Ten’s Big Bash League returns to air scoring 783,000 viewers for its first session

Ten’s summer cricket series the Big Bash League returned to television screens across the country last night as 783,000 metro viewers tuned in for session one.

The large viewing numbers for the BBL gifted Ten a rare overall ratings win, with the station securing a 21.6% audience share, beating Seven’s 15.2%, Nine’s 15%, ABC’s 9.8% and SBS’ 6%.

Session one of Ten’s Big Bash League saw the Sydney Thunders defeat the Sydney Sixers, with the match drawing a smaller audience than last year’s 834,000 metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro figures.

According to Ten, session one ran 25 minutes over its scheduled programming time and had a time adjusted figure of 786,000 metro viewers.

The Network also said last year’s time adjusted figures had the match at 773,000 viewers.

Session two of last night’s Big Bash League attracted a larger audience with 810,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Meanwhile, the post game program attracted an audience of 828,000 viewers according to OzTAM, however, given both sessions ran over time, Ten provided the time adjusted figure of 365,000.

Nine News at 6.30pm was the most-watched program for the evening, obtaining 898,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, Seven’s Border Patrol was the second-most-watched non-news program after the cricket. The episode saw 559,000 metro viewers tune in.


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