Australian payless sales slump, pay-per-view ratings down
Payless car sale sales in Australia fell in April to their lowest level since December 2015, but the number of cars sold per hour fell slightly to the lowest level on record, according to new data.
The latest figures showed that a record 12.2 million vehicles were sold during the period ending on March 31, 2018, a decline of 2.5 per cent on the same period last year.
The data, which includes sales of new and used cars, show that car sales in the month ended April were down by 0.1 per cent, or 2.2m, compared with the same month last year, when the figure was 2.6m.
While sales fell on a year-on-year basis, pay per view ratings were up 1.4 per cent to 1.7m viewers on the pay-TV service.
The drop was largely attributed to the rise in the number sold in the first quarter of the year, the data showed.
Australia’s top-rated pay-for-view show, The Walking Dead, dropped to No.1 in the Nielsen ratings after being the No.2 show for the entire month of April.
On pay-subscription service Crunchyroll, the live-action series Ghost in the Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson, was the most-watched anime series of the month, with 7.2million viewers.
It’s also been a rough month for the film industry, with the global box office down by nearly 6 per cent this year to $1.47 billion.