Summer TV Ratings, January 21, 2023: Australian Open slams competition

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Border Security front of the line in entertainment

• Australian Open continues to top
• Fox Cricket claims top 10 spots in STV

Total TV Ratings, January 14

ABC’s Call The Midwife won the top entertainment spot on total TV, bringing in 664,000 views and lifting 24%, while Midsomer Murders rose 13% to pull in 440,000.

On Seven, Border Security was up 13% to reach an audience of 654,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, January 21

Nine has won the Saturday night shares thanks to day six of the Australian Open. Nine had a primary channel share of 25.9% and a network share of 39.1%, while 9Gem topped multichannels with a 5.6% share.

Day six of the Australian Open saw Andy Murray take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the night session, pulling in 472,000 eyeballs. Murray’s Australian Open came to an end as he eventually fell 6-1, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4 to Bautista Agut.

The second night session saw Novak Djokovic win against Grigor Dimitrov, with 419,00 tuning in, while the night pre-match coverage clocked 303,000.

On Seven, Border Security – Australia’s Front Line topped entertainment with 389,000, which saw officers stop a woman acting suspiciously at the border. Later in the night, Seven aired Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), bringing in 237,000 views.

On the ABC, Call The Midwife clocked 377,000, followed by a repeat of Midsomer Murders, which saw the owners of Karras Games gather for a murder mystery weekend when a killer attacked, bringing in 377,000.

On 10, 174,000 tuned in to 10 News First, while 92,000 tuned into an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.

The highest-rated non-news show on SBS was a repeat of Extreme Railway Journeys, with 98,000.


Fox Cricket has dominated subscription TV, claiming the top 10 spots. The Big Break clocked 274,000, followed by coverage of the Sixers v Thunder match, which saw the Sydney Sixers claim victory in front of 232,000.

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