1.182m metro viewers tune in to watch Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer on Nine

Roger Federer’s semi-final defeat by Novak Djokovic brought 1.182m metro viewers to Nine on Thursday night. The three set match, which kicked off at 7.45pm and ran until 10pm, delivered a national audience of 1.453m and a peak national audience of 2.009m.

It isn’t the biggest match of the Australian Open this year though, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios’ grudge match on Monday night brought in 1.918m metro viewers.

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During the day, Ash Barty’s Australian Open journey was ended by Sofia Kenin at 2pm, with 797,000 metro viewers tuning in and 1.076m nationally. Barty went down to the American player in two sets.

Overall, the Australian Open night coverage was the most-watched programming on Thursday, drawing 1.014m metro viewers. Seven News brought in 978,000, Nine News 870,000 and ABC News 616,000.

Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here delivered 732,000 for its elimination and 707,000 for the episode leading up to it. It also took second place in all three of the key advertising demographics, sitting behind the Australian Open coverage which took first place.

Seven’s Big Bash League coverage continued with the play-off match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes. 338,000 metro viewers tuned in for session one and 322,000 for the second session.

Nine won the night again, holding a network audience share of 36.7% and 29.2% as a channel. Seven secured 23.6% as a network and 15.3% for its main channel. Ten held 19.5% and 13.1%, ABC 12.7% and 7.5% and SBS 7.5% and 4.1%. The most popular multi-channel was 10 Bold with 3.9%.


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