TV Ratings April 2: Young Sheldon drives Nine’s Monday win, Seven News surges to 1.26m

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

• Seven News surges to 1.26m with help from footy & daylight savings
• Young Sheldon & Big Bang Theory combo key to Nine’s Monday win
• Easter Monday special on cricket scandal rates well for ABC


The combination of a close finish in the Easter Monday Hawks v Cats AFL match and the end of daylight saving (plus a good news service!) has helped lift the metro news audience to 1.26m at 6pm.

Home and Away started the new week on 706,000 after an average of 613,000 last week.

The final of Australian Spartan did 447,000 with The X Games Sydney the winning team taking away $150,000. The victory is a nice cross-promotion for Seven with The X Games coming to town later this year when Seven will partner with ESPN.

The Resident then did 272,000.


A Current Affair did 824,000 after a week 13 average of 708,000.

Young Sheldon did 933,000 after two episodes last week averaged over 1m.

The Big Bang Theory then did 790,000.

Nine’s Monday movie Olympus Has Fallen followed with 389,000.

The late night footy show audiences were down – Footy Classified did 71,000 (Melbourne 37,000) and 100% Footy did close to 30,000 in Sydney.


The Project 7pm did 549,000 after a 7pm average of 432,000 last week.

Bachelor In Paradise attracted the channel’s biggest audience with 707,000 after 656,000 on Monday last week.

A Law & Order: SVU double followed with 364,000 for the new episode and 227,000 for the repeat.


The channel dropped its regular Monday schedule for Easter Monday. A special on the cricket cheating scandal called Caught Out did 636,000 at 7.30pm.

The crime drama Maigret followed with 520,000 after an 8.15pm start.


A repeat screening of A Lego Brickumentary attracted 197,000.

A repeat of the Tonya Harding doco The Price Of Gold then did 177,000.

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