Strong ratings for last night’s final over finish to the Big Bash helped Ten to a win in the overnight TV ratings.
The game that saw the Sydney Sixers defeat the Melbourne Renegades drew 709,000 metro viewers for Session One while Session Two grabbed 808,000, both winning their timeslots while the Post Game program had 305,000.
Nine grabbed second place with best results from its News (901,000 and 889,000) , A Current Affair (813,000) and factual program RBT (608,000).
Over on Seven, the network’s News took out the number one and two spots (964,000 and 925,000) but the Fast4 Tennis coverage put up little competition averaging 444,000 in preliminary numbers, down from 502,000 in 2016.
Ten’s network share was 27.9% ahead of Nine with 24.9% while Seven averaged 23.8%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 7.9%. Ten also did well with younger audiences with a 40.1% share of 16-39 years olds its best result. This was helped by good performances from multichannels ONE and Eleven ranking one and two with all people and key demographic groups.
Also on Ten, the return of The Project had 520,000 and 344,000 tuning in after Ten Eyewitness News averaged 471,000 and Family Feud 424,000. Neighbours was also back for 2017 with a disappointing audience of 170,000 with the movie Scream rating 102,000. The Neighbours 2016 final encored in the afternoon with 52,000.
Meanwhile, on Nine, Hot Seat averaged 407,000 and the move US Marshalls managed 372,000. Other results from Seven included The Chase with 528,000 and 329,000 and Highway Cops on 523,000. The lead out from the Fast4 Tennis that ran late was The Big Bang Theory with 287,000 and 195,000 in preliminary numbers.
ABC’s Monday saw ABC News (713,000), Back Roads (610,000) and 7.30 (609,000) make the top ten. However, falling outside the top twenty were Four Corners (318,000), Fake or Fortune (225,000) and The Checkout (216,000).
Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (274,000) and Simon Reeve’s Caribbean (214,000) were best for SBS.
Morning TV results saw Sunrise (297,000) lead Today (266,000) and ABC Breakfast (75,000 and 44,000). Today Extra (132,000) led from Studio 10 with 122,000 and The Morning Show with 119,000. Nine Morning News (135,000) then beat Seven Morning News (123,000) while Studio 10’s extended The Golden Globes Coverage had 100,000.
See Monday 9 January 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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