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: Tuesday
  • Date: 29/09/2020
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourne
1NCIS RPT10 Bold177,00037,00058,000
2BLUEY-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY160,00045,00060,000
3BLUEY-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY149,00052,00037,000
4AUSSIE SALVAGE SQUAD-PM7mate148,00041,00043,000
5SCHOOL OF ROARS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY136,00040,00035,000
6ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU -EV9Life127,00024,00038,000
7OCTONAUTS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY126,00036,00030,000
8GHOST IN THE SHELL9GO!124,00042,00026,000
9AUSSIE SALVAGE SQUAD-EP.2 PM7mate124,00027,00043,000
10PEPPA PIG-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY124,00027,00045,000
11HIGHWAY PATROL-PM (R)7mate121,00025,00044,000
12NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY120,00048,00030,000
13FIREMAN SAM-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY120,00040,00038,000
14LOVE MONSTER-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY119,00040,00028,000
15PEPPA PIG-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY117,00045,00028,000
16HIGHWAY PATROL-EP.2 PM (R)7mate116,00029,00052,000
17PETER RABBIT-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY115,00032,00033,000
18DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBOURHOOD-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY114,00031,00030,000
19RUSTY RIVETS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY111,00033,00018,000
20NEIGHBOURS10 Peach111,00018,00043,000

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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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