TV ratings: Seven Network takes top TV spot for 2021
Shortly after winning in the 2021 TV audience survey year, Seven Network took the top spot in TV for the calendar year.
Seven delivered more No.1 results than any other network in 2021, with the most watched shows in Australia. The network takes several top spots in the TV landscape including Best Sporting Event, Regular Series, Entertainment Show, News Show, Breakfast Show, Australian Drama, Daily Quiz, TV Show lifestyle and a morning show.
With a 39.6 percent commercial audience share of total people, the network was a clear winner, also taking the crown among people aged 16 to 39 and under 50.
Seven was the only network to increase its audience share with total people, 25 to 54, 16 to 39 and under 50 in 2021.
The most-watched event on the network was the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which saw 21 million Australians tune into Seven for live, free and exclusive coverage throughout the 17 days.
Seven West Media chief executive and chief executive James Warburton said the Games were “the biggest television and streaming event in Australian history.”
The AFL Grand Final, held here in Perth at Optus Stadium on September 25, drew 4.1 million spectators.
Mr Warburton was very pleased with the 2021 result.
âAfter a two-year hiatus, Seven is back in its place as Australia’s most watched television network,â he said.
âReclaiming the crown of hearing over the calendar year and survey years, as well as seizing the No.1 position in BVOD, is a tribute to the talent and hard work of the team. Seven and the attractiveness of our content. “
Another attraction for viewers and the network was the final season of The Voice which reached the magical million viewers every night throughout the 2021 season.
The series took first place in regular series and entertainment programming with 2.11 million total national audiences.
It adds salt to the injury of rivals Nine who declared the show to be “the worst financial performer” after Seven snatched it from them.
The series will return later this year with The Voice Generations plus another standard season of The Voice, with judges Keith Urban, Jessica Mauboy, Rita Ora and Guy Sebastian returning to the Big Red Chair.
Other big winners in the network were 7News which took first place in the news program, Sunrise won the # 1 breakfast show, Home & Away the # 1 Australian drama, The Chase Australia the best daily quiz, Better Homes and Gardens the best lifestyle show, and The Morning Show the best morning show.
Seven’s director of network programming Angus Ross promises another great year for viewers with the network “determined to keep the crown in 2022”.
Seven’s Summer of Cricket is the perfect introduction to our great content for the first part of the New Year, including The Voice: Generations, new seasons of SAS Australia and Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, and the Games. Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, âsaid Ross.
This is just the start of a massive content program that also includes Farmer Wants A Wife with Samantha Armytage, XXII Commonwealth Games, Big Brother, AGT, Australian Idol, Apartment Rules, Claremont, Strike Force, Code 1 : minute by minute, Supercars, horse racing and the return of Aussies favorite food show, My Kitchen Rules.