4 Million Australians Watch New Year’s Eve Celebrations On ABC TV

ABC and ABC News 24 reached 4 million viewers in metro and regional markets across its New Year’s Eve 2014 coverage from 8:30pm last night, up from 3.7 million last year.

In Sydney, more than 1 in 4 tuned into ABC TV during the coverage.

Program Audiences:

  • The combined metro and regional audience for ABC TV’s New Year’s Eve: Welcome (20:30-20:55) was 782,000 on ABC.
  • The combined metro and regional audience for ABC TV’s New Year’s Eve: 9pm Family Fireworks (20:55-21:10) was 1.4 million on ABC and ABC News 24.
  • The combined metro and regional audience for ABC TV’s New Year’s Eve: Party (21:10-23:55) was 1 million on ABC.
  • The combined metro and regional audience for ABC TV’s New Year’s Eve: Midnight Fireworks (23:55-00:22) was 2 million on ABC and ABC News 24.

Metro Audiences

  • Last night, ABC was the leading channel in the metro markets with a 5 city prime-time share of 19.7%.
  • ABC TV’s New Year’s Eve: Midnight Fireworks was the No.1 program of the night with a 5 city audience of 1.4 million followed by the 9pm Family Fireworks with an audience of 1 million.
  • In Sydney, ABC also achieved a share of 27.9%.

Justin Holdforth, ABC Head of Sport and Events says: “The Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are an iconic and much loved event. I’m delighted that the ABC was again able to deliver a spectacular night of family entertainment to audiences across Australia”.

Top 10 programs – 5 City Metro

Rank Program Channel Audience Share %
 1 New Year’s Eve: Midnight Fireworks  ABC  1,372,000  53.2
 2 New Year’s Eve: Family Fireworks  ABC  1,007,000  29.4
 3 Nine News 9 889,000 27.5
 4 Nine News 6:30  9 834,000 25.8
 5 New Year’s Eve: Party ABC 768,000 26.8
 6 Seven News 7 702,000 21.8
 7 A Current Affair 9 636,000 19.5
 8 Seven News/Today Tonight 7 604,000 18.7
 9 New Year’s Eve: Welcome ABC 567,000 17.9
 10 ABC News-Ev ABC 545,000 16.8

Source: OzTAM & RegionalTAM overnight data. Reach is based on 5 minutes consecutive viewing.

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