Ratings 2019: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2019.

The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs and time-shifted programs.

Free-to-air reports cover Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Subscription TV reports are national.

Nine Network ended the year on 29.1% (up 2.1 from 2018), taking over top position, followed by Seven Network (28.8%, down 1.8), Network Ten (17.1%, down 0.4), ABC (16.9%, down 0.2) and SBS (8.1%, up 0.2). (6pm-12mn, 5 cities, Consolidated 28-days)

At individual channel level:

Nine (20.1%, up 1.5)
Seven (19.2%, down 1.4)
ABC (12.0%, down 0.1)
Ten (11.5%, down 0.8)
SBS (5.2%, down 0.4)
7mate (3.7%, down 0.3)
9GO (3.5%, down 0.1)
9Gem (3.4%, up 0.7) and 10 Bold (3.4%, up 0.5)
7Two (3.3%, down 0.4)
ABC Kids/ABC Comedy (2.8%, =)
10 Peach (2.2%, =)
7flix (2.1%, down 0.1) and 9Life (2.1%, =)
ABC News (1.4%, =)
SBS Viceland (1.3%, up 0.1)
SBS Food (1.0%, up 0.1)
SBS World Movies (0.9%, debut)
ABC Me (0.7%, down 0.1)
7 Food (0.6%, down 0.2) Ceased 28 December 2019
NITV (0.2%, no change)

During the year, SBS launched World Movies and Seven closed 7 Food Network. 9Gem and 7mate switched to High Definition, while ABC added its terrestrial radio networks to its television platform.

Channels not included in the survey include the now defunct Your Money, shopping channels  TVSN, Spree and OpenShop, racing channel Racing.com and community TV stations C31, WTV and 44 Adelaide.

Top 20 programs on Free-to-Air for the year 1 January to 31 December 2019 (Consolidated. 5 cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth):

The AFL Grand Final topped the year followed by NRL State Of Origin – Match 1. Ten’s top ranking was the Melbourne Cup (race) in 18th place.

Apart from sport the list is filled out by reality shows — Married At First Sight, The Block, Lego Masters, The Masked Singer and Australian Ninja Warrior.

	TITLE	                                             NET   TOT	        SYD	MEL	  BNE	  ADE	  PER
1	SEVEN'S AFL: GRAND FINAL: RICHMOND V GWS	     Seven 2,219,000	377,000	1,002,000 319,000 234,000 286,000
2	STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST -MATCH    Nine  2,192,000	950,000	278,000	  751,000 91,000  121,000
3	MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -FINALE	                     Nine  2,110,000	650,000	678,000	  400,000 166,000 216,000
4	STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD -MATCH    Nine  2,020,000	886,000	252,000	  672,000 85,000  126,000
5	THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCED	                     Nine  2,006,000	522,000	721,000	  421,000 170,000 172,000
6	SEVEN'S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS	             Seven 2,005,000	260,000	981,000	  298,000 209,000 256,000
7	STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND -MATCH    Nine  1,989,000	856,000	246,000	  641,000 72,000  174,000
8	MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -THE FINAL DINNER PARTY	     Nine  1,974,000	611,000	603,000	  384,000 181,000 195,000
9	NRL GRAND FINAL DAY -MATCH	                     Nine  1,868,000	833,000	320,000	  535,000 87,000  93,000
10	LEGO MASTERS -WINNER ANNOUNCED	                     Nine  1,852,000	512,000	628,000	  344,000 160,000 207,000
11	LEGO MASTERS -LAUNCH	                             Nine  1,624,000	455,000	526,000	  322,000 134,000 188,000
12	SEVEN'S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND	             Seven 1,621,000	258,000	829,000	  180,000 148,000 207,000
13	THE BLOCK -GRAND FINAL	                             Nine  1,592,000	403,000	577,000	  330,000 124,000 158,000
14	2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN -MEN'S FINAL	             Nine  1,592,000	476,000	625,000	  266,000 117,000 108,000
15	LEGO MASTERS -FINALE	                             Nine  1,554,000	434,000	523,000	  276,000 135,000 186,000
16	MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -SUN	                     Nine  1,529,000	460,000	496,000	  297,000 125,000 151,000
17	MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -WED	                     Nine  1,455,000	430,000	470,000	  283,000 122,000 150,000
18	2019 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-RACE	     10	   1,441,000	303,000	712,000	  206,000 96,000  124,000
19	THE MASKED SINGER AUSTRALIA - THE FINAL REVEAL	     10	   1,439,000	350,000	482,000	  285,000 145,000 177,000
20	AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -WINNER ANNOUNCED	     Nine  1,431,000	430,000	454,000	  275,000 116,000 156,000

