ABC has sent through some numbers on its audiences as events continue to unfold in Canberra.
Yesterday ABC’s primary channel had a 12.2% share with ABC News at 2.7%. On Tuesday night ABC News won its timeslot.
Here is how ABC saw it:
ABC: ABC had a metro daytime share on Wednesday of 7.1% and a primetime share of 10.3%
ABC News Channel: With an average 24-hour reach of 5.1% of the metro population on Wednesday, the ABC News Channel is by far Australia’s leading source of 24-hour news coverage
ABC News Digital: Yesterday saw 1.6 million visitors to the ABC News website and 271,000 users of the ABC App – a record number of app users for the year to date.
Over the past two days, seven of the top 10 ABC News online articles have related to the leadership crisis. In total, related articles have generated over 3.8 million page views for ABC News
Source: Oztam Overnight 5 city metro (22nd August 2018); Webtrends (22-23 August 2018)
Today’s coverage highlights:
ABC and simulcast on ABC NEWS channel: From 7pm AEST Leigh Sales will host a one-hour news special with the ABC’s best political commentators, including Barrie Cassidy, Greg Jennett, Laura Tingle, Andrew Probyn and Antony Green, as well as special guests
ABC NEWS channel: Directly afterwards from 8pm AEST Stan Grant will host a Leadership Crisis special. There will also be special editions of The Drum and The Business.
Watch rolling coverage on the ABC NEWS livestream at abc.net.au/livestream
Follow the live blog at abc.net.au/news or download the ABC App