The Big Bash continues to prove popular amongst younger audiences, however it’s not enough for Ten to clinch an audience win, with the news and The Big Bang Theory helping Nine win a quiet evening in the run up to Christmas.
Game seven of Ten’s Big Bash, which saw the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Brisbane Heat, with 527,000 metro viewers tuning in for session one according to OzTam preliminary overnight ratings, climbing to 727,000 for session two.
Session two was the most-watched show amongst 16-39 and 18-49 year olds, while Nine News at 6.30pm was the most-watched program amongst 25-54 year olds.
Nine News at 6pm pulled in 903,000 metro viewers, climbing to 947,000 at 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm was the most-watched program of the evening, grabbing 961,000 metro viewers before sliding to 933,000 at 6.30pm.
A repeat of The Big Bang Theory on Nine at 7.30pm pulled in 586,000 metro viewers to be the eighth most-watched program of the evening. It easily out-rated Aussie Barbecue Heroes which grabbed 397,000 metro viewers for Seven in the 7.30pm timeslot.
In the 8.30pm timeslot, Nine’s movie What Happens in Vegas was watched by 406,000 metro viewers while Seven’s Kitchen Nightmares, airing from 9pm, had an audience of 382,000.
Seven had an audience share of 16 per cent while the ABC managed a share of 10.6 per cent.
On the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 569,000 metro viewers and Kangaroo Dundee (8pm) saw 425,000 tune in.
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