And as a result she topped the ABC’s Budget-driven ratings last night at 967,000 viewers.
But perhaps if the Treasurer had wanted to reach middle Australia he should have sung for his supper on The Voice. It topped the night once again, along with Nine.
Nine network won with a share of 33.5% then Seven 26.4%, ABC 18.8%, TEN 17.1% and SBS 4.2%.
The Voice was #1 at 1.72m for Nine then Nine News (1.21m / 1.09m), A Current Affair (1.02m), Joanna Lumley meets will.i.am (992,000), Hot Seat (692,000), and a Nine News budget special (507,000).
Seven News (1.17m / 1.04m) led Seven followed by House Rules (1.03m), Home and Away (932,000), Resurrection (782,000). Parenthood wrapped at 335,000 / 201,000. Million Dollar Minute was just 292,000 due to a coding error (it is understood to have actually pulled 511,000).
Sarah Ferguson’s 7:30 interview with Joe Hockey topped ABC1 at 967,000 then Budget 2014 (946,000), ABC News (912,000), Two Men in China (585,000), QI (396,000), At the Movies (365,000). The Writer’s Room was 182,000.
MasterChef Australia (701,000) remained TEN’s strongest performer then The Project (640,000 / 466,000), NCIS (636,000), TEN Eyewitness News (630,000), NCIS: LA (522,000) and Modern Family (292,000).
On SBS ONE it was Great Houses with Julian Fellowes (193,000), Insight (160,000), SBS World News (145,000) and Dateline (142,000).
Bogan Hunters was off to a great start for 7mate, leading multichannels at 390,000 -the second best number for 7mate ever.
The Morning Show: 143,000
Studio 10: 42,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 13 May 2014