The One Day International cricket match between Australia and India from the MCG dominated viewing yesterday afternoon and last night. The second session (at night, when Australia batted) had 2.228 million viewers across the country — more than three times the size of the audiences some of the Big Bash games on Ten have been grabbing. There were 1.451 million metro and 777,000 regional viewers. The afternoon session (when India batted) averaged 1.594 million national viewers; with 991,000 metro and 603,000 regional viewers. And that was the night.

Some good news for local TV broadcasters — Nine will have the 2015-16 season of first year hit, Gotham to use for much of the year after Fox confirmed it was being renewed for that season. Fox also confirmed it was renewing Brooklyn-Nine-Nine, which will make SBS (and me) happy. Empire (another first year Fox drama which Nine has yet to broadcast) has also been given a second season.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (37.8%)
  2. Seven (25.8%)
  3. ABC (16.8%)
  4. Ten (14.1%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (31.1%)
  2. Seven (18.6%)
  3. ABC 1 (12.2%)
  4. Ten (8.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.1%)
  2. GO (3.8%)
  3. 7mate (3.1%)
  4. ONE, Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. One Day Cricket International Australia v India Session Two (Nine) — 2.228 million
  2. Nine News 1.994 million
  3. One Day Cricket International Australia v India Session One (Nine) — 1.594 million
  4. Seven News – 1.380 million
  5. Inside Queen Mary 2 (Seven) — 1.178 million
  6. Border Security International (Seven) — 1.065 million
  7. ABC News — 987,000
  8. Sherlock (ABC) — 866,000
  9. Antiques Roadshow (ABC) — 828,000
  10. The Kings Speech (Seven) — 804,000

Top metro programs:

  1. One Day Cricket International Australia v India Session Two (Nine) — 1.451 million
  2. Nine News — 1.361 million

Losers: Late summer, the ODI is on Nine, the Aussie team is doing well. Nine was the only set in town.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.361 million
  2. Seven News  – 943,000
  3. ABC News — 704,000
  4. Ten Eyewitness News – 394,000
  5. SBS World News — 163,000

Morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 313,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) – 248,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 54,000 + 62,000 on News 24) — 116,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  2. Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.3%)
  3. TVHITS (1.9%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  5. UKTV (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Doc Martin (UKTV) – 59,000
  2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of SMAUG (Foxtel Movies Premiere) – 58,000
  3. Dora and Friends (Nick Jr ) — 56,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 53,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 52,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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