Top 20 Pay TV Programs


oztam Top 20 Pay TV Programs

Accurate ratings figures are just as important to pay TV providers as they are to the big free to air networks, and OzTAM’s people meter technology is just as capable of collecting viewer numbers on those platforms – with the dominant one being, of course, Foxtel.

With dozens of channels on offer, Foxtel’s massive viewership is divided between many different channels at different times – and because the set top box that receives the service also acts as a digital video recorder, much of Foxtel’s viewership is done time-shifted (which is where the Consolidated 28 ratings come in).

Top 20 Shows on Subscription TV

This list of the top 20 subscription TV programs, though, is important as a measure of how many people are directly engaging with shows, programs and live sporting events as they happen. As a result, it often has shows from channels largely watched live – such as Sky News or the general entertainment channel FOX8 – dominating the list.

The viewer numbers here only reflect those who watched the shows live, or time-shifted by a maximum of two hours. Those who recorded the show to watch later are counted in the consolidated 7-day and 28-day ratings.

The viewer figures are compiled from data collected over a full 24-hour period, rather than just the evening peak viewing times. While all available pay TV platforms are included, streaming platforms are not – they are instead rated under their own category.


Top 20 Programs
All Subscription Channels

  • Report: Top 20 Programs
  • Channels: All Subscription Channels
  • Market: National STV
  • Demographics: Total People
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Thursday
  • Date: 17/09/2020
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1LIVE: NRL: RABBITOHS V BULLDOGSFOX LEAGUE237,000
2LIVE: AFL NORTH MELBOURNE V WEST COASTFOX FOOTY178,000
3LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNSFOX LEAGUE111,000
4THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live81,000
5CREDLINSky News Live77,000
6PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live64,000
7LIVE: AFL POST GAME THURSDAYFOX FOOTY58,000
8ALAN JONESSky News Live55,000
9LIVE: NRL PRE GAME THURSDAYFOX LEAGUE55,000
10AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERSDiscovery Channel54,000
11PML LATERSky News Live44,000
12BEVERLY HILLS: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF…FOX Arena39,000
13THE KENNY REPORTSky News Live38,000
14PAW PATROLNick Jr.34,000
15ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRYLifestyle Channel32,000
16SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel31,000
17PAW PATROLNick Jr.31,000
18PEPPA PIGNick Jr.30,000
19BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINESNick Jr.30,000
20FAMILY GUYFOX828,000

© 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.

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