Top 20 programs on the Free-to-Air digital multi-channels (Consolidated. 5 cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth):

Nine’s decision to broadcast mid-year Ashes and the ICC Cricket World Cup on 9Gem saw the channel dominate the Top 20. The only two entries not belonging to 9Gem were Day 7 of Wimbledon (7Two) and Australia Votes (ABC News)

        TITLE                                                CH    TOT      SYD     MEL     BNE     ADE    PER
1       MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1-D5 9Gem  810,000  199,000 325,000 108,000 86,000 92,000
2       MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D5 9Gem  767,000  164,000 312,000 123,000 81,000 88,000
3       MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D4 9Gem  698,000  179,000 263,000 112,000 71,000 72,000
4       MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 2 -D5 9Gem  673,000  129,000 268,000 88,000  76,000 112,000
5       MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1-D1 9Gem  625,000  151,000 239,000 105,000 56,000 74,000
6       MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1-D5 9Gem  610,000  131,000 240,000 102,000 66,000 70,000
7       MID-YEAR ASHES: FIFTH TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D4 9Gem  594,000  134,000 240,000 97,000  49,000 74,000
8       MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D5     9Gem  578,000  123,000 243,000 78,000  61,000 73,000
9       MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D5    9Gem  572,000  129,000 231,000 70,000  70,000 72,000
10      MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D4 9Gem  568,000  148,000 223,000 85,000  56,000 56,000
11      MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 2 -D4 9Gem  520,000  94,000  191,000 59,000  67,000 109,000
12      ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 AUS V ENG -S1             9Gem  510,000  119,000 184,000 75,000  63,000 69,000
13      MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D1    9Gem  457,000  93,000  209,000 59,000  34,000 62,000
14      MID-YEAR ASHES: FOURTH TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 2-D5 9Gem  456,000  81,000  175,000 46,000  67,000 87,000
15      MID-YEAR ASHES: THIRD TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D4     9Gem  443,000  104,000 179,000 64,000  52,000 44,000
16      MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D4     9Gem  421,000  95,000  166,000 52,000  50,000 58,000
17      MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 2 -D4 9Gem  397,000  91,000  128,000 55,000  42,000 81,000
18      WIMBLEDON 2019-DAY 7                                 7TWO  384,000  86,000  111,000 82,000  53,000 52,000
19      ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 AUS V PAK -S1             9Gem  382,000  89,000  140,000 57,000  56,000 40,000
20      AUSTRALIA VOTES: ELECTION NIGHT LIVE-EV              ABCNWS363,000  87,000  123,000 75,000  48,000 30,000

Top 20 Time-Shifted Free-to-Air Programs (Time Shift to 28 Days, Consolidated 28 Day % Increase on Overnight):

A mixed bag of overseas dramas (including The Handmaid’s Tale, Years And Years, The Good Doctor, Killing Eve, Mrs Wilson), ABC locally-made hits Bluey, Utopia and Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds and Nine’s Lego Masters.

        TITLE                               CH/NET   TIMESHIFT TO 28 DAYS % INCREASE ON OVERNIGHT
1       BLUEY-EV                            ABC      420,000              275.7%
2       LEGO MASTERS -WINNER ANNOUNCED      Nine     371,000              25.1%
3       THE LION KING                       Nine     369,000              73.0%
4       UTOPIA-EV                           ABC      343,000              57.4%
5       THE GOOD DOCTOR-TUE                 Seven    304,000              54.9%
6       LEGO MASTERS -FINALE                Nine     300,000              24.0%
7       LEGO MASTERS -MON                   Nine     298,000              28.4%
8       THE HANDMAID'S TALE                 SBS      297,000              159.5%
9       MRS WILSON-LE                       ABC      269,000              72.4%
10      LEGO MASTERS -LAUNCH                Nine     252,000              18.4%
11      THE HUNTING                         SBS      244,000              105.7%
12      KILLING EVE-EV                      ABC      243,000              97.4%
13      YEARS AND YEARS                     SBS      240,000              191.3%
14      BLUEY-EV                            ABCKIDS  234,000              188.2%
15      LEGO MASTERS -TUE                   Nine     227,000              21.7%
16      MANHUNT                             Seven    226,000              40.3%
17      THE GOOD DOCTOR                     Seven    217,000              44.6%
18      LEGO MASTERS -SUN                   Nine     215,000              19.4%
19      THE GOOD DOCTOR-THU                 Seven    208,000              48.3%
20      OLD PEOPLE'S HOME FOR 4 YEAR OLDS-E ABC      199,000              33.4%

Top 20 Subscription TV Programs (national):

Again dominated by sports coverage, with the only non-sports placing going to Game Of Thrones.

