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Big Bash takes Ten to its first weekday win of the year

Last night’s Big Bash game was a victory for both the Sydney Sixers, who defeated the Melbourne Renegades by six wickets, and Ten, which scored its first weekday win in overall audience share for 2017.

Ten managed an average audience share of 18%, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The Big Bash game hosted by Roz Kelly, Mark Howard, Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming was the most watched program in key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, with 298,000 Melburnians tuning in compared to 190,000 Sydneysiders.

Session two of the game was also the most watched non-news program for the evening, averaging 806,000 viewers, slightly ahead of session one which managed 740,000.

Ten’s The Project – which saw 520,000 tune in – also helped Ten to its victory.

Meanwhile, Nine’s News was the station’s most popular program averaging 889,000, while A Current Affair had 813,000 viewers. RBT had an audience of of 608,000, with the channel finishing on 17.5%.

Seven had the most watched program of the evening with the 6pm News averaging 964,000 viewers, with the earlier screening of The Chase managing 528,000. Highway Cops pulled 523,000 while Fast 4 Tennis only nabbed 444,000, taking the channel to a 15.3% overall metro audience share.

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