1m+ audiences tune in to hear from prank call presenters

michael christian mel greig acaAudiences of more than a million tuned in to both A Current Affair and Today Tonight on Monday evening as both shows aired tearful interviews with prank call presenters Mel Greig and Michael ‘MC’ Christian.

According to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM, Nine’s A Current Affair, which featured Tracy Grimshaw interviewing the pair rated 1.094m.

Today Tonight’s, on Seven, rated 1.023m.

The duo discussed for the first time their reaction to hearing that a nurse involved in their call to a hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge had apparently taken her life. They also revealed that they did not know the approvals process within Southern Cross Austereo before broadcasting a prank call.

In the official non-ratings period, it is unusual for these shows to get more than 1m.

Ten’s The Project featured Southern Cross Austereo boss Rhys Holleran. The show rated 575,000.

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