TV Ratings January 29, 2023: How many watched Djokovic’s Australian Open win?

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Triple the love on finale of The Bachelors

• Heat end the BBL season for the Renegades
• Vera and Unseen Adventures pair well on ABC

Total TV Ratings, January 22

Vera has topped non news, bringing 774,000 to the ABC, lifting 20%. Joanna Lumley’s Unseen Adventures wasn’t far behind, up 5% for a total audience of 574,000.

On Nine, Victoria Azarenka took on Lin Zhu in the Australian Open, with 739,000 watching as Azarenka came out on top – lifting 11%.

The Bachelors saw Tash re-enter the mansion after previously leaving of her own accord. Lifting 54%, 564,000 tuned in as Jed – the Bachelor she was there for – turned her around and sent her right back home.

Overnight TV Ratings, January 29

Primetime News
Seven News 864,000
Nine News 682,000
ABC News 554,000
10 News First 255,000 (5:00pm)/ 158,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 124,000 (6:30pm)/ 86,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
The Project 187,000 (6:30 pm)/ 262,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 204,000
Today 171,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 40.7% and a network share of 47.4%. Go! has come out on top for multichannels, with a 2.3% share. 

After Aryna Sabalenka took the women’s singles title on Saturday, it was time for the men to step up. 1,322,000 tuned in to Nine to see Novak Djokovic win his 10th Australian Open men’s singles title, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas. The win sees Djokovic tie Rafael Nadal‘s record of 22 slam titles.

The win was down on last year, when 1.6m watched Rafael Nadal hoist the men’s singles trophy.

The Brisbane Heat took on the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League on Seven, as the competition entered the knockouts. 348,000 cheered on as the Heat won by seven wickets, ending the season for the Renegades.

On the ABC, Joanna Lumley took 344,000 through India on Unseen Adventures, before Vera took down another murderer in front of 388,000. 

The Project (187,000 6:30pm / 262,000 7pm) covered the case of the tiny radioactive capsule lost in the WA desert, and interviewed Sam Smith about their new album. The Bachelors finale then drew a crowd of 356,000 (with 372,000 watching the final decision), as Thomas picked Leah, Felix picked Jessica (who had dumped Damien), and Jed chose Alésia. Sadly, since the show ended, two of the three couples have called it quits

Speaking about the finale, Senior Vice President Content and Programming, Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Daniel Monaghan, said: “Australians have once again declared their love for The Bachelors Australia with our finale’s on-screen engagements turning into strong audience engagement securing the #1 entertainment spot in under 50s, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s.

 The Bachelors Australia has been the number one commercial series on BVOD since it launched with 110 million minutes viewed to date and continuing to grow.”

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was a repeat of World War II: Battles for Europe with 80,000 tuning in.

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