Disappointment at the tennis, joy at soccer’s Asian Cup with two goals by the 2015 sportsman of the year, Tim Cahill. It will be a huge game in Newcastle next week for the semi final against either Japan or the UAE who play their quarter final tonight. The game was watched by a total of just on 1.1 million people on ANC 1 (812,000) and Fox Sports 4 (286,000).

But our Lleyton and Sam Stoser both fell last night at the tennis — Hewitt after being up two sets and giving Seven hopes of a big Saturday night’s coverage. No women in the tournament’s singles side. There are a couple of men left. Seven’s night session attracted a total of 1.439 million (1.298 million on Seven’s main channel and 141,000 on 7TWO). The late session was watched by 696,000 people (603,000 on Seven’s main channel) and 93,000 on 7TWO.

Elsewhere game 32 of the Big Bash tip and run saw the semi finals set, with the final in Canberra next Wednesday night. So at the weekend fourth placed Sydney Sixers play the top-placed Adelaide Strikers and in the second semi, the defending titleholders, the Perth Scorchers play the Melbourne Stars. Last night’s game (won by the Sydney side) was watched by an average 774,000 people across the two sessions.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.1%)
  2. Nine (24.0%)
  3. Ten (20.3%)
  4. ABC (13.2%)
  5. SBS (5.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.0%)
  2. Nine (14.8%)
  3. Ten (12.9%)
  4. ABC (13.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (5.3%)
  2. 7mate (4.7%)
  3. Gem (3.9%)
  4. Eleven (3.8%)
  5. ONE (3.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News – 1.468 million
  2. Australian Open tennis night four (Seven) — 1.298 million
  3. Seven News — 1.241 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.015 million
  5. ABC News — 1.008 million
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 972,000
  7. Hot Seat (Nine) — 906,000
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 866,000
  9. Big Bash Session 1(Ten) — 862,000
  10. Getaway Summer (Nine) — 852,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 1.001 million

Losers: Tennis, cricket haters.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.001 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 972,000
  3. Seven News  – 956,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 865,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 823,000
  6. ABC News — 662,000
  7. Ten Eyewitness News — 566,000
  8. 7.30 Summer (ABC 1) — 488,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 465,000
  10. The Project 630pm (Ten) — 319,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 354,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 289,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  88,000 + 42,000 on News 24)
  4. Mornings Summer (Nine) — 117,000
  5. Studio 1o (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 4 (4.2%)
  2. Fox8  (2.7%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.4%)
  4. Cartoon Network, LifeStyle  (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Soccer: Asian Cup, Australia v China (Fox Sports 4) – 286,000
  2. Soccer: Asian Cup Hub (Fox Sports 4) – 136,000
  3. Soccer: Asian Cup Hub (Fox Sports 4) – 113,000
  4. Modern Family (Fox8) – 76,000
  5. Soccer: Asian Cup, South Korea v Uzbekistan (Fox Sports 4) – 73,000

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