Tennis Australian Open Ratings
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The Big Bash Game peaked at 581,000 for the post-game chat on the result between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart. The Australian Open Tennis Night 2 averaged 984,000, and the elimination part of Celebrity peaked at 1.091 million while the lead up averaged 985,000 — making it the most watched non-news program of the night.

In breakfast Today did better than previously with 307,000 nationally and 213,000 in the metros, but Sunrise was well ahead with 447,000 and 267,000 respectively. And on Pay TV, Smoko’s chat with Peta Credlin (more a massage than a grilling) could only muster 38,000 viewers.

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 503,000, then Seven News 6.30 with 471,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 325,000, the 7pm ABC News with 284,000 and Nine News 6.30 with 281,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.6%)
  2. Seven (24.7%)
  3. Ten (21.8%)
  4. ABC (14.8%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.1%)
  2. Nine (15.2%)
  3. Ten (15.1%)
  4. ABC (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7mate (4.3%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.2%)
  3. 7TWO (3.6%)
  4. GO (3.4%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.37 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.31 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.10 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.09 million
  5. I’m A Celebrity – Elimination (Ten) — 985,000
  6. I’m A Celebrity (Ten) — 984,000
  7. Australian Open Tennis Day 2, Night (Nine) — 919,000
  8. 7pm ABC News — 893,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 826,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 698,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —875,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 —845,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 821,000
  4. Nine News — 810,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 609,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 492,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —460,000
  8. Ten News First — 442,000
  9. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 297,000
  10. SBS World News — 130,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 447,000, Metro: 267,000
  2. Today: National: 307,000, Metro: 213,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 248,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 213,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. BBL: Post Game (Fox Cricket) — 181,000
  2. BBL: Melbourne v Hobart (Fox Cricket) — 147,000
  3. BBL: Melbourne, Hobart (Fox Cricket) — 129,000
  4. BBL: Innings Break (Fox Cricket) — 122,000
  5. Avenue 5 (Fox Showcase ) — 40,000

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