Ratings: Australian Open gives Nine fourth straight win

The Nine Network’s fourth straight overnight ratings win was secured by another big night of tennis as Seven’s Big Bash saw the game abandoned due to power problems at Brisbane’s The Gabba. However, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here was again more popular than both sports on offer.

Nine did well in all metro markets averaging 31.3% but was unable to beat Seven in Adelaide and Perth. Seven averaged 26.6%, Ten had 20.4%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 5.9%. Nine looks set to win the week, pulling four points clear of Seven after four days.

Nine’s tennis numbers were 619,000 for the night session, 349,00 for the Late Night, 343,000 for the 7pm pre-match (3 cities), 269,000 for the day and 119,000 for the day pre-match (4 cities) with 78,000 for the Night session on 9Gem .

Seven News was again the winner at 6pm with 894,000 and 807,000 ahead of Nine News with 751,000 and 756,000. Later, Seven’s night was dominated by the Big Bash that had 454,00 for Session One and 401,000 for Session 2. The Latest that followed managed 142,000. During the afternoon, The Chase Australia had 539,000 and 322,000 with Seven News at 4 on 220,000 and Seven News at 4.30 with 257,000.

Over on Ten, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here continued its good run with 678,000 metro viewers, winning its timeslot with total people and key demographic groups. The Project was Ten’s next best performer with 431,000 and 227,000. Earlier, 10 News First had 375,000 and Pointless 182,000. Later, The Conners episode one ranked 21st with 284,000 with episode 2 drawing 200,000. Blues Bloods that followed had 128,000.

ABC News (637,000) and 7.30 (470,000) were top ten entries for ABC with Escape From the City next best with 427,000 while Grand Designs Australia had 365,000. The earlier Grand Design repeat managed 200,000 and The Drum 124,000. ABC News at Five (PM) had 83,000.

Vikings (139,000) was SBS’s best performer, ranking 43rd for the night, with SBS World News next best on 107,000.

In the morning battle, Seven’s Sunrise maintained its lead and won all markets with 289,000 metro viewers, while Today had 206,000 on Channel Nine*. ABC Breakfast averaged 91,000 viewers, with 42,000 watching on ABCNews . Later, Seven’s The Morning Show had 148,000 and Studio 10 had 66,000.

See Thursday 17 January 2019 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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