Rugby World Cup & NRL Grand Finals Score Big TV Ratings — 8 Oct 2019


A look at the latest ratings results and what they mean for the networks – as well as a glimpse at how well your favourite shows are doing!

The Block Overtakes The Masked Singer Australia for Monday Overnight Ratings

Ever since the premiere of its 15th season on Nine, The Block has consistently topped the charts on the free to air overnight ratings. It’s no surprise that it’s recognised as Australia’s most successful reality program! However, with the arrival of The Masked Singer Australia on Network Ten, it seemed as though The Block was about to lose its status as the number 1 reality show on free to air.

After consistently hitting over one million viewers, The Masked Singer Australia has dropped to only 880,000 viewers, while The Block has regained its momentum clinching the top spot with 979,000 total viewers across 5 city metro figures. It seems as though even the big reveal episode of The Masked Singer was not enough to keep Nine’s juggernaut of a reality show down for long.

It would also be interesting to see how the ratings for these free to air shows pan out as the days go on and especially with the introduction of new seasons of other hit shows such as Love Island Australia.

Top 20 Programs All Free-to-Air
Channels

  • Report: Top 20 Programs
  • Channels: All Free-to-Air
  • Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Demographics: Total People
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Monday
  • Date: 07/10/2019
  • Deliverable: Overnight
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Network(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE BLOCK -MONNine979,000302,000317,000197,00074,00090,000
2SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHTSeven Network958,000211,000301,000211,00095,000139,000
3NINE NEWS 6:30Nine936,000311,000251,000210,00063,000101,000
4SEVEN NEWSSeven Network933,000183,000283,000201,000111,000154,000
5THE MASKED SINGER AUSTRALIA MON – REVEALNetwork 10880,000237,000284,000191,00077,00092,000
6NINE NEWSNine867,000311,000219,000195,00059,00084,000
7HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?Network 10823,000211,000306,000146,00083,00077,000
8A CURRENT AFFAIRNine766,000251,000215,000161,00062,00077,000
9THE MASKED SINGER AUSTRALIA MONNetwork 10700,000190,000209,000160,00064,00077,000
10HOME AND AWAYSeven Network638,000158,000183,000151,00058,00088,000
11ABC NEWS-EVABC635,000152,000218,000100,00069,00096,000
127.30-EVABC573,000147,000176,000107,00062,00081,000
13AUSTRALIAN STORY-EVABC559,000123,000191,000107,00057,00082,000
14FOUR CORNERS-EVABC542,000106,000208,00087,00074,00067,000
15THE REAL DIRTY DANCING-FINAL PERFORMANCESeven Network528,000110,000149,000106,00077,00085,000
16THE CHASE AUSTRALIASeven Network524,00097,000174,000127,00048,00078,000
17LOVE ISLAND AUSTRALIA -LAUNCHNine494,000153,000154,00097,00046,00044,000
18THE REAL DIRTY DANCING-FINALSeven Network493,000105,000146,000100,00069,00074,000
19MEDIA WATCH-EVABC468,00099,000183,00062,00071,00053,000
20THE PROJECT 7PMNetwork 10458,000103,000142,000122,00036,00056,000

Big Weekend for Sport with Rugby World Cup & NRL Grand Finals Coverage

It has been quite the weekend for Aussie sports fans with several and simultaneous coverage of some of the biggest sporting events. Last Saturday was the 2019 Rugby World Cup coverage of the match between Australia and Uruguay, with about 174,000 tuning in as the Australian team defeated the latter 45-10. Other world cup matches that scored big with overnight ratings included England v Argentina with 151,000 and Japan v Samoa with 127,000.

Sunday saw the long awaited grand finals matches for NRL and NRLW. The NRL Women’s Grand Finals between Broncos and Dragons took home the lead with 109,000, which was followed by the men’s finals at 82,000. This was quite a low turnout for the final match of the season, especially how other preceding matches have reached as high as over 300,000 viewers overnight.

Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs

  • Report: Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs 
  • Channels: All Subscription Channels
  • Market: National STV
  • Demographics: Total People 
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Monday
  • Date: 07/10/2019
  • Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight 
RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live65,000
2PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live52,000
3CREDLINSky News Live47,000
4LIVE: NRL 360FOX LEAGUE44,000
5HIGHWAY PATROLFOX842,000
6KENNY ON MEDIASky News Live42,000
7BLUE BLOODSTVH!TS40,000
8FAMILY GUYFOX838,000
9HIGHWAY PATROLFOX836,000
10MIDSOMER MURDERSUKTV36,000
11TEST IND V RSA MINI: 1ST TEST DAY 5FOX CRICKET34,000
12BORDER SECURITY: AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINEFOX833,000
13LIVE: WOMEN’S ODI: AUS V SRI GAME 2FOX CRICKET33,000
14THE SIMPSONSFOX832,000
15BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONALFOX832,000
16BLUE BLOODSTVH!TS32,000
17SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel32,000
18THE SIMPSONSFOX831,000
19POLICE TEN 7FOX830,000
20PML LATERSky News Live30,000
© OzTAM Pty Limited 2019. 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.