Nine’s Under Investigation episode into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s history of poisoning political rivals and enemies scored 521,000 viewers as the network continued to reel from a cyber-security attack over the weekend.
The episode focused on the chemical weapon of choice, Novichok, which killed an English civilian in the Salisbury poisonings in 2018.
Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted, pointed but miraculously saved by medical intervention.
Dawn Sturgess, a civilian, was killed after she unknowingly sprayed herself with the poison, which was contained in a perfume bottle.
MAFS again came top of the ratings with 1,065,000 viewers according OzTAM’s metro data, followed by Seven News at 1,030,00 and Nine News at a round 1,000,000.
A Current Affair had 803,000 viewers, followed by ABC News at 775,000 and 7.30 at 690,000 viewers.
The rest of the ABC’s night had Australian Story with 634,000 viewers, exploring former Labour MP Kate Ellis’s experience of sexism in parliament after she released a tell-all book on Monday.
Four Corners had 441,000 viewers and Media Watch had 422,000.
For Seven, The Chase had 506,000 viewers, and Home and Away had 475,000 viewers.
10’s top performed was The Project with 455,000 viewers, while 10 News First had 365,000.
Finally for Nine, Hot Seat had 448,000 viewers.
Nine (all channels) won the night with 33 per cent of the daily share, followe by Seven (all channels) with 23 per cent. The ABC (all channels) brought home bronze with 18 per cent while Network 10 had 15 per cent.
The SBS network secured eight per cent of the share.
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