The Australian Open will lead most of the ratings for the next two weeks as the reality programs languish.
When Home and Away (587,000) is your ratings high point in primetime there’s not much to crow about. Holey Moley Australia (528,000) sank to not only its lowest numbers yet it was also beaten by 10’s early evening offering which has been struggling to find an audience itself. Later into the evening US dramas 9-1-1 (325,000) and The Rookie (189,000) draw only the hard-core fans. Super Bowl LV (283,000) drew reasonable numbers across most of the day. Thanks to its News Seven land first in both primary (19%) & network (28.7%) shares.
A massive night for Nine with the Australian Open 2021 Night 1 (486,000) landing on screens. While this number appears small it encompasses a four hour block of averaged audiences that hides the real viewership (for example, the Kyrgios/Ferreira match drew 605,000 averaged across that match). It helped Nine to a solid second in both primary (18.9%) & network (26.2%) shares.
The ABC’s current affairs line-up is back to its new normal, with 7:30 (533,000), Australian Story (443,000), Four Corners (514,000) and Media Watch (489,000) sizing up the competition. Add to that The Pacific: In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (326,000) which is also drawing a specific audience and a repeat of You Can’t Ask That (181,000) and it’s a solid, competitive line-up. ABC third in primary shares (13.8%) and fourth in the network race (18.2%).
Though The Project (296,000 6:30pm; 522,000 7pm) is still a bit all over the place the 7pm half hour did pull a reasonable number. The big surprise was The Amazing Race Australia (558,000) winning the 7:30pm timeslot on overnight coding, delivering its best numbers this season. A soft season launch for Hughesy, We Have A Problem (264,000) and a repeat of The Graham Norton Show (129,000) didn’t light any late night fires. 10 slide in fourth in primary shares (11.5%) & third in network shares (19.9%).
The Today Show (203,000)
ABC Breakfast (189,000 [113,000 ABC; 76,000 ABC News])
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