Documentaries on ABC and SBS drew in viewers last night.
Despite divisive comments given to TV Tonight, Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian won its slot with 573,000 and plenty of praise on social media. Meanwhile Lisa Wilkinson’s story on the return of Who Do You Think You Are? saw 417,000 for SBS -bound to be their biggest audience of the week.
Meanwhile MasterChef Australia 992,000 was the top entertainment drawcard last night and topped the demos.
7:30 (628,000), Foreign Correspondent (483,000), ABBA: Secrets of their Hits (476,000), Border Security (475,000) and The Force (392,000).
Later How to Stay Married drew 428,000 ahead of movie Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (338,000), Absentia (337,000 / 293,000) and Insight (210,000).
Nine led in primary channels but Seven network won Tuesday with 26.2% then Nine 25.0%, 10 22.1%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 9.1%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.19m / 1.14m for Seven. The Chase (673,000, 434,000) and Home and Away (653,000) followed.
Nine News was best for Nine at 1.17m / 1.1m then A Current Affair (762,000) and Hot Seat (614,000 / 350,000).
The Project drew 637,000 / 393,000 for 10. 10 News First was 407,000 / 285,000 and NCIS was 214,000.
ABC News won its slot with 874,000. The Drum (245,000) and Getting Their Acts Together (180,000) also comprised ABC’s night.
Elsewhere on SBS it was SBS World News (185,000), Dateline (141,000) and The Feed (53,000).
NCIS pipped multichannels at 209,000.
News Breakfast: 153,000 / 68,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 19 May 2020