A night of sport divides audiences as Nine’s Customs most watched non-news show

A night of sport saw audiences spread across the channels with with no non-news show breaking the 1m viewer mark.

Seven’s broadcast of the night matches at the Australian Open saw 623,000 metro viewers tune in on the main channel, as 363,000 metro viewers watched separate matches on 7Two. The main channel, which broadcast a match between Bernard Tomic against Philipp Kohlschreiber, saw its audience dip on Tuesday night when 837,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch Lleyton Hewitt play.

Ten’s Big Bash match between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers grabbed a metro audience of 517,000 for the first innings before growing modestly to 518,000 for session two, according to OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

Numbers from Ten based on OzTam timings put session one’s metro audience at 587,000 and session two’s metro audience at 637,000.

Nine’s Customs was the most watched non-news show of the evening, pulling a metro audience of 689,000 to out-rate both the tennis and the cricket. It helped Nine secure an audience share of 15.9 per cent but that was not enough to beat Seven’s share of 20.3 per cent.

Ten grabbed a share of 13.2 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 10.4 per cent. Thanks to the Australian Open 7Two was not far behind the main channels with a share of 9.6 per cent.

Meanwhile, Ten’s Family Feud at 6pm was watched by 568,000, and was the ninth most-watched show of the night, and the second half of The Project at 7pm was watched by 483,000.

The Project was out-rated by Nine’s A Current Affair which was watched by 825,000.

Also on Nine, To Catch a Smuggler at 8pm was watched by 548,000.

On the ABC, 7.30 Summer drew an audience of 538,000 while a repeat of QI at 8pm was watched by 525,000. At 8.30pm Human Universe with Brian Cox had an audience of 557,000.

In news, Nine News at 6.30pm won the night with a metro audience of 1.012m. It was also the most watched show amongst the 16-39 and 25-54 demographics.

Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.004m, out-rating Seven News which grabbed an audience of 959,000. Seven News or Today Tonight at 6.30pm was watched by 856,000.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,012,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,004,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 959,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 856,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 825,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 691,000
7 CUSTOMS Network 9 689,000
8 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 Network 7 623,000
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 568,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 564,000
12 HOT SEAT Network 9 548,000
13 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER Network 9 548,000
14 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 538,000
15 QI RPT Network ABC 525,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 20.3%
Network 9 15.9%
Network TEN 13.2%
Network ABC 10.4%
Network 7TWO 9.6%
Network ONE 5.3%
Network GO! 4.1%
Network ELEVEN 3.8%
Network 7mate 3.8%
Network SBS ONE 3.8%
Network Gem 3.3%
Network ABC2 2.4%
Network SBS 2 1.7%
Network ABC3 1.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.1%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 33.7%
Network 9 TTL 23.4%
Network TEN TTL 22.3%
Network ABC TTL 15.0%
Network SBS TTL 5.6% 6.3%

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


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