TV Ratings April 25: Nine #1 with The Voice and House Of Bond

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

House Of Bond

• My Kitchen Rules secures biggest 7.30pm audience after massive Seven News crowd
• Nine’s The Voice pulls biggest Sydney/Melbourne audience
• Anzac Day Essendon v Collingwood over 1.1m metro for Seven and Fox Footy

Nine has secured its third consecutive primary channel win in week 17, the first week back in survey after the Easter break.

Nine has also won two of those three nights in combined channel share too. Seven had the biggest combined channel share on Monday night with the AFL broadcast nationally on 7mate, which pushed up the channel’s share to 8.8%.

With the Seven and Nine primary channels accounting for close to 48% of the audience last night, it put extra pressure on the other channels.

Seven

The afternoon Anzac Day football clash between Essendon and Collingwood delivered for Seven with 802,000 watching on the primary channel in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth – 549,000 of them in Melbourne. There were an extra 80,000 watching on 7mate in Sydney and Brisbane. Factor in the 317,000 watching the Seven coverage on Fox Footy in metro markets and the total metro football crowd climbs to 1.2m.

That football crowd helped push the Seven News first 30 minutes to 1.47m with 1.27m staying after 6.30pm.

Home and Away then did 790,000.

The final Tuesday episode of My Kitchen Rules did 1.21m as Amy and Tyson narrowly won through to the grand final. Both teams displayed their kitchen talents with all judges delivering either an eight or a nine out of 10. Amy and Tyson’s menu of squab, duck and then jelly with sorbet saw them finish just two points ahead of David and Betty.

Seven’s Seven Year Switch then did 551,000, which trailed House of Bond by 100,000.

Nine

Nine News managed to win at 6pm in Sydney and Brisbane with help from Nine’s NRL afternoon match coverage in those markets.

A Current Affair covered Anzac Day as well as the NSW police force and an identity mix-up for its timeslot-winning audience of 872,000.

The second episode of The Voice attracted 1.18m after launching on Monday night also with 1.18m.

House Of Bond turned out to be a very enjoyable look at the rise and fall of the controversial businessman with its mix of drama and documentary. The miniseries launched on Monday with 613,000 and wrapped last night on 657,000.

TEN

The Project made it just over 600,000 at 7pm where the guests included a Bondi lifeguard, singer Amy Shark and defence industry minister Christopher Pyne talking about Anzac Day.

A special one-hour episode of Bondi Rescue followed with 553,000, which sees the show edging back to the ratings it used to get in this Tuesday timeslot.

NCIS then did 447,000 followed by NCIS: Los Angeles on 345,000.

ABC

The channel’s second-biggest audience yesterday was for the combined morning coverage of Anzac Day marches around Australian capitals with 507,000 watching.

After 8pm Todd Sampson was floating in the Kangaroo Valley attached to some balloons, which didn’t seem all that amazing. His life was on the line though as the program promised with 292,000 watching what was the final episode.

Michael Mosley’s Secrets Of Your Food then did 439,000 followed by Foreign Correspondent on 319,000.

SBS

Another big audience for a repeat of Great Continental Rail Journeys with 380,000 watching.

Insight was then next best at 8.30pm with 262,000.

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