One Day Cricket wins Nine 1.5m viewers and lion’s share of the audience

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Australia’s dominance over England on the cricket pitch continues to translate to strong ratings for Nine with yesterday’s first One Day International taking the lion’s share of the audience, with more than 1.5m viewers watching the second session and 1.246m tuning in for the first, helping Nine to a 34.4 per cent of the audience share.

Channel Seven’s audience was less than half of that at 16.3 per cent, and Ten’s was lower still at 8.5 per cent, the preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

It was a significant fall for Ten after the channel’s T20 Big Bash League helped it win  871,000 and 781,000 metro viewers on Friday and Saturday securing the second largest audience share on both night with 17.3 and 17.6 per cent.

The Australian innings of the first One Day International in Melbourne, which ran from 6.30pm until 10pm, was the top program of the night, and England’s innings from 1.30pm to 6pm was third after Nine News, which was sandwiched between the two innings in Melbourne and Sydney and during them in other markets, whic secured 1.505m viewers.

However, competition for eyeballs starts to heat up tonight with Seven’s coverage of the Australian Open tennis getting underway, while The Big Bash moves to its final rounds for Ten.

Seven News was fourth for the night with just over 1m metro viewers and the British detective drama series Foyle’s War was fifth with 924,000 watching episode three of series eight from 8.30pm.

Meanwhile Seven’s Bones, a repeat, was third in the timelsot with an audience of 484,000 and The Graham Norton Show averaged 341,000 on Channel Ten.

Modern Family was Ten’s top performer with two repeat episodes averaging 417,000 and 396,000 at 7.30pm and 8pm.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. One Day Cricket -Australia v England Game 1 Session 2 Nine 1.635m
  2. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.505m
  3. One Day Cricket -Australia v England Game 1 Session 1 Nine 1.246m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.016m
  5. Foyle’s War ABC1 924,000
  6. Border Patrol (R) Seven 880,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 698,000
  8. One Day Cricket -Australia v England Game 1 pre-match Nine 682,000
  9. Coastwatch Seven 659,000
  10. ABC News Update ABC1 657,000
  11. Secret Life of Dogs (R) Seven 615,000
  12. Australian Story (R) ABC1 545,000
  13. Dream Build (R) ABC1 503,000
  14. Bones (R) Seven 484,000
  15. Bones Ep 2 (R) Seven 482,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 34.4%
  • Seven 16.3%
  • ABC1 13.3%
  • TEN 8.5%
  • ELEVEN 2.3%
  • SBS ONE 4.5%
  • GO! 3.9%
  • 7TWO 3.6%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • 7mate 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.3%
  • ONE 2.1%
  • ABC News 24 0.9%
  • ABC3 0.8%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.2%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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