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: Monday
  • Date: 17/05/2021
  • Deliverable: Overnight
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Network(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourne
1NCIS RPT10 Bold176,00051,00039,000
2NCIS EP 2 RPT10 Bold169,00039,00039,000
3NCIS EP 3 RPT10 Bold161,00035,00044,000
4DOC MARTIN-PM7TWO158,00046,00036,000
5BLUEY-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus144,00049,00045,000
6NEIGHBOURS10 Peach133,00030,00047,000
7BLUEY-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus132,00034,00043,000
8PEPPA PIG-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus118,00036,00041,000
9BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus116,00026,00045,000
10RUSTY RIVETS-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus116,00026,00042,000
11PETER RABBIT-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus111,00031,00035,000
12BARGAIN HUNT-PM7TWO109,00021,00035,000
13PEPPA PIG-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus108,00024,00041,000
14SCHOOL OF ROARS-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus107,00021,00039,000
15KANGAROO BEACH-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus107,00024,00053,000
16KIRI AND LOU-PMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus96,00016,00051,000
17PAWN STARS-PM7mate95,00026,00020,000
18SHAUN THE SHEEP-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus93,00025,00033,000
19NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus93,00031,00038,000
20M- MEMPHIS BELLE-PM7mate92,00028,00024,000

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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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