Sunday Ratings | BBL on Seven the best of a very weak bunch


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Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022 (and week 2 of the new ratings year)!

It was a big night for sport, and even then it wasn’t big at all.

The BBL continues to under-perform for Seven, with BBL11: Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers (303,000) pulling up underwhelmingly short. It was enough to win primetime(!) given everyone is still in holiday mode.
Seven first in primary (19.2%) and second in network (27.6%) rankings.

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ATP Cup Tennis (241,000) did very small business for Nine, and ran for almost the entire night.
Nine second in primary (16.1%) and first in network (28.8%) rankings.

Doctor Who: The Eve of the Daleks (289,000 (259,000 ABC; 30,000 ABC TV Plus)) draws better than expected numbers for the ABC, simulcast across two channels and available on iview since 7am Sunday morning. Second for the night in the timeslot (tough comparison to the sport ratings, to be fair). The rest of the night rolled out with repeats, including Death In Paradise (270,000), Doc Martin (149,000), and Harrow (67,000).
ABC third in primary (10.6%) and fourth innetwork (15.3%) rankings.

Repeats of Bondi Rescue (124,000; 237,000) kicked off 10’s Sunday, with
The Graham Norton Show (234,000) offering some colour to an otherwise slow night. After that they served up a new ep then two repeats of FBI (122,000; 121,000; 85,000). I’m A Celebrity can’t kick off soon enough.
10 fourth in primary (8.5%) and third in network (17%) rankings.

A new ep of Tombs of Egypt: The Ultimate Mission (174,000) started the night on SBS, then followed by repeats of Walt Disney (158,000) and Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime (48,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (6.7%) and network (11.2%) rankings.


16-39: Seven News Sunday (81,000) beat out Nine News Sunday, Seven’s BBL game, ABC News Sunday, and 2022 ATP Cup.

18-49: Nine News Sunday (169,000) took the win over Seven News Sunday, Seven’s BBL game, ABC News Sunday, and 2022 ATP Cup.

25-54: e News Sunday (234,000) took the win over Seven News Sunday, Seven’s BBL game, ABC News Sunday, and Bondi Rescue ep 2 rpt.


A repeat of Border Security (131,000) took top honours in the multi-channel race.


Weekend Sunrise (255,000)
Weekend Today (212,000)
Weekend ABC Breakfast (156,000 (75,000 ABC; 81,000 ABC NEWS))


The BVOD best was Call The Midwife: Christmas Special 2020 (50,000).

Here’s the six shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2020ABC652,00023
All 4 Adventure10179,00022
The MatrixNine227,00014
Death in Paradise rptABC586,0006
Doc Martin rptABC282,0006
SBS World NewsSBS197,0006

Primary Channels, Key Demos, Multi-Channels, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2022. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

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