• Wife Swap Australia returns on Seven following production delay
Seven News 899,000 (6:00 pm)/875,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News 892,000 (6:00 pm)/845,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 688,000
10 News First 340,000 (5:00 pm)/201,000 (6:30 pm)
SBS World News 159,000 (6:30)/ 138,000 (7:00 pm)
Daily current affairs
The Project 237,000 (6:30 pm)/407,000 (7:00 pm)
The Drum 157,000
News Breakfast 187,000
Late Night News
ABC Late News 58,000
SBS World News Late 43,000
Nine has won its third weeknight in a row as the Australian Open continues to heat up off the back of Aussie talent performing well. This time it was Alex De Minaur winning in primetime to help Nine to a 23.0% primary share and a 32.1% network share.
The Alex De Minaur victory over Pablo Cuevas in straight sets saw an average audience of 640,000 on Nine.
Seven aired its Thursday triple-header of Home and Away with the episodes getting an average of 442,000.
Following Home and Away the network aired the return of Wife Swap Australia. After a two year delay, Seven’s take on the original format – which aired in 2012 on Foxtel – was scheduled to air in 2019. The first delay pushed the series back to 2020 and a second delay pushed it further back to 2021, but now Wife Swap Australia finally aired last night to 346,000 viewers.
In the series premiere, a fashion-conscious, fitness-obsessed mum of six straight-A students and a bus-dwelling, free-range mum of eight unschooled kids swap lives.
The top multichannel for the night was 7Two with a 3.9% share. The top programs on the channel were Father Brown and three episodes of Murdoch Mysteries.
The Project had 407,000 after 7:00 pm as the panel discussed if new footage from inside the Capitol siege will see Trump convicted and Debra Lawrance chatted about Harry Potter.
In the 7:30 slot, 10 aired a repeat of Ambulance Australia which garnered 268,000 viewers.
On ABC Back Roads was the top entertainment show in primetime with the season seven episode in Kyogle having 454,000 viewers.
Back Roads was followed by Q+A which failed again to crack 300,000 after debuting for 2021 last week with 284,000 as the show adjusts to its move from Monday to Thursday nights.
SBS’s top-rated show was World’s Greatest Palaces with 207,000.