Tennis did it for a second night for Seven in the metros and regions, with Rafael Nadal proving to be as big a drawcard as Roger Federer. In fact Nadal and Federer are much bigger audience magnets than Djokovic and Murray. Dasher Gavrilova played her part with a fourth round loss in straight sets for another good effort. TV audiences and those at the match rewarded her effort.

So here’s hoping Nadal and Federer can keep going because of the pleasure they bring. Seven’s tennis attracted 1.322 million to the main channel last night, and a further 279,000 to broadcasts on 7TWO and 7Mate for a combined average of 1.601 million.

Federer is back on centre court tonight, so a big ratings win is on the cards for Seven, even though Ten has the first semis in the men’s and women’s Big Bash.

In regional areas, Seven News was tops with 527,000 people watching, Seven News/Today Tonight followed with 407,000, the tennis was 3rd with 369,000, then came ACA with 359,000 and Nine News was 5th with 352,000.

 

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.6%)
  2. Nine (25.7%)
  3. Ten (16.3%)
  4. ABC (15.9%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.1%)
  2. Nine (18.2%)
  3. ABC (10.5%)
  4. Ten (9.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (3.7%)
  2. ABC 2 (3.3%)
  3. Gem (3.1%)
  4. Eleven (3.0%)
  5. 7TWO (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.511 million
  2. Nine News — 1.412 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.342 million
  4. Tennis Australian Open Night 8 (Seven) — 1.322 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.264 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.127 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 1.034
  8. RBT repeat (Nine) — 1.008 million
  9. Back Roads (ABC) — 964,000
  10. 7.30 Summer (ABC) — 950,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.059 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.022 million

Losers: More tennis, cricket tonight, tomorrow and Thursday and tennis, so no let up

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.059 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.022 million
  3. Seven News — 984,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 936,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 905,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 804,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 654,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 562,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 544,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 306,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 522,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 428,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  136,000 + 94,000 on News 24) — 230,000
  4. Today Extra Summer (Nine) — 205,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 167,000

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Peter Fray

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