Seven serves up against Nine

Seven has caught some flack for its perceived ratings miss this year with the Australian Open. But the numbers show Australian competitors have no problem drawing a crowd.

If you wanted evidence that on the whole Australian viewers are much more interested in watching Australians compete in sporting pursuits than watching non-Australians, take a look at the evening ratings performance for this year’s Australian Open.

It’s been reported by some that broadcaster Seven has taken a ratings hit broadcasting the tennis this year, and indeed it has on some evenings.


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