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Big Bash Super Over pulls viewers as Ten tops night for network share

Ten claimed 18.1 per cent of audience share last night thanks to the Big Bash match which saw the Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Sixers with the decisive Super Over breaking the 1m viewer mark, pushing Nine into third place with a share of 16 per cent as Seven won the night with a share of 18.3 per cent.

When the secondary channel audience shares are accounted for Ten won the night with a combined share of 27.6 per cent trumping Seven’s overall share of 25.1 per cent, according to Oztam overnight metro ratings.

According to figures from Ten based on the OzTam timings 1.06m metro viewers tuning in for over-running Super Over, while session two was watched by 832,000 metro viewers and 635,000 tuned in for session one while 549,000 metro viewers watched the post-game broadcast.

The Super Over segment was the most watched non-news show of the night, and was the most watched show across all the demographics.

Meanwhile on Seven, Motorway Patrol, at 7.30pm, was watched by 907,000 and Nabbed at 8pm had 763,000 viewers, while Nine’s repeat of The Big Bang Theory only grabbed an audience of 574,000. A second repeat at 8pm was watched by 598,000 while a third repeat at 8.30pm lured an audience of 660,000.

Seven’s Border Security – Australia’s Front Line, airing at 7pm, was watched by 710,000 viewers while Nine’s A Current Affair, also on at 7pm, was watched by 800,000.

On the ABC, 7.30 Summer grabbed an audience of 689,000, a repeat of QI attracted an audience of 569,000 and a repeat of Grand Designs at 8.30pm was watched by 644,000. The ABC was  an audience share of 11.4 per cent.

In news, Nine won the night with a metro audience of 1.094m at 6pm and an audience of 1.082m from 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 907,000 viewers, dropping away to 847,000 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,094,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,082,000
3 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 17 – POST-GAME Network TEN 922,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 907,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 847,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 800,000
7 MOTORWAY PATROL Network 7 797,000
8 NABBED Network 7 763,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 760,000
10 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 17 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 745,000
11 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE (R) Network 7 710,000
12 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 689,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 660,000
14 GRAND DESIGNS RPT Network ABC 644,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 627,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 18.3%
Network TEN 18.1%
Network 9 16.0%
Network ABC 11.4%
Network ONE 5.1%
Network 7TWO 4.5%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network ELEVEN 4.4%
Network GO! 4.4%
Network Gem 4.0%
Network ABC2 2.7%
Network 7mate 2.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.4%
Network SBS 2 1.4%
Network ABC3 1.2%
Network NITV 0.2%

Overall Audience Share:

Network TEN TTL 27.6%
Network 7 TTL 25.1%
Network 9 TTL 24.5%
Network ABC TTL 16.8%
Network SBS TTL 6.1%

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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