The ABC’s Malcolm Turnbull extravaganza boosts ratings while The X Factor tops night

The ABC”s extensive profiling of new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull across several shows last night attracted a bigger audience share than last week’s leadership spill for the public broadcaster.

Australian Story’s The Making of Malcolm, airing at 8pm, pulled in 1.051m after his Leigh Sales interview on 7.30 was watched by 970,000 metro viewers. At 8.30pm Four Corners’ Dethroning Tony Abbott episode grabbed 994,000 metro viewers while Media Watch, at 9.20pm, which looked at the media coverage of the events, pulled in 908,000.

It managed a share of 18.6 per cent, up on last week’s 17.1 per cent.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s appearance on Q&A at 9.35pm was watched by 679,000 metro viewers.

In Melbourne the ABC beat Seven with a share of 20.2 per cent compared to Seven’s 15.6 per cent and in Perth it grabbed a larger share then Nine with a share of 16.8 per cent compared to Nine’s 12.1 per cent share.

Meanwhile on Seven, The X Factor, airing in the 7.30pm timeslot, was the most-watched show of the evening, pulling in 1.132m metro viewers to hand Seven a winning audience share of 20.1 per cent.

It out-rated Nine’s The Block, which was watched by 951,000 metro viewers and was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Ten’s The Biggest Loser Families continues to struggle, shedding 171,000 metro viewers to post a metro audience of 514,000, down from last week’s 685,000.

Nine claimed second place with an audience share of 19.1 per cent while Ten fell to fourth with a share of 12.2 per cent.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, Nine’s local drama series House Husbands was watched by 752,000, out-rating Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? which saw 565,000 tune in.

On Seven, What Really Happens in Thailand, airing from 9pm, pulled in 512,000 metro viewers, well down on last year’s series What Really Happens in Bali which premiered to a metro audience of 1.057m.

Top 15 Shows:

1 THE X FACTOR-MON Network Seven 1,132,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 1,076,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,072,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 1,056,000
5 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 1,051,000
6 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 994,000
7 NINE NEWS Network Nine 993,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 988,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 970,000
10 THE BLOCK -MON Network Nine 951,000
11 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 908,000
12 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 894,000 241,000
13 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 831,000
14 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network Nine 752,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 698,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 20.1%
Network 9 19.1%
Network ABC 18.6%
Network TEN 12.2%
Network 7TWO 5.0%
Network SBS 4.6%
Network GO! 4.5%
Network 7mate 3.7%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network Gem 2.6%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network ELEVEN 2.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.7%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.0%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 28.8%
Network 9 TTL 26.2%
Network ABC TTL 23.0%
Network TEN TTL 16.7%
Network SBS TTL 5.3%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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