Summer TV Ratings, January 22, 2024: Former World No. 3 Elina Svitolina leaves match early in tears at the Australian Open

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• 452,000 tuned in for the Australian Open Day Nine Night Session. 
• The Heat beat the Strikers by 54 runs. 

Overnight TV Ratings

Monday night saw Nine win the primary channel share with 22% thanks to the Australian Open, while Seven won the network share with 33.9%. The highest rating multichannel was 7TWO with 4.6%.

Seven recorded a primary share of 21.9%.
The ABC recorded a primary share of 10.6% and a network share of 15.3%.
10 recorded a primary share of 6.1% and a network share of 12.3%.
SBS recorded a primary share of 3.4% and a network share of 7.1%.

On Nine, the Australian Open’s night nine session saw former World No. 3 Elina Svitolina exit the court early in tears due to a back injury from the first set. She was up against Linda Noskova, with the match ending abruptly at 3-0. 193,000 tuned in during the day while 452,000 tuned in during the night session to watch Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz defeat Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanović. 

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On Seven, 527,000 tuned in to The Chase Australia while 380,000 watched the Brisbane Heat beat the Adelaide Strikers by 54 runs in the Big Bash. Home and Away saw 290,000 tune in as Rose was roped in to save the surf club while Mackenzie had a girls’ day. 

ABC’s Revenge special saw 235,000 viewers as the investigation into one revenge killing by a Holocaust survivor against a Nazi in Australia opened up to the mysterious deaths and disappearances of hundreds of Nazi war criminals in Australia. A repeat of Hard Quiz also aired, bringing in 165,000 viewers. 

On 10, The Project 7pm saw 207,000 tune in. In the new episode of Gladiators, 161,000 tuned in to see the new gladiator Dragon and two revamped events: Tilt and Hang Tough. The stakes were high for contenders Chris, Jason, Tee, and Julia as they all strived for Gladiator glory in the eliminator.

The highest-rated non-news show on SBS was Jonathan Ross’ Myths and Legends with 100,000 tuning in. 

Total TV Ratings: January 15

Nine’s coverage of Day 2 of the Australian Open topped the night, bringing in 964,000 with a lift of 11%.

Home and Away topped entertainment for Seven with 891,000, lifting by 28%. 

The launch of Gladiators on 10 saw 654,000 tune in, lifting by 25%.

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