AFL draw, Seven News score on Anzac Day

Home & Away tops entertainment, MasterChef Australia wins its slot on Thursday.

A Thursday public holiday saw the annual Anzac Day AFL match between Collingwood & Essendon -which resulted in a draw- average 895,000 while a primetime match was 466,000.

NRL on Nine was 433,000 daytime and 480,000 in primetime.

Home & Away topped entertainment at 608,000.

MasterChef Australia led its slot at 547,000 then 7:30 (517,000) and Foreign Correspondent (326,000).

Later Gogglebox wrapped its season with 464,000 then Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia (266,000).

Buoyed by AFL Seven News drew 1.38m with The Chase at 403,000 where it screened.

Nine News drew 1.05m with A Current Affair (872,000) and Tipping Point (190,000) where it also screened.

The Project was 286,000 then 10 News First (242,000) and Deal or No Deal (241,000). Law & Order: SVU was 226,000.

ABC News pulled 721,000. Hard Quiz (321,000), Grand Designs (171,000) and They Shall Not Grow Old (131,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (185,000 / 140,000), Anzac Lemnos 1915 (138,000), Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (103,000), Mastermind (80,000) and Blue Lights (73,000).

Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service was 342,000 on ABC in the afternoon then Villiers-Bretonneux Dawn Service (225,000), and 190,000 on Nine, 111,000 on Seven.

Anzac Day March Sydney live was 150,000 on ABC. 103,000 watched the early morning service from Canberra.

National Total TV: Thursday 25 April 2024

4 Responses

  1. [didn’t know where to post this]
    Social media barrage against Seven’s Luke Darcy (trending nationally) tonight, commentating his son Sam playing (and well)… Usually a no-no in media land! Albeit reduced back to expert commentator rather then caller, like his old Channel Ten days. Oddly The West Australian ran an article about it 24hrs ago. He’s also a star of The House of Wellness and hosted the Tokyo Olympics.

  2. Villiers-Bretonneux Dawn Service 225,000 ABC, 190,000 on Nine, 111,000 on Seven. Perhaps Seven would hold a few more viewers (like us) if they dropped the hideous bright red 7News logo and other superfluous graffiti they seem necessary on everything, even the Sydney Town Hall Concert from 4-4:30pm. Speaking of which, did they actually have an audio operator?

  3. I think 9 would be very happy abut NRL beating AFL on a Thursday Night given that there are no Victorian teams in last night’s AFL match. I think that in Melbourne market it did reasonably well – guess about 65k on the main channel. The one-sided AFL match between GWS-Lions haven’t helped Seven’s shares, but I assume that some Melbourne viewers don’t care about the AFL match in Canberra.

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