Sarah Ferguson’s The Killing Season drew a big audience last night with 986,000 viewers watching Kevin Rudd & Julia Gillard dissect their political history.
The show drew its biggest audience in Sydney (310,000) then Melbourne (297,000), as the top show for the ABC on Tuesday and more than enough to win its timeslot.
It also trended at #1 on Twitter, with plenty of debate about the key players and the merits of the documentary. The strong results come despite TV networks all saying nobody was interested in Gillard.
But it was MasterChef that topped the night at 1.14m viewers. While TEN was breathing down the neck of Seven for the night, Nine managed to finish in first place.
Nine won with 26.9% then Seven 24.3%, TEN 23.6%, ABC 19.6% and SBS 5.5%.
Nine News (1.08m / 1.06m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (888,000), Love Child (770,000), Reno Rumble (667,000), Hot Seat (578,000) and a Married at First Sight repeat (395,000).
Seven News (991,000 / 916,000) was best for Seven then House Rules (881,000), Home and Away (799,000), Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (556,000) and Million Dollar Minute (509,000). Tattoo Nightmares was 269,000.
MasterChef topped the evening with 1.14m for TEN. The Project was 736,000 / 561,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 573,000, NCIS was 570,000 and NCIS: LA was 494,000.
The Killing Season (986,000) scored for ABC then ABC News (928,000), 7:30 (733,000), Foreign Correspondent (681,000), Antiques Roadshow (393,000) and Grayson Perry: Who Are You? which plummeted to 192,000 following its strong lead-in.
SBS ONE titles ranked Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses (284,000), Insight (174,000), Dateline (173,000) and SBS World News (161,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom led multichannels at 266,000.
The Morning Show: 121,000 / 102,000
Mornings: 98,000 / 77,000
Studio 10: 61,000 / 39,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 June 2015