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Tokyo 2020 roars out of the blocks

By 7plus, Olympics, SEVEN

7plus smashes records, TV audiences surge

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are an instant hit with Australians, generating huge numbers across the Seven Network’s Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus.

After just three days, Tokyo 2020 has reached more than 13 million Australians on television and smashed streaming records.

Last night’s coverage and the Opening Ceremony on Friday night are already the two most-watched TV programs of 2021 and 7plus set new highs for streaming in Australia.

Some of the highlights of the past three days include:

Sunday night: 2.75 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.99 million in the capital cities, taking the crown as the most-watched TV program of 2021.

Opening Ceremony: 2.7 million viewers nationally on broadcast, 2.12 million in the capital cities, making it the second most-watched TV program of 2021. The capital city audience was up 31% on the number of viewers for the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2016, while the national audience was up 20%.

Sunday evening: 2.51 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.73 million in the capital cities.

Saturday night: 2.47 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.78 million in the capital cities.

Saturday evening: 2.4 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.73 million in the capital cities.

Countdown to Opening Ceremony: 2.24 million viewers nationally, 1.64 million in the capital cities.

7mate: 17.4% commercial audience share on Saturday night, its highest ever prime time share.

7plus: Set a new Australian streaming record on Saturday, with 238.7 million minutes streamed (including co-viewing), more than three times the previous record which was held by a State of Origin rugby league match.

7plus: Broke its own record on Sunday, with 272.8 million minutes streamed – excluding co-viewing.

The reaction from Australians to our exclusive, live and free coverage on Seven and 7plus has been extraordinary. The audience numbers have exceeded our forecasts on every level, including 2.3 million reach on 7plus alone.

New viewing records are being set on a daily basis which is great news for our partners, sponsors and dynamic packages. Marketers have well and truly embraced Tokyo 2020 and now that the Games have started, we’re seeing record results with brands capitalising with short-term broadcast and digital investment.

Kurt Burnette, Seven West Media Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Olympics

Olympic Games 23 July-8 August
Paralympic Games 24 August-5 September
Tokyo 2020 live and free on Seven and 7plus

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7plus sets new Australian streaming record

By 7plus, Olympics

More than 238 million minutes streamed!

The first day of competition in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 saw the Seven Network’s 7plus platform achieve a gold medal of its own: the record for the biggest day of live streaming in Australian television history.

An extraordinary 238.7 million minutes were streamed on 7plus yesterday, shattering the previous record of 86 million for the State of Origin rugby league match on 14 July this year.

The 7plus total comprised 207.9 million live streamed minutes and 30.8 million video-on-demand minutes. As a result, 7plus captured a record-setting 93.5% share of commercial free-to-air live streaming, and an 80.9% share of total minutes (live plus VOD).

It also marked a record for 7plus in terms of advertising revenue booked in one day.

We knew the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 would be a massive event across both digital and broadcast, but the numbers on 7plus have exceeded all of our expectations and set a new standard for streaming in Australia.

Tokyo 2020 will be the biggest digital media event Australia has ever seen. If we are setting new streaming numbers after just one day, imagine what the next fortnight or so is going to look like.

Australians have really embraced the innovative and incredibly comprehensive coverage on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus, with a viewer experience and features that have never been seen here before. We’re delighted with how people are responding to our coverage.

Gereurd Roberts, Seven West Media Chief Digital Officer

Olympic Games 23 July-8 August
Paralympic Games 24 August-5 September
Tokyo 2020 live and free on Seven and 7plus

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7plus smashes 2021 record

By 7plus

New landmark set even before Tokyo 2020 begins

Even before they officially start tomorrow, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are breaking records for the Seven Network’s 7plus platform.

Yesterday 7plus set a new record for the number of minutes live streamed this year, at 45.9 million minutes. It was the second biggest event in the history of 7plus, behind the Rio Olympics 2016 (all days).

Fuelled by the Matildas and the Aussie Spirit’s pre-Opening Ceremony matches, the platform captured a 56.1% share of commercial free-to-air live streaming, and a 44.4% share of total (live plus VOD minutes).

