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: Monday
  • Date: 23/11/2020
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1THE UNDOINGFOX SHOWCASE78,000
2ALAN JONESSky News Live67,000
3CREDLINSky News Live60,000
4PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live58,000
5THE UNDOINGFOX SHOWCASE57,000
6CHRIS SMITH TONIGHTSky News Live51,000
7SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel42,000
8PML LATERSky News Live35,000
9THE KENNY REPORTSky News Live32,000
10THE BIG BANG THEORYFOX Funny29,000
11NCISFOX Crime29,000
12THE BIG BANG THEORYFOX Funny29,000
13THE UNDOINGFOX SHOWCASE28,000
14CORONATION STREETUKTV28,000
15RICKY ZOOMNick Jr.27,000
16HIGHWAY PATROLFOX827,000
17LIVE: SC: NFL BLITZESPN27,000
18ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRYLifestyle Channel27,000
19CALVIN & KAISON’S PLAY POWERNick Jr.27,000
20ABBY HATCHERNick Jr.26,000

© 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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