Thursday TV ratings were a clear win for Nine, with a peak of 522,000 Aussies tuning in to watch the Australian Open.
It was a late night for tennis fans with the match between Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis not finishing until 4am in the morning.
The match was the longest of Murray’s career and the British tennis player was not happy about it.
He described the late finishes as a ‘farce’ and said it was ‘not beneficial’ for the umpires, the players, the officials, the fans and the ball kids.
The tournament helped nine climb to a channel share of 37.1 per cent for Thursday, followed by 26.7 per cent for Seven, 14.0 per cent for Network 10 and ABC TV Network both and 8.1 per cent for SBS Network.
Daily Channel Share
|Nine Network||Seven Network||Network 10||ABC TV Network||SBS Network|
Top 10 Programs (Metro Views)
|1||SEVEN NEWS||Seven Network + Affiliates||811,000|
|2||SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30||Seven Network + Affiliates||796,000|
|3||NINE NEWS||Nine Network + Affiliates||587000|
|4||NINE NEWS 6:30||Nine Network + Affiliates||538,000|
|5||2023 AUSTRALIAN OPEN D4 -NIGHT||Nine Network + Affiliates||522,000|
|6||ABC NEWS-EV||ABC TV + Affiliates||513,000|
|7||2023 AUSTRALIAN OPEN D4 -NIGHT SESSION 2||Nine Network + Affiliates||482,000|
|8||HOME AND AWAY||Seven Network + Affiliates||456,000|
|9||THE CHASE AUSTRALIA||Seven Network + Affiliates||438,000|
|10||7.30-EV||ABC TV + Affiliates||375,000|