Even before Tokyo 2020 formally starts, Australians are flocking to 7plus to cheer on their teams.

Tokyo 2020 will not only be the world’s biggest sporting event, it will also be the biggest digital event in Australian history. If yesterday was any indication – and we think it was – the audiences are going to be enormous.

7plus is the only place to watch over 40 channels of sport, see what’s on when, create a watchlist to follow your favourite events, choose a language or catch up on highlights – the most live streams ever hosted by an Australian broadcaster. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are just one click away on your smart TV, mobile, tablet or computer.

Gereurd Roberts, Seven West Media Chief Digital Officer

New features added to 7plus for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 include:

  • Watchlist: Provides users with the ability to add their favourite sports to an easily discoverable watchlist.
     
  • Continue Watching: This gives signed-in users the ability to watch a sport full replay and pick up where they left off via the continue watching carousel located on their home screen.
     
  • Captions: Live and VOD (including multilingual): To provide the ultimate accessible viewing experience for all users, it’s important to provide captioning to ensure as many users as possible can watch their favourite sports, events and highlights.
     
  • Autoplay: The autoplay functionality provides viewers with a simple way to binge multiple event replays, highlights and sports minis without needing to lift a finger. It simply plays the next relevant piece of content.
     
  • Chromecast and Airplay: As most people own multiple devices, including smart TVs and mobile phones, it’s becoming ever more important to provide a streaming service that supports this behaviour. The 7plus app allows users to either Chromecast or Airplay content to their Chromecast or Airplay compatible device. This allows users to stream Tokyo 2020 on 7plus no matter the age of their television device.
     
  • HD /SD selector: The 7plus player provides users with the ability to toggle between HD/SD to allow for the best and most data efficient streaming.
     
  • Freeze Frame: A select, scaled range of devices have been enabled with Freeze Frame ads that appear as an overlay whenever a user pauses the content.
     

Seven fires up in first half

By SEVEN

#1 network for past nine consecutive weeks
#1 network for 14 of past 26 weeks
#1 news program: 7NEWS
#1 breakfast TV program: Sunrise
#1 winter sport: AFL
#1 Australian drama: Home and Away
#1 nightly game show: The Chase Australia
#1 multichannel group: 7two, 7mate, 7flix

The Seven Network has finished the first half of the year with strong momentum ahead of the highly anticipated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Seven ranked #1 in 14 of the past 26 weeks and is the only commercial free-to-air television network to increase its audience share during the first half of the calendar ratings year.

Seven’s tally of #1 weeks includes wins across the past nine consecutive weeks. From late April to yesterday, Seven was the #1 network in total people, people 25 to 54 and 16 to 39s.

Seven’s success on television has been matched by the strong performance of 7plus, which increased its audience 18% in the past three months.  

Our strategy of investing in new and proven content across television and digital is delivering powerful results.

Seven is the only network that has grown its audience share this year in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people. Since late April, we have been #1 every week in those three demographics and in under 50s.

The tentpole shows Big Brother and Dancing With The Stars: All Stars delivered great results, as did 7NEWS Spotlight and our dominant content ‘spine’ of 7NEWS, Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Chase, Home and Away and Better Homes and Gardens. The AFL is Australia’s #1 winter sport by a significant margin and Supercars have roared back onto Seven in a big way,” he said.

At the same time, 7plus is having a remarkable year. It continues to drive the digital transformation of our business and is drawing new users, day in, day out.

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

After a successful first half, we are ready to deliver our strongest second-half content line-up in many years, with the best sport on TV, the best news and public affairs content, and an impressive collection of proven entertainment hits.

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be the biggest media event in a long time. Before they start, we have the new season of our #1 entertainment show last year, Farmer Wants A Wife. After the Olympics, we head straight into the brilliant new season of The Voice, an incredible new series of SAS Australia that takes the format to a whole new and shocking level, and Big Brother VIP with the noisiest celebrity cast ever seen on Australian television.

We also have the AFL Final Series, Bathurst 1000, the best horse racing in Australia, and a lot more. It’s an incredible line-up, one that is on track to return Seven to market leadership in 2021. Summer brings the highly anticipated Ashes Test series, and the BBL and WBBL, and then the Olympic Winter Games Beijing to launch 2022.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Director of Network Programming

We delivered excellent results for our partners in the first half of 2021 and the second half is going to be even better.

