TV ratings Saturday January 29, 2022: Barty makes history in front of 2.8m


• Nine produces an astounding result, with more than a 60% primary share last night

Nine has had one of the most dominant wins in years with an astounding 61.8% primary share and 68.1% network share, as the broadcaster has well and truly blown away its competition. And it’s all thanks to the Australian Open.

Ash Barty winning a historic Australian Open women’s title brought in an average of 2.581m viewers, which was eclipsed further by the presentation of her trophy which had 2.838m tuning in. These would have registered as the second and fourth highest-ranking segments of 2021 with only the AFL grand final bringing in more viewers.

See more: By the Numbers: The most watched programs of 2021

The Australian Open wasn’t done with headline acts, however, as the men’s doubles final had 1.725m viewers as Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell

It was a quiet night for the rest of the broadcasters, as the gravity of Nine’s huge share created some weird results (see SBS having a bigger primary share than 10). 

Seven aired the Women’s Ashes during the day with the first Test’s third day having a high segment of 150,000 viewers, which came at lunch. In primetime Seven aired Border Security: Australia’s Front Line (375,000), before Fast & Furious 6 had 138,000 viewers.

On 10, the A-League had 42,000 viewers as Western United took on Melbourne City. Western United won 1-0.


On the ABC, Death in Paradise had 368,000 viewers before All Creatures Great and Small had 282,000.

The top non-news program on SBS was Tony Robinson’s Forgotten War Stories with 84,000 viewers.

Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network

ABC 6.9% (9.1%)
Seven 9.0% (13.3%)
Nine 61.8% (68.1%)
10 2.2% (5.3%)
SBS 2.4% (4.3%)
#1 Multi 9Gem 2.4%

See also: Weekend TV ratings Saturday January 22, 2022

Saturday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people

12022 Australian Open D13 -Women’s Final -PresentationNine Network2,838,000
22022 Australian Open D13 -Women’s Final -Barty V CollinsNine Network2,581,000
32022 Australian Open D13 -Men’s Doubles FinalNine Network1,725,000
42022 Australian Open D13 -PostNine Network1,174,000
52022 Australian Open D13 -Women’s Final -Pre MatchNine Network1,169,000
6Nine News SaturdayNine Network891,000
7Seven News – SatSeven Network808,000
8ABC News-SaABC TV467,000
9Border Security – Australia’s Front LineSeven Network375,000
10Death In Paradise-EvABC TV368,000
11Country House Hunters AustraliaNine Network329,000
12Nine News: First At FiveNine Network284,000
13All Creatures Great And Small-EvABC TV282,000
14Weekend Sunrise – SatSeven Network270,000
15Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R)Seven Network236,000
16New Amsterdam -RptNine Network234,000
1710 News First SatNetwork 10222,000
182022 Australian Open D13 -Pre MatchNine Network220,000
19Weekend Today – SaturdayNine Network204,000
20Weekend Today – Saturday – LateNine Network202,000
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