Malcolm Turnbull's much-hyped interview on ABC's 7.30 television program about his divisive memoir failed to crack the 1 million audience barrier.
The former prime minister’s lengthy interview about his book, A Bigger Picture, with 7.30 host Leigh Sales was watched by 940,000 metropolitan viewers on Monday night, ranking eighth on the TV ratings table.
The interview trailed behind the evening news programs on the Seven and Nine commercial TV networks, plus a Lego-building competition show.
Seven and Nine’s one-hour evening news continue to dominate TV viewing, as the public tune-in for the latest on COVID-19 and most recently the demise of the nation’s second biggest airline, Virgin Australia.
Seven's 6pm news program topped the TV ratings table once again, with nearly 1.27m metropolitan viewers on Monday night. The second-part of its one-hour evening news program boasted an audience of just over 1.2m viewers, according to the latest available TV ratings figures from OzTam.
Nine's 6pm news came third with 1.2m viewers, with the second-half hour slipping to nearly 1.14 viewers.
Rounding off the top five TV programs was the second episode of Nine's popular Lego-building competition show, Lego Masters, with just over 1m metro viewers. It was also the most popular entertainment program.