Viewers can’t get enough of how poor old Victoria is faring in this, its fourth lockdown.
Seven won total people but Nine won the main channels, with tune-ins for both networks’ 6 to 7pm news broadcasts again a noticeable feature — along with higher audiences for the 7pm ABC news and 7.30.
More than 200,000 people tuned into the 6 to 8pm news and current affairs broadcasts because of the continuing COVID lockdown story in Victoria and especially Melbourne. Nine News’ 402,000 for 6 to 6.30pm was the highest audience anywhere for a single program in any market last night.
In breakfast, more people tuned into Sunrise and ABC News Breakfast but not Today whose audience dipped a fraction from the previous Monday morning.
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Glenn Dyer is Crikey’s business and media commentator.