Seven topples The Block with tennis coverage

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 28 January 2015

As normal television programming begins to commence after the summer break, Seven continues to come out swinging with its Australian Open coverage.

Seven won the night, taking 38.1% of viewers, with its coverage of the Australian Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray, taking the number one slot for the night with an audience of 1.78 million according to preliminary overnight television ratings from OzTam

The Nine Network launched the latest offshoot of its ratings powerhouse The Block last night, The Block: Triple Threat. The show however failed to crack the million mark, drawing an audience of 860,000, putting it into eighth spot.

That audience result fared poorly against other series launches, with the launch of The Block: Fans v Favourites drawing an audience of 1.16 million on launch and The Block: Glasshouse bring in an audience of 1.37 million on its launch night.

The Block began a week ahead of its competition on the other networks, My Kitchen Rules on Seven and I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! on Ten. These programs will commence on 2 February.

The ABC and its coverage of the Asian Cup semi-final between Australia and the U.A.E was just pipped by The Block, with the game being viewed by an audience of 730,000, putting it in ninth spot for the night.

News programs filled the gaps in the top ten. See the numbers for yourself below.

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