Seven easily won Saturday night thanks to a smorgasbord board of AFL games with both Sydney teams, and the Gold Coast being broadcast in their respective markets.
The ABC has continued to struggle on Saturday nights since the AFL came to town and the public broadcaster moved The Durrells into the 7.30pm timeslot.
Super Rugby made it off of Nine’s multichannel and onto the primary channel for its Grand Final match up, but didn’t put much of a dent in the AFL.
Seven had the #1 primary share with 23.2% and #1 primary share with 35.3%.
Seven News was the top news bulletin last night with a crowd of 748,000 narrowly beating out nine.
The big traffic driver for the station last night was the with AFL with 559,000 tuning in as the undefeated Melbourne Demons edged out the Sydney Swans in a low scoring affair.
The first season of the Super Rugby AU on Nine and Stan Sport came to a close last night with 207,000 watching the Queensland Reds defeat the ACT Brumbies. The game was on Nine’s primary channel in Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra.
Earlier in the day, the Super Netball had 69,000 watch as The Giants defeated The Magpies.
10 aired the UK version of The Dog House at 7:00 pm with 286,000 watching, as the broadcaster primes its audience for its local adaption of the show that will be coming out later this year.
The A-League had 44,000 viewers as the Newcastle Jets tied with Syndey United.
The Durrells had 227,000 viewers last night.
On SBS the top program was a repeat of The World’s Most Scenic Railway journeys with 205,000 viewers.
Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network
ABC 6.5% (10.4%)
Seven 23.2% (35.3%)
Nine 16.1% (27.4%)
10 8.0% (17.0%)
SBS 6.5% (9.9%)
See also: TV ratings Saturday May 1, 2021
|1||SEVEN NEWS – SAT||Channel 7||748,000|
|2||NINE NEWS SATURDAY||Channel 9||714,000|
|3||SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||7mate, Channel 7||559,000|
|4||ABC NEWS-SA||ABC TV||423,000|
|6||THE DOG HOUSE||Channel 10||286,000|
|7||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT||Channel 7||269,000|
|8||10 NEWS FIRST SAT||Channel 10||266,000|
|9||THE DURRELLS-EV||ABC TV||227,000|
|10||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE||Channel 7||217,000|
|11||SUPER RUGBY AU LIVE||Gem, Channel 9||207,000|
|12||THE WORLD’S MOST SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS RPT||SBS||205,000|
|13||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – EARLY||Channel 7||202,000|
|14||A CURRENT AFFAIR -SAT||Channel 9||201,000|
|15||WEEKEND TODAY – SATURDAY||Channel 9||195,000|
|16||BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE (R)||Channel 7||191,000|
|17||SBS WORLD NEWS||SBS||188,000|
|18||NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE||Channel 9||185,000|
|19||BLUEY-AM||ABC Kids/ABC TV Plus||179,000|
|20||THE SAVOY||Channel 10||178,000|
Saturday Sports FTA and STV
NRL Fox League
Seven Saturday night 757,000 (Metro 559,000 Regional 198,000)
Seven Saturday afternoon 62,000 (Metro: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide)
A-League Fox Sports/ABC
#NEWvSYD ABC 44,000 and Fox Sports 5,000
#WSWvWUN Fox Sports 12,000
SuperRugbyAU Nine and 9Gem
Suncorp Super Netball Nine
Magpies v Giants 69,000
Formula 1 Fox Sports
Spain qualifying 70,000
Supercars Fox Sports
#RepcoSC Race Nine 119,000