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Big Bash draws 983,000 as Seven’s gameshow The Chase Australia performs strongly

Last night’s match between Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers in Adelaide drew just under a million metropolitan viewers for Session 2 of the Big Bash.

Adelaide's Tim Ludeman catching the ball in last night's BBL match.

Adelaide’s Tim Ludeman catching the ball in last night’s BBL match.

According to the Oztam preliminary metro numbers, Session 2 of the Big Bash drew 983,000 capital city viewers to Network Ten across the five cities, helping the station win the night again.

The match was the most watched non-news program of the night and outrated Session 1, which had 878,000 metro viewers but was beaten by a repeat of Seven’s Border Security program which drew 771,000 viewers.

Seven’s game show The Chase Australia at 5pm also performed very strongly last night, pulling 649,000 viewers, making it the 10th most watched show of the night and winning its 7:00pm time slot.

Repeats of The Big Bang Theory were the best of the rest in the 7:30pm time slot with 570,000 viewers at 7:30pm and 563,000 at 8pm while over on Nine US reality show Border Rico drew 511,000 and then 499,000 in the 7:30pm and 8:00pm slots.

In news, Seven won both the 6:00pm and 6:30pm time slots with 1.049m and 999,000 in the respective time slots, while Nine achieved 1.004m and 946,000.

Ten won the night in terms of main channel audience share with 18.9 per cent, followed by Nine with 17.2 per cent, Seven on 15.5 per cent and the ABC on 9.7 per cent.

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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