Media Watch host Paul Barry may have spoken too soon about the success of the ABC show as it dropped over 250,000 viewers in a week.
In a segment on last night’s Media Watch, Barry discusses a poll created by climate sceptic think tank, Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), which found one third of people say the ABC is out of touch with ‘ordinary’ Aussies.
Barry said: “The IPA might like to know that Media Watch won its timeslot last week with record ratings. And as far as we know, most of our 1.1 million viewers […] were ordinary Australians.”
Last week, an impressive 812,000 metro viewers tuned in to the show, while this week that number dropped to 551,000, according to OzTAM metro numbers. B&T is not suggesting IPA’s poll is correct or factual, rather the timing of Barry’s comment is unfortunate.
On an otherwise quiet night for a Monday, here’s how everyone else did:
MAFS did 1.08, news did 881,000, ACA did 779,000 and Hot Seat did 429,000.
News did 949,000, Home and Away did 575,000, The Chase Australia did 497,000, MKR did 451,000, and 911 did 361,000.
Survivor did 611,000, The Project did 448,000 and Hughesy We Have a Problem did 335,000.
News did 700,000, 7.30 did 681,000, Four Corners did 483,000 and Q+A did 394,000.
Nine won with 24.2 per cent, Seven did 16.6 per cent, ABC did 14.9 per cent, 10 did 12.7 per cent and SBS did 3.9 per cent.
All channels share
Nine won the night across all channels with 31.3 per cent, Seven came second with 24.8 per cent, ABC did 18.9 per cent, 10 did 18.4 per cent and SBS did 6.6 per cent.
Demographic breakdown (all channels)
- Nine – 36.4 per cent
- 10 – 23.9 per cent
- Seven – 20.2 per cent
- Nine – 37.2 per cent
- 10 – 25.0 per cent
- Seven – 19.0 per cent
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