Ash Barty’s loss draws 455,000 metro viewers, Hard Quiz wins top non-news spot

Karolina Muchova’s middle-of-the-day defeat of Ash Barty pulled 455,000 metro viewers to Nine’s coverage of the Australian Open, with the three set match running from 11:13am to 1:10pm yesterday.

And while the evening match up between Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tstisipas, in which Nadal was defeated, performed better, with a capital city audience of 613,000 from 7:41pm to 11:51pm, it was the ABC’s Hard Quiz which took the crown as the most watched non-news show last night.

The program, hosted by Tom Gleeson and airing from 8pm to 8:30pm, came in sixth spot, behind the five dominant news offerings and on 684,000 metro viewers.

That result put it ahead of the second (655,000, from 9pm to 10:29pm), first (616,000, from 7:15pm to 8:59pm), and late (502,000, from 10:30pm to 11:59pm) sessions of the Australian Open. Seven’s prime time offering of Ambulance: Code Red had 348,000 metro viewers, while Ten’s double episodes of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day didn’t crack the top 20 metro results.

Elsewhere on the ABC, 7:30 had 590,000 metro viewers, The Weekly With Charlie Pickering picked up 554,000, running straight after Hard Quiz, and Aftertaste landed on 314,000.

The public broadcaster’s top program was ABC News on 710,000, which followed Seven News (996,000), Seven News at 6:30 (930,000), Nine News at 6:30 (882,000), and Nine News (875,000).

The second session of the evening tennis matches ranked first among the 16-39s and 18-49s advertising demographics, while Nine News dominated among 25-54s.

Nine won the night with a 34.6% network share. Seven came next on 23.3%, followed by the ABC on 17.4% and Ten on 16.5%. Ten Bold was the top multi-channel on 3.7%.


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