It was a big night for TV viewing on Sunday with Seven’s Australian Open Men’s final, Ten’s 2016 launch of I’m a Celebrity and Twenty 20 cricket on Nine.
The tennis came out on top with 1,619,000 for the bulk of the coverage and 1,682,000 for the presentations. The numbers are down on last year when 1.9 million watched the match but were enough to still give Seven a clear victory.
Over on Ten, I’m a Celebrity grabbed an impressive 1.34 million (time adjusted) for the Opening Night up 13% on last year with the earlier coded segment Welcome to the Jungle on 1.08 million.
Overall, Seven won the night with a 33.7% network share with Nine on 28.1%, Ten 20.2%, ABC 13.3% and SBS managing 4.7%.
Also on Seven, the Men’s Final Preview had 590,000 and Seven News 1,037,000 with the movie The Jackal following the tennis recording 512,000 in preliminary numbers.
Nine News Sunday was the top bulletin of the day while the third match in the Twenty/20 series averaged 1,026,000 and Nine’s movie The Mechanic had 297,000.
Ten’s other big premiere of the night was The X-Files that got off to a good start with 918,000 still “wanting to believe” after Modern Family had 839,000 for its season premiere. Later, Limitless was on 262,000 while the first instalment of Get Me Out of Here Now! on Eleven had 87,000.
ABC’s night was topped by ABC News (742,000), Grand Designs (602,000) and Vera (600,000). Earlier, Antiques Roadshow had 285,000 with An Accidental Soldier on 158,000.
For SBS, How Climate Made History (191,000) and SBS World News (155,000) were best.
At breakfast Today won the day with 312,000 ahead of Sunrise with 296,000. It was a similar story on Saturday with Today on 299,000 and Sunrise with 289,000.
See Sunday 31 January 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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