TV Ratings April 8: After best week of the year for Seven, survey restarts with big victory

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

• Bang! Bang! Bang! Gold medal wins fill Seven’s Sunday primetime
• After best week of the year for Seven, survey restarts with big victory

Seven

In week 14, Seven recorded its biggest weekly primary share of the year so far – 28.0% – thanks to a Wednesday Games opening ceremony share of 43.8% followed by three nights with shares pushing above 30%.

Seven’s combined channel share for week 14 was 39.4%, which was just short of the share of 39.8% in week 7, 2018 when 7mate had a week of 7%+ shares thanks to the Winter Olympics.

Survey started again last night after the Easter break and Seven was firmly in control winning primary channel and combined channel shares.

A raft of gold medal performances kept viewers watching Seven last night.

Commonwealth Games on Seven

April 4: Opening Ceremony 2.0m, Primetime primary share 43.8%
April 5: Night 1 1.23m/1.16m, Afternoon 554k, Day 418k, Primetime primary share 33.0%
April 6: Night 2 1.01/1.09m, Late night 566k, Afternoon 468k, Primetime primary share 30.7%
April 7: Night 3 979/973k, Late night 499k, Afternoon 583k, Day 471k, Primetime primary share 32.3%
April 8: Night 4 1.24/1.24m, Afternoon 710k, Day 482k, Late night 466k, Primetime primary share 31.4%

Nine

After Nine News just over 1m, 60 Minutes performed best with 630,000, which was up over 100,000 from last week’s 518,000.

TEN

Bachelor In Paradise performed best for the channel with 611,000.

The Sunday Project did 358,000 with NCIS on 269,000.

ABC

Grand Designs did 547,000 after 7.30pm followed by a Midsomer Murders repeat on 401,000.

SBS

Two docos each pulled close to 230,000 viewers – Egypt’s Sun Kings and Hunting The Nazi Gold Train.

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