Our line-up of tentpole shows is best in market. 7NEWS, Sunrise, The Morning Show and The Chase dominate their timeslots. Home and Away is having a fantastic year. The AFL Final Series, horse racing and Supercars will be big winners with viewers and advertisers.

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be the country’s biggest-ever broadcast and digital event. For the first time in Australian free-to-air television history, there will be 45 dedicated Olympic Games channels across Seven and 7plus, all live, free and in HD. Let the games begin.

Kurt Burnette, Seven West Media Chief Revenue Officer

First half 2021 highlights

Commercial audience shares (%)

NetworkFirst half 2021First half 2020Change*
Total peopleSeven37.135.6+1.5
 Nine38.038.8-0.8
 1024.925.6-0.7
25 to 54sSeven33.232.1+1.1
 Nine37.238.2-1.0
 1029.629.7-0.2

Commercial audience shares (%)
25 April to 26 June

Network20212020Change*
Total peopleSeven39.137.0+2.1
 Nine36.236.20.0
 1024.726.9-2.1
25 to 54sSeven36.133.6+2.5
 Nine35.034.9+0.2
 1028.931.5-2.6
* Change in percentage points

NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

7NEWS Sunday

  • 1.5 million viewers nationally, 992,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 Sunday news program
  • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • 21% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 7% more in the capital cities

7NEWS Monday to Friday

  • 1.42 million viewers nationally, 939,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 weeknight news program
  • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • 27% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 5% more in the capital cities

7NEWS Saturday

  • 1.21 million viewers nationally, 787,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 Saturday news program
  • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • 20% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 5% more in the capital cities

7NEWS.com.au

  • #1 news website in 18 to 29s
  • #4 news website in total people

Sunrise

  • 439,000 viewers nationally, 254,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 breakfast TV program
  • Won every day in first half of 2021 (has won every day for more than three years)
  • 45% more viewers than Today nationally, 25% more in the capital cities

The Morning Show

  • 228,000 viewers nationally, 136,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 morning TV program
  • Won every day in first half of 2021
  • 46% more viewers than Today Extra nationally, 21% more in the capital cities

The Latest

  • 180,000 viewers nationally, 121,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 in timeslot in total people

7NEWS SPECIALS

7NEWS Spotlight: The Phenomenon

  • 1.18 million viewers nationally, 731,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 in its timeslot in total people and 25 to 54s
  • Increased timeslot audience 15% nationally year-on-year, 4% in the capital cities

7NEWS Spotlight: Craig McLachlan

  • Increased timeslot audience 7% in the capital cities year-on-year

7NEWS Spotlight: Martin Bryant’s Dark Secrets

  • 1.14 million viewers nationally, 737,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 in timeslot in total people

7NEWS Spotlight: Fight Of His Life

  • 916,000 viewers nationally, 719,000 in the capital cities

7NEWS Spotlight: Ride Of Your Life

  • 877,000 viewers nationally, 559,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 in its timeslot in total people

SPORT

AFL Premiership Season (to date)

  • 697,000 viewers nationally, 520,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 winter sport on TV
  • #1 in timeslot in footy markets in total people and 25 to 54s

Cricket

  • Test Cricket – Australia v India
    • First Test (Adelaide): Day/Night Test 685,000 viewers nationally, 460,000 in the capital cities  
    • Second Test (Melbourne): Boxing Day Test 843,000 viewers nationally, 562,000 in the capital cities
    • Third Test (Sydney): 785,000 viewers nationally, up 20% on 2018-19 Fourth Test; 537,000 in the capital cities
    • Fourth Test (Brisbane): averaged 727,000, up 11% on 2018-19 Fourth Test; 483,000 in the capital cities  
  • Big Bash League
    • Grand Final Day 867,000 viewers nationally, 562,000 in the capital cities
    • Series: 560,000 viewers nationally, 347,000 in the capital cities

