Seven’s Big Bash pulls bigger audience than Nine’s Fast4Tennis clash with Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal

Seven’s Big Bash League was more popular than Nine’s Fast4Tennis competition, which featured a match between Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal.

According to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight figures, Seven’s Big Bash match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes, which commenced at 7pm, captured metro audiences of 514,000 and 515,000 in sessions one and two respectively.

The Fast4Tennis didn’t pull the same audiences as The Big Bash

Meanwhile on Nine at 7:30pm, the Fast4Tennis – a shortened tennis competition – with Nick Kyrgios and John Millman competing for Team Australia, and Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic competing for Team World, managed just 245,000 across the five metro cities.

Nationally, the Big Bash had audiences of 799,000 and 803,000 for sessions one and two, while the tennis captured 363,0000.

However, news was more popular for both commercial free-to-air networks last night, with Seven News at 6pm averaging 888,000 metro viewers, and Nine News just behind on 873,000 metro viewers. Nine News topped the 18-49 and 25-54 key ad demographics. Seven’s cricket coverage remained the focus for the 16-39s.

ABC News also had a higher audience than the sports offerings, with a metro audience of 678,000. On Ten, the most-watched program of the evening was the second half hour of The Project at 7pm, with 432,000 metro viewers. A repeat of Ten’s Ambulance Australia, which ran from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, captured 373,000.

Overall, Seven scraped a win over Nine on Monday evening, with a 19% primary channel audience share, over Nine’s 18.7%. ABC landed a higher share than Ten – on a 13.4% share over Ten’s 10.1% – while SBS’ share was 4.6%.

From a total network perspective, Seven’s share rose to 29%, ahead of Nine’s 26.7%, while ABC Network and Network Ten’s shares were 18.5% and 18.4%. SBS Network managed a 7.4% share of audience.


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