Turnbull interview draws big crowd on Monday

Ratings: ABC interview eclipses MasterChef. Informer 3838 rates well for a late Monday finish. Nine wins.

ABC’s interview with former PM Malcolm Turnbull drew a big audience in what was generally a big night all round.

7:30  / Malcolm Turnbull: The 7:30 Interview pulled 968,000 / 940,000 viewers, putting ABC second in the early slot.

Lego Masters again led at 1.05m and topping the older demos. In third place was MasterChef Australia (916,000 and topping the younger demos), followed by House Rules (559,000).

Later Four Corners was also high at 777,000 then Media Watch (702,000), Informer 3838 (644,000) which is a good number for a show that didn’t finish until around 10:50pm.

Nine network won Monday with 30.5% then Seven 24.0%, ABC 20.5%, 10 18.1% and SBS 6.8%.

Nine News was high at 1.2m / 1.14m for Nine as was A Current Affair (904,000). Hot Seat drew 627,000 / 364,000.

Seven News was #1 with 1.27m / 1.2m for Seven. The Chase drew 693,000 / 424,000 then Home and Away (657,0000) and 9-1-1 (314,000).

ABC News (955,000), Q&A (488,000) and The Drum (279,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

The Project drew 684,000 / 439,000 for 10. 10 News First (496,000 / 321,000) and Hughesy We Have a Problem (332,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (239,000), The Queen Mother (207,000), Michael Mosley: Make Me Stay Awake (134,000),  Mastermind (130,000) and A History Of Surgery (87,000).

NCIS topped multichannels at 191,000.

Sunrise: 317,000
Today: 237,000
News Breakfast: 153,000 / 63,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 April 2020

6 Responses

  1. Horrible article from The Australian trying to say the ratings for 7.30 ABC were bad “failed to crack 1m” … “beaten by a lego building show”. Very disappointing to see, awesome instant reply from the ABC publicity team though!

  2. The best two shows on TV at the moment are Homeland and Michael Mosley’s history of surgery, which is original, excellently researched and well represented. It dates from well before he moved into medical infotainment and promoting his dieting books. And course SBS puts them up against each other on Monday at 9:30pm.

    Fortunately there is an encore of Informer 3838 listed for Friday. I watched the opening, looked very much like decade old Underbelly. I guess it is the lost chapter with the Williams and Mokbel stuff we didn’t know or couldn’t be aired for legal reasons.

  3. Great 7.30 interview last night I thought. I did assume it was starting at 8 for some reason, so I missed the first part. Also watched informer 3838, and actually really liked it. It wasn’t as tacky as previous underbelly outings. Its a shame its only on for two weeks. Think I would have preferred 4 eps over 4 weeks…

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