Viewers prefer Cricket over Tennis on big sporting Friday night

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Despite plenty of commentary to the contrary, Test Cricket is not dead yet, with significant audiences tuning in on Friday to watch the Day/Night Pink Ball Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.

A national combined audience of 1,065,000 tuned in for the third session of the Test match last night across SEVEN and FOX CRICKET. That figure includes a Free-To-Air audience of 816,000 and 249,000 on Fox Cricket.

The average audience for the combined Seven/Fox Cricket audience was up +6% on Day 2 of the recent AUS vs IND series and on par with the Ashes same day last year.

The one -sided semi-final between Djokovic and Puoulle had a national audience of 1.063 million watching the match in isolation, while the extended Friday night tennis broadcast had a national audience of 706,000

Outside of Sport, the Australian of the Year announcement on ABC had a national audience of 528,000 including a metro audience of 353,000.

Overall the Seven Network had a metro share of 43.1% on Friday, compared with 35.6% on NINE and 21.3% on 10.

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