Mid Year Ashes Wins TV Ratings Gold - 6 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 Mid-Year Ashes First Test Achieves Ratings Gold on Nine

More cricket action continues with The Ashes live on 9Gem with Australia battling it out with England. It’s the oldest rivalry known in Australian sport, with the First Test kicking off last Thursday up until yesterday at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

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.

Nine Network is the official 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 kicking off on August 14 and running until the 18th. It will be held at Lord’s in London, and broadcast live every night at 7:30PM AEST on 9Gem.

How to Watch The Mid-Year Ashes Match Replays

Even though the First Test Match has recently ended, you can still catch up with on demand replays of this prestigious event via 9Now. Unfortunately, The Ashes will not be streamed via Fox Sports or Kayo, but you can still check out Kayo’s 14 day free trial offer to compliment your Ashes viewing with other popular sport action in HD.

Top 20 Programs All Free-to-Air

  • 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: 05/08/2019
  • Deliverable: Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\Market(r) 5 City MetroSydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerth
1THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -SESSION 1 -D59Gem760,000163,000308,000122,00080,00087,000
2THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -LUNCH -D59Gem599,000127,000252,00082,00062,00075,000
3THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -S2 -D59Gem592,000113,000235,00075,00067,000102,000
4THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST -ENG V AUS -PRE MATCH -D59Gem221,00056,00091,00032,00022,00019,000
5PJ MASKS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY182,00040,00037,00040,00031,00034,000
6PEPPA PIG-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY180,00044,00035,00035,00034,00032,000
7DINOSAUR TRAIN-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY179,00032,00051,00032,00034,00029,000
9KIRI AND LOU-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY170,00039,00032,00033,00032,00033,000
10GO JETTERS-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY165,00037,00027,00037,00033,00031,000
11RUSTY RIVETS-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY164,00031,00051,00024,00027,00030,000
13NCIS RPT10 Bold154,00048,00031,00034,0009,00031,000
14PEPPA PIG-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY151,00028,00052,00031,00026,00014,000
16ANDY’S PREHISTORIC ADVENTURES-EVABCKIDS/COMEDY143,00021,00051,00025,00032,00013,000
17PLAY SCHOOL ART TIME-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY139,00032,00032,00030,00024,00020,000
18THE JUSTINE CLARKE SHOW!-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY137,00034,00030,00026,00023,00024,000
19BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AMABCKIDS/COMEDY128,00022,00050,00021,00032,0003,000
20LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-PMABCKIDS/COMEDY126,00030,00028,00018,00019,00031,000

It’s A Cartoon Kind of Monday Night

The Ashes took up a lot of the viewership this Monday night and didn’t leave much to other shows on prime time. Of course, there were still lots who tuned in to Foxtel’s broadcast of hit adult cartoon shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and American Dad!

Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
All Subscription Channels

  • 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: 05/08/2019
  • Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight 

RankDescription Channel\Market(r) National STV
1CREDLINSky News Live62,000
3THE BOLT REPORTSky News Live53,000
7PAUL MURRAY LIVESky News Live42,000
10HOGAN’S HEROESFOX Classics37,000
13JEOPARDY!FOX Classics34,000
16KENNY ON MEDIASky News Live32,000

Nine Soars to the Top; Seven Falls Behind

Week after week, we’ve been seeing a close race between Nine and Seven to secure the most percentage of viewers each day. This time, Nine takes a huge lead once again with 37.8% thanks to the The Ashes coverage, pushing Seven back to second place at 24.7%. The rest are not too far behind with Network Ten slowly climbing the ladder at 16.8%, closely followed by ABC at 14.7%, and SBS at 6.0%.

Daily Free-to-Air Ratings Share All Channels

  • Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share
  • Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels
  • Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
  • Demographics: Total People 
  • Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
  • Day: Monday
  • Deliverable: Overnight, Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28

ChannelOvernight 05/08/2019Consolidated 7 29/07/2019Consolidated 28 08/07/2019
ABC KIDS/COMEDY2.1%2.2%2.5%
ABC ME0.6%0.5%0.6%
ABC NEWS0.8%0.9%0.8%
ABC Network14.7%15.6%15.4%
7food network0.4%0.5%0.3%
Seven Network24.7%25.6%30.2%
Nine Network37.8%31.4%28.9%
10 Bold2.7%2.5%3.7%
10 Peach1.5%1.9%1.9%
Network 1016.8%19.6%17.6%
SBS VICELAND0.7%1.1%1.2%
SBS Food 1.1%1.5%0.8%
SBS World Movies0.5%0.4%1.2%

Australian Ninja Warrior Jumps Straight to the Top

With over a million viewers strong in a consolidated 28 figure, Australian Ninja Warrior on Nine has been consistently winning viewers during its Monday night coverage. Not too far away are other consistent ratings winners such as Seven’s Home and Away and The Chase Australia, plus Ten’s MasterChef Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
All Free-to-Air

  • Report: Top 20 Consolidated 28 Programs
  • Channels: All Free-to-Air
  • Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
  • Demographics: Total People 
  • Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
  • Day: Monday
  • Date: 08/07/2019
  • Deliverable: Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7 and Overnight

RankDescription (grouped)Channel\NetworkConsolidated 28Consolidated 7Overnight000s Increase on Consolidated 7000s Increase on Overnight
1AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -LAUNCHNine1,104,0001,073,0001,009,00031,00095,000
2SEVEN NEWSSeven Network1,082,0001,081,0001,081,00001,000
3SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHTSeven Network1,074,0001,074,0001,072,00002,000
4NINE NEWSNine986,000986,000986,00000
5NINE NEWS 6:30Nine978,000978,000978,00000
6A CURRENT AFFAIRNine899,000898,000888,0001,00011,000
7HOME AND AWAYSeven Network726,000723,000693,0003,00033,000
8HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?Network 10687,000680,000598,0007,00089,000
9MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MONNetwork 10682,000660,000606,00022,00076,000
10THE CHASE AUSTRALIASeven Network652,000651,000649,0001,0003,000
11ABC NEWS-EVABC630,000630,000628,00002,000
12BACK ROADS S5-EVABC626,000626,000553,000073,000
13HOUSE RULES – MONSeven Network624,000618,000543,0006,00081,000
14HOT SEATNine609,000609,000605,00004,000
15FOUR CORNERS-EVABC553,000550,000527,0003,00026,000
17WIMBLEDON 2019-DAY 7Seven Network521,000520,000517,00004,000
18MEDIA WATCH-EVABC499,000497,000477,0002,00023,000
19THE PROJECT 7PMNetwork 10486,000486,000484,00002,000
20THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PMSeven Network398,000398,000396,0001,0002,000

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