Summer TV Ratings, January 17, 2024: Aussie underdogs nearly pull off upset against 2023 Australian Open finalists

Jordan Thompson Australian Open

Leah and Justin struggle on Home and Away

• The Big Bash washed out
• Novak Djokovic confronts fan at the Australian Open

Overnight TV Ratings, January 17

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Nine won Wednesday night with a primary share of 30.1% and a network share of 41.6%.

9Gem has won multi-channels with a 6.4% share.

Seven received a primary share of 14.7% and a network share of 24.8%.

10 took a 7.1% primary share and a network share of 12.7%.


622,000 watched Session One, Day Four of Nine’s Australian Open (Night) while 492,000 tuned in to Session Two.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (ITA) took on Australia’s Jordan Thompson, ending his AO run with 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6.

Meanwhile, our Alexei Popyryn (AUS) took on world number one Novak Djokovic (SRB) and lost, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 in a match that lasted three hours and 41 minutes. During the match, Djokovic confronted an unruly fan in the crowd, saying: “Come say that to my face”, when the fan disrupted the match.

335,000 also saw the Pre-Match.


386,000 began their evening with Seven’s Home and Away where Bree was overprotective of her patient and Leah tried to keep Justin at a distance. Meanwhile, Harper and Tane reclaimed their friendship.

138,000 stayed on for the Big Bash. Given that the Sydney Thunder v Renegades match could not take place due to extremely wet weather in Sydney, a repeat match between the teams was broadcast instead.

Earlier in the day, 345,000 tuned in to day one, session three between Australia and the West Indies in Test Cricket. 369,00 watched Tea while 316,00 and 275,000 watched session two and one, respectively.


345,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as the program explored how the government plans to respond to the rapid rise of AI. Plus renewed warnings about the dangers of tourism to active volcanoes.

84,000 then watched an old episode of Back Roads where Heather Ewart travelled to the historic Victorian town of Beaufort.

A repeat of Hard Quiz then reached 215,000, followed by an encore of Spicks and Specks where 218,000 tuned in.


On 10, viewers tuned in to The Project (205,000 7.00 pm) as the panel welcomed and also looked at how the Australian government has unveiled its plan to tackle the increase of artificial intelligence, predicting it could add $600 billion to Australia’s GDP.

Gladiators then followed as the third heat took place. Four new contenders fought for a spot in the quarter-finals. 219,000 tuned in.


Over on SBS, the highest-rating show as a repeat of The Elon Musk Show which reached 75,000.

Total TV Ratings, January 10

871,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Awayup 30%.

549,000 watched Nine’s Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo, up 9%.

502,000 caught a repeat of ABC’s Hard Quizup 6%.

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