1.6M metro viewers tune in to watch Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev’s Australian Open finals match

Nine’s Australian Open men’s finals match won entertainment on Sunday, while also winning all three key advertising demos, and the network celebrating an overall network share win.

The tennis match, which saw Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev, and take the 21st grand slam title for the second time, saw an average metro audience of 1.613 million tune in. There were 1.058 million metro viewers that watched the presentation at the end of the game.

Saturday night’s women’s finals match, which saw Ash Barty win the Australian Open after defeating American Danielle Collins, pulled in an average of 2.838 million metro viewers. Nine also celebrated an overall network share of 68.1%.

That surpasses a 65.8% share for the 2021 primetime AFL Grand Final and a 56% share for the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Meanwhile, next in non-sport entertainment was Sunday’s finale episode of Ten’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, which saw 576,000 metro viewers. An average of 617,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch broadcaster Dylan Lewis be crowned I’m A Celeb’s 2022 winner.

Seven’s Border Security – Australia’s Front Line was next with a metro audience of 509,000, followed by ABC’s Vera with 447,000 metro viewers.

The #1 news program on Sunday was Nine News which aired to 950,000 metro viewers, while Seven News on Sunday had 900,000 metro viewers.

As mentioned, Nine won the night, taking an overall network share of 54.4 over Seven’s 15.6%, while Ten had a 13% share, and the ABC took a 11.6% share.

Nine also won the primary channel share, and the top-rating multi-channel on Sunday was 7Mate with a share of 2.3%.

Nine also took the week ending 29 January with a network share of 43.5% over Seven’s 21.8%, while Ten took 15.4%, and the ABC had a 12.3% share.

Nine also managed to win the primary channel share for the week, with a 35.5% share ahead of Seven’s 14.9%. The top multi-channel for the week was 7Mate on 2.8%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 23 January, Nine’s Australian Open night session on the seventh day was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.462 million viewers, including 74,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 5%.

The program with the biggest uplift however was an episode of ABC’s Muster Dogs with an uplift of 50% and had a total of 1.413 million viewers overall, and BVOD audience of 222,000 nationally.

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