Seven’s coverage of the Australian Open Men's Final achieved a five city metro average of 1.66 million smashing Nine’s ODI cricket coverage (910,000).
First-time winner Stanislas Wawrinka fought off a gallant world no. 1 Rafael Nadal as the men’s final averaged 2.14 million National (5 City Metro + Regional) viewers and a five city metro peak of 2.19 million.
The five city metro average of 1.66 million is up an enormous 20.3 per cent on the last time the Australian Open men’s final went head-to-head with ODI cricket Australia v England in 2011 when 1.38 million watched.
Nine’s coverage of the Adelaide ODI match attracted a National (5 City Metro + Regional) peak audience of more than 2.336 million and an average audience of 1.351 million with Total People (5 City Metro + Regional). (**OzTam figures below)
Across the 5 City Metro, both cricket sessions achieved peak audiences of over 1.2 million – with Session 1 (5 City Metro) recording over 942K viewers and Session 2 (5 City Metro) recording an average of 910K viewers.
The Tennis delivered Seven another nightly win with a 39.7 per cent network share, ahead of Nine with 27.1 per cent and Ten’s with 12.6 per cent.