551,000 metro viewers tune in for Australia Talks

551,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch Annabel Crabb and Waleed Aly take Kitty Flanagan, Benjamin Law, Anne Edmonds, Craig Reucassel, Steph Tisdell and Adam Liaw through the issues Australians are talking about on the ABC’s Australia Talks last night.

The program came second in the timeslot, behind Have You Been Paying Attention? on Ten, which was the most-watched entertainment program with 825,000 metro viewers tuning in. It was also the most-watched in all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Annabel Crabb and Waleed Aly hosted Australia Talks on the ABC on Tuesday night

The Amazing Race Australia took second place in all three demos and brought in 616,000 metro viewers in total. In national numbers, Australia Talks drew 804,000, HYBPA 1.09m and The Amazing Race Australia 799,000.

Ten was the most-watch channel with metro audiences 25-54 on a 22.3% share and metro audiences 16-39 with 28.1%.

Seven News was the most-watched show overall with 969,000 metro viewers and 1.49m national. Nine News brought in 858,000 and 1.15m national and ABC News 658,000 and 972,000.

Outside of the news, Seven’s most popular programming was Home and Away with 608,000 metro viewers. Nine’s was RBT on 548,000. Zumbo’s Just Desserts brought 393,000 to Seven for its second outing, down from 446,000 on Monday night.

Nine took the channel win for the night, holding a total people share of 17.2%, but it was Seven’s night with the network sneaking ahead for a share of 26.8% to Nine Network’s 24.9%. Seven held 16.7% as a channel.

Ten held 15.8%, tied with the ABC also on 15.8%, as a channel and 21.4% as a network. ABC Network held 19.9%. The most-watched multi-channel was 7mate on 4.7%.


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