Seven wins Thursday as cricket continues to top entertainment

Seven’s broadcast of The Ashes topped entertainment programs for the second day in a row, with Seven also having the largest audience share on Thursday.

It also topped the 16-to-39 and 18-to-49 demographics for the third session of Day Two, although Seven News topped 25-to-54.

The top entertainment program was The Ashes’ third session on Seven, with 639,000 metro viewers, followed by the Ashes’ tea break with 485,000 metro viewers, and then the second session with 463,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s broadcast of the Big Bash League match between Adelaide and Melbourne was next with 388,000 metro viewers.

Overall, the top program was Seven News at 6.30 with 854,000 metro viewers, followed by Seven News with 851,000 metro viewers.

Nine News 6.30 was next with 759,000 metro viewers, then Nine News with 742,000 metro viewers. Nine’s A Current Affair was next with 621,000 metro viewers.

ABC News was next with 556,000 metro viewers, then ABC’s 7.30 with 448,000 metro viewers.

As mentioned, Seven had the highest audience share with 31.2% followed by Nine with 26.5%. ABC was next with 17.3%, then Network 10 had 16.7%. The top-rating multi-channel was ABC Kids with 4.4%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 2 December, Seven News was the #1 program nationally across linear and BVOD television, with 1.382 million viewers including 26,000 on national BVOD.

The program with the biggest uplift however was an episode of Law & Order: SVU on Ten which had an 18% uplift on overnight figures, with a total of 317,000 viewers overall and a national BVOD audience of 0.

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