711,000 viewers watched Milos Raonic win his way through to the Australian Open semi-final

Last night’s tennis match between Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils saw 711,000 viewers tune in to Network Seven to see Raonic become the first Canadian male to make it to the Australian Open semi-finals.

The Tennis was the most watched non-news event on TV, helping Seven to a main channel audience share of 21.3% to win the night.

As one point of measurement, across the first 10 nights, the Australian Open on Seven’s primary channel is averaging 794,000 viewers, down 15% from the same point in the 2015 Australian Open (935,000). However, Seven has been eager to highlight its live streaming numbers which yesterday drew 292,000 live streams, down on last week.
It came on an otherwise quiet viewing night, with RBT on Nine coming just behind the tennis with 702,000 viewers at 7:30pm.

According to OzTAM Preliminary Ratings, over on Ten, The Project was the TV Network’s most watched, with 574,000 viewers tuning in at 7:00pm

In the news stakes, Nine News won both time slots with 1.156m at 6:00pm and 1.103m at 6:30pm compared with Seven, which achieved 978,000 and 929,000, respectively, in the same slots.

In main channel audience share Seven won the night but Nine had 19.8%, Ten 13.9% and the ABC 10%.


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