2015 ARIA Awards TV Ratings Take Massive Drop From Last Year

27 November 2015 | 11:20 am | Staff Writer

The numbers weren't pretty.

It was a big night for Australian music at last night's ARIA Awards, but now that the dust has settled it appears that it wasn't as big of a hit with TV audiences around the country, with ratings showing a huge drop from last year's ceremony. 

According to TV Tonight, even the pulling power of UK mega-star Ed Sheeran wasn't enough as the 2015 ARIAs drew an audience of 461,000 on the Ten Network, a far cry from last year's figures of 570,000.

The red carpet broadcast pulled in even poorer numbers, drawing an audience of just 406,000.

To be fair it was a slow night for Australian TV last night, with no program on any network cracking an audience of one million, though out of the top 20, the ARIAs finished at #18, while the red carpet finished last at #20.

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There was one positive to come out of the broadcast however, as the show topped the 16-39 demographic, alongside fellow Ten show, The Project.

While the figures were low, it still surpassed ratings from 2013 (337,000), 2012 (304,000) and 2011 (369,000).

Check out all our ARIAs red carpet coverage here and for a look at all the 2015 winners, click here.