Djokovic’s win draws 589,000 metro viewers, ahead of Gogglebox launch

Novak Djokovic’s three set defeat of Aslan Karastev to qualify for the men’s Australian Open finals attracted 589,000 metro viewers from 7:45pm to 9:39pm.

The first night session within which most of the Djokovic match fell, coded from 7:15pm to 8:59pm for ratings purposes, pulled a slightly lower figure of 562,000 ahead of the launch of Gogglebox on Ten at 8:30pm, which had 502,000 capital city viewers.

The Australian Open’s night session topped the 16-39s and 18-49s advertising demographics, while Gogglebox prevailed among 25-54s.

Seven’s 8:30pm offering of Wife Swap Australia, its second episode, drew 306,000 metro viewers. At 7:30pm, Ten aired Ambulance Australia to an audience of 303,000 across the five capital cities.

In the afternoon, Naomi Osaka’s semi final win over Serena Williams played out from 2:15pm to 3:31pm had a metro audience of 297,000.


The second night session of the Australian Open, meanwhile, running from 9pm to 10:29pm, landed on 391,000 metro viewers.

The third episode of the ABC’s Q&A in its new time slot, on a new day, was watched by 280,000 metro viewers, while 7:30 had 576,000 and Back Roads had 530,000 on the public broadcaster.

7:30 was the sixth most watched show of the night among metro audiences, behind the dominant news programming: Seven News on 942,000, Seven News at 6:30 on 899,000, Nine News on 773,000, Nine News at 6:30 on 764,000, and ABC News on 698,000.

Nine (27.3%) snuck ahead of Seven (26.6%) to win the night based on network share, followed by Ten’s 19.3% and the ABC’s 17.8%. SBS had 9% and the most watched multi-channel was 7TWO, pipping 10 Bold’s 3.6% with a 3.9% share.


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