• The Project welcomed comedian Jimmy Rees
Total TV Ratings, April 26
Seven’s Home and Away 956,000 tuning in, lifting 21% followed by the premiere of The 1% Club. A whopping 1,049,000 watched comedian Jim Jefferies host the new quiz show unlike the others, seeing contestants compete without any general knowledge. Up 22%.
1,042,000 viewed Nine’s Travel Guides watching as our avid travellers visited the coast of Croatia on a yacht, Island hopping through a land of medieval history and Insta-worthy scenery, experiencing a week of natural beauty and cultural quirks, all with hilarious results! Lifting 32%.
SBS came in next with 835,000 households witnessing Alone Australia, lifting 150%.
Then, lifting by a 26% rise was 10’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, with 722,000 tuning in to see an all-in celebrity trial and Woody Whitelaw evicted from the jungle during the last hurdle.
Overnight TV Ratings, May 3
Seven News 965,000 (6:00pm) / 915,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 771,000 (6:00pm) / 736,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 555,000
10 News First 238,000 (5:00pm)/ 170,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 143,000 (6:30pm)/ 112,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 611,000
The Project 192,000 6:30pm / 280,000 7pm
News Breakfast 144,000
Nine has has won Wednesday night with a primary share of 23.6% and a network share of 31.4%. 7Two has won multichannels with a 3.4% share.
Nine’s A Current Affair (611,000) investigated a revhead who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a dream car refurbishment project who had taken to the streets to protest the mechanic that left him with a car that won’t start. The team also spoke with Cynthia van Blanken, mother of Lyndsay Van Blanken who was just 18 when she was tortured and murdered at the hands of the first man she ever loved, William Matheson. Then, 671,000 watched Travel Guides. This week our Guides were in Malaysia for a truly multicultural and life-changing experience. From the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur to the wilds of Borneo, there was something there for everyone including a visit to an orangutan conservation and a local food market serving bull’s penis. Following the trip, 467,000 avid fans of entertainer Barry Humphries watched Barry Humphries — A Life of Laughs. Reporter Liz Hayes looked back on the extraordinary career of one of Australia’s most beloved comedians.
There was drama in Summer Bay on Seven, when 462,000 viewers watched Home and Away. Mac lashed out when her friends invaded her privacy, Marilyn received a threat and Mali helped John launch the new look Surf Club. Then, 460,000 watched The 1% Club before staying on for US drama Accused. In the first episode, (210,000) a teenager suspected foul play when he discovered his mother’s former hospice caretaker was dating his father and a second episode (142,000) followed a man who learned his daughter was assaulted, with his friends encouraging him to take justice into his own hands.
471,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explored the pressure on the government to help Australians living below the poverty line this budget while also giving a first-hand look inside a supervised injecting room. Then, 482,000 joined host Tom Gleeson for Hard Quiz. Four contestants went up against their eclectic expert subjects: Disney’s Encanto, artist Brett Whiteley, musician George Harrison, and the Bear Grylls adventure series Man vs Wild. Then on Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe, Zach was forced to host the Annual Real Estate Awards, while Broden helped Mark kick his addiction. 145,000 tuned in.
On 10, The Project (192,000 6:30pm / 280,000 7pm) welcomed comedian and former Giggle and Hoot star Jimmy Rees to the desk. With tens of millions of views on his videos featuring hilarious characters, he revealed what he really thinks “going viral” means. The panel also spoke with Omer Sokar, the CEO of Australian Council of Recycling to talk about Victorian charities who will be forced to carry the cost for the disposal of waste illegally dumped on their op-shop doorsteps from July. Then, on the heartwarming The Dog House Australia, Pete and Hernando were smitten with Tibetan spaniel mix Baxter, but there was concern that their picky chihuahua Bruno would not approve! 170,000 also watched as doctor Patrick decided if he could offer chill senior citizen Buster a retirement home.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Alone Australia with 230,000 seeing food become a critical issue for all of the participants. Some were yet to catch anything, with desperation growing. Following this, 127,000 watched another episode of Brian Cox: How the Other Half Live. This week, the Succession patriach turned his lens on his adopted country, America. He wanted to find out whether the American dream – that anyone can make it big if they work hard enough – is a myth or a reality.