Yes it’s almost Summer….


The Cricket’s on, the ratings season wraps tomorrow, as the Billy Thorpe song tells us, “It’s almost Summer…”

Nine’s Cricket coverage drew a strong crowd on an otherwise-quiet Thursday, as high as 948,000 viewers, which will help as final numbers are frantically being tallied for the finish line at midnight tomorrow.

Seven News and ABC News both won their timeslots, with Home and Away the top entertainment offering on 644,000 viewers.

The Project led for TEN on a quiet evening, and the SBS food night was equally soft.

Nine network won Thursday with 33.2% then Seven 28.3%, TEN 18.0%, ABC 15.0% and SBS 5.5%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 1.06m for Seven then Home and Away (644,000), The Chase (565,000 / 339,000) and Movie: Tammy (378,000).

In preliminary figures Third Test (948,000 / 597,000 / 355,000)  led for Nine followed by Nine News (916,000) and 20 to One (516,000). Survivor was 151,000.

The Project was best for TEN with 513,000 / 341,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 408,000, David Attenborough’s Mountain Lions drew 389,000, and Law and Order: SVU was 384,000 / 297,000.

ABC News (706,000) was tops for ABC then 7:30 (540,000), Doctor Foster (420,000), Silvia’s Italian Table (388,000) and Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home (179,000).

On SBS it was Heston’s Great British Food (129,000), Outlander (118,000), SBS World News (108,000), and My Restaurant in India plus Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen, both on 93,000.

7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels with 189,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 24 November 2016


  1. Secret Squïrrel

    Watched SBS2 last night for the first time since it went feral. Did not appreciate the large (and irrelevant) “Viceland” bug over my European football.

    Actually put my book down and paid attention to one of the Viceland promos during an ad break. Was not one new thing that I thought I’d like to see more of.

  2. The cricket was great last night. The revised commentary team was excellent, perhaps would be better without Michael Slater though. Great vision in HD. All sport should be in HD.

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