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Home and Away 2021

Time to escape to Summer Bay

By SEVEN

Australia’s #1 drama returns in 2021


After the gripping season final earlier this week, Home and Away will explore new beginnings, second chances, love, betrayal and revenge in 2021.

Joining the established ensemble cast is Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters) and Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart), plus the return of a River Boy.

Bridie Carter stars as Susie McAllister, a real estate agent from Western Australia looking to make a fresh start. Susie quickly establishes herself as a charming, intelligent and attractive out-of-towner who catches the eye of newly single John Palmer (Shane Withington).

Luke Arnold joins as Lewis Hayes, a nurse who went to university with Jasmine (Sam Frost). In the new season, a shared connection between the pair will see sparks fly.

After revealing that he’d like to stay in the bay, Christian (Ditch Davey) asks Tori (Penny McNamee) a life-changing question that will see their relationship progress from a spark to a flame.     

Home and Away returns to Channel 7 and 7plus for its 34th season in early 2021. Catch up on 7plus

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Holey Moley's First Look

Holey Moley is set to tee off

By SEVEN

Mini golf and massive fun par for the course


They will come from across Australia to take on the most epic obstacle mini golf course ever created, but only a new breed of contender will survive this competition.

The country’s most skilled and passionate golfers will battle for supremacy on insane, supersized mini golf holes.

Towering windmills, fire-breathing dragons, shark-infested lagoons and a giant sausage – it’s the course that has everything. No inch of astroturf has been left unturned in creating this unmatched test of precision putting and stamina.

Holey Moley stars Greg Norman, Sonia Kruger, Rob Riggle and Matt Shirvington.

I’ve played the world’s greatest golf courses – St Andrews, Augusta – but they’re nothing compared to this. Being named Holey Moley’s Resident Pro is without a doubt the biggest moment of my career.

Greg Norman, Golfing icon and two-time Open Championships winner

This is set to be the most challenging, high-flying, electrifying new show on the planet!

Rob Riggle, American Actor
Matt Shirvington and Rob Riggle

Holey Moley
Coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus

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Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Australian sport’s biggest night is on Seven

By 7SPORT, SEVEN

2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame on 7mate and 7plus

For the first time ever, fans will enjoy all the excitement and emotion of Australian sport’s most prestigious event when the Seven Network broadcasts the 2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction night this Friday.

Hamish McLachlan will host a special 90-minute broadcast on 7mate from 7.00pm, when seven beloved Aussie heroes will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, joining an honour roll that includes national treasures Sir Donald Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Herb Elliott, Cathy Freeman, Rod Laver, Raelene Boyle, Dennis Lillee and Susie O’Neill.

One existing Hall of Fame member will also be elevated to Legend status, while the individual or team that most inspired Australians in 2020 will receive The Don Award, whose past winners are Michelle Payne, Jeff Horn, Kurt Fearnley and Ash Barty.

This year’s celebration will be a virtual event, featuring revealing in-depth interviews with each inductee and award winner, while Hall of Fame members and sports media icons Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti also play key parts in Seven’s broadcast.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame night is a truly special event no fan will want to miss. You’ll get goosebumps seeing just how much it means to our greatest superstars to be inducted into Australia’s most exclusive club. We’re rapt to be bringing it to viewers for the very first time.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

2020 Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Starts 7.00pm Friday on 7mate and 7plus

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Cricket on 7

January Cricket Schedule

By 7SPORT, SEVEN

January Week 1

Sunday Jan 3
BBL Game 26: Adelaide v Sydney Sixers

Monday Jan 4
BBL Game 27: Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder

Tuesday Jan 5
BBL Game 29: Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers

Wednesday Jan 6
BBL Game 30: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

Thursday Jan 7
New Year Test – Day 1: Australia v India
BBL Game 31: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder
BBL Game 32: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars

Friday Jan 8
New Year Test – Day 2: Australia v India

Saturday Jan 9
New Year Test – Day 3: Australia v India
BBL Game 34: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder

