TV Ratings Jan 17: Wins for Kyrgios and Strikers attract midweek TV crowds

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

• Wins for Kyrgios and Strikers attract midweek TV crowds
• The Voice Kids UK final, Matt Lucas & Liza Tarbuck on QI

Sports fans controlled the remotes again last night and will do so until the end of next week.

The audience was split between the Australian Open on the screens of Seven and the Big Bash League on TEN.

Seven’s Australian Open averaged 686,000 on the primary channel while a second feed on 7mate averaged 88,000 for the evening session. The streaming audience continues to post strong growth with the day three numbers up 63% year-on-year.

TEN is again able to boast that the second session of the Big Bash League outrated the tennis 25-54 and all people. The midweek cricket clash was up over 80% for both sessions of the same game in 2017.

The best non-news audiences elsewhere included Nine’s The Voice Kids UK with 295,000 watching the final.

QI did best on ABC at 8pm with 355,000 watching Matt Lucas and broadcaster and actor Liza Tarbuck on the panel.

Vikings is up to episode eight already with more blood and gore and 142,000 watching on SBS. Earlier in the night a doco on the Brooklyn Bridge and then Simon Reeve in Turkey both did 230,000.

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