Total TV Ratings, January 23
The Australian Open was the top program in the total TV ratings with an audience of 1.462m as Ash Barty made short work of her round 4 match-up.
In a bit of a surprise, Muster Dogs got its ratings up to 1.413m for its debut on the ABC. This was an increase of 50% on its overnight ratings as the show managed to outrage the primetime news bulletins on its way to being the #2 show in the total TV ratings.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! had an average of 863,000 viewers before 902,000 tuned in to see Maria Thattil sent home.
The Big Bash League’s knockout round had 566,000 tune in to see Adelaide Strikers knock out the Sydney Thunder from the competition.
Overnight TV ratings, January 30
• Australian Open dominates TV ratings as Nadal makes history
Seven News 960,000
Nine News 902,000
ABC News 511,000
10 News First 320,000 (5:00pm)/ 205,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 159,000 (6:30pm) 127,000 (7:00pm)
Daily current affairs
The Project 260,000 (6:30 pm)/405,000 (7pm)
News Breakfast 168,000
Nine has continued to dominate the TV ratings on the backend of the Australian Open, following a 61.8% share on Saturday with a 49.3% primary channel share last night. The broadcaster also had the top network share with 54.4%.
The Australian Open men’s final might not have the same lofty average as the women’s final (metro average of 2.5m) but a robust 1.6m watched Rafael Nadal make history by winning his 21st Grand Slam title, the most in history. The match had a national audience of 2.1m after 539,000 regional viewers tuned in.
On Seven, Border Security: Australia’s Front Line had 509,000 viewers before Crime Scene Investigation Australia had 271,000 viewers. Earlier in the day, the Women’s Ashes rain-affected day three had a high segment of 220,000 in session 2.
10 had its first major finale of the year as the broadcaster wrapped up I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. The episode had an average of 576,000 viewers before 617,000 tuned in to see Dylan Lewis crowned king of the Aussie jungle, winning $100,000 for his chosen charity, Lifeline.
Lewis said: “I am surprised and I am elated. Everyone deserved to win but I’m just really happy I got to bring this one home for Lifeline. Thank you to everyone who voted and I love you.”
In second place was country singer Brooke McClymont and in third place was Nathan Buckley.
On the ABC, despite the cavalcade of strong content on commercial stations Muster Dogs (421,00) and Vera (447,000) both performed admirably.
The top rating non-news program on SBS was Auschwitz: One Day with 119,000 viewers.