TV Ratings January 14: Jungle games trounce Big Bash and Australian Open

• Jungle games trounce Big Bash and Australian Open early

• Night two of I’m A Celebrity backs up with 890,000 and ranks #1
• Long night of tennis though pulls enough viewers for Nine win
…and those breakfast TV numbers – Today slips below 200,000

Week 3 2019 – Summer schedule – Monday

Seven

The Big Bash League match between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes started in fourth place in the major markets. It quickly moved to third in Melbourne, yet took a little longer to lift in Sydney. The two innings were both under 500,000 on the first night the cricket on Seven went up against the Australian Open on Nine.

One area where Seven was a clear leader on Monday was breakfast TV. Sunrise was well ahead nationally and in metro and regional markets.

Breakfast TV Seven v Nine Week 3

Monday

• Sunrise 427k (Metro 266k Regional 161k)
• Today 311k (Metro 197k Regional 115k)
• News Breakfast 173k (Metro 103k Regional 70k)

Nine

The channel was a winner with both primary and combined channel shares on the first night of the Australian Open.

The Monday tennis audiences were as follows:

• Day 1 evening 538,000
• Day 1 day 344,000
• Day 1 late 332,000

10

Another strong outing for episode two of I’m A Celebrity with the program again a clear timeslot winner and the hottest show of the night in key demos.

Week one: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

• Monday 1.098m and 1.014m
• Tuesday: 890,000

Elsewhere on the channel The Project 7pm was next best on 536,000.

Later in the night two episodes of Murphy Brown did 289,000 and 188,000.

ABC

Back Roads did 413,00 at 8pm.

A repeat of Hawke: The Larrikin And The Leader was on 324,000.

SBS

If Seven claim the title of “royal network”, SBS can’t be far behind.

It’s best last night was Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents on 174,000.

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