• A Current Affair and Travel Guides drive Nine to #1
• Seven shows love for Novak Djokovic
Total TV Ratings: March 30
A week after the Shane Warne Memorial Service, Seven’s coverage has lifted 9% to bring it to a total audience of 1,268,000. Nine’s coverage lifted 7% for a total of 558,000.
Also on Nine, Travel Guides lifted 38% bringing in a total audience of 732,000.
Jumping 63%, the ABC’s coverage of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala had 429,000 tune in, while Annabel Crabb’s Tomorrow Tonight lifted 22% for 463,000.
Overnight TV Ratings: April 6
Seven News 948,000/889,000
Nine News 839,000/816,000
ABC News 559,000
10 News First 248,000 (5:00pm)/ 194,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 153,000 (6:30pm)/121,000 (7:00pm)
Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 650,000
The Project 253,000 (6:30pm)/ 382,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 186,000
News Breakfast 131,000
Nine have won the night with a primary share of 21.6% and a network share of 30.6%
On A Current Affair, 650,000 watched as the show investigated a self-proclaimed Shaman and answered questions about the flu jab ahead of winter. Then on Travel Guides, the guides continued their USA road trip heading into the deep south to visit Louisiana. 727,000 tuned in, making it the top non-news program of the night.
On Seven, Home and Away was watched by 499,000 before Double Fault: The Novak Djokovic Saga gave 298,000 viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the immigration saga surrounding Djokovic’s attempts to enter Australia to compete in the Australian Open.
The Front Bar had 278,000 watch as the team tackled their most South Australian show ever.
On 10, The Project had interviewed Michael Towke following his accusations of racism against Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and spoke to the Harlem Globetrotters. Afterward, the channel aired back-to-back episodes of Ambulance Australia, with the first episode drawing a crowd of 324,000, and 317,000 for the second episode.
On the ABC, 556,000 tuned in to 7:30 before the Wednesday night comedy lineup kicked in. 569,000 watched Tom Gleeson give away the big brass mug on Hard Quiz, with 510,000 sticking around to see Shaun Micallef get Mad As Hell. Tom Gleeson was back on the screen at 9pm as one of the guests in the second episode of Tomorrow Tonight, which asked 335,000 viewers what they’d do if Australia brought in a social credit system.
On SBS, the top non-news program was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast with 147,000 tuning in.