January Week 2

Sunday Jan 10
New Year Test – Day 4: Australia v India
BBL Game 35: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat

Monday Jan 11
New Year Test – Day 5: Australia v India
BBL Game 36: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars

Tuesday Jan 12
BBL Game 37: Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes

Wednesday Jan 13
BBL Game 38: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers

Thursday Jan 14
BBL Game 39: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades

Friday Jan 15
4th Test – Day 1: Australia v India
BBL Game 40: Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers

Saturday Jan 16
4th Test – Day 2: Australia v India

January Week 3

Sunday Jan 17
4th Test – Day 3: Australia v India
BBL Game 42: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

Monday Jan 18
4th Test – Day 4: Australia v India
BBL Game 43: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes

Tuesday Jan 19
4th Test – Day 5: Australia v India
BBL Game 44: Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat

Wednesday Jan 20
BBL Game 45: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

Thursday Jan 21
BBL Game 46: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

Friday Jan 22
Women’s Cricket World Cup – Game 1: Australia v India

Saturday Jan 23
BBL Game 50: Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers

January Week 4

Sunday Jan 24
BBL Game 52: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes

Monday Jan 25
Women’s Cricket World Cup – Game 2: Australia v India
BBL Game 53: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder

Tuesday Jan 26
BBL Game 55: Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes
BBL Game 56: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers

Thursday Jan 28
Women’s Cricket World Cup – Game 3: Australia v India

Friday Jan 29
BBL FINALS – The Eliminator: 4th v 5th

Saturday Jan 30
BBL FINALS – The Qualifier: 1st v 2nd

Sunday Jan 31
BBL FINALS – The Knockout: 3rd v Winner of The Eliminator

Woolworths Carols In The Domain_Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

By SEVEN

Woolworths Carols in the Domain on Channel 7 and 7plus

Woolworths Carols In The Domain_Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies

The stars of the Seven Network’s The Morning Show, Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur, are honoured to co-host the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain.

The 38th Carols in the Domain will this year be held at the Aware Super Theatre in a special made-for-television event to be broadcast on Channel 7 and 7plus on Wednesday, 23 December from 7.30pm.

The hosts of Australia’s #1 morning television program will be joined by Carols’ best-ever chorus of performers to ‘hang a shining star’ and celebrate Australia’s most-loved Christmas tradition, with special appearances from the jolly big man himself, Santa Claus, and family favourites The Wiggles and Mickey and Minnie Mouse.


Carols viewers will be treated to an exclusive performance from one of the world’s biggest-selling artists of all time, while Home and Away star Penny McNamee will take to the stage for her fourth Carols as a solo performer to sing some of her favourite holiday classics.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I know they’re the lyrics to a Christmas carol, but it seems appropriate to quote it. Now, more than ever, we realise the value of being together, of giving thanks and being in the moment. Carols is the perfect chance to celebrate that – whether you’re at the event or tucked up on the couch with your kids or loved ones.

Kylie Gillies

This is exactly what we need right now. It’s been such a complicated and trying year for so many families. We’re thrilled to be part of this wonderful tradition, the sole purpose of which is to spread love and happiness.

Larry Emdur

Other artists confirmed to perform on the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain stage so far include:

  • Hugh Sheridan
  • Todd McKenney
  • Leo Sayer
  • Rachael Beck
  • Mark Vincent
  • Amber Lawrence
  • The Wiggles
  • The Tap Pack
  • Drummer Queens
  • Sydney Youth Orchestra
  • The Salvation Army Choir
  • Janice Breen Performance Studio
  • Ed5 International Dancers

More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Be sure to pick up a copy of New Idea – the official print partner of the 2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain – on shelves from Monday, 14 December. The issue includes the official event guide featuring a free carols songbook and exclusive interviews with the hosts and performers.

