Top 20 Consolidated 28 Free to Air Programs

oztam Top 20 Consolidated 28 Free to Air Programs

Over recent years, there’s been a rapidly increasing use of time-shifting devices to watch TV. Whether it’s digital video recorders or the built-in time-shifting capabilities of some smart TVs and streaming devices, the audience for a channel and its shows might not all be sitting down at the same time to watch.

The Consolidated 28 ratings are designed to take this into account. Thanks to the advanced technology of the Unitam device that’s operating in every household on the ratings panel, it’s possible for OzTam to track viewing of particular shows not just when they go to air, but also when they’re played back later – at any time in the following four weeks. It doesn’t matter what device the shows are recorded with – as long as they’re played back through the TV at normal speed, they’re counted.

Top 20 Free to Air Consolidated

The Consolidated 28 list brings together viewer numbers from the live broadcast (also known as the Overnight ratings), the Consolidated 7 rankings (shows viewed some time in the week following broadcast) and the final Consolidated 28 numbers.

This paints a clear picture of the real viewer numbers for a particular show. While some shows tend to be watched live as they go to air, some pick up substantial extra viewers when people watch the episode later from their time-shifted recording. Long-term, this list provides the truest picture of how many viewers each show had.

The only drawback is that the data takes a full four weeks to be finalised – but this is still extremely useful for the TV networks to judge the true following of a show – and whether it stays on the air.

Like many of OzTAM’s lists, these rankings can also be broken down into specific age groups, but the list on this page shows you the numbers for viewers of all ages.

Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
All Free-to-Air

  • Report: Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
  • Channels: All Free-to-Air
  • Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
  • Demographics: Total People 
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Sunday
  • Date: 31/01/2020
  • Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight 

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\NetworkConsolidated 28Consolidated 7Overnight000s Increase on Consolidated 7000s Increase on Overnight
1MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT -GRAND REUNION -SUNNine1,045,0001,031,000865,00014,000180,000
2SEVEN NEWS – SUNSeven Network986,000986,000986,00000
3I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! THE WINNER ANNOUNCEDNetwork 10913,000908,000893,0005,00021,000
4NINE NEWS SUNDAYNine894,000894,000891,00003,000
5I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! GRAND FINALENetwork 10810,000804,000788,0006,00022,000
660 MINUTESNine750,000740,000678,00010,00071,000
7ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EVABC TV722,000721,000721,0001,0001,000
8BLUEY-AMABC Kids/ABC TV Plus592,000417,000201,000175,000391,000
9GRAND DESIGNS: HOUSE OF THE YEAR-EVABC TV533,000525,000479,0009,00054,000
10SEVEN’S CRICKET: BIG BASH LEAGUE – THE KNOCKOUT S2Seven Network520,000520,000520,00000
11THE SUNDAY PROJECT 7PMNetwork 10504,000504,000502,00002,000
12SEVEN’S CRICKET: BIG BASH LEAGUE – THE KNOCKOUT S1Seven Network495,000495,000495,00000
13JOANNA LUMLEY’S UNSEEN ADVENTURES-EVABC TV439,000434,000388,0005,00051,000
14SEVEN’S CRICKET: BIG BASH LEAGUE – THE KNOCKOUT INN BRKSeven Network407,000407,000407,00000
15NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -SUNNine400,000400,000397,00004,000
16BLUEY-EVABC Kids/ABC TV Plus387,000303,000127,00085,000260,000
1710 NEWS FIRST SUNNetwork 10361,000361,000360,00000
18SEVEN NEWS AT 5Seven Network304,000304,000304,00000
19THE SUNDAY PROJECT 6.30PMNetwork 10272,000272,000271,00001,000
20SEVEN’S CRICKET: BIG BASH LEAGUE – THE KNOCKOUT PRE GAMESeven Network267,000267,000267,00000

© 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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