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Saturday Ratings – Doc Martin cleans up non news in both overnights and Total TV

Analysis for Total TV (12 November, 2022) and Overnight (19 November, 2022) ratings.

TOTAL TV

Seven News Saturday was #1 last week and the only program to attract an audience above 1 million with 1,043 000, a rise of 2%. A repeat of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line was #5 with 632 000 viewers. The movie Avengers: Endgame was at #10 and just 10 000 viewers behind the movie offering on Nine with 372 000, which rose 7%. Weekend Sunrise was strong at #11 with 364 000 viewers, a rise of 4%. Weekend Sunrise – Late was next in the rankings at #12 with 329 000, up 3%. Even Weekend Sunrise – Early did well with 264 000 viewers at #14, up 4%. The afternoon repeat episode of Border Security leading into Seven News had 234 000 viewers, up 3%.

Nine News Saturday was #3 with 839 000, up 3%. A Current Affair actually ran second to a Border Security repeat, sitting at #6 with 611 000, up 4%. The movie, The Magnificient Seven was the movie of choice for viewers with 382 000, up 6% and placing at #9. Weekend Today – Saturday was at #17 with 238 000, up 6%. Weekend Today Saturday – Late was on 217 000, up 6% and Weekend Today – Early was #27 with 182 000 viewers, up 5%. Getaway proved a strong lead in to Nine News placing #8 for the night with 385 000, an uplift of 4%. Nine News: First at Five had 228 000 viewers, up 3%.

Doc Martin was a star performer being #2 for the night overall and beating Nine News Saturday. Doc Martin had an audience of 918 000 viewers, which was up 36% on its overnight audience. ABC News had a strong night and was #4 overall with 756 000 viewers, up 4%. The Capture was #7 and had a massive uplift of 58% for 471 000. A repeat of Vera had 243 000, up 16%. A repeat of Midsomer Murders was on 231 000 and was up 7%. Weekend Breakfast was at #25 with 209 000 and was up 4%, but it should be noted that this does not include the ABC News simulcast, so the figure would be much higher. Secrets of the Museum was up 7% for a final 7 day audience of 177 000.

10 News First Saturday was watched by 282 000 and was up 2%. The second repeat episode of Bondi Rescue just made the Top 30 with 172 000, up 4%. Jamie’s One Pan Wonders had 210 000 viewers and was up 4%. Blue Bloods was at #18 for the night with 237 000, with a good increase of 25%. CSI: Vegas actually improved on its lead in with 254 000, #15 for the night and up 25%.

SBS had three spots in the Top 30 with Secrets of the Royal Palaces #23 for the night with 215 000, up 8%, SBS World News up 6% to 200 000 and Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime on 177 000, up 3%.

OVERNIGHT RATINGS


Multi-Channels

Winner: 7two (4.3%)

Second: ABC Kids / ABC TV Plus (3.7%)


Analysis

Seven News Saturday was #1 overall for the night with 665 000 and nearly had a clean sweep in all markets, but lost Sydney by 3000 viewers. A repeat of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line had 357 000 viewers and sat at #9, two spots behind ACA on Nine. In a close contest of movies, Seven’s Aquaman was #11 and sat just 2000 viewers behind Nine’s movie offering. The movie Anna had 74 000 viewers.

Nine News Saturday had 579 000 viewers and won in the Sydney market by a small margin. A Current Affair was #5 overall but #2 in its slot behind ABC News. The movie, The Bourne Identity just beat Aquaman placing #10 with 204 000. Later, The Bourne Supremacy had 152 000 viewers.

10 News First placed the highest for 10 at #18. A repeat of Bondi Rescue at 6pm had 71 000. A second repeat of Bondi Rescue actually fell from the first with 69 000. Jamie’s One-Pan Wonders moved the dial upwards with 101 000 viewers. Blue Bloods had 104 000 viewers. CSI: Vegas dropped a little from its lead in with 94 000 viewers. An encore NCIS had 84 000.

ABC News Saturday was #4 for the night with 472 000. The big winner for the night was Doc Martin #3 overall with 482 000 with a big increase expected next week in Total TV. The new season of Shetland was #6 with 361 000 viewers.


How the Networks Analysed their Own Performance

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