• Western Bulldogs dominate in Friday night AFL
Total TV Ratings, April 14
ABC’s Gardening Australia topped total TV, increasing by 19% to reach a total audience of 623,000.
ABC also had the program with the highest lift on total TV as Traces lifted 46% for 496,000 and saw Lab assistant Emma Hedges train to be a forensic chemist.
On Nine, Friday Night NRL increased 12% to deliver a total TV audience of 544,000.
Overnight TV Ratings, April 21
Seven dominated the Friday night shares with a primary channel share of 24.9% and a network share of 35.8%, while 7mate won the multichannels with 5.7%.
The Western Bulldogs went head-to-head with the Fremantle Dockers to claim a 49-point victory in front of 420,000 on Seven’s Friday Night AFL. 214,000 Melbourne residents tuned in to watch the match, while 292,000 metro viewers enjoyed the Friday Night Countdown. Earlier in the night, The Chase aired to 486,000, claiming the top entertainment slot, while Better Homes and Gardens had 394,000 as Joh, Pete, and Charlie gave a WWII veteran’s garden a makeover.
Nine’s Friday night NRL pulled in an audience of 377,000 as the Broncos dominated the Eels 26-16. Nine’s top program of the night was A Current Affair, with 498,000. The program met with a popular family-friendly venue in Sydney’s Inner West, which has been forced to cancel its ANZAC Day commemorations after previous noise complaints from neighbours.
On the ABC, Gardening Australia topped entertainment with 355,000, as guest presenter, Jude, built a vegetable patch from scratch. Later in the night, Traces brought in 172,000 as a second bomb attack puts pressure on McKinven and Sarah to find and stop the bomber.
On 10, 232,000 tuned into 10 News First, while 192,000 watched Jack and Azza race to the aid of a young surfer on the beach who insisted he hadn’t been in the water on Bondi Rescue.
The highest-rated non-news show on SBS was Wrecks That Changed The World, with 103,000.
The Broncos v Eels match on Fox League topped subscription TV, clocking 344,000 views. This was followed by Friday Night Footy: Round 8 with 153,00. On Fox Footy, 235,000 tuned in to watch the Fremantle defeat Western Bulldogs, while Friday Footy on Fox had 106,000.