Top 20 Melbourne TV Ratings: Updated Daily


OzTAM Ratings for Melbourne

The Top 20 Free to Air Overnight Melbourne TV Ratings deliver the most up to date ratings across all major free to air channels: Seven, Nine, Network Ten, SBS, and ABC. With the use of advanced technology such as the Unitam “people meter,” overnight viewership of top shows can be recorded in real time and sent to OzTAM for analysis across major cities in Australia, which include Melbourne.

Top 20 Free to Air Programs for Melbourne

The Top 20 Free to Air programs from OzTAM displayed below feature the actual live viewing figures from the previous night. The table below also shows the combined number for the five major cities where metropolitan ratings are measured, which include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. For this page, however, we’re only showing the combined viewership of the 5 cities and the breakdown for Melbourne.

Instead of just relying on peak viewing hours of the day, the Top 20 free to air table is compiled from the whole 24 hours worth of viewing data. Therefore, this list represents the true top 20 shows that aired across all major free to air channels on that day.

Compared to the other 5 major hubs in the country, Melbourne has always had one of the highest viewer ratings in the country alongside Sydney. What makes this data interesting is how Melbourne’s viewership tends to go neck and neck with that of Sydney depending on the shows and channels. At times, Melbourne would have a much higher lead than Sydney, which makes for an interesting set of data given the varying viewer behaviour among these cities’ residents. To see more of these differences between Melbourne and Sydney viewership, do check out the table below that represents real-time picture of what’s keeping eyes glued to TV screens within these major cities in Australia.

Top 20 Programs
All free-to-air Channels

  • Report: Top 20 Programs
  • Channels: All free-to-air channels
  • Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne
  • Demographics: Total People 
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Thursday
  • Date: 24/09/2020
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourne
1BLUEY-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY184,00022,00075,000
2BLUEY-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY177,00054,00061,000
3PEPPA PIG-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY171,00040,00065,000
4NCIS RPT10 Bold166,00035,00058,000
5SCHOOL OF ROARS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY165,00047,00061,000
6LOVE MONSTER-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY163,00050,00057,000
7FATHER BROWN-PM7TWO162,00041,00050,000
8NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY154,00039,00056,000
9RUSTY RIVETS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY150,00043,00047,000
10PETER RABBIT-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY149,00032,00062,000
11PEPPA PIG-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY147,00015,00061,000
12ANDY’S DINOSAUR ADVENTURES-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY133,00038,00037,000
13OCTONAUTS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY130,00026,00054,000
14M- THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN-PM (R)7mate128,00022,00040,000
15FLOOGALS-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY124,00014,00049,000
16NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY124,00032,00059,000
17MURDOCH MYSTERIES-PM7TWO122,00023,00040,000
18DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBOURHOOD-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY120,00034,00034,000
19FIREMAN SAM-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY116,00018,00049,000
20KIDDETS-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY113,00011,00050,000

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© OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. 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.

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