TV Ratings Jan 16: Stay Classy! Anchorman Ron Burgundy crashes the Aus Open

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• Big Bash and Aus Open lead at different times Tuesday night
• Big Bang and Staying Young popular non-sport alternatives

There were tennis superstars aplenty at day two of the Australian Open. However, it is fictional movie character Ron Burgundy who created the most buzz when he appeared at Rod Laver Arena where he joined tennis great John McEnroe in Roger Federer‘s post-match interview.

The tennis was again the contributor to Seven’s primary channel win. However, TEN claimed the biggest non-news average audience with a shortened Big Bash League match, which had a session two audience of 673,000.

Seven has reported strong growth across its screens, with OzTAM reporting VPM streaming minutes on day two up 78%.

People not watching the Australian Open or the Big Bash tuned into The Big Bang Theory with the US sitcom claiming two places in the top 20 for Nine.

ABC looked like SBS last night with How To Stay Young at 8pm and then later in the night Michael Mosley’s Secrets Of Food.

The second episode of the SBS doco Marry Me, Marry My Family was the channel’s best last night with 241,000 watching at 8.40pm.

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