TV Week 8: Australian Open highlight of TV ratings week as Nine leads the pack

Australian Open women’s final

Nine wins every night of the week

Nine has started the survey year with a second successive weekly TV ratings win. The late start to the Australian Open has powered a week of winning shares. Nine has won the past two weeks and the last 12 days consecutively.

After four nightly network shares over 30% in Week 7, Nine had another three over 30% in Week 8, with the other four nights all in the high 20s.


The biggest sessions at the Australian Open during Week 8 were Night 8 on 879,000 where Nick Kyrgios was knocked out and then the Saturday night with the Women’s Final on 849,000.

Nine had winning commercial network TV ratings shares of 40%+ all people, 16-39 and 25-54.


Shares were down marginally week-on-week in primary channel (17.5% down to 16.9%) and network (25.8% to 25.3%).

Seven had the most-watched news audiences at 6pm on weekdays, Saturday and Sunday. The only other shows to crack 500,000 in the TV ratings were The Chase on 520,000 and the Sunday episode of Holey Moley on 510,000. The other episodes tracking the mini golfers did 468,000 Tuesday and 436,000 Wednesday. Home and Away was on 496,000 across the week.

Sunrise was a clear breakfast TV winner on 259,000, ahead of Today on 210,000.

amazing race


Primary share just managed to creep into double figures week-on-week, up from 9.4% to 10.3%, while the network numbers were up too from 16.8% to 17.9%.

The Amazing Race Australia performed well with its target audience as the show ranked #1 25-54 on each night it screened. It was the channel’s most-watched for the week with audiences from Sunday to Tuesday of 564,000, 543,000 and 555,000.

The return of Gogglebox was also good news for 10 as the show won in the key demos on Thursday and delivered a total audience of 501,000.


ABC News Sunday was just over 700,000 with the weekday news bulletin average just under 700,000.

The best non-news show and second-most-watched ABC program of the week was Hard Quiz with a Wednesday audience of 685,000. It was a tie for the next best on the channel between The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and 7.30 with both on 573,000.


Travel was again uppermost in the mind of SBS viewers. The most-watched shows in the TV ratings were Great Continental Railway Journeys on 206,000 and Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime on 192,000. The 6.30pm half of SBS World News was next on 182,000.

See also: Week 7 – Game, set & match to Nine at Australian Open

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