The big stars have been turning it on for Nine’s audiences watching the Australian Open and the tournament might have had close to its TV audience climax last night with 2.5m national watching Nadal oust Krygios from the first Grand Slam event of 2020.
Nine has this morning reported a national average audience of 2,473,000 watching the clash with 1,918,000 metro and 555,000 regional. The TV audience peaked at 3,363,000 (metro: 2,536,000 regional 827,000).
The men’s final at the Australian Open last year (Nadal v Djokovic) had an average metro audience 1,589,000 – over 300,000 less than were watching last night.
Nine News was a beneficiary of the interest surrounding the tennis clash with audiences over 1m for both halves of the bulletin.
As you would expect Nine was a clear leader in all demos with combined channel shares in key demos pushing close to 70% share.
It was not an ideal night perhaps for Seven to launch Home and Away for 2020. The three-episode opening night did 548,000 with the tennis sucking up much of the available audience.
The 8.30pm movie was 2009’s The Proposal with 277,000 watching.
In the final week of I’m A Celebrity it was time for Perez Hilton to depart just days after arriving. The regular part of the episode was on 575,000 before the elimination of the gossip reporter grew to 677,000.
Earlier in the night The Project started on 275,000 and grew to 398,000.
Later in the evening Hughesy, We Have A Problem managed 247,000 against the Nadal v Krygios match.
ABC saw 433,000 watching the Menindee episode of Back Roads. Later in the night the channel was winding up some series before the return of Four Corners and Q&A next week. Last night the final of the repeat of Magical Land of Oz did 215,000 followed by a repeat of the last episode of Exposed: The Case of Kelli Lane did 100,000.
SBS peaked with 127.000 watching a repeat of Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m A Doctor.