“I’m wondering if instead of quotas and actively discriminating in favour of women, perhaps you’d be better off discriminating against Neanderthal men like the so-called, big swinging di**s club, that Julie Bishop said stood in her way,” Tracy Grimshaw asked Scott Morrison last night.
Grimshaw’s grilling of a PM under fire reminded us why she is one of the best interviewers in the country.
Where have you been?” Grimshaw asked of allegations surrounding Parliament House and Brittany Higgins.
“You are not on an island, or maybe you are in a bubble. You must know, you have a wife, you have daughters, you have referenced them several times. How did you not know the depth of it?”
A Current Affair only screened in 4 cities on Nine’s primary channel, so its 458,000 metro viewers doesn’t reflect the gripping television on display -but it doubtless threw her hat into the Walkley Awards ring for 2021.
Gogglebox was the top entertainment show at 509,000 viewers.
7:30 won its slot at 548,000 viewers then Back Roads (428,000), Territory Cops (310,000), Bondi Rescue (308,000).
Later Q+A drew 237,000 then Law & Order: SVU (215,000), The Diagnosis Detectives (167,000) and Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One (162,000).
Seven’s AFL drew up to 522,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine’s NRL at 358,000 / 52,000 across the network.
Seven network won Thursday with 31.1% then Nine 25.8%, 10 19.4%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 7.6%.
Seven News was #1 at 869,000 / 832,000 for Seven then The Chase (456,000 / 251,000) and Home & Away at 294,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News was best for Nine at 839,000 / 809,000. Hot Seat pulled 356,000 / 215,000. Mega Zoo was 158,000 in 3 cities.
The Project drew 367,000 / 247,000 for 10. 10 News First was 290,000 / 197,000.
ABC News was 616,000 for ABC. Sammy J managed 321,000 then The Drum (182,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News (150,000 / 124,000), The World’s Busiest Stations (101,000), Mastermind (68,000) and Shadowplay (58,000).
The Morning Show: 121,000 / 59,000
Today Extra: 96,000 / 64,000
Studio 10: 40,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 March 2021