ABC Australia: New Years Eve celebration ratings top 3.7 million


3.7 million Australians watched New Year’s Eve celebrations on ABC TV last night…

ABC, ABC3 and ABC News 24 reached 3.7 million viewers in metro and regional markets across its New Year coverage from 8:30pm last night.

Audiences peaked at 1.9 million for the ABC TV’s New Years Eve: Midnight Fireworks on ABC and ABC News 24. (combined metro and regional audience)

ABC TV’s New Years Eve: Family Fireworks at 9pm was watched by 1.3 million on ABC, ABC News 24 and ABC3. (combined metro and regional audience)

In Sydney, 1 in 4 tuned into ABC TV during the coverage last night.

Metro Audiences
Last night, ABC was the leading channel in the metro markets with a five city prime-time share of 16.5%.
ABC was also the number one channel in Sydney with a share of 22.9%.
ABC TV’s New Year Eve: Midnight Fireworks was the No.1 program of the night with a five city audience of 1.3 million and a total TV share of 51.8%.
The Family Fireworks at 9pm achieved a 5 city audience of 829,000 (25.3%).

Richard Finlayson, ABC Director of Television said: “The Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are an iconic annual event that brings the nation together. ABC is the home of big national moments and celebrations and we’re delighted that our night of family entertainment brought so many people to the party around the country.”

Presented from outside the Sydney Opera House on the spectaucular Sydney Harbour, ABC TV presented a four-hour live show, hosted by Eddie Perfect, Justine Clarke and Ella Hooper, and featuring and an amazing line up of family entertainment, comedy and music.