Four Corners gains almost 300,000 viewers for aged care special

Part one of a Four Corners special investigation into Australian aged care facilities achieved 755,000 metro viewers, making it the most watched program in its time slot.

The show, which this week investigated the treatment of the elderly in aged care homes ahead of the new Royal Commission inquiry, boosted Four Corners’ audience by 299,000 compared to last week.

Four Corners attracted more than 700,000 metro viewers for the first part of the series

The strength of the program helped ABC beat Seven, Ten and SBS from a main channel perspective. ABC’s main channel share was 15.2% last night, while Seven and Ten fell to shares of 14.1% and 13.7% respectively. SBS’ share was 4.2%. But Nine won the evening with a main channel share of 23.1%, OzTAM’s overnight figures show.

From a network perspective, Nine won the evening with 31.1% of the audience, beating Seven’s 24.2%. ABC Network and Network Ten tied on a 19.2% share of audience, while SBS Network finished on a 6.3% share. The highest multi-channel share came from 7mate, on 4.4%.

The most watched program of the evening was Nine’s The Block, which had an audience of 1.092m across the metro cities and led all key advertising demographics, 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. It out-performed Ten’s Australian Survivor, which had a metro audience of 732,000, its highest episode of the year so far. Seven’s special, Meghan & Harry: The Next Chapter, didn’t crack 400,000 metro viewers, failing to sit within the top 20 shows.

In the later time slot, ABC’s Four Corners beat Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention, which had a metro audience of 744,000. Nine’s Doctor Doctor, which ran from 8:40pm, had an audience of 667,000.

The 6pm news battle was won by Seven last night, with 1.061m metro viewers tuning in, while Nine News sat on a metro audience of 994,000.


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