It was touted as the “most important budget since World War II” and with that sort of hype you’d have reckoned the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg’s performance last night would’ve commanded a healthy TV audience.
Well, some 518,000 interested Australians tuned in to the ABC’s coverage last night, although far more chose The Block (894,000) over at Nine. (All numbers are OzTAM metro.)
ABC’s post-budget analysis Budget 2020: An ABC News Special pulled 388,000.
Nine easily won the night with 32.2 per cent of all the eyeballs (across all channels). Seven post 24.5 per cent and the ABC (17.3 per cent) just pipped 10 (17 per cent) for third. SBS mustered a neat nine.
In the battle of the news bulletins, Seven did 995,000, Nine’s had 888,000 and the ABC’s 7pm outing pulled 714,000. 10 News First had 332,000 and ACA did 803,000.
Over at 10, The Project pulled 470,000 and Prince William: A Planet For Us All did 311,000.
Nine’s Halifax-Retribution had 577,000 and Hot Seat did 469,000.
For Seven, Home And Away had 579,000, The Chase did 525,000 and America’s Got Talent pulled 283,000.
SBS snuck into the top 20 shows of the night, Every Family Has A Secret pulling 277,000.