Supercars

  • Seven’s two rounds averaged 332,000 nationally, 180,000 in the capital cities
  • Audience up 28% in total people on Network 10’s first rounds in 2020, up 19% in 25 to 54s
  • 7plus: 5.6 million live streaming minutes across two rounds’ race days

The Front Bar

  • 444,000 viewers nationally, 338,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 sport entertainment program in Melbourne

ENTERTAINMENT

Dancing With The Stars: All Stars

  • Finale Winner Announced: 1.33 million viewers nationally, 881,000 in the capital cities
  • Finale: 1.3 million viewers nationally, 852,000 in the capital cities
  • Launch: 1.2 million viewers nationally, 816,000 in the capital cities
  • Series: 1.06 million viewers nationally, 711,000 in the capital cities
  • Increased timeslot audience 18% in total people year-on-year in the capital cities
  • 35 million minutes streamed
  • Over 26.4 million total social media impressions
  • 4.1 million social engagements
  • 4.5 million social video views

Big Brother (series to date)

  • Launch: 1.03 million viewers nationally, 740,000 in the capital cities
  • Series: 927,000 viewers nationally, 644,000 in the capital cities
  • Increased timeslot audience 10% in 25 to 54s and 19% in 16 to 39s year-on-year in the capital cities
  • 392 million minutes streamed
  • Over 80 million total social media impressions
  • 6.1 million social engagements
  • 27.8 million social video views

Holey Moley

  • Launch: 1.67 million viewers nationally, 1.1 million in the capital cities
  • Series: 980,000 viewers nationally, 639,000 in the capital cities
  • Increased timeslot audience 21% in 25 to 54s, 30% in 16 to 39s and 8% in total people year-on-year in the capital cities
  • 62 million minutes streamed

Home and Away

  • 924,000 viewers nationally, 560,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 Australian drama
  • Most streamed drama series on BVOD. Up 40% year-on-year.
  • BVOD minutes streamed up 40%
  • 2 million total social followers
  • 76.7 million social impressions
  • 4.5 million total social engagements
  • 8.8 million social video views

The Chase Australia

  • 814,000 viewers nationally, 499,000 in the capital cities
  • Won every week in first half of 2021

Better Homes and Gardens:

  • 695,000 viewers nationally, 415,000 in the capital cities
  • #1 lifestyle show
  • 20 million streaming minutes

7PLUS

  • #2 commercial free-to-air BVOD platform
  • 36% share of commercial free-to-air BVOD market
  • Active users up 6% year-on-year
  • Audience up 18% in the past three months on the previous three months

7TWO, 7MATE, 7FLIX

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

Source: OzTAM (Metro Broadcast and National BVOD), RegionalTAM (Comb. Agg Markets). Wks 1-26 2021. Primetime: 1800-2400. Metro unless stated otherwise. #1 Genres: Commercial FTA Networks, The Chase Australia #1 Game show for nightly (M-F) telecasts, excl one eps weekly programs. Timeslot growth for programs based on same day/timeslot previous year, metro, Cons7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm telecast (excl 5pm). Seven News Number 1 (1800-1900 M-F) Excluding Specials, Seven News Number 1 (1800-1900 Sunday) Excluding Specials, Seven News Number 1 (1800-1900 Sat) excluding specials, Sunrise Number 1 Breakfast Sunrise v Today (exactly match) (excl all other coding), The Morning Show Number 1 Morning Today Extra v The Morning Show (exact match) exclude all other coding). Data: Consolidated 7 (Live + As Live + TSV7) prior L7D, Overnight L7D. BVOD (Live + VOD, incl co-viewing).  Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Monthly-Tagged, January – May 2021, P18-29, Digital C/M, Text, Current Event and Global News subcategory, UA. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Monthly-Tagged, May 2021, P2+ Digital C/M, Text, Current Event and Global News subcategory, UA   

Supercars return home in triumph

By 7SPORT, SPORT

Bathurst 500 up 28% from 2020

Seven captures 80% of all TV viewers

The Seven Network’s multi-platform coverage of the Supercars Repco Mount Panorama 500 in Bathurst on the weekend was a big winner with sports fans around the country.

