Second day of final test sees Seven top Friday’s TV ratings

India’s tightening grip on the final test saw Seven’s cricket audiences average 487,000 metro viewers over the three sessions, a slight dip from the previous day’s figures.

According to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight figures, cricket dominated most of the day’s non-news television, however topping the day’s programming were news and current affairs with Seven News pulling 986,000 viewers over Nine’s 913,000.

For Seven’s test coverage, 397,000 metro viewers tuned into the early session, rising to 490,000 for the second before 580,000 joined for the final session which saw Australia come into bat.

302,000 viewers stuck with Seven for the following pre-match Big Bash coverage between Hobart and Sydney with 484,000 watching the first session and 514,000 watching the second. The post-game coverage saw 615,000 tune in.

The ABC’s repeats of Death in Paradise and Father Brown attracted 508,000 and 419,000 metro viewers while Nine’s Hot Seat saw 434,000 tune in. Ten’s RBT had an audience of 352,000.

Seven won the night with a 20.5% audience share on its primary channel, and a 30.5% network share, ahead of Nine’s 16.8% and 25.7%/

ABC managed third place with 13.1% and 17.8%, ahead of Ten’s 9.2% and 16.1%, and SBS’ 6.7% and 9.9%.

Ten Bold was the most-watched multi-channel with 3.8%.



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