Ratings: Last ball six gives Adelaide Strikers victory and ratings win for Ten

The last ball victory by the Adelaide Strikers helped the Ten Network to a prime time ratings win as cricket again delivered big audiences for an Australian TV network.

Last night’s game had 897,000 metro viewers for session two after 788,000 tuned in for session one. The close finish also gave the post-match program a boost with 631,000 watching. This lifted Ten to a 27.5% network share including a 37.7% share in Adelaide. Seven grabbed second with 24.0% and Nine was third with 23.3% while ABC had 16.7% and SBS 8.6%. Ten won the younger demographics as well as Melbourne and Adelaide. Nine won Sydney and Seven won Brisbane and Perth.

Also on Ten, The Project had 589,000 and 436,000, Ten Eyewitness News 528,000 and Family Feud 477,000.

Seven News (996,000 and 914,000) was best for its network. Highway Patrol (576,000) was down on last week and The Chase Australia failed to have an impact with its prime time edition on 535,000. Criminal Minds then had 449,000 and 443,000 with the afternoon edition of The Chase on 537,000 and 360.000.

Nine’s line-up included Nine News (958,000 and 943,000) and A Current Affair (720,000) both in the top ten but down from last week’s numbers. Later, RBT had 517,000 and 481,000 with Inside the Ku Klux Klan on 337,000. The afternoon’s Hot Seat averaged 456,000.

Meanwhile, ABC News (752,000) ranked in the top ten while 7.30 slipped to 528,000 and Miss Fisher’s Murders had 472,000 and Would I Lie to You? was next best with 430,000.

24 Hours in Emergency (282,000) and Australia with Simon Reeve (240,000) were best for SBS with The Missing on 173,000.

Today did well for Nine with 311,000 to better Seven’s Sunrise that slipped to 289,000 while ABC News Breakfast had 87,000 and 46,000.

Nine’s Mornings had 131,000, Seven’s The Morning Show 124,000 and Studio 10 92,000.

See Wednesday 13 January 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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