Big Bash dominates TV ratings in first week of the year

By AdNews | 9 January 2017
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Following an epic showcase of TV Upfronts in November which wowed many and left a huge buzz around what's to come in 2017, January kicked off with Ten's Big Bash dominating ratings.

Nine's Test cricket also did well proving there is a real thirst for the sport. Nine says that OzTam and Regional Tam data shows that a total of 14.8 million Australians tuned into Nine’s coverage at some stage throughout the six matches over the summer. The highest rating session of the two Test series was the fourth and final day of play between Australia and South Africa in which the Baggy Greens won the match by seven wickets. It says the final session under lights at the Adelaide Oval on 27 November was watched by a national peak audience of 2.150 million viewers and an average of 1.829 million viewers.

Director of sport for Nine Tom Malone said it was an “incredible retention of viewers across whole sessions of play”.

As the year gets under way, we take a look at what shows and networks are leading the pack.

Which channel scooped the overall prime time channel share and what were the top 20 shows during the first week of 2017? Charts below are provided by Channel Nine, based on OzTam data for 1 January to 7 January.

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