• 628,000 tuned in for The Second Test of the Ashes
Total TV Ratings, June 24
ABC’s airing of Vera topped entertainment total TV for the network with 505,000 viewers, growing by 25%.
The biggest jump in commercial primetime viewing goes to ABC’s Fireman Sam, where the Total TV audience grew by 80% to reach 227,000 viewers.
Overnight TV Ratings, July 1
Nine enjoyed a Saturday night win in both the network and primary channel shares with 30.1% and 39.6%, respectively. GEM won the multichannels with 3.6%.
Seven’s Saturday Night AFL saw the Power take a close 4-point victory over the Bombers as 304,000 tuned in to watch the match. In entertainment, Border Security: Australia’s Front Line reached 208,000 as border security officers suspected a passenger carrying very risky items in his luggage.
Nine’s airing of A Current Affair saw 447,000 tune in as the program met with worshippers who are taking a stand against plans to bulldoze their church to make way for apartments. Earlier in the night, Getaway had 311,000 as the team showcased some of Europe’s great cities. Session 1 of the Second Test of the Ashes saw 628,000 tune in.
On the ABC, Vera was viewed by 195,000 as Vera is reunited with her first ever sergeant and investigated his house being petrol bombed.
10 aired The Dog House Australia as the program met with Amrita and a Jack Russell. The show had 155,000. The network also aired NCIS: Los Angeles to 91,000 viewers.
SBS aired Paul Newman: Always on the Move to 161,000.
On Fox League, the Broncos beat the Dolphins 24-16 in front of 245,000, while the Cowboys pummeled the Tigers 74-0 in front of 207,000, marking the Cowboys’ biggest win in club history. The Raiders also beat the Titans 26-22 in front of 160,000.
Fox Footy’s top game was Gold Coast V Collingwood, which saw Collingwood smash by 78 points in front of 134,000. Essendon V Port Adelaide clocked 118,000 as the Power won by 4 points at the MCG in Melbourne.