Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all eyes on the Djoker

Clearly two foreign born top tennis players were more attractive to viewers than the Australian cricket team that performed well against Sri Lanka in a must win game from Hobart.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Tennis did it again for Seven, and without the “pros” of MasterChef, Ten went backwards and ended up trailing the ABC, again, on the all important main channels and in regional markets as well. Nine’s broadcast of the fifth and final one day international helped it have a solid night and boosted the audience for the 6pm news which was the most watched program in metro and national markets.

The ODI had 930,000 metro viewers for the evening session and 1.4 million nationally, while the tennis had 1.150 million viewers in metro markets and 1.66 million nationally, the second highest nightly total since the first night when Lleyton Hewitt was beaten in the first round. The tennis late session had 1.366 million national viewers as people continued on Seven has Roger Federer battled through to win a very tight quarter final.

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