Bathurst 1000: The Great Race Peaks At 816,000 For Seven, As Ian Moss Stars By Botching National Anthem

Bathurst 1000: The Great Race Peaks At 816,000 For Seven, As Ian Moss Stars By Botching National Anthem

Former Supercars boss and now Channel Seven CEO, James Warburton, has continued his impressive 2021 with the Bathurst 1000 proving a hit with sports-starved viewers yesterday.

Strangely the race was shifted from its usual mid-October start to early December, while the race start was also delayed to 12.15pm yesterday giving it a twilight finish.

The formula appeared to work with 747,000 viewers tuning in for the race proper, the number rising to 816,000 for the podium trophy presentation. The race was won by Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth in a Holden Commodore.

The numbers were up on last year when 10 hosted the event. 2020’s race pulling 670,000, although admittedly it was still in the peak of ratings season.

Seven also used its split-screen initiative that showed TVCs while still showing an uninterrupted coverage of the race in the bottom right of the screen.

Meanwhile, the event has also gone viral because Aussie music legend, Ian Moss, was pictured reading the lyrics to the Australian Anthem while singing it.

The lyrics were stuck to a speaker, which The Cold Chisel member did seem to be reading off.

Not exactly a super polished look, but anyone that has had to do any public speaking, should be able to relate.

 

Though before you judge, ask yourself. Do you know the lyrics in the second verse of The National Anthem?




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