Records fell across the board last night as this season’s Big Bash final became the most watched game in the league’s five year history.
The second session of the game won by Sydney Thunder had 1.3 million capital city viewers and was the night’s number one program.
Session one secured 1,130,000 with 709,000 for the Preview program and 607,000 for the Post-Game segment. Earlier, The Big BBL Show had 416,000 and the Women’s Big Bash Final averaged 204,000.
The results were up 15% for session two and 21% for session one compared to the previous season and helped give Ten the number one spot in overnight ratings. Overall, the 2015-16 Big Bash results are up 25% from the previous season and have seen the network has recurred its best summer ratings since 2004-05.
Last night Ten secured a 30.3% network share; the seventh day of the Australian Open saw Seven grab 27.5% with Nine on 20.6%, ABC 15.5% and SBS with 6.1%.
Seven’s Tennis coverage had 776,000 for the night, 432,000 for the day and 397,000 for the late night segment after Seven News averaged 812,000. The 7Two coverage recorded 245,000 in preliminary numbers with the Preview show earlier on 152,000.
Over on Nine, Nine News was the top bulletin for the night on 928,000 with 60 Minutes managing 618,000 against tough competition. Animal Super Parents then had 343,000 and The Mentalist ended with 192,000 and 189,000. In the afternoon, Customs had 259,000 (4 cities) and Nine’s 5pm bulletin 235,000.
ABC’s line-up saw ABC News (670,000) and Vera (623,000) take out top ten positions with Grand Designs next best with 601,000 and Antiques Roadshow on 249,000.
Neanderthal Apocalypse (249,000) and SBS World News (129,000) were best for SBS.
Weekend Sunrise had 290,000 (178,000 for Early Sunrise) while on Nine, Weekend Today had 238,000 (170,000 Early Today).
See Sunday 24 January 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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