Weekend TV ratings Friday October 22, 2021

TV ratings

Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo lifts Nine, but Seven holds at #1

After six nights of TV ratings in Week 43, Nine has a very handy lead, despite Seven recording a narrow Friday win.

Total TV ratings Friday October 15

The new ABC Friday drama Annika (above) was the big mover in the Total TV ratings data for Friday a week ago.
Annika went from an overnight metro figure of 548,000 to a national Consolidated7 (C7) and BVOD audience of 1,223,000. The BVOD audience was 228,000 and the metro C7 extra audience was 116,000. With all episodes available on iview that might have helped drive the BVOD viewing.
The battles for viewers in the Friday lifestyle segment was close when the total audience is calculated. Better Homes and Gardens had a narrow lead on 886,000, just ahead of Gardening Australia on 879,000.

Overnight TV ratings Metro Friday October 22


Seven News audiences were just over and just under 850,000 in the 6pm hour.
Better Homes and Gardens was on 462,000, narrowly trailing the average audience for its main competitor for eyeballs, Gardening Australia.
The Friday movie Interstellar pulled an audience of 169,000.


Both halves of Nine News were around 750,000.
A Current Affair Friday was then on 550,000.
Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo was new to the 7.30pm Friday timeslot with 390,000, making the channel instantly more competitive than the last fortnight.
The 2020 movie Dolittle followed with 225,000.


The Project delivered the primary channel’s biggest audience with 307,000 after 7pm.
The Living Room followed on 276,000 after 330,000 a week ago.
The Graham Norton Show was then on 193,000.


The 7pm ABC News was just under 600,000 after a few weeks above 600,000.
Gardening Australia had the biggest audience of the lifestyle shows with 471,000, down from 490,000 a week go.
Annika held most of the ABC audience with 454,000 watching the second episode of the crime drama.


The documentary Hunting Hitler’s U-Boats had the channel’s biggest audience with 136,000.
Legends of the Pharaohs dipped for another week with 133,000 after 160,000 seven days ago.

Friday TV ratings metro shares primary and network

ABC 13.5% (18.7%)
Seven 19.2% (28.5%)
Nine 18.1% (28.3%)
10 10.2% (16.5%)
SBS 5.0% (7.9%)

See also: Weekend TV ratings Friday October 15, 2021

Friday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people


1SEVEN NEWSChannel 7864,000
2SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30Channel 7833,000
3NINE NEWSChannel 9757,000
4NINE NEWS 6:30Channel 9742,000
6A CURRENT AFFAIRChannel 9550,000
10THE CHASE AUSTRALIAChannel 7438,000
11TARONGA: WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOOChannel 9390,000
12HOT SEATChannel 9390,000
13THE PROJECT 7PMChannel 10307,000
14THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PMChannel 7297,000
1510 NEWS FIRSTChannel 10278,000
16THE LIVING ROOMChannel 10276,000
17TIPPING POINTChannel 9261,000
18HOT SEAT -5PMChannel 9254,000
19NINE’S AFTERNOON NEWSChannel 9253,000
20TODAYChannel 9251,000


Friday TV Sports FTA and STV

TV ratings


Fox Cricket
T20 World Cup
Group Stage
Namibia v Ireland 30,000/38,000

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Scotland and Namibia have qualified for the Super 12 competition which begins tonight.

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