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: Wednesday
  • Date: 24/02/2021
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourne
1NCIS RPT10 Bold160,00060,00035,000
2BLUEY-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus157,00047,00041,000
3BLUEY-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus151,00034,00073,000
4THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus148,00038,00030,000
5KIRI AND LOU-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus144,00046,00030,000
6BRAVE BUNNIES-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus143,00048,00030,000
7PEPPA PIG-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus140,00052,00030,000
8BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus136,00052,00024,000
9NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT10 Bold131,00037,00025,000
10NEIGHBOURS10 Peach122,00026,00043,000
11NCIS: LOS ANGELES EP 2 RPT10 Bold121,00038,00030,000
12PEPPA PIG-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus121,00027,00053,000
13PETER RABBIT-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus115,00049,00028,000
14ANDY’S SAFARI ADVENTURES-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus112,00027,00025,000
15KANGAROO BEACH-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus110,00025,00045,000
16THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 3 RPT10 Peach108,00038,00019,000
17INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM9GO!96,00031,00035,000
18AS TIME GOES BY -EV TX19Gem96,00015,00029,000
19A TOUCH OF FROST-PM7TWO92,00019,00032,000
20NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus92,00026,00036,000

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© OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. 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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