2019 Australian Open Tennis Finals Deliver Massive Ratings Weekend for NINE
The first year of the new tennis rights deal has delivered massive audiences for NINE as viewers tuned in across the weekend to watch the Men's and Women's Finals.
The one-sided clash between NOVAK DJOKOVIC v RAFAEL NADAL delivered NINE a national peak audience of 2.603 million (Metro: 1.933 million / Regional: 670,000)
The national average audience for the match was 2.085 million (Metro: 1.589 million / Regional: 496,000), this figure was down significantly compared to the 2.369 million who tuned in for last year's FEDERER v CILIC final on SEVEN.
Last night's final was the highest rating program so far in 2019 and delivered NINE a metro share of 45.3%.
On Saturday night, the Women's final between NAOMI OSAKA v PETRA KVITOVA delivered NINE a National peak audience of 2.103 million (Metro: 1.532 million / Regional: 571,000)
The national average audience for the clash was 1.578 million (Metro: 1.171 million / Regional: 407,000), that figure is a 9% increase on the 2018 average audience of 1.438 million.
Other highlights from the weekend included Australia’s DYLAN ALCOTT victory over DAVID WAGNER in the wheelchair final which had a national peak audience of 368,000 (Metro: 243,000 / Regional: 125,000) and a national average audience of 195,000 (Metro: 152,000 / Regional: 43,000) on Saturday afternoon.