TV Ratings April 25: Seven News, AFL and MKR help Seven win Anzac Day viewers

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Seven News hits 1.32m with help from Anzac Day AFL viewers staying on
• Nine narrowly wins best network share with Young Sheldon on GO!
• ABC midweek comedy shows wrap ahead of returning giants next week

Seven

Seven has made it four from four so far this week with a primary share win each night of the week.

Wednesday was its smallest winning margin, however, with Seven on 23.2% and Nine narrowly behind on 22.9%.

Home and Away managed to stay above 700,000 with its public holiday episode.

Just two days after their tormenters Sonya and Hadil were told not to return to My Kitchen Rules, Jess and Emma have been eliminated with the lowest score after being defeated by cooking comrades Olga and Valeria. Russian classics helped them win and take second place on the leader board after the judges awarded them three scores of 10 – two from Pete and one from Manu. The six remaining teams will now compete in Kitchen HQ for the first time this season. MKR is heading for a grand final on Sunday May 6 if TEN’s decision to launch MasterChef Australia the next day is any guide.

Episode two of Back With The Ex then dropped to 332,000 after launching last week with 449,000.

Nine

Nine has enjoyed its most competitive and highest primary channel share of the week so far. Nine also managed a combined channel share win on Wednesday with a network share of 33.1% thanks to GO! contributing with the biggest multichannel share of 4.6% with a Young Sheldon marathon.

A Current Affair did 824,000 with an episode that featured hoons on motorbikes terrorising residents, followed by Anzac Day coverage.

The Voice Wednesday did 955,000 for the fourth Blind Auditions episode this week.

The special on last week’s Queen’s Birthday Party then did 437,000.

TEN

Prince’s younger sister Tyka Nelson was a guest on The Project as she visits Australia, with 469,000 watching after 7pm.

A Bondi Rescue double followed with a new episode on 268,000 and then the repeat doing 261,000.

The Graham Norton Show later did 232,000 followed by This Is Us on 122,000.

ABC

Specialists on WWE and The Goonies featured on the final Hard Quiz with an audience of 567,000.

Mad As Hell did 534,000 for its final episode.

The final Sando then did 231,000.

A refreshed midweek lineup launches next week with Home Delivery, Gruen and then The Weekly back-to-back from 8pm. The schedule will see ABC hosts Charlie Pickering and Tom Ballard going head-to-head.

SBS

A new episode of Great Continental Railway Journeys did 269,000 with Michael Portillo and his “Bradshaw’s” travelling across Ukraine from Kiev to Odessa.

A repeat of Why Are We Getting So Fat? then did 214,000.

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