TV Ratings April 11: Seven holds its Comm Games crowds, Kylie night on TEN

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

• Swimming over – but Seven keeps crowds watching Comm Games Night 7
• Kylie night on TEN with appearances on The Project & Graham Norton Show


Audience numbers backed off a little but the Commonwealth Games coverage remains the big attraction on television. The Wednesday numbers were strong enough to deliver Seven its eighth consecutive day of 40%+ combined channel shares.

Who would have thought live javelin throwing would pull 1m+ viewers?

Seven is working the commercial breaks hard with some great promos for forthcoming shows “after the Games” including more MKR, the launch of Andrew Denton’s interview and Seven Studios’ The Mentor and Back With The Ex.

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%

April 9: Night 5 1.33/1.45m, Late 539k, Afternoon 458k, Day 321k, Primetime primary share 29.2%

April 10: Night 6 1.24m/1.48m, Late 624k, Afternoon 515k, Day 341k, Primetime primary share 34.2%

April 11: Night 7 1.15/1.19m, Late 474k, Afternoon 428k, Primetime primary share 31.5%


Mark Zuckerberg in Washington and drivers using mobile phones were part of the story mix on A Current Affair. The episode did 730,000 after two nights closer to 750,000.

An hour of RBT did 457,000.

The midweek James Bond movie was 2015’s Spectre with 389,000 watching.


It was Kylie night on the network with Kylie Minogue being interviewed from Berlin after 7pm with 459,000 watching.

Kylie was then a guest on The Graham Norton Show later in the night with 414,000 tuned in, which was the show’s best audience since December 2017.

TEN’s biggest audience of the night again was for Bachelor In Paradise with 736,000 – the channel noted the reality show had a bigger 25-54 audience than the Comm Games in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. It was the second-biggest audience for the series so far. TEN is doing very nicely out of Bachelor Jarrod!


Hard Quiz on 570,000 and then Mad As Hell on 544,000 were the channel’s best and both in the top 10.

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