ABC’s reporting series on criminal priests, Revelation, premieres to 456,000

The Sarah Ferguson-hosted documentary series Revelation premiered to 456,000 metro viewers on Tuesday night. The show delivered 645,000 national viewers.

The three-part series interviews a series of priests convicted of crimes against children and explores the systematic cover-up from inside the Catholic church.

The show went up against a coronavirus (COVID-19) news reporting special on Nine (637,000 metro viewers), The Latest: Seven News (369,000) and NCIS on Ten (258,000).

In the 7:30pm slot, Ten’s Australian Survivor: All Stars hit a new season high of 728,000 metro viewers and 942,000 national. Nine’s Married At First Sight again won the slot with 1.070m metro and 1.420m nationally, and Seven’s My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals delivered 468,000 metro and 741,000 nationally.

In the morning battle, Nine’s Today managed its biggest audience in two years with 246,000 metro and 365,000 national viewers. Seven’s Sunrise delivered 287,000 metro and 494,000 nationally.

Seven also won in news with Seven News the most-watched program of the night at 1.145m metro viewers and 1.726m nationally. Nine News delivered 983,000 and 1.272m nationally, and ABC News 880,000 and 1.274m.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, Nine’s MAFS took the top spot across all three, followed by Australian Survivor.

Nine took an easy win for the night overall with 30.5% share as a network and 23.6% as a primary channel. Seven held 23.9% as a network and 16.6% for its primary channel. ABC just snuck ahead of Ten with a network share of 19.8% and a channel share of 13.7%, while Ten held 17.5% and 12.1%. SBS delivered 8.4% and 5.1%.

The most-watched multi-channel was 9Gem with 3.4%.


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