Last night’s Australian Open Match drew mega ratings for Nine, with the night session averaging 1.872m metro viewers.
It was instantly the biggest show of the year…
Nine network pulled a whopping 50.4% share -the biggest share since April 2018 and Nine’s biggest since 2012. That even outranks multiple State of Origin nights. Melbourne audiences couldn’t get enough of it, with 785,000 tuning in. Sydney was some distance behind at 456,000 followed by 343,000 for Brissy.
Nine claims the match itself between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios from 19:16-22:55 was 1.918m metro viewers -higher still with regional viewers included.
Kyrgios’ blockbuster grudge match against Nadal proved to be an incredible four-set battle with Nadal triumphant 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-6.
Over the weekend Nine claimed its tennis audience was up by 11% on 2019.
The Nadal / Kyrgios match saw I’m a Celebrity dip to 575,000, rising to 677,000 for the elimination of Perez Hilton, ahead of Home & Away‘s extended return at 548,000.
Survey ratings resume on February 9.