Top 20 Sydney Overnight Ratings: Updated Daily


OzTAM Ratings for Sydney

The Top 20 Free to Air Overnight Sydney 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 the major cities in Australia, which include Sydney.

Top 20 Free to Air Programs for Sydney

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, Adelaide, and Perth. For this page, however, we’re only showing the combined viewership of the 5 cities and the breakdown for Sydney.

The Top 20 free to air list is compiled from a full 24 hours of viewing data, instead of just relying on peak viewing hours. Hence, this table represents the true top 20 shows that was on offer across all major free-to-air channels on that day. 

Sydney, among all 5 major cities, has always had some of the highest viewer ratings in the country alongside Melbourne. What makes it interesting is how Sydney’s ratings are neck and neck with Melbourne, in which there would be instances when the former would have the lead than the latter and vice versa depending on the shows and channels. To see more of these differences between Sydney and Melbourne viewership, do check out the table below that represents real-time picture of what’s keeping eyes glued to TV screens within these major hubs 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: Sunday
  • Date: 10/01/2021
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourne
1NCIS EP 2 RPT10 Bold180,00047,00045,000
2BLUEY-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus174,00050,00057,000
3NCIS RPT10 Bold150,00043,00029,000
4WEEKEND BREAKFAST: 10AM-AMABC NEWS147,00042,00035,000
5NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT10 Bold146,00041,00034,000
6DEATH IN PARADISE -EV9Gem138,00035,00041,000
7ABC NEWS SPECIAL COVERAGE: CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC-AMABC NEWS129,00053,00027,000
8PEPPA PIG-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus122,00025,00042,000
9BLUEY-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus105,00033,00035,000
10THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus99,00021,00036,000
11NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus99,00026,00029,000
12HEY DUGGEE-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus98,00023,00036,000
13LOVE MONSTER-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus96,00022,00035,000
14WEEKEND BREAKFAST-AMABC NEWS96,00023,00026,000
15BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus96,00020,00036,000
16THE BIG BANG THEORY EP 3 RPT10 Peach96,00032,00025,000
17THE PEACEMAKER -EV9GO!92,00024,00030,000
18DOG LOVES BOOKS-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus90,00031,00033,000
19RUSTY RIVETS-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus90,00026,00024,000
20PLAY SCHOOL-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus89,00021,00032,000

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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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