Ashes deliver result for Nine in week’s TV ratings

The second Ashes test match delivered for Nine in this week’s ratings with OzTam’s preliminary ratings reporting 1.3 million metro viewers tuning in for the Sunday evening session.

Australia’s success in the second test saw Nine’s main channel win 23% of the week’s evening audiences, beating Seven’s 19.4% with ABC1’s 11.9%, Ten’s 9.3% and SBS’s 7.1 following.

Nine’s 2017 ashes commentary team

Total network audience, including channels such as 9Life, 7Mate and Eleven, also saw Nine win easily with a 33.9% share, ahead of Seven’s 28.1%, the ABC’s 17.1, Ten’s 13.3 and SBS’s 7.7.

Nine’s Sunday Night News was Australia’s most watched program last week with 1.389 million metro viewers tuning in. For Seven, the Sunday night news was the best performing show with 1.19 million

Seven’s The Good Doctor was the week’s best performing entertainment program with 1.123 million viewers.

Apart from the Good Doctor, news and The Ashes dominated the week’s viewing with the next entertainment program being Seven’s Air Rescue as the 18th most watched show with 650,000 metro viewers and Home and Away was at the 20th spot with 641,000.

Ten’s most watched program was the Graheme Norton Show which came in 35th with 437,000 viewers while the ABC’s Back Roads on Monday night had an audience of 593,000, ranking it as the week’s 24th most popular program.

For SBS, Great British Railway Journeys was once again the most watched program at 64th with 321,000 viewers.

The charts and graphs below are provided by Nine and are based on OzTAM data. They only include data on the three free-to-air commercial networks. Cricket figures may differ OzTam’s preliminary data due to sessions being delayed and running into the following time slot.


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