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Sunday Ratings | Thorpie’s THIS IS YOUR LIFE scores gold


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The show was a mess (don’t get me started) and it still took the primetime win.

The first of the new series of This Is Your Life (655,000) drew sizeable ratings across its two-hour airing.. 7News Spotlight (316,000) is up a little on last week as it continues the barely-concealed Commonwealth Games promotion. A repeat of Murder in the Outback: the Falconio and Lees Mystery (125,000) and new The Blacklist (41,000) collected a few viewers.
Seven first in both primary (21.9%) and network (30.5%) rankings.

60 Minutes (612,000) lands a massive lift starting at 7pm, while Beauty and the Geek Australia (392,000) suffers for being pushed back. Social Media Murders (216,000) and The First 48 (79,000) deliver the best audiences of all the networks in the late evening.
Nine second in both primary (19.1%) and network (26.8%) rankings.

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The Sunday Project (235,000 6:30pm; 325,000 7pm) remains low, however 10’s counter-punch in Hunted Australia (550,000) does solid business though slips to its lowest this season so far. NCIS: Hawaii (174,000) and a repeat of FBI (97,000) offer few surprises to late night audiences.
10 third in both primary (12.4%) and network (18.1%) rankings.

Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World (474,000) remains consistent for the ABC, as does Mystery Road: Origin (302,000) though following ‘Total TV drama rules’ it’s getting a solid second life. Small Axe (55,000) and a repeat of Fires (23,000) flesh out the evening.
ABC fourth in both primary (10.7%) and network (14.8%) rankings.

London’s Super Tunnel (133,000) and Tour de France Femmes – Stage 1 (89,000) are the best SBS could hope for.
SBS fifth in both primary (5.7%) and network (9.8%) rankings.


16-39: Hunted Australia (116,000) beat out Seven News Sunday, Nine News Sunday, 60 Minutes, and Beauty and the Geek Australia.

18-49: Hunted Australia (261,000) came in ahead of Seven News Sunday, Nine News Sunday, 60 Minutes, and The Sunday Project 7pm.

25-54: Hunted Australia (303,000) lands the triple demo win, followed by Seven News Sunday, Nine News Sunday, 60 Minutes, and Beauty and the Geek Australia.


MOVIE: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (130,000) delivers a multi-channel win for 7mate.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm559,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm167,000185,000 6:30pm
148,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm933,000
Nine News6pm-7pm848,000
10 News First5pm-6:30pm231,000 5pm
176,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Weekend Sunrise: 205,000
Weekend Today: 172,000
Weekend ABC Breakfast: 150,000 (96,000 ABC; 54,000 ABC NEWS)

Insiders (371,000 (252,000 ABC; 119,000 ABC NEWS))
Offsiders (195,000 (142,000 ABC; 53,000 ABC NEWS))


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Hunted Australia (10) lifted 42% to 1,217,000; Best of Best and Worst of Red Faces (Seven) lifted 8% to 1,018,000; and Beauty and the Geek Australia (Nine) lifted 33% to 817,000.

The BVOD best were Hunted Australia (179,000) and Beauty and the Geek Australia (156,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Hunted Australia101,217,00042
Mystery Road: OriginABC694,00042
Beauty and the Geek AustraliaNine817,00033
NCIS: Hawaii10411,00023
Insiders – AMABC575,00019

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, 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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Steve Molk
Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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