The Nine network achieved its highest overnight rating so far for this year’s Australian Open coverage but Ten’s I’m A Celebrity was again ahead of the tennis as well as beating Seven’s Big Bash coverage.
At breakfast if was better news for Today that yesterday had 238,000 metropolitan viewers closing the gap with Seven’s Sunrise that had 251,000 as well as winning the Sydney and Brisbane markets. ABC Breakfast had 103,000 plus 44,000 (on ABCNews ).
Nine won nationally with a 33.1% network share ahead of Seven’s 24.7%, Ten on 21.9%, ABC with 13.9% and SBS with 6.4%. Nine won all markets except Perth where it ranked third behind Seven then Ten. Ten also ranked second in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Night three of the Australia Open had 736,000 for early prime time coverage with 453,000 later in the night. The audience during the day was 316,000.
The best result for Seven came at 6pm where Seven News (947,000 and 917,000) was a clear winner over Nine News (823,000 and 833,000). However, Seven’s Big Bash coverage that followed managed just 376,000 for session one and 319,000 for session two. Seven’s late night news offering The Latest then had 139,000.
Meanwhile, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! was the night’s top entertainment offering with 736,000, also topping all key advertising demographic groups. Earlier, The Project did well with 467,000 at 7pm after rating 232,000 at 6.30pm while Ten News First had 373,000 and Pointless 172,000. Later, Law and Order: SVU had 284,000 and 150,000.
ABC’s line up was topped by ABC News (599,000) and 7.30 (443,000). Also making the top 20 was Stop Laughing… This Is Serious with 334,000 while QI ranked 21st with 283,000.
SBS’s best were Great British Railway Journeys (199,000) and Rome Unpacked (142,000).
Morning TV saw The Morning Show with 124,000 and 78,000 and Studio 10 on 56,000 and 54,000. Seven Moring News rated 96,000.
See Wednesday 16 January 2019 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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