2020 Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Wednesday, 23 December from 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

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Home and Away

Home and Away: Australia’s #1 drama

By SEVEN
Home and Away

With its incredible 33rd season wrapping up last night, Home and Away has once again proven it has the heart of the nation by outrating all other Australian dramas on commercial TV this year.

Across its 2020 season, Home and Away delivered an average total video audience of 1,119,000. Broadcast averaged 989,000 including 610,000 in the capital cities and BVOD audience of 130,000.

On 7plus (Australia’s #1 commercial free to air BVOD platform), Home and Away has consistently delivered significant audiences across 2020, with over 560 million minutes of the drama streamed on VOD across the year.

Seven’s Network Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said the success of the much-loved series this year was even more remarkable than normal, given the impact of COVID-19 on production.

Home and Away’s success this year is a fantastic result given the nine-week production shutdown in March, April and May and the ongoing production challenges since then. The show’s amazing team ensured it didn’t miss a beat on air.

To close out the year as the #1 Australian drama given the circumstances is a well-deserved achievement for everyone involved in its production. It’s easy to see why all of us at Seven love Home and Away, and it is great to once again see that love reflected in our audience numbers.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Network Director of Programming

The place of Home and Away at 7.00pm, four nights a week, demonstrates its key role in our content spine. It keeps viewers engaged with Seven, helping deliver great results for our partners out of 7NEWS and into our 7.30pm programming.

Home and Away’s success on 7plus further amplifies its importance to our schedule and gives partners another great way to reach the dedicated and passionate audience that the show has built over the past 33 seasons.

Natalie Harvey, Seven’s Network Sales Director

Home and Away will return to Channel 7 and 7plus for its 34th season in early 2021.

Home and Away in 2020:

• #1 Australian drama series on commercial free-to-air TV
• Total video audience over 1.1 million
• #1 streamed drama series on BVOD
• Reached over 1 million people on 7plus
• BVOD audience grew 13% on 2019 season
• 1.9 million total social followers
• 229 million social impressions
• 20 million total social engagements
• 47.8 million social video views

Content spine

Seven in 2020: #1 in news, sport, digital

By 7plus, SEVEN

#1 program of 2020: AFL Grand Final
#1 winter sport: AFL, up 12% on 2019
#1 news program of 2020: 7NEWS
#1 breakfast TV program of 2020: Sunrise
#1 Australian drama of 2020: Home and Away
#1 commercial free to air BVOD platform: 7plus
#1 news website for 18 to 39s: 7NEWS.com.au
#1 network June to November
#1 multichannel group: 7two, 7mate, 7flix
And three new tentpole hits: Big Brother, Farmer Wants A Wife, SAS Australia

The most-watched TV program of the year, the #1 news and current affairs programs, the launch of three hit new tentpole shows – including the biggest new show of 2020 –and strong audience share growth in the second half of the year were among the highlights for the Seven Network across the 2020 ratings season.

Seven’s success on broadcast TV was matched by the remarkable growth of 7plus, which saw growth of 80% and ended the year as the #1 commercial free to air TV BVOD platform ahead of all its commercial rivals.

Thanks to an unbeatable regular content line-up that includes Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Chase, 7NEWS, Home and Away and Better Homes and Gardens; prime time hits including Big Brother, Farmer Wants A Wife, SAS Australia (the #1 new show of the year) and The All New Monty Guys and Gals; and the high-rating AFL season, Seven Network and Channel 7 were #1 from 6am to midnight.

In prime time, Seven Network increased its audience share during the June to November period, adding 3.8 share points in 25 to 54s, 6.5 points in 16 to 39s and 3.5 points in total people. From June to November, Seven Network was #1 in total people and 16 to 39s.

7two, 7mate and 7flix added to the success, ranking as the #1 multichannel group across 2020.

Our new content-led strategy of outsourcing proven international formats, coupled with our market-leading news and sport content, has produced strong results this year.

