Ratings: Big Bash hits new audience high

Last night’s Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers match from the Adelaide Oval recorded the biggest TV audience for a Big Bash League game ever outside of a final.

Session 2 had a metro audience of 983,000 after 878,000 watched Session 1. 475,000 stayed on for the post game program helping to lift Ten’s main channel to the number one spot for the night.

With the addition of multichannels, Nine had the biggest network share with 27.5% nationally on the back of wins in Sydney and Brisbane. Ten’s share was 25.6% winning Melbourne and Adelaide and tying with Seven for the number one spot in Perth. Seven that was third nationally with 23.7% with ABC on 14.7% and SBS with 8.5%. Nine won 25-54 while Ten was ahead in 18-49 and 16-39.

Outside of Nine News (1,004,000 and 946,000) and A Current Affair (736,000), Border Rico (511,000 and 499,000) and We’re the Millers were Nine’s best while the afternoon’s Hot Seat had 479,000.

Over on Ten, The Project (584,000 and 483,000), Family Feud (515,000) and Ten Eyewitness News (528,000) all made the top 20.

Seven News (1,049,000 and 999,000) was the most popular news service with Border Security (771,000) also doing well. The geeks of The Big Bang Theory (570,000 and 563,000) did better than the previous week’s The Muppets with The Chase (649,000 and 423,000) gaining dominance in the afternoon. Later, Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares had 356,000 and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 328,000.

ABC News (723,000) and 7.30 (583,000) made the top 20 but overall, ABC struggled with Restoration Man (477,000) and Kangaroo Dundee (374,000) failing to gain traction while Inside Men had just 266,000.

SBS’s Prince Phillip: The Plot to Make a King (446,000) and The Mekong River with Sue Perkins topped that broadcaster’s night.

Sunrise won the breakfast TV battle with 303,000 ahead of Today 244,000 and ABC News Breakfast (93,000 and 39,000). Later, Seven’s The Morning Show with 159,000 was ahead of Nine’s Mornings (115,000) while Studio 10 did well with 101,000.

In the afternoon Nine’s Afternoon News 5pm had 341,000, Seven News at 4pm had 282,000 and 4.30 had 267,000 with Nine’s Afternoon News on 233,000 after Nine News Now had 168,000.

See Tuesday 5 January 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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