TV Ratings April 8: Gogglebox watches Old People’s Home and Hey Hey It’s Saturday


• AFL and NRL deliver for Seven and Nine as Swans/Rabbitohs win

Primetime News

Seven News 863,000/851,000
Nine News 851,000/847,000
ABC News 662,000
10 News First 296,000 (5:00 pm)/ 197,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 157,000 (6:30pm) 133,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs

A Current Affair 630,000
7.30 521,000
The Project 253,000 (6:30 pm)/ 349,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 199,000

Breakfast TV

Sunrise 251,000
Today 206,000
News Breakfast 171,000

Late News

The Latest 151,000
ABC Late News 96,000


On A Current Affair, reporter Sam Cucchiara revisited the public housing towers in Melbourne that were forced into lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. The Thursday audience was 630,000.

The NRL clash between South Sydney and Brisbane saw the Broncos lose again with 379,000 watching in metro markets.


Home and Away ended its week on Seven with 403,000.

The AFL Thursday night match came from the SCG where Sydney took on Essendon. The match wasn’t decided until the final siren with 551,000 watching in metro markets.


The Project featured updates on AstraZeneca on a show co-hosted by PeteWaleedLisa and ABC sports reporter Tony Armstrong. The episode started on 253,000, climbing to 349,000 after 7pm.

The 7.30pm ob doc hour saw Bondi Rescue on 281,000 followed by Territory Cops on 307,000.

Gogglebox’s episode eight of the 10 ep first season for 2021 featured lovable seniors and cute kids from Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. The home critics were also shown an episode of The Project that featured an examination of how Kamahl was treated during his appearances on Hey Hey It’s SaturdayGogglebox had 536,000 watching after 496,000 a week ago.


7.30 went to air as Scott Morrison was holding an evening press conference about the latest AstraZeneca advice. The show hastily got some clips of his comments to air and then had Dr Norman Swan commenting on the new advice and the impact it could have on the vaccination rollout. The current affairs show ended its week on 521,000.

On Back RoadsHeather Ewart was visiting Tenterfield in northern NSW for the audience of 418,000.

Q+A didn’t have any stars on the panel as 228,000 gathered to watch it.


World’s Busiest Train Station episode three was visiting Flinders Street Station, at least the cameras were. Chris Tarrant was probably voicing over from a sound booth back in the UK. The 126,000 viewers would have seen a repeat episode that ended with lengthy discussion of people pooing and spewing on trains. And jokes about a constipated woman in one of the toilets.

The impact of booze was featured in several items on the busy Michael Mosley series, Trust Me I’m A Doctor which was on 96,000.

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