The return of Supercars to its natural home on Channel 7 and 7mate reached 2.34 million Australians across Saturday and Sunday.

Seven’s average TV audience was up 28% on the opening round of the Supercars Championship last year. 

In addition to the huge broadcast audience, the ad-free live-streamed coverage of the race on 7plus – Australia’s #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD platform – was a hit. More than four million minutes were streamed across the weekend, including 978,000 for yesterday’s race.

Eighty per cent of all TV viewers for Supercars on Saturday and Sunday tuned into Seven, and Seven had 296% more viewers than pay TV across the weekend*.

On Sunday, an average of 540,000 people nationally tuned in to watch Shane van Gisbergen complete a clean sweep of the weekend with a dominant victory in Race 2.

In the capital cities, yesterday’s race drew 290,000 viewers and was #1 in its timeslot among 25 to 54s, men 25 to 54 and total people.

The Saturday race recorded 520,000 viewers nationally and 286,000 in the capital cities, ranking #1 in its timeslot.

Audience highlights, Sunday race:

  • • National audience reach across the day: 1.72 million
  • • National average broadcast audience for race 2: 540,000
    • • Up 12% on race 2, round 1, 2020
  • • #5 program nationally in men 25 to 54, #9 in 25 to 54s
  • • Capital city average broadcast audience for race 2: 290,000
    • • Up 6% on race 2, round 1, 2020
  • • Regional average broadcast audience for race 2: 249,000
    • • Up 19% on race 2, round 1, 2020
  • • Capital city timeslot rankings: #1 in men 25 to 54, #1 in 25 to 54s, #1 in total people for race 2

Audience highlights, Saturday race:

  • • National audience reach across the day: 1.64 million
  • • National average broadcast audience for race 1: 520,000
    • • Up 34% on race 1, round 1, 2020
  • • #1 program nationally in men 25 to 54, #4 in 25 to 54s, #9 in total people
  • • Capital city average broadcast audience for race 1: 286,000
    • • Up 28% on race 1, round 1, 2020
  • • Regional average broadcast audience for race 1: 234,000
    • • Up 43% on race 1, round 1, 2020
  • • Capital city timeslot rankings: #1 in men 25 to 54, #1 in 25 to 54s, #1 in total people
  • for race 1

The Repco Mount Panorama 500 was the first of six blockbuster Supercars events on Seven and 7plus in 2021. The rest of the year will bring:

  • • Darwin Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway, 19-20 June
  • • NTI Townsville, Reid Park Street Circuit, 10-11 July
  • • Sydney SuperNight, Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, 21-22 August
  • • Repco Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, 8-10 October
  • • Season finale: Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, 4-5 December

Highlights from the other races of the 2021 Supercars Championship will be replayed on Seven and 7plus the same day of the race.

*Foxtel and Foxtel Go only as Kayo numbers are not officially measured
Source: OzTAM (Metro FTA, National STV and BVOD), RegionalTAM (Comb. Agg markets, incl WA). Round 1 2021 v Round 1 2020.

Phil Goyen

7NEWS.com.au #1 with young Australians

By 7NEWS
Phil Goyen

• #1 news website for under 40s
• Average daily unique audience: 1.29 million
• Average monthly page views: 69.7 million
• Australia’s #1 social news brand
• Australia’s #1 digital news show, The Latest

7NEWS.com.au has cemented its position as the leading news website for Australians aged under 40, according to new data from Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR).

The Nielsen DCR report for November shows 7NEWS.com.au was the #1 news website among hard-to-reach young Australians: it was #1 overall among women under 35 and the #1 commercial news website among men under 40. The website’s total unique audience in November was 9.52 million, up 14.2% on November last year.

The new numbers follow an outstanding year for the Seven Network’s news website, which has built an average daily unique audience of 1.29 million.

Across 2020, 7NEWS.com.au has seen an average of 69.7 million page views a month.

7NEWS.com.au is now Australia’s largest social news brand, reaching more than 13.2 million people or more than 50% of the population.

It is also home to Australia’s #1 digital news show, The Latest, which was racked up more than 400 million views since it launched in August 2019.

