TV Ratings May 5, 2022: Gogglebox settles in comfortably as top non-news


• Nine tops primary share, Seven tops network share

• Gogglebox draws a crowd to the couch
• MasterChef is sweet as pie as the cooks feature apples
• Adam Reynolds helps drive Broncos win over Rabbitohs
• Q+A is live with opposition leader Anthony Albanese

Total TV Ratings: April 28

Shooting up 28%, Gogglebox was the top non-news show bringing in a total audience of 922,000. Also on 10, MasterChef rose 27% for a total audience of 851,000 as Matt Stone brought some of his favourite controversial ingredients to the kitchen.

The first two episodes of Home and Away rose 22% for a total audience of 881,000, with the late episode bringing in 796,000, lifting 25%.

On the ABC, Foreign Correspondent brought 631,000 viewers to Georgia, lifting 13%. Q+A lifted 12% to bring in 416,000 viewers.

Overnight TV Ratings: May 5

Primetime News
Seven News 891,000/887,000
Nine News 794,000/761,000
ABC News 603,000
10 News First 284,000 (5:00pm)/ 206,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 141,000 (6:30pm) 114,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 564,000
7.30 465,000
The Project 223,000 (6:30pm)/345,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 173,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 238,000
Today 185,000
News Breakfast 197,000

Late News
The Latest 200,000
SBS World News Late 60,000
ABC Late News 87,000

Nine has taken out the night with a primary share of 18.8%, however Seven has the top network share, coming in with 27.1%.

7mate was the top multichannel with a share of 4.3%.

A Current Affair kicked Nine’s night off by covering opposition leader Anthony Albanese failing to recall his six-point plan for the NDIS, and the builders demanding more money to finish people’s dream homes leaving them half-built nightmares for an audience of 564,000. The Rabbitohs took on the Broncos on Thursday Night NRL, in a match that saw 323,000 watch Adam Reynolds take on his old club and come out victorious, with the Broncos winning 32-12. 

Seven’s Thursday night Home and Away triple header brought in an average of 455,000 for the first two episodes, with 412,000 sticking around for the late episode. Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back rounded out the night for Seven, as 118,000 watched Gordon Ramsay make over a Cuban-inspired restaurant in Tom’s River, New Jersey. In Melbourne, The Front Bar ran through a list of bizarre injuries and interviewed ruckman Corey McKernan for a crowd of 275,000.

The Project (223,000 6:30pm / 345,000 7pm) asked whether or not the NFT market is collapsing and interviewed Emeli Sandé for 10, before MasterChef brought Curtis Stone back into the kitchen. 480,000 tuned in as the contestants turned the humble apple into a series of fine dining dishes. Gogglebox sat down next to 570,000 as they dissected the week in TV, making it the top non-news show of the night.

On the ABC, 465,000 watched as 7:30 spoke about the National Disability Insurance Scheme and interviewed Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister. Foreign Correspondent brought 309,000 to the Philippines, before Q+A was live with opposition leader Anthony Albanese, as 242,000 watched the public put questions to the man who is hoping to lead the country.

On SBS, the highest rating show was Zelenskyy: The Story with 208,000 tuning in.

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