TV Wrap: A wining week for Seven while test cricket leads Sunday entertainment

Seven’s broadcast of Day 5 of the three test series involving Australia and South Africa topped entertainment on Sunday in metro audience ratings.

The result follows an overall share and primary channel win in the week ending 7 January.

Different time slots of the match dominated the Sunday ratings. While Session Three drew in 553,000 metro viewers, Session Two had 540,000 and tea interval had 504,000. Session One attracted 388,000 metro viewers and the lunch interval brought in 385,000.

The Big Bash League Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder on also on Seven gathered 317,000 viewers.

Seven Melbourne managing director and head of network sport, Lewis Martin, said: “Australia’s showdown with South Africa is just the start of a massive year of sport on Seven, including AFL, Supercars, horse racing and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 in July and August.”

Source: Cricket Australia

As mentioned, Seven won the overall network share in the week ending 7 January with 31%, followed by Nine with 25.9% and ABC with 16.4%.

Seven also had the most primary channel share for the week with 21.7%, followed by Nine with 16.3%.

Looking back at Sunday overnights, the #1 in non-sport entertainment was repeats of Death in Paradise with a 434,000 metro audience, followed by repeats of Vera with 413,000 viewers, both on ABC.

However, it was Seven News that won overall TV viewing on Sunday night with 891,000 metro viewers, followed by Nine News with 638,000 metro viewers. ABC News brought in a 576,000 metro audience. Seven News on Sunday also topped all three key advertising demographics.

Seven took the Sunday night crown with a 29.2% network share, followed by Nine with 23.2%, ABC with 22% and Ten with 15.2%.

The top primary channel on Sunday was Seven with a 20.8% share, but the top multichannel was 9GO with 5.1%.


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