Summer TV Ratings, January 3, 2023: Big Bash League is a smash

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Game shows top Seven and Nine’s Summer non-news programming

• Julia Zemiro brings it home for ABC with Judith Lucy

Total TV Ratings, December 27

Seven’s cricket coverage of Day Two of the second test between Australia and South Africa was again the most-watched non-news programming following Boxing Day.

The third session raked in an audience of 1.206 million, while the second session had about 1.92 million viewers.

Over on Nine, A Current Affair had 769,000 viewers as a repeat episode of Travel Guides brought in 504,000.

Overnight ratings, January 3

Primetime News
Seven News 847,000/790,000
Nine News 668,000/681,000
ABC News 537,000
10 News First 229,000 (5:00pm)/193,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 120,000 (6:30pm)/116,000 (7:00pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 202,000
Today 159,000
News Breakfast 129,000
Late News

ABC Late News 32,000

Seven’s trifecta continues for a second day, claiming the network shares at 33.1%. The network again claimed channel shares with 21.8%, while 7TWO once again topped multi-channels with a 5.4% share.

The Chase Australia was the top non-news program for Tuesday with 460,000, while the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades drew in an audience of 327,000. The Renegades won against their cross-town rivals by 33 runs.

Nine’s most watch non-news program was a repeat episode of Hot Seat hosted by Eddie McGuire with 283,000 tuning in.

Over on ABC, 249,000 tuned in for a repeat episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery featuring comedian Judith Lucy as they discussed her formative comedy years in Melbourne. The duo also visited her hometown of Perth, as Lucy shared anecdotes about growing up in a dysfunctional family.

10’s showing of Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom, starring Harrison Ford, drew in an audience of 205,000.

A repeat of Anh’s Brush with Fame had 163,000 viewers tune in on ABC. The multi-talent comedian painted a portrait of Sophie Delezio, who survived two horrific accidents as a child. Delezio is now an independent and optimistic young woman who refuses to let disability hold her back.

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