Summer TV Ratings, January 28, 2023: Aryna Sabalenka claims victory in Australian Open women’s final


Perth Scorchers book their spot in BBL final

• Fox Cricket claims top 5 spots in STV

Total TV Ratings, January 21

ABC’s Call The Midwife won the top entertainment spot on total TV, bringing in 686,000 views and lifting 24%, while Midsomer Murders rose 14% to pull in 484,000.

On Nine, day six of the Australian Open lifted 7% to reach 687,000.

On Seven, Border Security was up 4% to reach an audience of 651,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, January 28

Nine has dominated the Saturday night shares thanks to the second last day of the Australian Open. Nine had a primary channel share of 32.8% and a network share of 42.3%, while 9Gem and 7mate topped multichannels with a 3.2% share.

Day 13 of the Australian Open saw Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus defeat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the women’s finals, bringing in 762,000 views. Sabalenka made her debut in a major singles final, prevailing against Wimbledon champion Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 28 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The women’s final presentation topped the night, bringing in 851,000 views, while the men’s doubles finals, which saw Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata win against Hugo Nys and Jan Zieliński, clocked 447,000.

On Seven, the Big Bash League qualifier match saw the Perth Scorchers book their spot in the final after beating the Sydney Sixers. The coverage reached 308,000 and was the fifth most-watched program among the 16-39 demos. Later in the night Border Security – Australia’s Front Line reached an audience of 224,000.

On the ABC, Call The Midwife clocked 347,000, making it the top entertainment program of the night, while a repeat of Midsomer Murders reached 252,000.

On 10, 207,000 tuned in to 10 News First, while 112,000 tuned into an episode of Jamie Oliver: Together.

The highest-rated non-news show on SBS was a repeat of Extreme Railway Journeys, with 138,000.


Fox Cricket has dominated subscription TV, claiming the top five spots. Fox Cricket’s Big Bash League coverage came out on top, with the Scorchers v Sixers match reaching 213,000. The Big Break reached 176,000, while B4 The Bash pulled in 74,000. 

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