The great performance of Big Brother, Farmer Wants A Wife, SAS Australia, 7NEWS, the AFL and more drove strong growth in our audiences in the key demographics of 25-54s and 16-39s during the second half of 2020.

We’ve shown only glimpse of our best this year and that got us to about half a percentage point from being the most watched network in the country.

Next year we will have all our returning hits, big new shows, the content that was delayed this year because of COVID, our first-class Olympics coverage, our winning news and sport schedules, and a few surprises we haven’t revealed yet. Bring on 2021.

James Warburton, Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

SEVEN’S SECOND HALF GROWTH

Commercial audience shares (%)

NetworkFebruary to MayJune to NovemberPercentage point change 
Total PeopleSeven35.238.8+3.5
 Nine39.137.3-1.8
 1025.723.9-1.8
25 to 54sSeven31.134.9+3.8
 Nine39.236.6-2.6
 1029.728.5-1.2
16 to 39sSeven30.236.6+6.5
 Nine37.933.4-4.5
 1031.929.9-2.0

NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

7NEWS:

• 1.64 million viewers nationally, 1.06 million in the capital cities
• #1 news program
• Won every week of the survey year
• Up 8% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, up 10% in total people
7NEWS.com.au:
• #1 news website for 18 to 39s
• Up 40% in 2019 in average monthly reach

Sunrise:
• 480,000 viewers nationally, 279,000 in the capital cities
• #1 breakfast TV program
• Won every day of the survey year, for the second year in a row

The Latest:
• 366,000 viewers nationally, 240,000 in the capital cities
• Up 59% on 2019 in 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s, up 63% in total people

The Morning Show:
• 252,000 viewers nationally, 151,000 in the capital cities
• #1 morning TV program
• Won its timeslot for survey year
• Up 5% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, up 8% in 16 to 39s, up 13% in total people

7NEWS SPECIALS

7NEWS Presents – Murder In The Outback: The Falconio & Lees Mystery:
• 1.72 million viewers nationally, 1.1 million in the capital cities
• #1 in timeslot in total people
• Lifted timeslot audience 22% in 25 to 54s, 12% in 16 to 39s, 43% in total people

7NEWS: Coronavirus Special:
• 1.42 million viewers nationally, 955,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 9% in 25 to 54s, 6% in 16 to 39s, 14% in total people

7NEWS: Ben Cousins – Coming Clean:
• 1.16 million viewers nationally, 811,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 8% in 25 to 54s

7NEWS Presents – Cruising, The Biggest Storm:
• 1.07 million viewers nationally, 703,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 29% in 25 to 54s, 70% in 16 to 39s, 20% in total people

7NEWS Spotlight – The Lindy Tapes:
• 1.02 million viewers nationally, 637,000 in the capital cities
• #1 in timeslot in total people
• Lifted timeslot audience 18% in 25 to 54s, 19% in 16 to 39s, 9% in total people

SPORT

AFL Grand Final:
• 3.86 million viewers nationally, 3.01 million in the capital cities
• #1 program of 2020
• Up 41% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, 48% in 16 to 39s, 36% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people
• 17.6 million streaming minutes streamed, up 257% on 2019

AFL Grand Final Presentations:
• 2.88 million viewers nationally, 2.29 million in the capital cities
• Up 19% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, 24% in 16 to 39s, 15% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people

AFL Grand Final On The Ground:
• 2.8 million viewers nationally, 2.19 million in the capital cities
• Up 39% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, 56% in 16 to 39s, 36% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people

AFL Grand Final Pre Match Entertainment:
• 1.95 million viewers nationally, 1.49 million in the capital cities
• Up 91% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, 106% in 16 to 39s, 92% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people

AFL Finals Series:
• 1.21 million viewers nationally, 932,000 in the capital cities
• Up 8% in 2019 in 25 to 54s, 21% in 16 to 39s, 11% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in footy markets in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people

AFL Premiership Season:
• 723,000 viewers nationally, 548,000 in the capital cities
• #1 winter sport on TV
• Up 10% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, 22% in 16 to 39s, 7% in total people
• #1 in timeslot in footy markets in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people

The Front Bar:
• 469,000 viewers nationally, 360,000 in the capital cities

Horse Racing:
100th Cox Plate Race:
• 600,000 viewers nationally, 436,000 in the capital cities
• Up 87% on 2019 in total people
Golden Eagle:
• 227,000 viewers nationally, 137,000 in the capital cities for the race.

