Seven’s news investigation Murder in the Outback brings in over 1m metro viewers

The beginning of Seven’s four-part investigation into the 2001 disappearance of British backpacker Peter Falconio brought 1.033m metro viewers to Seven on Sunday night, making it the most-watched program in the 7pm timeslot.

Nationally, 1.645m watched 7NEWS Presents – Murder In The Outback: The Falconio & Lees Mystery, sitting it just behind Seven News as the most-watched of the night. Seven News delivered 1.237m metro and 1.835m national viewers at 6pm.

The series will investigate Falconio’s disappearance and the resulting conviction of Bradley John Murdoch. Teasers for the show promise never-before-seen original defence documents and question “What really happened on that night in the outback?”

Also at 7pm, Ten’s Masterchef Australia delivered 957,000 metro and 1.218m national viewers, while Nine’s The Voice brought in 749,000 and 1.027m nationally.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, Masterchef was the most-watched, followed by Nine News. Seven News took third spot in the 16-39s, while Murder in the Outback held third in the two older demos. Nine News delivered 1.138m metro viewers and 1.522m nationally overall.

The win for Sunday night went to Seven with a network audience share of 30.6% above Nine’s 27.3%, Ten’s 19.1% and ABC’s 15.9%. Seven’s primary channel held an audience share of 24.8%, while Nine secured 21.0% and Ten 15.2%. ABC held 12.5%. The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 2.6%.


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