Ash Barty draws AO crowd

Ratings: Viewers were drawn to Ash Barty's win over Shelby Rogers, but didn't stick around afterwards.

Viewers tuned in to see Ash Barty’s Australian Open win over Shelby Rogers with an average of 726,000 metro viewers for Session 1.

But with the match ending around 8:30pm the audience fell away, averaging just 219,000 for S2.

7:30 scored in early evening with 602,000 viewers then The Amazing Race Australia (546,000), Holey Moley (468,000) and Australian Story (457,000).

Later Four Corners led at 452,000 followed by Media Watch (436,000), 9-1-1 (311,000), The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (304,000) and Hughesy We Have a Problem (280,000).

Nine network won Monday with 27.6% then Seven 26.2%, 10 19.9%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 8.1%.

Nine News (948,000 / 947,000) was best for Nine.

Seven News was #1 at 999,000 / 980,000 for Seven then Home & Away (532,000), The Chase (511,000 / 307,000). The Rookie was 207,000.

ABC News drew 676,000 for ABC. The Drum managed 178,000.

The Project pulled (501,000 / 278,000) for 10. 10 News First was 394,000 / 239,000 with a Graham Norton repeat at a measly 114,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (200,000 / 158,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (152,000), The Architecture the Railways Built (146,000). Mastermind was 77,000 and The Story of Songs was 67,000.

Bluey led multichannels again at 223,000.

Sunrise: 255,000
Today: 219,000
News Breakfast: 119,000 / 82,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 15 February 2021

18 Responses

  1. Enjoying the amazing race but channel 10 have really messed around with some of the new changes they have introduced. They have allowed a team to enter after 6 legs and then given them a reprieve from running the next leg for coming first. The salvage/sabotage card adds nothing to the race besides disadvantaging the stronger teams that finish in the bottom 2. And the time penalty of 30 minutes for not doing the road block last night is not long enough. It is normally a 4 hour penalty and now allows the team to start on pretty much a level playing field on the next leg.

    1. Actually, they (Dwes & Katherine) start above level since they’re the ones that got the Salvage! Not to mention that they’re already been eliminated & brought back.

      I actually don’t mind the Salvage/Sabotage cards as they at least add something to the always inevitable non-elimination legs. But the 30 minute penalties are ridiculous. Teams should just immediately forfeit some of the difficult challenges and they would end up well ahead!

  2. There were no live matches after Ash Barty, they showed replays for 3 hours at 9pm after Guess Whom. Stefanos Tsitsipas went into the quarter finals after his opponent Berrettini pulled out with injury, Todd Woodbridge had the breaking news with a live interview with him at 7pm. So hardly fair to say “Session 2 rated 200k”. There technically was no Session 2. Or with an asterisk.

  3. I think it’s definitely worth noting the game that aired after Barty’s was a replay of a match from earlier in the day. A live match was scheduled but did not go to air due to a player pulling out due to injury.

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