Summer TV Ratings, January 8, 2023: Australia and South Africa wind up in a draw

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High drama brings high audience numbers to the ABC

• Sixers smash Thunder in Big Bash
• United Cup wraps up on Nine with USA taking the win

Overnight TV Ratings, January 8

Primetime News
Seven News 891,000
Nine News 638,000
ABC News 576,000
10 News First 198,000 (5:00pm)/ 171,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 129,000 (6:30pm)/ 113,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
The Project 170,000 (6:30 pm)/ 261,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 217,000
Today 149,000
News Breakfast 136,000

Seven has won the night with a primary share of 20.8% and a network share of 29.2%. The Adelaide International Finals saw 9Go! top multichannels with a share of 5.1%.

The fifth day of the Australia v South Africa test saw the visitors hold on to draw the match. The draw meant that Australia won the series 2-0, in front of 553,000 tuning in at home. In primetime, the Big Bash continued on Seven with the Sydney Thunder taking on the Sydney Sixers. 317,000 cheered on the Sixers, as they won by six wickets with 22 balls left. 

On Nine, Team USA took on Team Italy in the United Cup final. 116,000 tuned in as the Americans took the win after a clean sweep. On 9Go!, 106,000 watched as Novak Djokovic beat Sebastian Korda to win The Adelaide International Finals.

It was a big night for drama on the ABC, with Death In Paradise bringing in 434,000 viewers, before Vera cracked the case for 413,000.

On 10, The Sunday Project (170,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm) interviewed singer Betty Who, and covered the chaotic election of Republican Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Graham Norton Show was then joined on the couch by 219,000.

The highest ratings non-news show on SBS was a repeat of The Battle Of Britain: 3 Days That Saved The Nation, with 115,000 tuning in.

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