Thursday: Week 17 2019 (Easter week 2)
• Seven wins Anzac Day Thursday with AFL & The Front Bar
• Anzac Day coverage of Marches & Dawn Services rates for ABC
• Seven News 1,298,000/1,090,000
• Nine News 894,000/870,000
• A Current Affair 641,000
• ABC News 685,000
• 7.30 508,000
• The Project 233,000/433,000
• 10 News First 314,000
• SBS World News 151,000
• Sunrise 277,000
• Today 200,000
Seven had a good grip on Anzac Day audiences starting with Sunrise with its traditional Anzac Day from Currumbin with just under 300,000 watching.
The Anzac Day AFL coverage had a match audience of 779,000, which was the best audience this year.
The close finish and the extraordinary scenes at the end of the Collingwood v Essendon match helped push the first half of the 6pm News audience to 1.29m.
Home And Away was close to 600,000 after 7pm.
The Front Bar had its biggest episode of the year with the show going into all metro markets on the primary channel earlier in the evening. The metro audience was 428,000 with 287,000 in Melbourne. Sydney and Brisbane got the episode at 9.30pm with AFL markets getting it at 8.30pm.
The day in Sydney and Brisbane was dominated with NRL coverage on the primary channel.
The afternoon match between Roosters and Dragons did 317,000 with 198,000 in Sydney. The evening game between Storm and Warriors then did 354,000 with 188,000 in Sydney.
Nine’s AFL Footy Show recovered a little this week with 157,000 in an earlier timeslot with 93,000 in Melbourne.
Bachelor In Paradise did 433,000 and managed to rank #1 entertainment show under 50.
The Project also did 433,000 with Birds Of Tokyo appearing after their controversial booking earlier in the day at the MCG.
Escape From The City was just outside of Adelaide and made the top 10 programs with 446,000.
The UK drama Doctor Foster followed with 221,000.
Combined coverage of Anzac Day marches earlier on Thursday made the top 20 with 389,000. Coverage of the Gallipoli Dawn Service then did 258,000 followed by the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service on 193,000.
Jack The Ripper: The Case Reopened did well at 7.30pm with 267,000.