TOP TELLY

The most watched programs of all time

  1. Diana Spencer’s funeral (channels 9, 7, 10, ABC), 1997
  2. Olympic opening and closing ceremonies (7), 2000
  3. Wedding of Charles and Diana (9, 7, 10, ABC), 1981
  4. Cathy Freeman’s Olympic gold run (7), 2000
  5. Olympic swimming events (7), 2000
  6. The World of the Seekers (9), 1968
  7. The Sound of Music, first TV showing (9), 1977
  8. Roots miniseries (10), 1977
  9. The landing on the moon (9, 7, 10, ABC), 1969
  10. Royal Charity Concert from the Opera House—John Farnham, Peter Allen (9), 1980
  11. Boxing: Lionel Rose v Alan Rudkin (10), 1969
  12. LA Olympics opening ceremony (10), 1984
  13. Tennis: Australian Open final Lleyton Hewitt v Morat Safin (7), 2005
  14. Rugby World Cup final (7), 2003
  15. Holocaust miniseries (7), 1978
  16. Raiders of the Lost Ark first TV showing (10), 1985
  17. Great Moscow Circus (7), 1971
  18. Homicide (7), 1971
  19. The Dismissal miniseries (10), 1983
  20. Bodyline miniseries (10), 1984
  21. MasterChef winner announced (10), 2009
  22. Australian Idol final verdict (10), 2004
  23. Commonwealth Games opening ceremony (9), 2006
  24. The Block auction (9), 2003
  25. September 11 reportage on 12 September (9, 7, ABC), 2001
  26. Big Brother winner announced (10), 2004
  27. Against The Wind miniseries (7), 1978
  28. AFL Grand Final (7), 2005
  29. The National IQ Test (9), 2002
  30. World Cup Soccer Final (9), 2002

Source: OZTAM and ACNielsen