best parts of previous sessions has been the conflict between contestants. This is missing this year because the contestants are either related or friends. The overrun of shows has gotten out of hand and is harming anything after 9pm.

  3. ryan March 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm -

    I would like to know how often Oztam changes subscribers? Should be at least every 3 months.

  4. VVV March 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm -

    Combined population of the 5 major cities = 15,588,118, by Wiki stats.

  5. Billy C March 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm -

    @AAAdelaide – Not Australia wide. The top 5 capital cities. The system is not perfect but it has more boxes per person than many other countries.

  6. AAAdelaide March 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm -

    I’m sorry, but I have to agree with the others. I find it very hard to believe that out of the whole 22 million people that live in Australia, only 538,000 people tuned into a massively talked about and hyped up quality show.
    Get rid of these people who are constantly watching only the news, reality TV and channel 7 ( ! )
    Let’s start a new with the oztam boxes and see what people are really watching. Hell, even Neighbours may make a resurgence !

  7. VVV March 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm -

    @trev: But even when MCA was rating over 2million per night, Seven and Nine shows weren’t rating 350k in primetime, and their 6pm news was still getting double what Ten were getting for Simpsons/Neighbours in that timeslot, as well as rating well with their breakfast shows and being equal post-8:30pm. So, you couldn’t really claim anything suss based on one show. Right now, Ten is behind on everything they do. Well, except The Bold and The Beautiful and the 5PM News, but they win those slots by default.

  8. Gaz March 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm -

    I don’t subscribe to these Oztam conspiracy theories either. Also, I can only speak for myself, but my support for contestants on any show has never been influenced by which State they are from.

  9. jezza the first original one March 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm -

    @trev….you are bang on mate, so many people still in denial about the demise of the ch10 network….it has been on a long downward spiral for almost 2 years now, wake up folks

  10. trev March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm -

    It was pointed out not that long age that when 10’s top shows were slaughtering the opposition during the early days of Masterchef and the like, there was not a peep from anyone about how unfair the rating’s system was. Now that 10 and its programs are failing miserably, all of a sudden the system is now being blamed for their pitiful showing.

    The 10 Network is a part owner of Oztam and it’s only commonsense they wouldn’t stand for anything suss and/or illegal.
    The rating’s system has been put under scrutiny so many times and although not perfect, it has been deemed to be within plus or minus 3% for accuracy.

    Besides, last season, the longer Puberty Blues was on, the lower the ratings became. Some of you obviously regard it as top Aussie drama, please accept the fact that a much greater number do not.

  11. Sammee March 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm -

    @bettestreep – I agree somewhat to a certain extent regarding state vs state rivalries on MKR i.e barracking for the contestant that comes from the viewers home state, yet I go for the SA mums on MKR and I’m from Brissie!
    Regarding the contestants on The Biggest Loser all being from Ararat, I’ve got my certain fave contestants even though I’m not from there.
    I think people are more interested in their personalities rather than their home town on TBL.

  12. WolfieBoy March 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm -

    Oztam need to change the metering setups totally now I feel. A clean sweep. The system can work with some extra data collected and gets near the mark but for the last 6 month it appears something has gone wrong.

    I am glad that so many other people are noticing what I have felt for a while. Not necessarily Oztam’s fault. The people who have those boxes may just hate Ten or may be young and enjoy mucking around with the viewing to skew the results just for the hell of it.

    A total shift may be the answer or as I have suggested be4 to augment results with internet based surveys that I for one would be willing to fill in daily/weekly. :-)

  13. Bella04 March 6, 2014 at 11:58 am -

    If you believe those numbers are accurate you will believe anything. I agree with @ryan it’s very suss.
    OzTAM #Fail
    If your worth about $1.8b and the way to make more money is to control the ratings, I am sure I would find a way.

  14. poshreany March 6, 2014 at 11:53 am -

    Bates Motel isn’t even in the top 20 on pay tv!!! That’s shocking.

  15. ph March 6, 2014 at 11:52 am -

    @Rayne
    I record lots of drama and watch it all the next day while recording more drama to watch the next day. Loving The Good Wife, Rectify, Secrets and Lies and will watch Puberty Blues tonight. Patiently waiting for Suits to return. As David said there is just so much for the PVR to do. Full of Love Child, Rake and The Moody’s for when there is free time.

  16. glennc March 6, 2014 at 11:52 am -

    @bette And it should come as no surprise that when MKR added the 3 ‘gatecrasher’ teams that they were from NSW, NSW, Vic. No surprise to me that they’re from the two biggest metro markets. Funny that!

  17. Rayne March 6, 2014 at 10:46 am -

    Home & Away and The Blacklist were the only dramas to make the top 10, everything else was either news or reality. Drama is struggling especially with the reality shows not finishing until close to 9pm.
    We don’t watch any of the reality shows and record drama to watch while those are on. How many others do the same I wonder…..

  18. bettestreep2008 March 6, 2014 at 10:34 am -

    ryan and dan -totally agree with you.

    Puberty blues would be rating over a million if it was on seven or nine.

    Almost every show on ten rates below 500k nowadays – regardless of how good it is.

    I suggest Oztam scrap all the existing people meters and start afresh. There is something definitely suss about these ratings.

    And BTW, one of the biggest problems TBL has this year is that all of the contestants come from some country town in Victoria. Hard for viewers in NSW, QLD and other states to ‘barrack’ for the contestants.This is why MKR rates so highly. It uses the states rivalries to get viewers to ‘barrack’ for the contestants.

    Similar problem with SYTYCDA. 16 of the Top 20 are all from NSW.

    I know it sounds pathetic – but this is one of the reasons MKR rates so well.

  19. ryan March 6, 2014 at 10:03 am -

    This is all starting to look a little suss now. A show that so many couldn’t wait to see, was trending on twitter for hours after it aired and yet it pulls only 500k? I say ditch all oztam box subscribers and start fresh.

  20. Rutzie March 6, 2014 at 9:55 am -

    No surprise to see Inside Story take a dive. Hopefully Puberty Blues gets strong timeshift numbers.

  21. Shoudy Chen March 6, 2014 at 9:35 am -

    The Biggest Loser is hurting its ratings. If The Biggest Loser cannot survive ratings war for this year, then Ten will axe this show.

  22. dan March 6, 2014 at 9:27 am -

    Puberty blues did good by ten standards of course if it was on seven it would have atleast double those figures but if it rated 530k on seven it would be axed after 1 episode

  23. Pete March 6, 2014 at 9:25 am -

    How long does Biggest Loser have to go? All programs on Ten are suffering from a very weak lead in (plus the over runs of MKR and TB)

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