The success of The Latest has made 7NEWS.com.au one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in Australia. The number of subscribers has jumped 244% over the past year, while the number of minutes watched has soared 1740%.

Exclusive reporting and content have been critical to 7NEWS.com.au’s rapid growth and early next year it will launch two new original shows:

Doing Life Differently With Ciaran Lyons, a made-for-mobile documentary series that explores Australia’s hidden worlds including swingers, furries and Satanists.

Happening Now, a daily made-for-mobile digital news show.

With content from Australia’s most-watched television news service, 7NEWS, plus a digital newsroom dedicated to local breaking news and original reporting and content, 7NEWS.com.au has become a significant force in just 18 months.

I’m thrilled with the community we’ve been able to build in such a short amount of time. We think about the 7NEWS.com.au audience 24/7, we’re entirely here for them and I look forward to connecting with even more Aussies as we grow and evolve.

I’m also extremely excited about our new original shows for 2021. I can’t wait for the world to see them.

Phil Goyen, Head of 7NEWS Digital
Sunrise and The Morning Show

Sunrise and The Morning Show on top

By 7NEWS, SEVEN

#1 in ratings year and #1 as summer starts

Fresh from winning the 2020 ratings battle, Sunrise and The Morning Show’s dominance of breakfast and morning TV is rolling into summer.

Last week Sunrise was the #1 breakfast TV program with an average 448,000 viewers nationally and a big lead over its nearest rival. The Morning Show also claimed the #1 spot, with 215,000 viewers nationally.

Eleven share points greater than its nearest commercial rival. A staggering result for Sunrise in 2020, maintaining the record ratings of 2019, reflecting how Australia chose to wake up and get their news and information.

From 5.30am through to 9am and then The Morning Show through to 11.30am, our teams delivered the most watched daily six hours of live television across the country every morning of every week. In television nothing can be taken for granted, least of all a trusting and expanding audience.

Craig McPherson, Network Director of News and Public Affairs

This has been a year like no other. Bringing breaking news to viewers has been a logistical challenge, but it has also never been more crucial. We are grateful to Australia for trusting Sunrise in even larger numbers during these times. I thank Kochie, Sam, Nat, Beretts, Eddy, Sam Mac and the entire team behind the cameras for their hard work and their dedication. Most importantly, thank you for watching.

Michael Pell, Executive Producer, Sunrise

In a trying year, the true test of a program is the loyalty of its viewers. To remain #1 for 13 years is more than an achievement – it’s a privilege, and one Larry, Kylie and the team don’t take for granted. We can’t wait to be back in 2021.

Sarah Stinson, Executive Producer, The Morning Show,

2020 highlights

SUNRISE:

  • • #1 breakfast TV program nationally and in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Perth
  • • Won every day of the survey year, for the second year in a row
  • • Averaged 480,000 daily viewers nationally, 279,000 in the capital cities
  • • Reached over 2.5 million national viewers on average each week
  • • Increased audience year-on-year
  • • Double-digit audience growth in Sydney across key demographics
  • • Dominated key demographics including 25 to 54s, 18 to 49s and shoppers

THE MORNING SHOW:

  • • #1 morning TV program nationally and in all capital cities
  • • Won its timeslot for survey year
  • • Averaged 252,000 daily viewers nationally, 151,000 in the capital cities
  • • Reached 1.75 million national viewers on average each week
  • • Up 5% on 2019 in 25 to 54s, up 8% in 16 to 39s, up 13% in total people
  • • Dominated key demographics including 25 to 54s, 18 to 49s and shoppers

Get involved:
Facebook @Sunrise @morningshowon7
Twitter @sunriseon7 @morningshowon7
Instagram sunriseon7 morningshowon7
#SunriseOn7 #TMS7
7plus

Source: OzTAM (Metro), RegionalTAM (Comb. Agg Markets). Combined/National: Metro + Regional. W/C 29/11/2020. Network National Reach estimate based on Metro + Regional for minimum of 5 consecutive minutes of Sunrise/TMS (includes Early/Late/Weekends) viewed on Seven Network. Average audience based on Sunrise/Today, TMS/Today-Extra (excludes Early, Late, Weekends). Data: Overnight

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.

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