Top 20 Consolidated 28 Pay TV Programs
To provide a wider picture of what shows are being watched on pay TV and when, OzTAM compiles a list of the top 20 shows which takes much longer to arrive – four weeks after the ranked shows went to air. The reason for this is a simple one which especially applies to pay TV – a huge percentage of viewers record or time-shift shows to watch later.
That’s made especially popular on platforms like Foxtel’s iQ devices by the ease of setting recordings at the touch of a button or starting a show from the beginning if you come in half way through. Depending on the show, the number of people watching via a recording can be substantial.
Subscription TV Consolidated 28
The Consolidated 28 Pay TV programs list takes the Overnight viewing numbers and adds both the 7-day and 28-day “consolidated” numbers – which are generated when OzTAM’s people meter detects that a ratings panel member is watching a time-shifted recording of a show.
The Consolidated 28 numbers, then, are arguably the most accurate in terms of how well a show actually rated – with some heavily time-shifted shows getting the vast majority of their viewership from recordings watched in the following week or weeks after the show goes to air.
Because of the nature of the list, the numbers are for shows that aired nearly a month ago – but for long term planning they can be vital to a network and offer a fascinating insight into how shows are watched.
Viewer numbers for this list are sourced from shows originally aired over a full 24-hour period – particularly important when you have recording and time-shifting being used so extensively.
Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
All Subscription Channels
|Rank||Description||Channel\Market||Consolidated 28||Consolidated 7||Overnight||000s Increase on Consolidated 7||000s Increase on Overnight|
|1||LIVE: NRL: EELS V RABBITOHS||FOX LEAGUE||239,000||239,000||238,000||0||2,000|
|2||LIVE: AFL RICHMOND V WEST COAST||FOX FOOTY||210,000||210,000||209,000||0||1,000|
|3||LIVE: AFL HAWTHORN V ESSENDON||FOX FOOTY||198,000||198,000||197,000||0||1,000|
|4||AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS||Discovery Channel||102,000||102,000||91,000||1,000||11,000|
|5||LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS||FOX LEAGUE||95,000||94,000||92,000||0||3,000|
|6||LIVE: AFL POST GAME THURSDAY||FOX FOOTY||89,000||89,000||89,000||0||0|
|7||PAUL MURRAY LIVE||Sky News Live||72,000||72,000||72,000||0||0|
|8||THE BOLT REPORT||Sky News Live||72,000||72,000||72,000||0||0|
|9||WE HUNT TOGETHER||BBC First||63,000||32,000||5,000||31,000||57,000|
|10||CREDLIN||Sky News Live||61,000||61,000||60,000||0||1,000|
|11||LIVE: NRL PRE GAME THURSDAY||FOX LEAGUE||58,000||58,000||57,000||0||0|
|12||ALAN JONES||Sky News Live||56,000||56,000||55,000||0||1,000|
|13||PML LATER||Sky News Live||46,000||46,000||45,000||0||1,000|
|15||GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN’S LOST MINE||Discovery Channel||43,000||42,000||32,000||1,000||11,000|
|16||PAW PATROL||Nick Jr.||42,000||18,000||6,000||24,000||36,000|
|17||BEVERLY HILLS: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF…||FOX Arena||40,000||38,000||36,000||2,000||4,000|
© 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.