It was a bad night for commercial networks like Sky News, as Australians flocked to the public broadcaster for its election coverage.
initiates had its largest audience on Sunday when the 90-minute show surpassed the one million viewer level nationally for the first time. The 1.077 million on ABC TV and ABC News are up sharply from 886,000 in 2019 and 896,000 in 2016. The 2019 edition was the last Barrie Cassidy edition. Yesterday’s episode was the first election edition of the David Speers show and saw initiates finish as the fourth most watched program nationally.
Across all the news shows, ABC News at 7 pm last night featured an election roundup packed with numbers, interviews and commentary, averaging nearly a million with 991,000. However, Seven News grossed 1.618 million (boosted by a late AFL game) and Nine News garnered 1.323 million (aided by the NRL afternoon game), meaning they were the top two shows of the night. , followed by The voice the Seven with 1,181 million.
Nine also returned celebrity trainee (why?), bringing in 539,000 and ranking ninth nationally. later 60 minutes — 578,000 — Election coverage included Chris Uhlmann being interviewed for analysis. Weak. He should have worked to get an interview.
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