TV Ratings January 29: Nine slams the ratings again as Thiem slams Nadal

• The tennis coverage last night was the only game in town with Nine’s primary share of 35.0%

The Australian Open is delivering Nine what will prove to be its strongest 14 consecutive days of 2020 ratings dominance this year.

The tennis coverage last night was the only game in town with Nine’s primary share of 35.0% as 10 and Seven were way back close to 13% each.

The match between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem had a metro average audience of 1.075m and was followed by Stan Wawrinka and Alexander Zverev on 747,000.

The two men’s quarter finals matches helped Nine to a combined channel primetime share of 41.5%.

Nine doesn’t manage to get Ash Barty in primetime tonight (is it a men only slot still?), as she and Halep play their semi-finals this afternoon. Nine does have Federer v Djokovic tonight.

Seven’s share was well behind the leaders with Home and Away its best after the news on 646,000 with the soapie creeping higher each night this week.

The best First Dates Australia could then do was 348,000.

On 10, Charlotte Crosby did well to get this far in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! The UK reality TV star and content queen machine was eliminated leaving the top four to battle it out tonight ahead of the series final on Sunday night.

The episode started last night with 718,000 before it climbed to 780,000 for the elimination.

10’s survey year has been underway across four weeks since February 5 and the channel reports Celebrity episode 19 was up 32% year-on-year.

The ABC schedule was repeats after 8pm with Sherlock on 205,000 and The Last Leg (no, Adam Hills hasn’t shaved his beard) on 147,000.

A Tony Robinson Down Under repeat on SBS outrated Sherlock with 224,000 watching.

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