Think he does some work for Eurosport
Erin Molan now hosting 9Gem prime time (Seb Costello did day time).
Erin just said “your new commentators are Matthew Hill and Geoff Masters” (Australian Bolt match).
Todd Woodbridge was calling this match, must’ve had to run somewhere else ready for main channel 7pm (preview in studio? or calling with McEnroe or Jim? or both?)
Are the secondary matches seemingly pulling lower figures this year?
I seem to recall 7two having better ratings for the alternate matches than what 9Gem is pulling?
9s having a great run with some of the Aussies doing well… now Alex Bolt.
Three Aussies in the third round…when was the last time this happened in the Australian Open. Racing’s Matt Hill called Alex Bolt’s match for 9 and the international feed.
I had Woodbridge, Alcott and Groth on the sideline main channel coverage.
- Tomic, Millman and Kyrios.
I think on par?
Night 1 was massive though, over 4% for 9Gem with Murray (not sure if 7Two even made that last year?)
And another 2 Aussies on the female draw. First time we’ve had 5 Aussies since 2003
9 picked up the tennis rights at the right time
Nine slammed for not showing Serena Williams match.
Channel 9’s Serena screw-up
Channel 9 made the bold decision not to show the start of Serena Williams’ second round clash against Eugenie Bouchard live on either of its free-to-air TV channels dedicated to showing the tennis.
The main channel was showing the fifth set of Aussie wildcard Alex Bolt’s match against Gilles Simon, while 9Gem was playing Alexander Zverev’s match against Jeremy Chardy.
Williams has won 23 grand slam singles titles and can lay claim to being the GOAT —Greatest Of All Time — not just of women’s tennis but of the sport overall.
Fans were furious they were unable to watch the American superstar in action.
Maybe News Corp should instead of doing these front page attack pieces of Nine’s tennis coverage (the network which is winning the ratings by the length of the straight at the moment), do an article on their own subsidiary’s cricket performance, which at last check had like 100k for the BBL last night
Or they could talk Seven’s cricket?
Or 10’s great I’m A Celebrity ratings??
Articles based solely on angry tweets somehow comstitues ‘journalism’ these days…
9Now is there for a reason
Tennis going well past 3am tonight with the Muguruza/Konya game at MCA starting at 12:30am (the record for the latest starting time for an AO game).
Still can’t quite beat the Hewitt game which ended at 4.30am a while back.
Edit: Telecast finished at 3.15am with Bec Maddern closing
not 100% sure on that but Nine has been giving Mediaweek ratings reports where they are up on Seven’s coverage from last year etc… have a quick glance on mediaweek.com.au and you may find it.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN BROADCAST SCHEDULE - Friday 18 January
BARTY, DE MINAUR & BIRRELL LEAD THE AUSSIE CHARGE IN THIRD ROUND ACTION ON NINE TODAY
Newcombe Medallists Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur are out to lead the local brigade into the Australian Open fourth round today.
Australia’s top-ranked player Barty is looking to eclipse her best finish at a home grand slam after reaching the third round at Melbourne Park in her previous two appearances.
She takes on Greece’s Maria Sakkari , ranked world No.43, in the first match up on Rod Laver Arena.
Teen sensation de Minaur has already eclipsed his previous best Australian Open result and will have his work cut out against world No.2 and 17-time major winner Rafael Nadal .
The Spaniard is taking on his third Australian in as many matches after already accounting for James Duckworth and Matthew Ebden.
Another member of Australia’s Gen Next, Kimberly Birrell has a chance to notch another big scalp in a breakout summer.
The 20-year-old faces Germany’s Angelique Kerber , the reigning Wimbledon champion and 2016 Australian Open winner.
Kerber has been in ominous form, cruising past two lowly-ranked opponents in straight sets in her opening matches.
Starts 11.00am AEDT
ASH BARTY v MARIA SAKKARI
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS v NIKOLOZ BASILASHVILI
TAYLOR FRITZ v ROGER FEDERER
FRANCES TIAFOE v ANDREAS SEPPI
MARIA SHARAPOVA v CAROLINE WOZNIACKI
SLOANE STEPHENS v PETRA MARTIC
GRIGOR DIMITROV v THOMAS FABIANO
PETRA KVITOVA v BELINDA BENCIC
Starts 7.00pm AEDT
ALEX DE MINAUR v RAFAEL NADAL
DANIELLE COLLINS v CAROLINE GARCIA
KIMBERLY BIRRELL v ANGELIQUE KERBER
MARIN CILIC v FERNANDO VERDASCO
NICK KYRGIOS , one of the most colourful characters in Australian tennis, will join the Nine commentary team for this afternoon’s broadcast.
The man John McEnroe described as the most talented tennis player he has seen in ten years, will saddle up alongside JIM COURIER and TODD WOODBRIDGE for Nine’s coverage of the ROGER FEDERER v TAYLOR FRITZ clash.
Forever unpredictable and always entertaining, Kyrgios is bound to bring a unique perspective to this afternoon’s commentary.
DON’T MISS NICK KYRGIOS COMMENTATING FOR NINE RIGHT AFTER THE ASH BARTY v MARIA SAKKARI MATCH
9 Why would you have that absolute tosser on your broadcast
Time to turn off.