Ratings: Record ratings for Big Bash Game Two

The Big Bash League recorded its highest Session Two audience outside the finals for last night’s close contest that saw Brisbane Heat defeat Adelaide Strikers.

The Session Two audience was the number one show on Wednesday with 1.05 million metro viewers after Session One had 865,000. This boosted Ten to its second win of the week with a 31.8% audience share winning every market as well as key younger audience groups. In the 18-49 and 16-39 age groups Ten outrated the combined network share of Seven and Nine helped by a good multichannel performance including a 13.8% share for ONE in Perth.

Seven ranked second with 24.0% with Nine on 21.0%, ABC with 16.5% and SBS with 6.7%.

Earlier in Ten’s night, The Project’s audience was 552,000 and 333,000 with Ten Eyewitness News rating 396,000 and Family Feud 385,000. Later, the Big Bash Post Match had 396,000 and Hawaii Five-O 162,000.

Seven News continued to perform well with 903,000 and 827,000 with The Chase Australia Seven’s next best performer with 570,000 (396,000 at 5pm). Highway Cops rated 431,000 at 7pm with Highway Patrol on 555,000 and Air Rescue with 468,000. Later, Gold Coast Medical slipped to 365,000.

Nine News (793,000 and 779,000), A Current Affair (575,000) and Hot Seat (404,000) delivered Nine its best results. For the second night in a row, the network’s post 7.30 line-up missed the top twenty with 20 to One the best with 372,000 while Kings Cross ER had 237,000 and Chicago Med just 191,000.

ABC News (649,000) made the top ten last night with 7.30 (561,000) next best for ABC. Hard Quiz fell back to 493,000 while the QI Christmas Special managed 468,000. The premiere of Walliams and Friend had 406,000 while Sammy J’s Playground Politics scored 346,000.

Meanwhile, SBS’s 24 Hours in Emergency (182,000) and Tony Robinson’s Wild West (163,000) were best for their network.

The breakfast contest saw Sunrise (303,000) well ahead of Today (273,000) and ABC News Breakfast (99,000 and 38,000). Later, The Morning Show had 156,000 and The Morning Show Extra 91,000 on Seven. For Nine, Today Extra had 131,000 and 81,000 with Ten’s Studio 10 rating 87,000 for the main program and 61,000 for the early segment.

Seven Morning News rated 119,000 with Nine’s Morning News on 85,000 and ABC News Mornings 69,000. ABC News Mornings on ABC24 had 55,000.

See Wednesday 21 December 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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