TV Ratings April 9: Seven pulls biggest competition crowds of Comm Games so far

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

• Seven records biggest competition crowds with track and pool gold on offer
• Young Sheldon and Bachelor In Paradise best of the rest in Comm Games week


Seven has pulled its biggest competition crowds of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games so far with over 1.3m watching both Monday night sessions and many highlights from the pool and the track keeping viewers entertained.

Although we will probably never hear about subscriber numbers, the paid app should have been working overtime last night with Aussie teams competing in a number of sports not able to be covered in full on the “live and free” coverage.

Commonwealth Games on Seven

April 4: Opening Ceremony 2.0m, Primetime primary share 43.8%

April 5: Night 1 1.23m/1.16m, Afternoon 554k, Day 418k, Primetime primary share 33.0%

April 6: Night 2 1.01/1.09m, Late night 566k, Afternoon 468k, Primetime primary share 30.7%

April 7: Night 3 979/973k, Late night 499k, Afternoon 583k, Day 471k, Primetime primary share 32.3%

April 8: Night 4 1.24/1.24m, Afternoon 710k, Day 482k, Late night 466k, Primetime primary share 31.4%

April 9: Night 5 1.33/1.45m, Late 539k, Afternoon 458k, Day 321k, Primetime primary share 29.2%


A Current Affair Monday did 746,000 after a week 14 average of 721,000.

Episode 5 of Young Sheldon had the biggest entertainment audience with 767,000 after the episodes screened last week prior to the Comm Games averaged 916,000.

The Big Bang Theory then did 656,000.

The 2008 James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace was on 356,000.


The Project 7pm was on 490,000 after a week 14 average of 449,000. Features included coverage of Steve Price’s theatrical debut.

Bachelor In Paradise was on 673,000, which was down a little from 707,000 on a Comm Games-free Monday last week.

Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU then did 292,000 and 197,000.


Australian Story was on 553,000 followed by Four Corners with its partnership with Fairfax Media looking at ATO investigations with 627,000 watching.

Media Watch then did 521,000 with Q&A on 315,000.


Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science was on 247,000 at 7.30pm.

The two episodes of The Bomb then averaged 150,000.

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