Monday: Week 16 2019 (Easter week 1)
• Cricket mates Matt & Luke second team into MKR semi-final
• “The Tele deserved it”: Media Watch on Geoffrey Rush case
• Seven News 1,008,000/1,054,000
• Nine News 926,000/946,000
• A Current Affair 796,000
• ABC News 731,000
• 7.30 614,000
• The Project 247,000/443,000
• 10 News First 387,000
• SBS World News 138,000
• Sunrise 257,000
• Today 186,000
The 7pm soap Home And Away continues through the Easter survey break and it started the week on 675,000. The average week 15 audience was 669,000, down from 705,000 in week 14.
My Kitchen Rules rolled out the red carpet, asking teams to create canapés for a cocktail party full of VIPs including Seven TV hosts. Both Matt & Luke and Pat & Bianca received perfect scores from the judges. But cricket mates Matt & Luke’s Sunday roast secured the second semi-final place. The Monday audience was 850,000 after a week ago the episode against the season final of MAFS did 710,000.
Tonight on MKR there is a reunion with teams from previous seasons.
A Current Affair was on 796,000 after a week 15 average of 776,000 which was close to the year’s best weekly averages around 780,000.
An episode of Young Sheldon did 502,000 at 7.30pm.
Later in the night the 1980 movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark did 316,000.
The Easter break is giving the channel some breathing space.
It recorded its best Monday share since mid-February as Dancing With The Stars got down to the final three. The penultimate episode of the first season on 10 welcomed back co-host Grant Denyer and featured its trademark slick production values. The audience started on 543,000 and grew to 556,000 for the elimination of Jett Kenny and his dancing partner Lily. The biggest audience so far was for the launch episode in February with 615,000.
Four Corners and Australian Story both made the top 10 with audiences of 710,000 and 661,000 respectively.
Media Watch covered the Geoffrey Rush defamation case complete with paparazzi footage of the journalist involved and claiming the News Corp newspaper deserved what it got. The audience of 669,000 was well up on last week’s 578,000.
The biggest audiences watched Trust Me I’m A Doctor (178,000) and Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children (169,000).