ENTERTAINMENT

Farmer Wants A Wife:
• Finale: 1.59 million viewers nationally, 1.01 million in the capital cities
• Series: 1.42 million viewers nationally, 903,000 in the capital cities
• Series: Lifted timeslot audience 28% in 25 to 54s, 28% in 16 to 39s, 14% in total people
• Reached 941,000 people on digital
• 142 million minutes streamed

Fire Fight Australia (Concert/Final Performance):
• 1.56 million viewers nationally, 1.0 million in the capital cities
• #1 in timeslot in total people
• Lifted timeslot audience 79% in 25 to 54s, 71% in 16 to 39s, 81% in total people

Big Brother:
• Finale – Winner Announced: 1.29 million viewers nationally, 905,000 in the capital cities
• Finale: 1.17 million viewers nationally, 798,000 in the capital cities
• Series: 1.15 million viewers nationally, 816,000 in the capital cities
• Series: Lifted timeslot audience 69% in 25 to 54s, 90% in 16 to 39s, 26% in total people
• Reached 1.4 million people on digital
• Biggest launch of entertainment program on commercial free to air BVOD
• 290 million minutes streamed
• Over 101 million total social media impressions
• #BBAU or Housemates trended nationally on Twitter during every episode
• 8.3 million social engagements
• 25.4 million social video views

The All New Monty Guys and Gals:
• 1.21 million viewers nationally, 820,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 16% in 16 to 39s
• Reached 210,000 people on digital
• 13 million minutes streamed

SAS Australia:
• Biggest new show of 2020
• 1.12 million viewers nationally, 791,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 85% in 25 to 54s, 91% in 16 to 39s, 58% in total people
• Reached 925,000 people on digital
• Premiere episode recorded a BVOD audience of 414,000, a new record for 7plus
• 127 million minutes streamed
• 92 million social impressions
• 34 million social video views

Beat The Chasers:
• 1.03 million viewers nationally, 647,000 in the capital cities
• Lifted timeslot audience 37% in total people
• 5.5 million minutes streamed

Home and Away:
• 1.0 million viewers nationally, 617,000 in the capital cities
• #1 Australian drama on commercial free-to-air
• Reached 1.1 million people on digital
• Most streamed drama series on BVOD
• BVOD audience up 13% on 2019
• 1.9 million total social followers
• 229 million social impressions
• 20 million total social engagements
• 47.8 million social video views

The Chase:
• 965,000 viewers nationally, 593,000 in the capital cities
• Won every week of the survey year
• Up 4% on 2019 in total people

Better Homes and Gardens:
• 870,000 viewers nationally, 533,000 in the capital cities
• #1 lifestyle show
• #1 in timeslot for total people and grocery shoppers
• Reached 506,000 people on digital
• BVOD streaming minutes up 62% on 2019

7PLUS

• #1 commercial free to air BVOD platform
• 42.7% share of commercial free to air BVOD market
• Up 80% on 2019 in streaming minutes

7TWO, 7MATE, 7FLIX

• #1 multichannel combination
• 7two: #1 multichannel in target market of women 25 and older
• 7mate: #1 multichannel in target markets of 25 to 54s and men 18 to 54

