Tennis serves up 1.25 million viewers

Tennis serves up 1.25 million viewers

Seven’s live broadcast of the first night of the Australian Open was the most-watched program of last night, drawing an audience of 1.25 million.

The tennis was followed by a string of news and current affairs programs including, in order Seven News on  1.18 million, Nine News (1.17 million), Nine’s A Current Affair (964,000), Seven’s Today Tonight (940,000) and ABC News (874,000).

Ten News At Five came in tenth on 632,000 and was the network’s only show in the top ten, according to OzTam’s free-to-air, overnight metro rankings.

A repeat episode of American sitcom The Big Bang Theory on Nine scored seventh place with 719,000, while Nine’s RBT and ABC1’s repeat of QI took the final two places in the top ten.

Nine’s crime drama starring Aussie actor Simon Baker, The Mentalist, cam in 12th with 586,000, followed by Hot Seat on 546,000.

Network Ten had a total of three shows in the top 20, with a Modern Family repeat sitting 14th on just over 500,000 viewers, while The Project sat 17th with 436,000.

Seven won the night with 37.3% share of audience while Nine pulled 25.7%, ABC took a 17.7% and Ten  won 14.6%. 

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