The debate of the leaders of the Nine Network was in disarray, but at the national level listened to 641,000 viewers.
However, spectators in Perth were clearly cut off by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Anthony Albanese, who detained him, and a paltry 39,000 spectators bothered to watch.
He was defeated by 7NEWS Perth, which attracted 143,000 viewers – more than three times the number of viewers watching the big debate – and topped the rankings on Sunday.
The leaders ’debate ended in a pathetic 12th place in the WA rankings, even ahead of its own Nine Out State On A Plate ad, which attracted 40,000 eyes.
Sydney was the best debate market, with 253,000 people watching it, while 206,000 Melbourne residents tuned in.
But from there it quickly lost momentum: only 94,000 people included it in Brisbane and 50,000 in Adelaide.
7NEWS was the best rated program in the country with a massive 879,000 viewers, and The Voice also showed good results with 766,000 eyes.
This comes at a time when Channel 9 star talent Ben Fordham has deployed his own network due to the chaotic coverage of the leaders ’debate.
The 2GB presenter spent most of his breakfast on Monday, criticizing the Nine Network for conducting the TV show, condemning the “scattered”, “dirty” and “awkward” way of verbal struggle between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Anthony Albanese. managed.
“It wasn’t very much. It was a collapse. All over the store, ”Fordham said in his show.
“Channel 9 did not win. If the TV ratings come out, I think it will show.
“I think the ratings will show that the Australians would pretty much turn off the contest.
“People have better things to do than spend Sunday nights listening to two people talk to each other.
“It’s like watching two guys in a pub arguing over the color of the carpet.”
Mr. Morrison and Mr. Albanese have talked to each other many times, and angry viewers have turned to social media to express their disappointment.
Many said the debate was difficult to trace because of how poorly the conflicting politicians mediated, as well as because of the erroneous online voting in which the Coalition was twice included at some point.