TV Ratings March 27: Bazinga! Young Sheldon episode 2 holds close to 1m for Nine

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

• Bazinga! Young Sheldon holds close to 1m for Nine with second episode
• Logies race: Luke Skywalker wants you to vote for ACA host Tracy Grimshaw
• It might be Easter, but TEN has best start to a week since week six
• High tide: Big swell for Bondi Rescue with biggest audience since March 2016
• SBS success: Insight cracks the top 20 for episode on secret life of partners



Home and Away was just under 650,000.

Ob docs returned to the 7.30pm timeslot with two episodes of Border Security: America’s Front Line on 348,000 and then 253,000. The first ep didn’t screen in Adelaide and the second was not seen in Melbourne or Adelaide.

Seven’s Tuesday Easter movie was Deadly Visions with 141,000.


A Current Affair was on 789,000, close to Monday’s 787,000. Highlight of the episode was an interview Reid Butler had with Mark Hamill. The actor better known to millions as Luke Skywalker found time to endorse the show’s host Tracy Grimshaw for a TV Week Logie with the first round of voting to close this weekend.

Young Sheldon episode two performed almost as strongly as the first with a small audience drop from 1.05m to 986,000.

New The Big Bang Theory followed on 822,000 after 890,000 on Monday.

Nine’s Tuesday movie Transformers: Dark Of The Moon then did 280,000.


It is Comedy Festival Central still on The Project with Urzila Carlson a featured guest last night for 504,000.

Bondi Rescue then was screened with back-to-back episodes and the ob doc’s best audience in two years – 449,000 for the first episode and then 550,000 for the second.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem then did 559,000.


The Checkout did 458,000 after 441,000 a week ago.

Part three of The Human Body then did 375,000.


Insight delivered the channel’s biggest audience as the show found a spot in the top 20 via its audience of 357,000, which could be enough to rank #1 for the week for the channel.

A UK repeat episode of Who Do You Think You Are? did 245,000 with Dateline on 220,000 later in the evening.

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