• Harry Garside revealed that he donated his medals on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here
Total TV Ratings, April 6
Rising by 50% was 10’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. 779,000 watched as Kerri-Anne Kennerley pulled the plug on the jungle after a heated confrontation with Domenica Calarco in the “biggest celebrity clash” the series had ever seen!
Then, Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football (Round Four) came in next, with 665,000 watching as the Brisbane Lions went up against the Collingwood Magpies live from the Gabba. The Lions took the win 18.8 (116) to 11.17 (83), up 1%.
On Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy, the Melbourne Storm took on the Sydney Roosters. The Storm won 28 – 8, leaping into the top four with a spectacular win. 512,000 tuned in, lifting 13%.
Overnight TV Ratings, April 13
Seven News 904,000 (6:00pm) / 873,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 704,000 (6:00pm) / 692,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 494,000
10 News First 225,000 (5:00pm)/ 151,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 138,000 (6:30pm)/ 117,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 515,000
The Project 162,000 6:30pm / 239,000 7pm
News Breakfast 148,000
Seven sport dominated the night with a primary share of 23.8% and a network share of 33.5%. 7Two has won multichannels with a 3.9% share.
346,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away watching as Justin learned his fate while Bree and Remi navigated intimacy and Tane had a surprise visitor. Then on AFL: Thursday Night Football it was the opening game of the Gather Round. The Adelaide Crows went head-to-head with the Carlton Football Club at Adelaide Oval with the Crows performing arguably one of the most astonishing first quarters the game had seen this season. 477,000 tuned in to see them beat the Blues 18.10 (118) to 9.8 (62).
Nine’s A Current Affair investigated flood-stricken farmers who are preparing their properties for another drought despite years of relentless rain with 515,000 then taking a look at the three aged care homes in Sydney that are set to close as providers fails to find and keep staff. 327,000 then tuned in NRL: Thursday Night Footy where the newly formed Brisbane Dolphins versed the South Sydney Rabbitohs, live from Suncorp Stadium. The Rabbitohs beat the Dolphins 36 – 14.
On 10, The Project (162,000 6:30pm / 239,000 7pm) welcomed Boy George via satellite. The team also explored doctors who said that they’re on the cusp of offering the chance to return function to people living with spinal cord injuries, with the treatment soon to be available in Australia. They interviewed Lex Richter who lives with a spinal cord injury. Then, on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, 382,000 saw the campmates reveal their chosen charities. Harry Garside also told his fellow celebs that he had donated his Commonwealth Games medal to his 80-year-old coach and his Olympic bronze medal to the MCG museum, while Bianca Hunt, a proud Kamilaroi, Barkindji, Ballardong and Whadjuk Woman, captivated the cast when she spoke passionately about the various indigenous names that we identify with today, and how she is proud her skin colour. Adam Cooney also talked about the “concussion epidemic” in the AFL.
351,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the Australian town where residents were too frightened to drink tap water, while Sarah Ferguson interviewed Treasurer Jim Chalmers and the team spoke to individuals who had lost their sight about their last memories. Following this,184,000 viewers tuned into Grand Designs New Zealand where the show visited Kerikeri. Local weekend market and cafe owners Warrick and Judy Hyland were featured, with the couple building the biggest house they could on a budget.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was The Murdochs: Empire of Influence with 123,000 tuning in for the story of the Murdochs. Before Rupert Murdoch was born, his father was one of the most famous newspaper owners in Australia. But when Rupert was robbed of much of his inheritance at a young age, he set out to become an unstoppable media tycoon, expanding his ruthless empire throughout the continent.