Men’s Australian Open semi-final wins 926,000 for Seven

Seven had 926,000 watching as Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka secured his place in the men’s final of the Australian Open as he defeated Czech Tomas Berdych in the semi-final on Thursday night.

Wawrinka will face either fellow Swiss Roger Federer or world number one Rafael Nadal who face off tonight in the men’s final on Sunday.

The tennis, on from 7pm until late, was first in its timeslot after 7.30pm as Nine’s A Current Affair had 963,000 viewers for the half hour show from 7pm, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

Channel Nine News was the most-watched program of the night with 1.152m watching the first half hour and 1.39m staying tuned for the second. Seven News was the next most popular show with an average 1.074m viewers.

Ten’s top peformer was Eyewitness News which had 649,000 metro viewers from 5pm, as the T20 Big Bash League game 30 had 557,000 viewers for the first session and 592,000 for the second. The game ran from 7.30pm to 11pm and was second in its timeslot from 8.30pm but third for the first hour as Nine’s new episode of Getaway had 610,000 viewers from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

However Getaway and the Big Bash game between the Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat were equal in their popularity among people 25-54, with Ten and Nine both attracting the same number of viewers for the shows in the demographic.

Nine’s new episode of the US import Person of Interest averaged 533,000 metro viewers falling 16th for the night, however it was also the most time-shifted show last week as its audience increased from 590,000 to 682,000 over the last seven days, consolidated ratings show. Channel Nine’s CSI was also one of the most time-shifted shows last week, as its audience grew from 493,000 to 572,000. Last night’s new episode of CSI: New York averaged 485,000 for Nine.

Seven held over a quarter of the audience share last night with an estimated 25.2 per cent, according to OzTam, while Nine’s audience was 17.7 per cent and Ten’s 12.4 per cent. ABC1 had a 10.2 per cent audience share.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.152m
  2. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.139m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.074m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 963,000
  5. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Australian Open – Night 11 Seven 926,000
  6. Today Tonight Seven 885,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 796,000
  8. Hot Seat Nine 676,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 649,000
  10. Getaway Nine 610,000
  11. Cricket: T20 Big Bash League Game 30 – Session 2 Ten 592,000
  12. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Australian Open – Night 11 – Late Seven 557,000
  13. Cricket: T20 Big Bash League Game 30 – Session 1 Ten 557,000
  14. QI (Rpt) ABC1 554,000
  15. 7.30 Summer Edition Network ABC1 535,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 25.2%
  • Nine 17.7%
  • Ten 12.4%
  • ABC1 10.2%
  • GO! 4.8%
  • ELEVEN 4.7%
  • SBS ONE 4.5%
  • 7mate 4.1%
  • 7TWO 3.9%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ONE 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.8%
  • ABC3 1.5%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • SBS 2 1.1%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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