Test cricket delivers Seven a big weekend in TV, concluding with 33% network audience share on Sunday

The first test between Australia and New Zealand has given Seven something to celebrate across the weekend, concluding with a 33.3% network audience share on Sunday after 36.9% on Saturday and 37.7% on Friday night.

Session two was the most-watched on Sunday night, delivering 774,000 metro viewers. 659,000 tuned in for session one and 540,000 for session three.

Seven reported it reached over 4m viewers nationally on Friday and Saturday nights with the cricket, and reports 10.5m for its test coverage to date. It reports 4.6m viewers tuned in for Sunday’s coverage overall.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Seven also had the most-watched program of the night with Seven News (930,000 metro viewers), while Nine News (763,000) landed in third place and ABC News (594,000) sixth.

The most-watched entertainment offering for the night was Midsomer Murders on ABC with 474,000 metro viewers. Nine’s drought fundraising appeal Hay Mate delivered 343,000 who tuned in to watch John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens and Vanessa Amorosi, as well as other big Australian names take to the stage for charity.

The Graham Norton Show was the most-watched for Ten, bringing in 339,000 metro viewers while The Sunday Project delivered 286,000. Day four of the 2019 President’s Cup brought 282,000 to Nine.

Seven held a 24.8% channel audience share, sitting above Nine’s 17.9%, ABC’s 12.7% and Ten’s 8.4%. Below Seven in the network share, Nine held 28.4%, ABC 17.1% and Ten 13.4%. 9Go was the most-watched multi-channel, holding a 5.3% share.


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