530,000 metro viewers tune in for Nine’s 2020 Australian Open Rally for Relief

530,000 metro viewers tuned in to Nine on Wednesday night to watch tennis favourites including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios join up with Women’s Tennis Association players at Melbourne’s Rod Laver arena for the 2020 Australian Open Rally for Relief which sought to raise money for Australia’s bushfire crisis.

The event was watched by 623,000 national viewers and saw the tennis greats take part in mixed doubles and a tournament to raise funds. Almost $5m was raised for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal during the event, including $250,000 donated by Nadal and Federer who said they had been deeply saddened watching the traumatic events Australia has been through over the last few months.

The Australian Open Rally for Relief raised $5m for bushfire relief efforts

“Hopefully that keeps inspiring the people to support this terrible disaster that we are going through,” said Nadal.

The event ran from 7pm to 9pm on Nine, followed by the Marvel movie Black Panther, which brought in 231,000 metro viewers.

On Ten, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here delivered 679,000 metro viewers and 948,000 nationally. It was the most popular entertainment program and topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Seven aired the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars with 516,000 metro viewers tuning in to session one and 276,000 for session two. The game was played in Perth which meant it didn’t kick off till 9pm, but the Melbourne Stars took the win 86 to 89/2.

Before the match in Perth, Seven aired the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegade game with 389,000 watching the second session and 360,000 the first. The BBL also managed to nab second place in the key advertising demographics of 16-39s and 18-49s. Second place in the 25-54s went to Nine News.

956,000 metro viewers tuned in to Seven News at 6pm, making it the most-watched program of the day. Nine News at 6.30 drew 833,000 and 806,000 at 6pm. Seven News’ 6.30pm slot brought in 673,000 metro viewers. 602,000 watched ABC News.

The night went to Seven overall with a 28.3% network share and a 19.3% share for its main channel. Nine held 24.6% and 17.5% for its main channel, while Ten secured 23.3% and 14.2%. ABC Network held a share of 14.1% and 9.2% for ABC and SBS held 9.7% and 5.5%. 10 Bold was the most popular multi-channel on 6.2%.

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