More viewers watched Waleed Aly’s interview with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on The Project than watched his interview with Australian PM Scott Morrison.
Underscored by dramatic music, The Project lifted to 574,000 for the second half hour -rising with each passing minute- with 361,000 for the first half hour. Last week only 387,000 watched the interview with ScoMo, albeit with less promotional time.
The 10 show, which also had an “Eggboy” interview, scored its biggest audience since July 2018.
Married at First Sight was #1 and topped the demos with 1.32m viewers. My Kitchen Rules was second in its slot at 763,000.
7:30 (664,000) and Australian Story (593,000) managed a combined third place. Dancing with the Stars was fourth on 446,000 rising to 464,000 later for the elimination of Michelle Bridges.
Nine network won Monday with 30.9% then Seven 28.4%, ABC 19.0%, 10 15.9% and SBS 5.8%.
Nine News was 885,000 / 873,000 for Nine then A Current Affair 828,000, Bad Mothers (480,000) and Hot Seat (465,000 / 291,000). In select states were the following: Footy Classified (147,000), 100% Footy (53,000) and The Oval Office (46,000).
Seven News won its slot on 1.01m / 964,000. Home & Away drew 629,000 then The Chase (559,000 / 364,000) and Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland (345,000).
ABC News was 768,000 for ABC. Four Corners was 580,000 then Media Watch (564,000), Q&A (414,000) and The Drum (237,000).
Elsewhere on 10, 10 News First was 404,000, Pointless drew 212,000 and The Graham Norton Show was 143,000.
On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m A Doctor (195,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (161,000), The Kennedys (147,000) and SBS World News (113,000).
ABC KIDS’ Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom (193,000) ruled multichannels.
News Breakfast: 110,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 March 2019