Monday TV Wrap: Tennis Gives Nine The Win By A Whisker

Monday TV Wrap: Tennis Gives Nine The Win By A Whisker
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It was a good night for Nine’s Australian Open coverage thanks to Ash Barty’s spectacular win over American Shelby Rogers, which scored 726,000 viewers.

Barty is the first Australian woman to make three consecutive Australian Open quarter-finals since Wendy Turnbull in 1982-1984.

Monday also saw a slew of entertainment shows falling in behind the news and the tennis. According to Oztam, Channel 10’s The Amazing Race Australia was the best-performing entertainment show with 546,000 viewers.

Channel Seven’s Home And Away and The Chase followed with 532, 000 and 511,000  viewers respectively. Seven had a solid night, though Holey Moley had a smaller share of viewers at 468,000.

The ABC’s night saw documentary series Australian Story receive 457,000 viewers, followed by Four Corners with 452,000 and rounded out by Media Watch with 436,000. The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook With Sam Neill finished off the top twenty most viewed programs with 304, 000 viewers.

Seven News was the most-watched show with 999,000 viewers, followed by Nine News with 948,000. ABC News fell behind the tennis with 676,000 and 10’s The Project had 501,000 while 10 News First had 394,000.

SBS’s best-performing program was SBS World News with 200,000 viewers followed by 24 Hours In Emergency with 152, 000.

Nine (all channels) won the night with twenty-seven percent of the total share, closely followed by the Seven Network with twenty-six percent. Network 10 had nineteen percent, while the ABC Network had seventeen percent, and the SBS (all channels) secured eight percent of total viewers.

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