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: 25/02/2021
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1LIVE: T20: NZL V AUS GAME 2FOX CRICKET112,000
2LIVE: INNINGS BREAK: NZL V AUS GAME 2FOX CRICKET100,000
3LIVE: T20: NZL V AUS GAME 2FOX CRICKET79,000
4LIVE: TWENTY20 POST GAME: NZL V AUS G2FOX CRICKET76,000
5OUTBACK OPAL HUNTERSDiscovery Channel60,000
6CREDLINSky News Live57,000
7THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live57,000
8ALAN JONESSky News Live53,000
9PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live52,000
10SUPERMAN & LOISFOX845,000
11LIVE: IND V ENG 3RD TEST DAY 2FOX CRICKET45,000
12GOLD RUSHDiscovery Channel41,000
13THE SIMPSONSFOX837,000
14ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRYLifestyle Channel32,000
15THE KENNY REPORTSky News Live32,000
16JUDGE JUDYFOX Arena30,000
17PML LATERSky News Live29,000
18BLUE BLOODSFOX One29,000
19THE GREAT POTTERY THROWDOWNLifestyle Channel28,000
20ANTIQUES ROADSHOWLifestyle Channel28,000

© 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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