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Seven’s Summer of Test Cricket Scores Big on Day One



Day one of the First Test reached 2.87 million people.

The highly-anticipated battle for the Ashes exploded into life at the Gabba yesterday, with the Seven Network’s live and free coverage reaching 2.87 million people and peaking at 1.74 million.

On an historic opening day when aggressive spells led by Aussie quicks Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood reduced England to their lowest Test score (147) on day one of an Ashes series for 63 years, the second session delivered 686,000 viewers nationally and 459,000 in the capital cities.

The first session had 586,000 viewers nationally and 386,000 in the capital cities. All sessions dominated their timeslots ranking #1 in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and total people.

The Seven Network delivered 75% of the Ashes broadcast audience on Wednesday across the capital cities, with Channel 7 up 98% year-on-year in total people during day time.

The First Test between Australia and England enters day two at the Gabba, live and free all day on Channel 7 and 7mate. Then live and free cricket action shifts to the BBL at 7.00pm AEDT, with the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades to square off.

Seven’s summer of cricket continues today on Channel 7 and 7mate.