896,000 watch as Wawrinka knocks out Djokovic in Australian Open quarter-final

An estimated 896,000 metro viewers watched as four time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Switzerland’s Sanislas Wawrinka in a five set match on Tuesday night.

OzTam’s preliminary overnight metro ratings show the gripping game that turned the tournament on it’s head was the most watched show from 7.30pm and fifth in all programs.

Meanwhile Ten’s T20 Big Bash League fell to fourth in its timeslot as those not watching the tennis favoured Nine’s repeats of The Big Bang Theory or ABC1’s 7.30 and QI rerun over the cricket.

It was the final match of round seven of the T20 and the Melbourne Stars maintained its 100 per cent record beating the Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG, attracting an audience of 613,000 to Ten for the first session starting at 7.30pm and 556,000 for the second starting at 9pm.

However the match lifted from fourth to second in its timeslot after 8.30pm as Nine’s feature film with George Clooney, Ocean’s Thirteen, averaged 496,000 from 8.30pm to 11pm and the ABC1 repeat of New Tricks fell out of the top 20 shows. The ABC’s UK import By Any Means was 20th for the night with 488,000 metro viewers from 9.30pm.

Seven held over a quarter of the audience with a 26.6 per cent share, as Nine’s was 17.8 per cent and Ten dropped to fourth for the night with a 12 per cent share falling short of the 13.8 per cent for ABC1.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.168m
  2. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.103m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.08m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 949,000
  5. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Australian Open – Night 9 Seven 896,000
  6. Today Tonight Seven 884,000
  7. New Tricks (Rpt) ABC1 832,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 823,000
  9. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Australian Open – Late Seven 793,000
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) Nine 769,000
  11. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt ep2) Nine 757,000
  12. ABC News update ABC1 713,000
  13. QI (Rpt) ABC1 687,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 673,000
  15. 7.30 Summer Edition ABC1 673,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.8%
  • Nine 17.8%
  • ABC1 13.8%
  • Ten 12.0%
  • 7TWO 4.3%
  • GO! 3.9%
  • SBS ONE 3.7%
  • ABC2 3.6%
  • ELEVEN 3.2%
  • 7mate 2.7%
  • Gem 2.7%
  • ONE 2.3%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 1.0%
  • ABC News 24 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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