Mid-Year Ashes 2nd Test Wins Overnight TV Ratings — 16 Aug 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 Ashes 2nd Test Claims Top Spot of Overnight Ratings for Nine

More cricket action continues with The Ashes live on 9Gem with Australia battling it out with England for the 2nd test. It’s the oldest rivalry known in Australian sport, with the First Test ending in the Australian team securing their first ever win at ‘The Fortress’ of Edgbaston in 18 years. It was another exciting night — this time, at Lord’s — that saw Australia gaining more lead over England, as the latter collapses even further.

Thanks to Nine’s coverage of all five Test matches between Australia and England, Aussies are able to catch every piece of the action live on free to air. It was a big night for free to air ratings that saw the last day of the First Test Match reaching up to 760,000 viewers for the 5-city aggregate figure. For the Second Test, first day raked in 270,000 viewership with day two garnering up to 305,000. Given the First Test match’s pattern, we’re bound to see an increase in viewership as the games continue on until Sunday.

Nine Network is the official and exclusive partner of the Ashes on free to air and is the only place you can stream all matches live, plus on demand catch up on 9Now. Fans of the Ashes can tune in to the remaining 4 Test matches with the second Test match running until the 18th of August. It will be held at Lord’s in London, and broadcast live every night at 7:30PM AEST on 9Gem.

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: Thursday
  • Date: 15/08/2019
  • Deliverable: Overnight
RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D29Gem305,000139,0000104,000062,000
2THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D29Gem165,00097,000068,00000
3RUSTY RIVETS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY153,00028,00048,00039,0009,00028,000
4NCIS RPT10 Bold146,00039,00026,00034,00015,00033,000
5THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST -ENG V AUS -PRE MATCH -D29Gem138,00053,000042,00025,00018,000
6ANDY’S PREHISTORIC ADVENTURES-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY135,00032,00042,00033,0009,00019,000
7DINOSAUR TRAIN-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY133,00025,00035,00034,0008,00030,000
8BLUEY-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY127,00036,00020,00029,00024,00017,000
9PEPPA PIG-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY125,00021,00031,00020,00020,00033,000
10PJ MASKS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY125,00022,00029,00016,00022,00036,000
11GO JETTERS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY121,00023,00025,00024,00018,00031,000
12FLOOGALS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY120,00022,00027,00030,00011,00031,000
13FATHER BROWN-PM7TWO118,00036,00032,00015,00012,00022,000
14NEIGHBOURS10 Peach117,00023,00032,00034,00017,00010,000
15CHARLIE AND LOLA-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY116,00034,00029,00027,0009,00017,000
16KIRI AND LOU-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY116,00023,00030,00017,00019,00027,000
17PLAY SCHOOL ART TIME-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY114,00028,00025,00015,00020,00027,000
18OCTONAUTS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY112,00029,00018,00015,00020,00030,000
19THOMAS AND FRIENDS-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY111,00050,00020,00018,00016,0007,000
20SPICKS AND SPECKS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY111,00029,00031,00026,00010,00014,000

NRL Thursday Night Soars to Top Spot

It was a great Thursday night for sports with the NRL match between the Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers claiming the top spot for subscription TV. With over 182,000 viewership for overnight ratings, NRL is proving to get even more exciting with the Qualifiers and Semis happening next month. On a non-sports-related note, hit lifestyle show Grand Designs Australia has also been consistently packing in viewers with a solid 45,000 from last night’s viewership — an impressive feat for the show’s eighth season run.

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: Thursday
  • Date: 15/08/2019
  • Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight 
RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1LIVE: NRL SEA EAGLES V WESTS TIGERSFOX LEAGUE182,000
2LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNSFOX LEAGUE68,000
3LIVE: NRL THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUEFOX LEAGUE68,000
4CREDLINSky News Live58,000
5GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIALifestyle Channel45,000
6LIVE: AFL 360FOX FOOTY43,000
7THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live42,000
8FAMILY GUYFOX841,000
9PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live39,000
10BORDER SECURITY: AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINEFOX839,000
11FAMILY GUYFOX835,000
12AMERICAN DAD!FOX834,000
13BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONALFOX834,000
14THE SIMPSONSFOX833,000
15PML LATERSky News Live33,000
16BLUE BLOODSTVH!TS33,000
17CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONTVH!TS30,000
18GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATERDiscovery Channel30,000
19PAW PATROLNick Jr.28,000
20BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONALFOX828,000
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