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7Two achieves higher share than SBS

One of Seven’s four multi-channels has achieved a higher share than SBS, with 7Two capturing 4.6% of total audience.

The multi-channel’s two most popular shows were Father Brown, with 196,000 metro viewers and Murdoch Mysteries, which 143,000 metro viewers, boosting the channel’s share ahead of SBS’ mere 4.3%.

Nationally, the two shows pulled 337,000 and 271,000 respectively.

Ten’s multi-channel, 10 Bold, came in just behind SBS on a 4.2% share of audience.

But overall, it was another easy win for Seven, thanks to the Big Bash and news.

OzTAM’s overnight preliminary figures show Seven finishing with a 19.3% share of audience for Thursday night, ahead of Nine’s 16.7%, ABC’s 12.35 and Ten’s 10.6%. From a network perspective, Seven rose to a 31.4% share of audience, with nearest rival, Nine Network, managing 26.1%.

The most watched program of the night overall was Seven News, with a metro audience of 869,000 while Nine News pulled in 791,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades averaged around 500,000 metro viewers. The biggest audience came from the innings break – 563,000 – followed by session two’s 514,000 metro viewers and 506,000 metro viewers for session one.

Nationally, the innings break rose to 847,000, while session one pulled 794,000 viewers and session two averaged 765,000.

Fox Cricket’s coverage managed 199,000 and 195,000 for the two session, and 234,000 for the innings break, according to national subscription figures.

Outside of news and current affairs, the ABC’s Escape from the City, which ran at 8pm, was the most watched program, averaging 434,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s most watched show was The Project 7pm, with a metro audience of 339,000.

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