TOP 30 OF 2020

RankProgram NameNetworkNationalMetroRegional
1Seven’s AFL: Grand Final: Richmond v GeelongSeven 3,859,0003,011,000848,000
2NRL Grand Final Day – MatchNine 2,984,0002,106,000878,000
3Seven’s AFL: Grand Final: PresentationsSeven 2,877,0002,290,000587,000
4Seven’s AFL: Grand Final: On the GroundSeven 2,802,0002,191,000611,000
5State of Origin Rugby League Qld v NSW 3rd – MatchNine 2,732,0001,894,000856,000
6State of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld 2nd – MatchNine 2,446,0001,654,000792,000
7State of Origin Rugby League Qld v NSW 1st – MatchNine 2,404,0001,606,000798,000
8The Block – Winner AnnouncedNine 2,370,0001,792,000578,000
9Lego Masters – Winner AnnouncedNine 2,158,0001,630,000528,000
10MasterChef Australia – The Winner Announced102,062,0001,576,000486,000
11Seven’s AFL: Grand Final: Pre Match EntertainmentSeven 1,953,0001,487,000466,000
12The Block – Grand FinalNine 1,918,0001,431,000487,000
13Married At First Sight – The Final Dinner PartyNine 1,901,0001,432,000469,000
14Lego Masters – LaunchNine 1,875,0001,391,000484,000
15Melbourne Cup Carnival: Melbourne Cup  -Race101,869,0001,412,000457,000
16Lego Masters – FinaleNine 1,826,0001,386,000440,000
17The Masked Singer Australia – The Final Reveal101,730,0001,237,000493,000
187NEWS Presents – Murder In The OutbackSeven1,723,0001,095,000628,000
19Australian Ninja Warrior Winner AnnouncedNine 1,721,0001,272,000449,000
20MasterChef Australia – Grand Finale Part 2101,690,0001,300,000390,000
21NRL Grand Final Day EntertainmentNine1,628,0001,146,000482,000
22Fire Fight Australia Concert  LateSeven 1,599,0001,031,000568,000
23Farmer Wants A Wife – FinaleSeven 1,587,0001,010,000577,000
24Fire Fight Australia ConcertSeven 1,558,000991,000567,000
25Australian Ninja Warrior Grand FinalNine 1,545,0001,144,000401,000
26The Voice – LaunchNine1,536,0001,082,000454,000
27MasterChef Australia – Grand Finale Part 1101,505,0001,195,000310,000
28Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football Finals (Preliminary Final 2: Brisbane v Geelong)Seven 1,493,0001,154,000339,000
29Farmer Wants A Wife – LaunchSeven 1,492,000985,000507,000
30Fire Fight Australia Final PerformanceSeven 1,491,000947,000544,000

Source: OzTAM (Metro Broadcast, National BVOD), RegionalTAM (Comb. Agg Markets). Combined/National: Metro + Regional. 2020 Survey Year: Wks 7-48 (excludes Summer and Easter). Metro Network CShares, 1800-2400; 2nd half (Wks 2448), 1st half Wks 7-23 excl Easter). Program/timeslot growth year-on-year based on metro. Top event programs excludes regular series. AFL Grand Final match most watched program combined and metro. AFL growth based on Seven Network full seasons 2020 v 2019 average metro audience. #1 claims for News and Sunrise vs similar competitor programs airing in similar timezone. Home and Away #1 Aussie Drama for regular series (3 or more eps) nationally. The Chase Australia #1 game show for daily program. #1 multi-channel groups for prime time (1800-2400). Sunrise wins every day (0600-0900) vs Today, The Morning Show wins timeslot vs Today Extra, News Hour (M-F) and The Chase Australia wins every week vs Nine News Hour and Hot Seat. Program averages; News hour (M-F 1800-1900), The Chase Aust excludes 5pm, Sunrise (0700-0900), The Morning Show (excl Extra). Top 30 Events is for the 2020 Survey Year (excl Summer and Easter), FTA Programs, Total Individuals, Average Audience, Combined: Metro + Regional.

BVOD: OzTAM VPM 3.1, reach, total minutes (Live + VOD), YOY exclude co-viewing minutes. #1 commercial free to air BVOD share, 7plus growth 2020 v 2019 Wks 7-48 total (live + VOD) streaming minutes, excludes co-viewing for growth.

