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Ten’s The Big Bash dominates as security guard wins catch of the night

The Big Bash clash between the Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat took an interesting turn last night, when the security guard on the pitch managed to catch the ball on the full.

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Ten’s broadcast of the second session of the game was the only program to achieve 1m viewers in the OzTAM overnight preliminary ratings, grabbing 1.049m viewers as the Heat scraped a win over the Strikers.

The Adelaide Strikers struggled to hit the 200 run mark in the first session, but still captured an audience of 863,000 viewers.

Both sessions made the top two programs across the key advertising demographics.

In the same time slot, Seven’s Highway Patrol grabbed 555,000 viewers, a massive slip from last week’s audience of 728,000. 

Despite its decline, Highway Patrol still managed to beat Nine’s 20 to One countdown of ‘most epic fails’, which attracted 372,000 viewers.

The news was the second-most watched program of the evening, with Channel Seven’s 6:00pm edition collecting 903,000 and its 6:30pm program attracting 827,000 viewers.

Channel Nine’s 6:00pm News had an audience of 793,000 while Nine News at 6:30pm had 778,000 viewers.

The ABC’s Hard Quiz was ahead of Seven’s Air Rescue in the 8:00pm slot, attracting 493,000 viewers ahead of the 468,000 viewers watching Seven.

Both shows experienced a decline in the ratings as Christmas holidays approach, with last week’s ratings capturing 582,000 viewers and 602,000 respectively.

At 8:30pm, Seven’s Gold Coast Medical drew 365,000 viewers ahead of Nine’s Kings Cross ER, which had an audience of 237,000.

It was another big win for Ten, with a 23.1% share, well ahead of Seven’s 14.8% and Nine’s 12.9%. The ABC collected a share of 11.7% while SBS managed 4.3%.

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