Australian Open wins Saturday and the week for Seven with cricket scoring for both Nine and Ten

Seven had a resounding success on Saturday night with the Australian Open women’s final attracting 1.023 million metro viewers and 1.152 million tuning into the post match presentation making it the most watched TV show of the week according to OzTam’s preliminary ratings.

However the audience for last night’s final between Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Romanian Simona Halep was down on the previous year’s final when 1.296 million tuned in to watch Serena and Venus Williams fight it out for the 2017 trophy.

Ten’s Big Bash had audiences of 415,000, 510,000 and 550,000 for the three sessions the network showed yesterday while Nine’s repeat of the 1970s movie Grease was the ninth  most watched metro program on Saturday with 414,000 viewers.

Saturday’s news programs rated behind the tennis with the Nine, Seven and ABC evening bulletins attracting audiences of 812,000, 640,000 and 577,000 respectively.

Repeats also proved popular on the ABC with its reshowing of 1950s UK detective drama Grantchester rounding out Saturday night’s top ten most watched metro shows with 393,000 viewers.

Seven’s coverage of the Australian Open women’s final presentation won the week with Sunday’s match between Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov attracting 1.084 million viewers to come in third behind that night’s Seven News audience of 1.107 million viewers. Nine’s Sunday news was the fourth most watched program with 1.046 million.

Cricket also did well for Nine with Sunday’s One Day International between Australia and England attracting 1.034 million. None of Ten’s Big Bash matches made the metro top programs.

Of the commercial networks, Seven won the week among metro viewers with 41.8% of the audience compared to Nine’s 35.9% and Ten 22.3%, in the key 25-54 demographic Nine narrowly edged out Seven with 37.8% to 37.6%.

The tables and infographics below were provided by the Nine Network and only show audience shares of the commercial free to air networks.


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