7NEWS.com.au: Nielsen DCR monthly tagged, digital C/M, avg monthly UA 2020 Jan-Oct, YOY based on Jun-Dec 2019 avg monthly UA (7NEWS launch date), Jan-Oct 2020 avg monthly UA.

SAS Australia

SAS Australia scores big for 7 and 7plus

By 7plus, SEVEN

Biggest new TV show of 2020

After six weeks of punishing conditions, extreme physical tests, sleep deprivation and intense interrogations, the Seven Network’s latest hit show, SAS Australia, reached its dramatic conclusion last night.

The final episode – which saw comedian Merrick Watts, rugby union player Nick Cummins and AFLW star Sabrina Frederick pass SAS selection – drew a national audience of 1.04 million.

In the capital cities, it captured 767,000 viewers and dominated its timeslot with a commercial share of 42.0% in 25 to 54s, 47.5% in 16 to 39s and 35.4% in total people.

Across its debut season, SAS Australia achieved a total video audience of 1.35 million, making it the biggest new show of 2020.

SAS Australia’s total video audience included a broadcast audience of 1.13 million on Channel 7 and a record-breaking catch-up audience of 228,000 on 7plus.

SAS Australia shattered 7plus records, becoming the biggest show in the history of Australia’s #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD service in record time. The premiere episode now has a BVOD audience of 414,000, with subsequent episodes seeing similar BVOD audiences. Seven’s Network

SAS Australia has broken records all over the place. It’s the biggest show ever on 7plus and the biggest new TV show of the year.

Angus Ross, Director of Programming
The Front Bar - Cricket Edition

Front Bar pads up for two cricket specials

By 7SPORT, SEVEN

Don’t miss all the laughs on Channel 7 and 7plus 

Everyone’s favourite sports show has put the footy away and unwrapped a brand-new Kookaburra as The Front Bar turns its attention to the Seven Network’s Summer of Cricket with two special editions.

With a star-studded line-up headed by Mick Molloy, Andy Maher and Andy Lee, The Front Bar team will take the field this Thursday at 8.30pm, and back up at the same time next Thursday, 3 December.

Both specials will air nationally on Channel 7, with the team vowing to come off the long run as they tackle the burning issues ahead of the WBBL Finals, BBL 10 and the Aussie men’s blockbuster Test Series against India.

Front Bar skipper, Mick Molloy, said: “Footy season may be over but I’m still here at Channel 7 because I’ve refused to leave the studio, Donald Trump style.”

There will be plenty of tall tales this Thursday night when legendary Aussie spearhead Merv Hughes joins the team at the bar, while Australian Test captain Tim Paine will also be part of the fun.

Surf’s up on Seven and 7plus

By SEVEN, SPORT

Seven extends partnership with World Surf League

The world’s best surfers will continue to thrill fans live and free on the Seven Network, with the network extending its partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) to cover surfing’s biggest and most iconic events.

In a massive coup for surfing lovers, all of the WSL’s live contests and highlights shows across the 2021 season will be broadcast across the Seven Network and live-streamed on 7plus, Australia’s #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD platform.

Seven’s coverage will include every event of the world’s premier surfing competition, the WSL Championship Tour, along with the Challenger Series, Big Wave at Large and Longboard Tour.

There’s no cooler or more captivating sport than surfing so we’re rapt to continue our partnership with the World Surf League. We can’t wait to bring fans the world’s very best surfers competing in the world’s most prestigious events over the next year – all of it live and free on Seven and 7plus.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

The elite shortboard action gets underway on 4 December when the WSL Championship Tour makes its long-awaited return after a 10-month hiatus with the women’s Maui Pro. Reigning world champion Carissa Moore, former Aussie world champs Stephanie Gilmore and Tyler Wright, and American prodigy Caroline Marks will headline a stellar field.

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