Lleyton Hewitt boosts Australian Open audience on Seven

The second night of the Australian Open on Seven saw 837,000 metro viewers tune in to watch Lleyton Hewitt take on China’s Ze Zhang, after only 505,000 metro viewers watched it on the main channel on Monday evening.

With no Australian playing in matches broadcast on secondary channel 7Two its audience slumped with only 137,000 metro viewers tuning in.

The Australian Open on the main channel was the most-watched show amongst the 16-39 demographic and was also the most watched non-news show of the evening, helping Seven secure a winning audience share of 23.4 per cent ahead of closest rival’s Nine’s audience share of 19.1 per cent.

Ten managed a share 13.2 per cent in the absence of Big Bash Cricket as the ABC settled for an audience share of 10.6 per cent.

Nine’s top non-news performer of the evening was Kalgoorlie Cops at 8pm which drew an audience of 737,000 after 684,000 tuned in for RBT at 7.30pm.

The triple repeat offering of The Big Bang Theory from 8.30pm drew a metro audience of 539,000,  dropping to 494,000 at 9pm and increasing to 512,000 at 9.30pm.

Meanwhile on Ten, Family Feud was the best non-news show of the evening grabbing a metro audience of 604,000. Ten has today announced the show, which is being simulcast across its three channels Ten, One and Eleven, is being extended to Sunday nights when the ratings season gets back underway on Sunday, February 1, as a lead in to the new series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

The second half of The Project at 7pm was watched by 494,000 while a repeat of NCIS at 8.30pm was watched by 524,000.

On the ABC, 7.30 Summer had an audience of 533,000, with a repeat of QI drawing an audience of 507,000 at 8pm and a repeat of David Attenborugh’s Rise of Animals grabbing an audience of 487,000.

In news, Nine won the night with a metro audience of 1.123m at 6pm and a 6.30pm audience of 1.051m. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 902,000 while Seven News or Today Tonight at 6.30pm was watched by 825,000.

In the Asian Cup, Japan taking on Jordan saw 49,000 metro viewers tune in on Fox Sports.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,123,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,051,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 902,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 863,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 2 Network 7 837,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 825,000
7 KALGOORLIE COPS Network 9 737,000
8 RBT Network 9 684,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 657,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 604,000
11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 604,000
12 HOT SEAT Network 9 592,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 539,000
14 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 533,000
15 NCIS RPT Network TEN 524,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 23.4%
Network 9 19.1%
Network TEN 13.2%
Network ABC 10.6%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network GO! 4.1%
Network 7TWO 4.0%
Network 7mate 3.5%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network ONE 3.5%
Network Gem 3.3%
Network ABC2 2.9%
Network SBS 2 2.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network ABC3 1.1%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 30.8%
Network 9 TTL 26.5%
Network TEN TTL 20.2%
Network ABC TTL 15.9%
Network SBS TTL 6.6% 7.1%

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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