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: 13/05/2021
  • Deliverable: Overnight
RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERSDiscovery Channel79,000
2THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live62,000
3PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live53,000
4ALAN JONESSky News Live49,000
5CREDLINSky News Live49,000
6GOLD RUSHDiscovery Channel44,000
7BUDGET 2021Sky News Live41,000
8LIVE: NSW PREMIERSHIP CUPFOX LEAGUE38,000
9THE KENNY REPORTSky News Live38,000
10PML LATERSky News Live35,000
11GRAND DESIGNSLifestyle Channel32,000
12GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel29,000
13LOVE IT OR LIST IT AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel27,000
14LIVE: VFL: ROUND 5 GOLD COAST V BRISBANEFOX FOOTY26,000
15LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLDTLC26,000
16ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRYLifestyle Channel25,000
17PEPPA PIGNick Jr.23,000
18BLUE’S CLUES & YOU!Nick Jr.23,000
19BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINESNick Jr.23,000
20LIVE: VFL: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTY ON FOXFOX FOOTY23,000

© 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.

Back to top