First Test TV ratings remain steady for Seven on day two

Day two of the first Test match between Australia and India held steady in the TV ratings for Seven on Friday, according to OzTAM data.

On day two of the Test, session three performed the best with 527,000 metro viewers, while session two attracted 414,000 and the earlier session one 308,000, for an average of 416,000.

Thursday’s showing of the Test’s first day averaged 414,333.

The local Test match is the first Seven has aired since the sports rights changed hands from Nine in April.

Elsewhere on Friday, Seven won the most-watched show of the night with its news program, which attracted 857,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s news showing was the second most-watched show of the night, with 791,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s most-watched show was also its news program with 352,000 metro viewers, as did ABC, with 574,000.

Outside of news, the most-watched entertainment show of the night was Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens with 534,000 metro viewers.

Nine and Seven’s main channels tied for overall audience share, with 19.6% a piece. On a network level, Seven narrowly edged out Nine with 31.8% to Nine’s 29.9%.

ABC beat Ten with 18.5% compared to Ten’s 12.1%.


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