TV Ratings February 16: Amazing Race #1 entertainment show as contestants race around Alice Springs

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• Nine wins Tuesday thanks to Novak and Aus Open

Primetime News
Seven News 1,057,000 (6:00 pm)/991,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News 899,000 (6:00 pm)/882,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 696,000
10 News First 363,000 (5:00 pm)/249,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 186,000

Daily current affairs
7.30 520,000
The Project 287,000 (6:30 pm)/496,000 (7:00 pm)
The Drum 173,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 254,000
Today 211,000
News Breakfast 195,000

Late Night News
ABC Late News 72,000

Nine has won its ninth day in a row thanks in large part to the performance of the Australian Open. The broadcaster had a primary share of 24.5% and a network share of 32.6% which were both comfortably #1.

The Australian Open’s first night session averaged 668,000 and was #1 in 16-39. The highlight of the night was Novak Djokovic defeating Alexander Zverev with a metro audience of 440,000.

On Seven, Holey Moley had 436,000 which was down on the 469,000 that the show had last Tuesday night, and was the lowest metro average the show has produced this year.

In the episode, police officer and dragon boat racer, Teresa Thoi, blitzed her opponents with an arresting display of golfing skills to take home the plaid jacket and golden putter locking in her spot in the Grand Final. 

Teresa Thoi

Following Holey Moley was The Good Doctor with the US drama receiving 300,000 viewers, which was up on last week’s 284,000.

On 10 The Amazing Race Australia had 554,000 which was an increase to the 510,000 from last Tuesday. The show was #1 in 18-49 and 25-54.

The Amazing Race was in Alice Springs and The Footy Mates had the power to dish out a Salvage and Sabotage. The Salvage was awarded to The Kimberley Cousins who scored their own driver for the duration of the leg, while The Super Sikhs, who got handed the Sabotage, were forced to carry a large stuffed kangaroo for the leg. Luckily for the underperforming teams, it was a non-elimination leg.

On The Project, the panel discussed Canberra’s toxic culture and met Tana the rock ‘n roll roadie. The 6:30 pm slot had 287, while 7:00 pm had 496,000.

On the ABC 7:30 had 520,000 as Leigh Sales interviewed Bill Gates. This was followed by Foreign Correspondent with 398,000, and then Catalyst with 296,000.

SBS aired Great Continental Railway Journeys with 205,000 viewers tuning in.

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