Sunday TV Wrap: Fire Fight Australia Concert Douses Seven’s Woes

Sunday TV Wrap: Fire Fight Australia Concert Douses Seven’s Woes

Sunday was a good day for bushfire relief organisations and in turn, a good day for Seven.

Seven was the official broadcaster of Fire Fight Australia Concert, a national bushfire relief concert held at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 16 Feb. Funds raised from the event will go towards the countless homes destroyed and animals killed in the bushfires that have devastated Australia.

A fantastic initiative (and by all accounts a fantastic concert, too), Fire Fight Australia Concert also put a halt to Seven’s woes, with the broadcaster struggling through summer and the start of ratings season.

Seven’s primary channel won the night with 31.0 per cent. Meanwhile, Nine’s main channel did 24.1 per cent, and 10 did 7.2 per cent, according to OzTAM metro numbers.

The late session of the concert pulled an audience of just over one million, while the overall broadcast averaged 953,000. Over at Nine, no surprises that MAFS was the most-watched show of the night across metro cities, with 1.1 million Aussies tuning in. 10’s best of the night was Dancing With the Stars with 348,000 viewers.

Here’s how the rest of the night ran.


News did 855,000, 60 Minutes did 772,000, while Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein did 267,000.


News did 979,000, Fire Fight Australia afternoon did 828,000 – while day did 543,000. Weekend Sunrise did 270,000, and a 911 encore did 262,000.


DWTS elimination did 327,000, while The Sunday Project did 280,000.


ABC news did 665,000, Grand Design did 510,000, Midsomer Murders did 491,000 and Insiders did 292,000.

All channels share

Across all channels, Seven won the night with 38.0 per cent, Nine did 30.8 per cent, ABC had 14.0 per cent, 10 did 11.7 per cent and SBS did 5.5 per cent.

Demographic breakdown (all channels) 

People 25-54

  1. Seven – 38.3 per cent
  2. Nine – 36.6 per cent
  3. 10 – 13.0 per cent

People 16-39

  1. Seven – 39.2 per cent
  2. Nine – 38.0 per cent
  3. 10 – 13.3 per cent




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