Ratings: Big Bash thriller delivers Ten four wins in a row

Ten had its fourth straight overnight ratings win last night thanks to the Big Bash last over thriller.

Ten’s coverage of the Hobart Hurricanes win over Melbourne Renegades was a winner with viewers, with 907,000 watching Session Two after 794,000 saw Session One. Along with the post match coverage (480,000) the telecast was number one in its timeslot across the capital cities in all age groups.

Ten secured a network share of 28.8% with Seven second on 26.1%. That pushed Nine to third with 22.0% while ABC had 16.5% and SBS 6.7%. Ten won key demographics and all markets except Perth where Seven was number one though Ten’s multichannel ONE did well out west with a 15.0% share.

Also on Ten, The Project averaged 476,000 and 306,000 after Ten Eyewitness News had 428,000 and Family Feud 373,000. Later, Blue Bloods had 184,000 in preliminary numbers.

Seven News was the night’s number one program with 980,000 watching at 6pm, dropping to 919,000 at 6.30pm. Highway Cops that followed rated 546,000 and the afternoon’s The Chase was next best for the network with 575,000 and 358,000. Later, three Big Bang Theory episodes had 391,000, 378,000 and 398,000 followed by the movie Django Unchained that saw 315,000 tune in.

Meanwhile for Nine, Nine News (853,000 and 834,000) and A Current Affair (697,000) delivered its best results. Great Getaways slipped from last week to 478,000 with _The Ugly Trut_h that followed on 333,000. In the afternoon, Hot Seat managed 426,000.

ABC News (691,000) was the public broadcaster’s only top ten entry with 691,000 while 7.30 with 566,000 ranked eleventh for the night. Next best, Would I Lie to You? was steady with 437,000 while Restoration Man had 381,000 and Restoration Australia just 294,000.

Great British Railway Journeys (232,000) and Destination Flavour Singapore (187,000) were best for SBS.

At breakfast, Sunrise continued its winning streak with 301,000 while Today had 262,000 and ABC News Breakfast 80,0000 and 63,000. Later, Seven’s The Morning Show had 123,000, Studio 10 had an audience of 110,000 just ahead of Nine’s Today Extra with 109,000.

Afternoon News numbers included Seven News at 4.30 (205,000), Nine Afternoon News (203,000), Seven News at 4 (185,000).

See Thursday 12 January 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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