Nine wins ratings week thanks to The Ashes

Nine has won the second week of summer TV, with Saturday night’s third Ashes test topping the week’s ratings.

In overall audience share for the free-to-air channels, Nine had a 22.3% share for the week, beating Seven’s 18.3% share, ABC’s 12.5%, Ten’s 9% and SBS’ 5.8% share.

Session three of The Ashes third test on Saturday night was the most-watched program of the week, with 1.108m metro viewers tuning in.

Saturday night’s Nine News was the second-most-watched program for the week attracting a metro audience of 1.053m.

Aside from the cricket, no other non-news program made the top 10 shows for total people across the commercial free-to-air networks.

Seven was crowned the yearly ratings winner earlier in December for the 11th year in a row, based on the OzTAM metric of total people.

Of the 40 official ratings weeks, Seven won 22 compared to Nine’s 18. Since the non-ratings period commenced, The Ashes has helped Nine take out the weekly wins.

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 from OzTam’s preliminary data due to sessions being delayed and running into the following time slot.


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