TV Ratings Australia
Border Security: Australia's Front Line (image - Seven)

Saturday Ratings – A repeat of Border Security for Seven is #1 non news in primetime for overnights, whilst Seven’s Test Cricket tops in Total TV

Analysis for Total TV (7 January, 2023) and Overnight (14 January, 2023) ratings.

TOTAL TV – Total People

Seven

Test Cricket, Seven News and a well rated movie, helped Seven to a strong night.

#1 Seven News – Saturday – 1,186 000 (+2%)

#2 Seven’s Cricket: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Day 4 Session 3 – 899 000 (+0%)

#5 Seven’s Cricket: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Day 4 Tea – 686 000 (+0%)

#6 Seven’s Cricket: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Day 4 Session 2 – 656 000 (+0%)

#8 M – A Dog’s Journey – 466 000 (+5%)

#10 Weekend Sunrise – Saturday – 400 000 (+3%)

#11 Seven’s Cricket: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Day 4 Rain – 385 000 (+0%)

#13 Seven’s Cricket: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Day 4 Lunch – 290 000 (+0%)

#14 Weekend Sunrise – Saturday Early – 270 000 (+3%)

#17 M – The Sapphires (R) – 248 000 (+6%)

#18 Weekend Sunrise – Saturday Late – 247 000 (+3%)

Nine

Nine was unfortunately again let down by primary channel coverage of the United Cup.

#3 Nine News Saturday – 806 000 (+4%)

#16 Country House Hunters Australia – 253 000 (+5%)

#19 Weekend Today – Saturday – 239 000 (+6%)

#23 2023 United Cup Day 9 – Night – 208 000 (+6%)

#24 Nine News: First at Five – 191 000 (+3%)

#29 Weekend Today – Saturday Late – 177 000 (+7%)

10

10 had a quiet night with the audience slowly realizing that the network has first run crime procedurals in the line-up.

#12 10 News First Saturday – 313 000 (+2%)

#30 FBI: International – 176 000 (+11%)

ABC

ABC continues to have strong Saturday nights with UK dramas and their flagship news service.

#4 ABC News – Saturday – 774 000 – (+3%)

#7 Call the Midwife – 654 000 (+23%)

#9 Midsomer Murders (R) – 452 000 (+14%)

#15 Vera – 255 000 (+25%)

#20 Unforgotten – 227 000 (+14%)

#22 Midsomer Murders – 217 000 (+9%)

#25 Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat (R) – 186 000 (+4%)

#26 ABC News at Noon – 181 000 (+3%)

#28 Weekend Breakfast – 178 000 (+5%)

SBS

World News and a special on the Costa Concordia pushed SBS into the top 30 line-up

#21 SBS World News – 219 000 (+3%)

#27 Costa Concordia: Why She Sank (R) – 180 000 (+7%)

TOTAL TV – 25-54

Seven had a massive night with 9 out of the top 11 programs, with only Nine and ABC News taking those 2 other positions. Interestingly on 10, that three repeats of The Big Bang Theory on 10 Peach actually outrated the primary channel line-up post 6pm.

OVERNIGHT RATINGS


Analysis

Seven

Seven News was #1 with wins in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. A repeat of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line was #5 overall, but #1 non news in primetime with 413 000 viewers. Considering it was a premiere, Seven would be disappointed that Dumbo had an audience of just 183 000. The repeat movie, A Long Kiss Goodnight had 117 000.

Nine

Nine News was #2 and had a win in Melbourne. A Current Affair – Saturday was #4 overall, but #2 in its slot with 415 000. The movie, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous proved more popular than Dumbo with 208 000. The movie, Two Weeks Notice had 153 000 viewers.

10

Jamie Oliver: Together kicked off the night for 10 with 99 000 viewers. NCIS: Los Angeles continued with 98 000. FBI: International was on 96 000 but then a second new episode rose to 104 000.

ABC

ABC News was #3 overall, but #1 in its slot. Call the Midwife was popular with 373 000 at #6. A repeat of Midsomer Murders was #7 with 264 000.

16-39

  1. Seven News – Saturday
  2. Border Security: Australia’s Front Line (R)
  3. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  4. Nine News Saturday
  5. M – Dumbo

25-54

  1. Seven News – Saturday
  2. Nine News Saturday
  3. Border Security: Australia’s Front Line (R)
  4. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  5. Weekend Sunrise – Saturday

Multi Channels

Winner: 9Gem (4.0%)

Second: 9GO! / 10 Peach (3.8%)

9Gem’s coverage of the 2023 Adelaide International Day 14: Night gave the channel the nightly win. The movie, Troy on 9GO! helped the multi channel tie with 10 Peach which had re run after re run after re run of The Big Bang Theory.


How the Networks Analysed their Own Performance
Note: N/A means the network has not sent out a report today

NINE

N/A

SEVEN

N/A

TEN

N/A

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