Ten’s Big Bash popularity continues but Nine wins first Monday of 2017

The battle between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Adelaide Strikers in the KFC Big Bash League helped take Ten to second in the ratings on Monday night.

KFC Big Bash

The Big Bash League was the most watched non-news program for the night and the most watched program across key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), according to OzTam’s overnight preliminary metro ratings. It averaged 734,000 viewers across the five capital cities, helping Ten to average a share of 14.8%

Meanwhile, Nine won the night with a 19.9% share, and Nine News toping the ratings with 985,000 viewers. A Current Affair rated 811,000. RBT averaged 659,000 viewers In the 8.30pm timeslot, while Nine’s screening of movie The Fugitive managed 417,000.

Seven News was some way behind in the 6pm news battle, averaging 941,000 viewers. Seven’s Highway Cops, airing at 7pm, saw 504,000 tune in. Seven averaged a relatively weak 14%, putting it in third place for the night.


ABC’s share for the night was 10.5%.

Meanwhile, the evening saw an unusually strong showing for SBS, with The Queen’s Mother In Law, a documentary about Prince Philip’s mother Alice, rating 305,000, helping the channel to a share of 6.8%.


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