Amazing Race tops Holey Moley, while first night of AO brings 486,000 metro viewers to Nine

Holey Moley’s drop to 528,000 metro viewers last night – the smallest audience the new format has pulled since its launch last week – this gave Ten’s The Amazing Race a chance to prevail in the prime-time slot with 558,000 viewers across the five capital cities.

The first day of the Australian Open, meanwhile, which saw Novak Djokovic prevail against Jérémy Chardy and Nick Kyrgios defeat Frederico Ferreira Silva, brought 486,000 metro viewers to Nine for the night matches, compared to 634,000 for opening night last year.

The Kyrgios match drew an average of 605,000 metro viewers, or 797,000 with the regions included.

The second season of the show to air on Ten is once again hosted by Beau Ryan

Holey Moley had 811,000 viewers nationally, ahead of The Amazing Race’s 759,000, and The Australian Open’s 653,000. The mega mini golf show premiered a week ago to 983,000 metro viewers, while last night, The Amazing Race was up on its launch figure of 501,000 metro viewers. It also topped all three key advertising demographics last night.

But Seven still won with a 28.7% network share, against Nine’s 26.2% and Ten’s 19.9%.

The Super Bowl game between the Buccaneers and the Chiefs on Seven had 279,000 metro viewers, with 319,000 watching the half time show, 250,000 the post-game coverage, and 220,000 the pre-game coverage.

The ABC’s Monday night, meanwhile, saw 533,000 metro viewers tune in to 7:30, 514,000 to Four Corners, 489,000 to Media Watch, 443,000 to Australian Story, and 326,000 to The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill. The public broadcaster finished with a 18.2% network share.

Seven News was easily the most-watched show of the night with a metro audience of 1.051 million, and 1.041 million during the 6:30 slot. Nine’s 6:30pm news had a bigger audience than its 6pm counterpart, with 879,000 metro viewers versus 846,000. ABC News followed on 719,000.

Home and Away also performed strongly for Seven with a national audience of 974,000, a big jump from its 587,000 metro viewers (which was still enough to land it behind the news on a metro basis, and ahead of The Amazing Race). The Chase also had 536,000 metro viewers but 871,000 nationally.

10 Bold was again the top multi-channel with a 4.8% share.


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