Seven was again a big Saturday TV ratings winner with Saturday night football over half a million.
It was a different story for the ABC where Saturday night has traditionally been a happy TV ratings hunting ground. Saturday share fell off a cliff in late March close to when the AFL started its 2021 season and when the ABC moved The Durrells into the 7.30pm timeslot.
Seven News Saturday was #1 in the Saturday TV ratings with 791,000. The AFL was then on 532,000 with viewers in Sydney and Brisbane seeing home teams win while viewers in Melbourne had to keep viewing until the final minute to learn if Geelong was to overcome the Swans.
Nine News Saturday was on 791,000 with A Current Affair Saturday following on 480,000.
Getaway usually finds a spot in the Saturday top 10 and it did it again yesterday with 300,000.
Space Invaders was on 294,000 and then the channel devoted the evening to Elton John with the movie Rocketman (278,000) and then Elton John Uncensored (187,000).
The primary channel had its best Saturday share of the year. There were no TV ratings giants, but The Dog House on 269,000 and Ambulance UK on 187,000 were much more competitive.
As noted above Saturday TV ratings shares have been terrible for the past few weeks. The 6.3% last night was the lowest this year as viewers haven’t warmed at all the Keeley Hawes drama double of The Durrells (266,000) followed by Finding Alice (168,000).
SBS News started on 174,000 and dropped to 130,000 after 7pm. A repeat episode of World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys lifted the number higher to 170,000 and then a repeat of Britain’s Most Historic Towns was on 120,000.
Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network
ABC 6.3% (11.7%)
Seven 22.5% (34.3%)
Nine 18.6% (29.6%)
10 9.0% (16.8%)
SBS 4.5% (7.5%)
See also: TV ratings Saturday April 24, 2021
Saturday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people
|1||SEVEN NEWS SATURDAY||Channel 7||791,000|
|2||NINE NEWS SATURDAY||Channel 9||705,000|
|3||SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||7mate, Channel 7||532,000|
|4||A CURRENT AFFAIR SATURDAY||Channel 9||480,000|
|5||ABC NEWS SATURDAY||ABC TV||427,000|
|7||SPACE INVADERS||Channel 9||294,000|
|8||WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAY||Channel 7||280,000|
|9||M: ROCKETMAN||Channel 9||278,000|
|10||THE DOG HOUSE||Channel 10||269,000|
|11||10 NEWS FIRST SATURDAY||Channel 10||266,000|
|12||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SATURDAY – LATE||Channel 7||228,000|
|13||THE DURRELLS||ABC TV||226,000|
|14||SEVEN NEWS AT 5||Channel 7||213,000|
|15||NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE||Channel 9||190,000|
|16||AMBULANCE UK||Channel 10||189,000|
|17||WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAY EARLY||Channel 7||188,000|
|18||ELTON JOHN UNCENSORED||Channel 9||187,000|
|19||WEEKEND TODAY SATURDAY||Channel 9||186,000|
|20||BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE (R)||Channel 7||178,000|
Saturday Sports FTA and STV
NRL Fox League
Seven Saturday night 719,000 (Metro 532,000 Regional 187,000)
Seven Saturday afternoon 125,000 (Metro: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide)
A-League Fox Sports/ABC
#BRIvWEL 14,000 (ABC 42,000)
Brumbies v Force 87,000
Suncorp Super Netball Nine
Magpies v Lightning 65,000
F1 Fox Sports
MotoGP Fox Sports