Tennis helps Seven to comfortable win as AACTAs struggle to find an audience on Ten

Seven easily won the night with its broadcast of The Australian Open men’s semi final clash between Andy Murray and Thomas Berdych which was the most-watched non-new show of the evening with a metro audience of 995,000.

The channel grabbed a winning audience share 26.8 per cent as Nine lagged behind on a share of 20 per cent. Both the ABC and Ten fell below the 10 per cent share mark, with Ten grabbing a share of 9.9 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 9.4 per cent.

Ten’s share was dragged down by a small audience for its broadcast of the AACTA Awards from 8.30pm, which pulled just 297,000 viewers according to OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

Nine’s third outing of The Block Triple Threat saw its audiences slide from 965,000 to 779,000 as it was not aired in Perth, with its broadcast there held back until Sunday when it will be shown after the tri-series cricket final which is due to finish there at 7pm. In its stead Perth was treated to episodes of Kalgoorlie Cops and Kings Cross ER in its place.

The Block still managed to be the most watched show amongst the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

Ten’s most-watched show of the evening was Ten Eyewitness News at 5pm, which was watched by 640,000. Family Feud at 6pm lured a metro audience of 571,000 as The Project a t 6.30pm had an audience of 451,000 before boosting to 560,000 at 7pm.

A repeat of Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals at 7.30pm was watched by 377,000 before audiences dived for the AACTA’s.

In news, Nine won the night with a 6pm audience of 1.092m and a 6.30pm audience of 1.003m. Seven News at 6pm grabbed an audience of 858,000 while the Seven News and Today Tonight at 6.30pm was watched by 825,000.

Looking at the secondary channels, Nine’s GO! led the charge with a share of 5.4 per cent with an episode of The Big Bang Theory watched by 303,000.

7TWO grabbed a share of 5.2 per cent and managed to beat Ten in Perth, grabbing a share of 11.8 per cent compared to Ten’s share of 8.9 per cent.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,092,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,003,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 11 Network 7 995,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 858,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 857,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 825,000
7 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -THU Network 9 779,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 757,000
10 INSIDE STORY Network 9 636,000
11 HOT SEAT Network 9 595,000
12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 571,000
13 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 11 – LATE Network 7 561,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 560,000
15 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 554,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 26.8%
Network 9 20.0%
Network TEN 9.9%
Network ABC 9.4%
Network GO! 5.4%
Network 7TWO 5.2%
Network 7mate 4.0%
Network ELEVEN 3.9%
Network SBS ONE 3.8%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network ONE 2.7%
Network Gem 2.7%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.9%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 36.0%
Network 9 TTL 28.1%
Network TEN TTL 16.4%
Network ABC TTL 14.4%
Network SBS TTL 5.1%

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


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