The Australian Open hands Nine a TV ratings week win

Nine has had a strong start to 2020, with the success of the Australian Open helping the network to a weekly win for week five of the year, before the official ratings period begins.

The women’s final on Saturday night brought an average audience of 890,000 metro viewers and 1.193m national viewers and Rafael Nadal’s win over Nick Kyrgios on Monday night brought in the biggest numbers of the tournament with 1.918m metro viewers tuning in.

Kyrgios is a ratings winner for Nine

The game was the highest rating match during the main round since Andy Murray defeated Nick Kyrgios in 2015’s Open. It also topped Ash Barty’s win on Sunday night against Alison Riske, which brought in 1.495m metro viewers.

In total people for the week, Seven News and Nine News both took two slots each in the top ten, while Ten wasn’t able to break the ranking. However, in the key advertising demographic of 25-54, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here managed to four slots, the highest of which was for Wednesday’s elimination which brought in 782,000 metro viewers overall.

Overall, Nine Network held 50.3% of the audience share between the main three commercial networks over the week and 40.5% as a channel. Seven held 28.5% as a network and Ten 21.1%. Seven’s main channel held a 18.9% share and Ten 13.3%. 10 Bold was the most-watched multi-channel with 5.0%.

The following graphs were compiled by Nine and do not include ABC or SBS. 


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