TV Ratings December 9: Seven’s cricket coverage a winner

• Nine wins second summer Sunday: News, 60 & Attenborough

• Seven’s cricket coverage a winner with daytime audiences
• Graham Norton helps lift 10 Sunday audience week-on-week


The network continued to have strong test cricket audiences across the weekend despite rain delays on Saturday as Australia has a faint chance of pulling off a win against India.

Here are the numbers for day four:

• Session 3 961k (Metro 661/Regional 300k)
• Session 2 769k (531k/238k)
• Session 1 602k (388k/14k)
• Lunch break 591k (404k/187k)

In primetime, Seven’s best after the Seven News on 869,000 was a summer edition of Sunday Night on 468,000.


Nine has won the first two summer Sundays.

Leading the way last night was Nine News on 970,000.

A summer edition of 60 Minutes then did 580,000, followed by a repeat of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II on 454,000.


The channel’s best audiences were for the entertainment shows after 7.30pm. Could The Graham Norton Show have secured a new early timeslot? Last night it was 10’s #1 show with 378,000.

NCIS followed with 306,000.

Earlier in the evening, The Sunday Project was on 264,000 after 7pm.


The Grand Designs special last night looked at self builds in the wilderness with 448,000 watching.

Sherlock then did 339,000.


Secret Life Of The Airport was the intriguing title of the 8.40pm doco that had the channel’s biggest audience of 146,000.

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