TV Ratings February 8: The Amazing Race Australia continues upwards trend

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• Ratings Bombshell: Seven wins night despite first night of Aus Open

• Home and Away #1 entertainment program of the night

Primetime News
Seven News 1,051,000 (6 pm)/1,041,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 846,000 (6 pm)/879,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 719,000
10 News First 371,000(5 pm)/249,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 177,000 (6:30 pm)/154,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
The Project 296,000 (6:30 pm)/522,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 151,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 264,000
Today 203,000
News Breakfast 187,000

Late Night News
ABC Late News 101,000
World News Late 40,000

Nine had to wait a little longer than usual to serve up its premier sporting event of the Summer but the Australian Open finally aired its first night of play last night with Nick Kyrgios cruising to a comfortable win while also generating headlines at the same time.

The Australian Open‘s evening session had 486,000 viewers which was down on the 538,000 that it had last year. 

The match between Kyrgios and Frederico Ferrira Silva saw the audience peak with an audience of 1.09m (metro: 772,000 reg: 318,000). The average audience through the match was 797,000 (metro: 605,000 reg: 193,000).

Seven managed a narrow win over Nine last night in both primary (19.0%) and network shares (28.7%) off the back of Homey and Away with 587,000 viewers which was the top entertainment program last night.

Holey Moley had 528,000 which was the lowest amount of metro viewers that the show has had since its February 1 launch. 

Monday, February 1: 983,000 
Tuesday, February 2: 737,000
Wednesday, February 3: 543,000
Sunday, February 7: 629,000
Monday, February 8: 528,000

In the episode, Jayden Lawson and his signature pink putter flew through the course and landed a trip to the Grand Final for a chance to win $100,000 on Greg Norman’s Tomb of Nefer-Tee-Tee.

Jayden Lawson

Holey Moley was followed by 9-1-1 (325,000) and The Rookie (189,000).

10 is continuing to build momentum for its 7:30 program The Amazing Race Australia after posting a season-high number of viewers for the second night in a row. 558,000 tuned in as The Parents, Shane and Deb sadly withdrew from the competition due to a pre-existing knee injury was giving Shane grief following the Road Block challenge on Magnetic Island. The Amazing Race Australia was also #1 in all key demos last night.

The Amazing Race was followed by the return of Hughesy We Have a Problem with  264,000 as David Hughes was joined by regulars Nazeem Hussain and Becky Lucas alongside long time radio stablemate Kate Langbroek and comedy stalwart Ross Noble. The show also featured zooms from international guests Carole Baskin and Gary Busey.

Later on 10 Sam Neil was on The Graham Norton Show with 129,000 and was up against stiff competition in… Sam Neil hosting The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook.

ABC dished up its Monday current affairs line up with 7:30 (533,000), the return of Australian Story (443,000), Four Corners (514,000), and Media Watch (489,000) followed by The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neil with 326,000.

Super Bowl LV

On Seven the Super Bowl had 279,000 with 319,000 tuning in for the half time show while ESPN had 107,000 viewers. 

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