Cricket Australia CEO

Predictably, it was Nine’s night with the cricket World Cup between Australia and England — 947,000 people watched the sorry Australian innings and by the time it was England’s turn to bat, that had fallen and kept falling — the average audience for the second session was just 258,000. On Foxtel it was a similar story. The very solid ratings — 355,000 people  — for the first innings collapsed almost as badly as the Aussies did, with only 101,000 sticking around to watch England’s victory.

So the world cup  lans of Nine and Foxtel followed Seven’s Wimbledon hopes — resting on progression for Ash Barty– down the tubes. No big audience for the respective finals. Good while it lasted. Other than that a boring night. Seven’s Front Bar saw its audience dip to 411,000 nationally and 184,000 in Melbourne as its core viewers went to the cricket and endured an Australian flop for their trouble. In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News won with 570,000 from Seven News/Today Tonight with 502,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 393,000, Home and Away, 346,000 and Nine/NBN News 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.4%)
  2. Seven (27.8%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.5%)
  2. Seven (17.8%)
  3. Ten (11.4%)
  4. ABC(8.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.8%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  3. GO (3.5%)
  4. 7mate (3.4%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.570 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.436 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.171 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.155 million
  5. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.020 million
  6. Cricket: World Cup Semi-Final, Australia v England (Nine) — 947,000
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 932,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 930,000
  9. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 909,000
  10. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 815,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1 million

Losers: Australia and Nine.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 934,000
  3. Nine News 6.30pm — 869,000
  4. Nine News — 844,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 633,000
  6. ACA (Nine) — 620,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 463,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 416,000
  9. 10 News First  — 375,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 241,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 448,000 (Metros: 261,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —311,000 (Metros: 210,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 238,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —234,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 183,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 79,000

Peter Fray

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