Amazing Race ahead in metro audience, Holey Moley wins total people for Sunday night

The competition between Ten’s The Amazing Race Australia and Seven’s Holey Moley continued on Sunday night, with the former taking out the demographics and metro viewers people, but the latter taking out total people with a higher regional audience.

The Amazing Race drew 564,000 metro viewers and was the second most watched program in the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s behind Nine News. Meanwhile, Holey Moley attracted 510,000 metro viewers and a national audience of 814,000 to The Amazing Race’s 781,000.

Holey Moley’s Rob Riggle

The Australian Open on Nine drew a peak metro audience of 569,000 and average audience of 468,000 to women’s world number two Simona Halep’s victory over Iga Swiatek, which ran from 7:14pm to 9:05pm AEDT.

The women’s singles were followed by Novak Djokovic taking on Milos Raonic in a four-set match which ran from 9:28pm to 12:25am AEDT. An average metro audience of 319,000 tuned in, peaking at 568,000.

Measurement company OzTam began coding the tennis in sessions last Thursday, to ensure the average audiences more accurately reflect the matches.

The first evening session – 7:15pm to 8:59pm – capturing most of Halep v Swiatek match, delivered a metro audience of 466,000. Session two – 9pm-10:29pm – drew 518,000 viewers, and the latest session, 319,000.

The 15 minute pre-match coverage, leading into the first match of the evening, was only broadcast in Sydney and Melbourne, and attracted 346,000 metro viewers.

The tennis and consistent performer, Nine News (916,000 metro viewers), gave Nine a 28.9% network share for Sunday night, just edging out Seven on 26.7%.

Ten’s 19.6% share for the evening only narrowly topped the ABC on 17.5%.

The public broadcaster put documentary Quoll Farm up against the Australian Open, The Amazing Race and Holey Moley, and drew a metro audience of 530,000 metro viewers.

The most-watched multichannel for Sunday was 10 Bold on 4.1%, closely followed by 7Mate’s 4%. 9Go and 9Gem, which are supporting the Australian Open coverage, both had a 2.3% share.


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