Summer TV Ratings, January 17, 2023: Rain delays can’t dampen Australian Open

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Steve Smith proves his worth with Sixers record in BBL

• Bachie meets the Boyfriend on The Bachelors

Total TV Ratings, January 10

Seven’s Home and Away was up 30% as the show continued to trace the fallout of last season’s fiery cliffhanger, with 996,000 tuning in. 

On 10, The Bachelors had 593,000 watch as three women were sent home, and Ella opted to go home, lifting 59%.

A repeat of Travel Guides took 525,000 to Mexico, up 10% on Nine. 

Overnight TV Ratings, January 17

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 22.2% and a network share of 34.0%. 9Go! has topped multichannels with 4.3%.

Night two of the Australian Open kicked off on Nine with Australia’s Alex De Minaur (pictured) taking on Taiwan’s Yu Hsiou Hsu. 462,000 tuned in as De Minaur won in straight sets, despite a downpour causing delays. Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic then took on Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena, with 341,000 watching as Djokovic easily took the win in three sets. 

Seven’s Home and Away had 460,000 tune in, before the Big Bash was live from Coffs Harbour. The Sydney Sixers went up against the Adelaide Strikers, with Steve Smith taking the first ever century by a Sixers player – and in only 56 balls. 294,000 tuned in as Smith’s effort got the Sixers across the line, winning by 59 runs.

7.30 brought 447,000 to the ABC, interviewing Health Minister Mark Butler, and speaking to a bodybuilder with no hands or feet. A repeat of Anh’s Brust With Fame took 210,000 through the life of Todd Sampson, before 152,000 stuck around for a repeat of Love on the Spectrum.

On 10, The Project (153,000 6:30pm / 268,000 7pm) investigated the power of deepfakes, before being joined at the desk by Diego Calva and Margot Robbie. It’s been established on The Bachelors for a while that Jess is in a polyamorous relationship, and last night 288,000 tuned in as Felix met Jess’ boyfriend, Damien.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Who Do You Think You Are? USA, with 127,000 watching as the show looked at the history of Sarah Jessica Parker.

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