TV Ratings February 15: Nine hits a winner with Ash Barty on centre court

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• Over 500k tune in for The Project’s Brittany Higgins interview

• Amazing Race top entertainment show as The Stowaways make impact

Primetime News
Seven News 999,000 (6 pm)/980,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 948,000 (6 pm)/947,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 676,000
10 News First 394,000(5 pm)/239,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 200,000 (6:30 pm)/158,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
The Project 278,000 (6:30 pm)/501,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 178,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 255,000
Today 219,000
News Breakfast 201,000

Late Night News
ABC Late News 108,000
World News Late 42,000

Nine won the TV ratings battle again with a 19.1% primary share and a 27.6% network share. This is the eighth time in a row that the broadcaster has won, in large part thanks to the Australian Open which averaged 726,000 during its night session.

Last night the Australian Open’s highlight was Ash Barty defeating Shelby Rogers with the average metro audience being 877,000.

On Seven, Holey Moley had 468,000 which was down on the 528,000 that the program had last Monday night. In the episode fitness professional, Nik Papoutsis proved only the strongest reign supreme claiming victory against aeronautical engineer, Hayden Rogers, in a special brains vs brawn edition of Australia’s biggest mini-golf show.

Nik Papoutsis

Following Holey Moley, Seven aired 9-1-1 with 310,000 viewers, followed by The Rookie with 207,000.

The eighth leg of The Amazing Race Australia on 10 had 546,000 viewers which was slightly down on the 558,000 from last Monday night.

Beau Ryan with MJ and Chelsea

The episode saw teams embrace their sense of rhythm and test their patience for fishing, while Stowaways MJ and Chelsea’s leg win caused an upset.

On The Project, after 7 pm, 501,000 viewers watched a special episode devoted to Lisa Wilkinson sitting down with Brittany Higgins talking exclusively about rape allegations in Parliament House.


On Hughesy We Have a Problem, Hughesy was joined by regulars Becky Lucas and Nazeem Hussain along with Em Rusciano and Beau Ryan.

The panel was joined by adult film star and ex-President liaison, Stormy Daniels who zoomed in to the show.

Also sharing their burdens with Australia was YouTuber Nat’s What I Reckon: the expert on no-nonsense cooking demonstrations. The episode had 280,000 which was up on last week’s 264,000 and was then followed by an encore of The Graham Norton Show with 114,000.

10 Bold was the #1 multichannel with 4.9% off the back of four NCIS episodes.

The ABC’s Tuesday current affairs lineup performed well off the back of 7:30 (602,000) which featured Leigh Sales in Melbourne during lockdown sparring with premier Dan Andrews during his Monday press conference. Later in the episode, Sarah Ferguson reported from Washington on the acquittal of Donald Trump.

7:30 was followed by Australian Story (457,000), Four Corners (452,000), and Media Watch (426,000). This lineup was followed by The Pacific: In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neil which had 304,000.

On SBS The Architecture the Railways Built had 146,000, followed by 24 hours in Emergency with 152,000.

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