Ten wins the night again as Big Bash success continues

Last night’s ratings saw Ten continue its winning streak, with The Big Bash League beating every news program aside from Seven’s 6pm News.

In Ten’s fourth consecutive win of the year, The Big Bash League saw 868,000 viewers tune in, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Hobart Hurricanes were victorious over the Melbourne Renegades as star batsman Ben McDermott narrowly missed making history – his 114 run effort fell three runs short of  Englishman Luke Wright’s highest individual innings in the Big Bash.

The 24th match of the Big Bash was the most-watched program across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, pulling the largest audience in Melbourne with an average of 334,000 viewers.

The Project was Ten’s second most popular show managing an average audience of 476,000 just in front of Ten Eyewitness News with 428,000, taking Ten to an average overall audience share of 20.4% and giving the network its sixth overall ratings win of the year.

Seven came in second with Seven News at 6pm the most watched program for the evening averaging 980,000. Game show, The Chase, was the second most popular show for the channel pulling an audience average of 575,000, while Highway Cops managed 546,00 and its Big Bang episodes saw 398,000 and 391,000 respectively. This gave Seven a total audience share of 16.7%.

Nine finished third in Thursday night television with a predominantly news-based line up. Managing 15.4%, Nine News at 6pm was its most watched program averaging 853,000 in front of A Current Affair which pulled an audience of 697,000. Great Getaways managed to come in at number 13 with 478,000 while Hot Seat saw 426,000.


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