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: 28/05/2020
  • Deliverable: Overnight

Rank Description  Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: NRL: BRONCOS V EELS FOX LEAGUE 355,000
2 LIVE: NRL PRE GAME THURSDAY FOX LEAGUE 126,000
3 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE 92,000
4 AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS Discovery Channel 88,000
5 PAUL MURRAY LIVE Sky News Live 79,000
6 THE BOLT REPORT Sky News Live 71,000
7 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Channel 60,000
8 CREDLIN Sky News Live 56,000
9 PML LATER Sky News Live 46,000
10 THE KENNY REPORT Sky News Live 41,000
11 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER Discovery Channel 41,000
12 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Lifestyle Channel 41,000
13 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr. 40,000
14 BEVERLY HILLS: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF… ARENA 38,000
15 THE ALLIANCE Sky News Live 34,000
16 FAMILY GUY FOX8 33,000
17 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Lifestyle Channel 33,000
18 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 33,000
19 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 32,000
20 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 32,000

© 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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