Seven’s Tennis has 858,000 for first night of Australian Open

Seven Sport Plays HereThe first day of the Australian open brought just 858,000 metro viewers to Channel Seven last night, a drop from 1.246m this time last year, preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam show.

Evening play started at 7pm with a match between reigning champion Novak Djokovic who beat Slovakian Lukas Australian Open logoLacko in straight sets before Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty played world number one Serena Williams, with the match over in just under an hour ending play on the Rod Laver Arena just before 10.30pm.

Seven’s tennis was second in its timeslot from 7pm to 7.30pm as Nine’s A Current Affair averaged 991,000 in its new later home.

But Seven News was the top program of the night with 1.27m viewers from 6pm to 6.30pm, while Nine News had 1.233m viewers at the same time.

Nine’s audience dropped to 1.176m for the second half hour of the new one hour news bulletin, but remained stronger than Seven’s Today Tonight which averaged 994,000 from 6.30pm to 7pm.

Nine News was the top program in people 25-54 however, and Nine retained the demographic for repeats of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory on from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Meanwhile Ten’s Modern Family reruns were fourth in the timeslot from 7.30pm to 8pm as its audiences of 597,000 and 502,000 were not as strong as ABC1 which averaged 645,000 for 7.30 Summer Edition and and 594,000 for a QI repeat.

Ten’s strongest audience was for Eyewitness News at 5pm with a total metro audience of 675,000.

Seven won the largest share of the audience with over a quarter (25.6 per cent) tuning into the channel, leaving Nine with a six per cent smaller audience share at 19.6 per cent. ABC1 was third for the night with an 11.1 per cent audience share as Ten had 10.3 per cent.

The 71 Annual Golden Globes film broadcast live from Hollywood, California on Fox8 was the most watched program on subscription TV with an 87,000 viewers while additional coverage had 80,000 national viewers according to OzTam.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.27m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.233m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.176m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 994,000
  5. A Current Affair Nine 991,000
  6. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Australian Open – Night One Seven 858,000
  7. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) Ep2 Nine 838,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 801,000
  9. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) Ep3 Nine 787,000
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) 766,000
  11. Ten Eyewitness Ten 675,000
  12. 7.30 Summer Edition ABC1 645,000
  13. Hot Seat Nine 616,000
  14. Modern Family (Rpt) Ep 2 Ten 597,000
  15. QI (Rpt) ABC1 594,000

Monday’s share:

  • Seven 25.6%
  • Nine 19.6%
  • ABC1 11.1%
  • TEN 10.3%
  • 7TWO 4.1%
  • ABC2 4.0%
  • GO! 4.0%
  • Gem 3.9%
  • 7mate 3.9%
  • ONE 3.4%
  • ELEVEN 3.4%
  • SBS ONE 3.3%
  • ABC News 24 1.7%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.6%
  • NITV 0.2%

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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