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Subscription programming​

Top TV channels (free-to-air and subscription TV) all viewers in subscription TV households, 2004

In 2004 the top five subscription TV channels watched in subscription TV households included two general entertainment channels (Fox 8 and TV1), one children’s (Disney) and two sports (Fox Sport 1 and 2). While, according to OzTAM, four of the five free-to-air TV channels rated higher than all the subscription TV channels, total free-to-air viewing was less – 48 per cent compared to 52 per cent in subscription TV homes.

Free-to-air channels highlighted and in bold.

Channels Share of viewing (%)
Total subscription TV 52.0
9 + Affiliates 16.4
7 + Affiliates 13.5
Ten + Affiliates 10.9
ABC 5.2
Fox 8 3.9
TV1 3.7
Disney Channel 2.5
Fox Sports 2 2.4
Fox Sports 1 2.3
Lifestyle 2.2
Showtime 2.1
UKTV 2.0
Arena 1.8
Discovery 1.6
Nickelodeon 1.6
Fox Classics 1.4
Movie One 1.4
Cartoon Network 1.3
Showtime Greats 1.3
Sky News 1.2
SBS 1.2
Comedy Channel 1.1
History Channel 1.1
National Geographic 1.0
W 0.9
Fox Footy 0.8
Movie Extra 0.8
Channel V 0.7
Hallmark 0.7
max 0.7
MTV 0.7
Movie Greats 0.6
Animal Planet 0.5
ESPN 0.4
Ovation 0.2
CNBC Australia 0.1
Other subscription TV 8.6
Total free-to-air TV 48.0

Source: 2004 OzTAM Ratings Snapshot, includes 24 hour, 52 weeks, 2004 Total People Share of Viewing in National Subscription TV Homes.

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