Molly Meldrum Scores Top TV Ratings Again With Latest Doco

22 February 2016 | 11:18 am | Staff Writer

Australia loves Molly.

For a third straight week, Ian "Molly" Meldrum has scored huge TV ratings, this time with the documentary, Molly: The Real Thing, after the second and final part of the miniseries based on his life aired last week. 

As TV Tonight reports, though it could not match the ratings set by the miniseries, the Channel Seven-screened documentary still topped its timeslot and was the second most-watched program on Australian TV last night, with an audience of 1.3 million viewers. 

The doco, which featured appearances from names such as Jimmy Barnes, Paul Hogan, Tina Arena, Kylie Minogue and Red Symons, was beaten only by My Kitchen Rules who topped Sunday night television with an audience of 1.94 million.

The first part of the Molly miniseries reeled in 1.79 million viewers when it premiered two weeks ago, while 1.53 million also tuned in for part two

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The news comes on the back of the show's soundtrack taking out the #1 spot for a second straight week on the ARIA Albums Chart, again beating Adele's 25 for top spot.