The Big Bash League final hands Seven a Saturday night win

The final of the Big Bash League Cricket gave Seven a win on Saturday night. Session two of the match attracted 606,000 metro viewers, closely followed by the post game coverage with 602,000.

The post match coverage and session two topped the key advertising demographics of the 16 to 39s, 18 to 49s and 25 to 54s.

606,000 viewers tuned in to session two of the BBL final, watching the Sydney Sixers come out on top

Meanwhile, session one drew 347,000 metro viewers and the innings break had 499,000.

The broadcast of the match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars began at 7pm and continued until 10:30pm. Last year, the broadcast commenced at 2:30pm on a Sunday and had an average 502,000 metro viewers on Seven across all the sessions.

Over on Nine, documentary series Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo premiered to 546,000 metro viewers.

In the battle for news, Seven came out on top with 770,000 metro viewers and 1.168m when combined with regional markets. Nine News came in at 699,000 metro viewers.

When broken down across the capital cities, Nine News outperformed Seven in Sydney and Melbourne with 243,000 and 215,000 viewers respectively. Whereas, Seven won Brisbane (192,000), Adelaide (77,000) and Perth (107,000).

Seven’s network share for the evening 31.1% compared to Nine’s 26.5%. Seven’s primary channel was on 20.7% and Nine reached 14.3%.

Over on SBS, Eurovision Australia Decides went to air. The songs drew 255,000 metro viewers, the voting process had 278,000, and 334,000 metro viewers tuned in to see Montaigne crowned the Australian representative.

SBS’ primary channel share was 8.5% and 11.6% for the network.

Ten’s highest rated program for Saturday was 10 News First with 410,000 metro viewers, followed by Ambulance UK with 328,000. It had 7.8% for its primary channel, finishing behind the ABC (10.7%) and SBS. Its network share was 14.5%, still behind the ABC (16.3%), but ahead of SBS (11.6%).


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