Documentary on Britney Spears draws 484,000 metro viewers to Nine

Framing Britney Spears, the documentary from The New York Times, reinforced Nine’s win on Tuesday night going to air after Married at First Sight to 484,000 metro viewers.

MAFS was the highest rated program for the evening with 944,000 metro viewers and with Framing Britney Spears, the two topped the key advertising demographics of the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Framing Britney Spears went to air in the US on 5 February, distributed by FX and Hulu, and follows Spears’ career and the details of the conservatorship over her estate held by her father. Tuesday night was the first time it was broadcast in Australia

The documentary drew widespread discussion over how Spears was treated in the media as a young woman, and triggered calls for many Hollywood personalities to apologise for comments they have made publicly about the star.


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With a strong performance of Nine News and Nine News at 6:30, attracting 864,000 and 853,000 metro viewers, Nine’s primary channel share for Tuesday night was 26.7%, and the network reached 33.6%.

Over on Seven, Highway Patrol at 7:30pm drew 310,000 metro viewers. This was followed by a new episode of medical drama The Good Doctor with 327,000 viewers. Ratings juggernaut Seven News attracted 918,000 viewers at 6pm and 901,000 at 6:30.

Seven’s channel share for the evening was 15.7%, and its network share was 23.8%.

Ten’s The Amazing Race drew 479,000 metro viewers to the primary channel, giving it a share of 11.1%, just behind the ABC. The performance of 10Bold with a 3.5% share bolstered it to a network share of 17.6%, edging out the ABC on 16.6%

Tuesday night saw the ABC put to air ABC News (681,000 metro viewers), 7:30 (578,000), Foreign Correspondent (437,000) and Catalyst (268,000).


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