Father Brown crowned best entertainment show

Total television ratings, April 23

ABC Brown Father topped total TV ratings for non-news programs, attracting 701,000 viewers, up 15%.

ABC also took second place with Unforgettable, reaching a total TV audience of 487,000 and experiencing a 21% increase

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family on SBS had the biggest overnight increase with 27% to reach a total TV audience of 183,000.

TV Ratings Overnight, April 30

Saturday’s network share winner is Seven with 32.4%, followed by Nine with 28.1%. Seven also won the first channel with a 21.9% share. 7TWO and 7Mate took the multi-channel victory, tied at 3.8%.

St Kilda took on Port Adelaide on Seven’s AFL: Saturday night football, attracting an audience of 314,000 people. 156,000 Melbournens tuned in to watch Port Adelaide clinch their second win of the season with a 5.13 (43) to 4.18 (42) victory.

On Nine, the tenth episode of space invaders was the network’s most-watched non-news program and the fifth-most-watched program among all key demographics, with 325,000 views.

ABC Brown Father was the most-watched entertainment program of the night, attracting an audience of 426,000, including 135,000 from Sydney. Besides, Call the midwife pushed ABC up with 314,000 views.

A repetition of Bondi Rescue was the top 10 most-watched entertainment program with 121,000 views.

SBS aired an episode of Could Hitler have been arrested? which drew 106,000 viewers.

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Fox League took the top three spots on subscription TV. NRL Super Saturday had an audience of 289,000, while the Eels V Cowboys game recorded 267,000 as the Cowboys edged the Eels 35-4. The Bulldogs v Roosters match drew 259,000 spectators as the Bulldogs won 16-12.

On Fox Footy, Melbourne v Hawthorn had 218,000 views as Melbourne beat Hawthorn 13.13 (91) to 11.15 (81).

Javier E. Swan