TV ratings April 7: Will Seven’s head start help House Rules?

• Seven’s House Rules #1 non-news as audience sticks around

• Will first mover advantage help Seven against Lego & MasterChef?

Tuesday news highlights
Seven News 1,306,000/1,215,000
Nine News 1,182,000/1,1047,000
ABC News 1,012,000
7.30 801,000
A Current Affair 749,000/562,000 (7pm & 7.30pm)
The Project 423,000/562,000
10 News First 524,000/319,000
The Latest 412,000
Sunrise 348,000
The Drum 313,000
Insight 294,000
Nine News special: COVID-19 267,000
News Breakfast 265,000
Today 246,000
SBS World News 195,000

Nine: An encore screening of David Attenborough Seven World One Planet did 303,000. Nine’s COVID-19 late news then did 267,000 indicating the lead-in is critical to the late news numbers and perhaps interest is waning.

Seven: House Rules did well again the 7pm timeslot. Could this have ramifications for the return of Home and Away? The channel has first mover advantage with House Rules building an audience this week ahead of the launch of MasterChef and Lego Masters later this month. The second night of House Rules was on 643,000 after launching with 679,000 and 600,000 on Monday.

The Latest then did 412,000 followed by The Good Doctor on 318,000.

10: The channel screened Coronavirus Australia: Our Story after 7.30pm with 385,000 watching.

The usual Tuesday line-up followed with NCIS on 324,000 and then NCIS: Los Angeles on 231,000.

ABC: Foreign Correspondent did 515,000 followed by Easter in Australia with Jeremy Fernandez on 267,000.

SBS: Great Canadian Railway Journeys was the channel’s second most-watched show last week with 283,000. The audience last night was on 292,000. The channel’s biggest Tuesday audience was 294,000 watching an episode of Insight about age gap relationships.

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