        TITLE                                         CH                  TOT
1       LIVE: MOTORSPORT: SUPERCARS BATHURST RACE 25  FOX SPORTS 506      484,000
2       LIVE: AFL PF#2 RICHMOND V GEELONG             FOX FOOTY           473,000
3       LIVE: ODI AUS V IND GAME 1                    FOX CRICKET         422,000
4       LIVE: ODI AUS V IND GAME 2                    FOX CRICKET         418,000
5       LIVE: AFL PF#1 COLLINGWOOD V GWS              FOX FOOTY           413,000
6       LIVE: NRL PF#2 ROOSTERS V STORM               FOX LEAGUE          379,000
7       LIVE: RWC: FINAL ENG V RSA                    FOX SPORTS 503      375,000
8       LIVE: NRL PF#1 RAIDERS V RABBITOHS            FOX LEAGUE          372,000
9       LIVE: WORLD CUP: AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND          FOX CRICKET         361,000
10      LIVE: BBL: FINAL MELB RENEGADES V MELB STARS  FOX CRICKET         356,000
11      LIVE: WORLD CUP: SF2 AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND      FOX CRICKET         355,000
12      LIVE: NRL STORM V SHARKS                      FOX LEAGUE          353,000
13      GAME OF THRONES                               FOX SHOWCASE        347,000
14      LIVE: AFL QF#1 GEELONG V COLLINGWOOD          FOX FOOTY           344,000
15      LIVE: NRL RABBITOHS V STORM                   FOX LEAGUE          342,000
16      LIVE: NRL STORM V BRONCOS                     FOX LEAGUE          341,000
17      LIVE: NRL STORM V EELS                        FOX LEAGUE          337,000
18      LIVE: NRL EF#1 EELS V BRONCOS                 FOX LEAGUE          336,000
19      LIVE: NRL SF#2 STORM V EELS                   FOX LEAGUE          334,000
20      LIVE: MOTORSPORT: SUPERCARS THE GRID          FOX SPORTS 506      333,000

Top 20 Time-Shifted Subscription TV Programs (national) (Time Shift to 28 Days, Consolidated 28 Day % Increase on Overnight)

Dominated by movies, Chernobyl, Game Of Thrones, Gogglebox Australia and Mr Inbetween.

        TITLE                               CH/NET               TIMESHIFT TO 28 DAYS % INCREASE ON OVERNIGHT
1       INSTANT FAMILY                      Movies Premiere      179,000              319.1%
2       CHERNOBYL                           FOX SHOWCASE         154,000              2531.4%
3       INCREDIBLES 2                       Foxtel Movies Disney*145,000              292.1%
4       INCREDIBLES 2                       Foxtel Movies Disney*136,000              1052.9%
5       GAME OF THRONES                     FOX SHOWCASE         131,000              868.0%
6       DEADPOOL 2                          Movies Premiere      131,000              203.5%
7       ANT-MAN AND THE WASP                Movies Premiere      130,000              236.0%
8       AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR              Movies Premiere      126,000              317.0%
9       THE MULE                            Movies Premiere      120,000              176.0%
10      JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM      Movies Premiere      118,000              218.4%
11      GAME OF THRONES                     BoxSets              113,000              538.1%
12      AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR              Movies Premiere      112,000              177.5%
13      SKYSCRAPER                          Movies Premiere      107,000              194.3%
14      GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA                 Lifestyle Channel    106,000              63.3%
15      GAME OF THRONES                     FOX SHOWCASE         104,000              549.9%
16      INCREDIBLES 2                       Foxtel Movies Disney*102,000              1064.2%
17      GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA                 Lifestyle Channel    101,000              65.4%
18      MR INBETWEEN                        FOX SHOWCASE         101,000              2942.1%
19      GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA                 Lifestyle Channel    100,000              59.5%
20      GAME OF THRONES                     FOX SHOWCASE         99,000               494.6%

* ceased 6 November 2019

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