Summer TV Ratings, January 2, 2023: Seven’s BBL coverage wins the viewers

Seven's BBL

The United Cup match between Australian de Minaur and Spaniard Nadal

• ABC’s Back Roads marked its 100th episode

Total TV Ratings, December 26

Seven’s cricket coverage was the most-watched non-news programming on Boxing Day. 

Day one, session three of the second test between Australia and South Africa saw 1.214 million viewers tune in. Meanwhile, session two of the match drew in an audience of 1.106 million.

The Doc Martin Christmas Special on ABC had a total TV audience of 992,000, while Farewell Doc Martin, a one-off behind-the-scenes film on the British comedy-drama, raked in 772,000 viewers.

Overnight ratings, January 2

Primetime News
Seven News 911,000/876,000
Nine News 704,000/705,000
ABC News 546,000
10 News First 259,000 (5:00pm)/160,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 133,000 (6:30pm)/115,000 (7:00pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 187,000
Today 125,000
News Breakfast 115,000

Late News
ABC Late News 38,000

Seven has claimed a Monday night win with a trifecta. Seven topped the network shares with 36.1%, the primary channel shares with 21.5%, while 7TWO topped multi-channels with a 4.9% share.

The Chase Australia was the top non-news program for Monday with 489,000. Followed by Seven’s BBL coverage of the match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Adelaide Strikers was a hit, with 338,000 tuning in. The Hurricanes won by seven wickets with 16 balls left.

Nine’s coverage of The United Cup drew in an audience of 258,000. Tennis fans watched Australian rising star Alex de Minaur triumph over Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in a three sets – 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.

A heartwarming repeat of The Dog House Australia that saw greyhound Alinta get a second chance at finding a happy home garnered an audience of 169,000.

ABC’s Back Roads marked its 100th episode and season nine premiere on Monday night. About 319,000 tuned in to see an exploration of The Great Australian Pub lead by Heather Ewart.

SBS’s Heritage Rescue, hosted by Nick Knowles, had an audience of 111,000 watching a visit to Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk to follow the £8million restoration of the 500-year-old moated manor house.

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