Summer TV Ratings, January 18, 2024: Tomljanović knocked out as only two Aussies remain in Australian Open Singles comp

Ajla Tomljanović Australian Open

Home and Away tops primetime entertainment

• Grand Designs Transformations a hit for ABC
• Ajla Tomljanović took on Jelena Ostapenko at the Australian Open

Overnight TV Ratings, January 18

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Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 29.1% and a network share of 38.6%.

7Two has won multi-channels with a 3.9% share.

Seven received a primary share of 15.6% and a network share of 24.7%.

10 took a 7.1% primary share and a network share of 12.8%.


526,000 watched Session One, Day Five of Nine’s Australian Open (Night) while 550,000 tuned in to Session Two.

Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović took on Jelena Ostapenko (LAT), with the latter winning 6-0, 3-6, 6-4. This now leaves just two Australians in the singles competition — Alex De Minaur and Storm Hunter.

Daniil Medvedev (RUS) also played Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN), winning 3-6, 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/1), 6-0 after four hours and 20 minutes of gameplay.

299,000 also saw the Pre-Match.


426,000 began their evening with Seven’s Home and Away as Dr Levi couldn’t bring himself to leave Summer Bay. Meanwhile, Justin’s plea with Leah backfired.

226,000 stayed on for Animals Aboard With Dr. Harry where Pan flew solo for life-changing surgery.

Finally, 112,000 watched a replay of the feel-good flick, The Sapphires.

Earlier in the day, 427,000 tuned in to Day Two, session three between Australia and the West Indies in Test Cricket. 310,000 watched Tea while 290,000 and 230,000 watched sessions two and one, respectively.


331,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as the program looked at how with governments under pressure to act on the cost-of-living crisis, the big two supermarkets are under scrutiny. Plus, in central Australia, a crisis is unfolding in the justice system after an exodus of criminal defence lawyers.

291,000 then watched Grand Designs Transformations where a heritage-listed mid-century classic home in Sydney received an upgrade.

Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific reached 187,000.


On 10, viewers tuned in to The Project (181,000 7pm) as the panel welcomed G Flip to the desk who spoke about covering Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer on Like a Version, prompting a response from the megastar!

Gladiators was up next, reaching 186,000, compared to the 395,000 that watched Sunday’s premiere. Four contenders faced drama in Powerball, Duel, Pyramid, The Wall, and The Eliminator. Viking returned, and Comet made an explosive debut. 

89,000 also saw a repeat of Law and Order: SVU.


Over on SBS, 83,000 tuned in to watch Julia Bradbury’s Irish Journey as she explored the Irish capital of Dublin.

The Real Crown: Inside House of Windsor then followed with 63,000 tuning in.

Total TV Ratings, January 11

873,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Awayup 32%.

607,000 caught ABC’s Grand Designs Transformationup 33%.

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