870,000 metro viewers tune in for the 2019 finale of Have You Been Paying Attention?

Ten’s comedy news and current affairs panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? concluded its 2019 season last night with 870,000 metro viewers tuning in. The Logie Award-winning show is in its seventh season and has already been confirmed to return in 2020.

The season premiered in May to 787,000 metro viewers and hit a peak of 926,000 in October. It also topped all three of the key advertising demographics on Monday night, holding position as most-watched show with 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. 1.174m national viewers watched the episode.

Also airing on Monday night was part one of the ABC’s Silent No More documentary which follows the rise of the #MeToo movement in Australia. The documentary came under fire earlier this month when a media screener was sent to the press with names and faces of victims who hadn’t consented to their involvement in the project.

425,000 metro viewers watched the first episode on Monday night and 650,000 nationally. The episode, which has been changed since the initial media release, aired at 8.30pm, against Paramedics on Nine (357,000 metro viewers), The Rookie on Seven (349,000 metro viewers) and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Seven News was the most-watched program overall, bringing in 954,000 metro and 1.475m national viewers. Nine News delivered 880,000 and 1.166m, and ABC News 673,000 metro and 989,000 national viewers.

Seven’s Zumbo’s Just Desserts held 356,000 metro viewers, while Nine’s RBT delivered 544,000.

609,000 metro viewers tuned in for Ten’s The Amazing Race Australia, which also managed to take second spot in the key advertising demographics. Just For Laughs, which aired after Have You Been Paying Attention? on Ten, held third in the 16-39s and 18-49s while Nine News held it for the 25-54s. Just For Laughs was watched by 449,000 metro viewers.

Overall, Ten was the most-watched channel with metro audiences in the 25-54 demographic (23.7%) and the 16-39 demographic (29.3%).

But Nine snagged the most-watched channel spot overall, holding a 17.5% share above Seven’s 16.8%, Ten’s 16.3% and ABC’s 13.9%. The hierarchy changed in the network shares though, and Seven managed to win the night overall with a 27.5% network audience share, above Nine’s 24.7%, Ten’s 22.4% and ABC’s 18.3%. The most popular multi-channel was 7mate with 4.7%.


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