Beatlemania Grips Aus TV Viewers In Monday Night Ratings Battle

14 July 2020 | 12:39 pm | Staff Writer

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Australia’s love for The Beatles hasn’t waned over the years, as evident via last night’s TV ratings.

The Fab Four’s legendary Melbourne concert from the '60s, One Night Only – The Beatles In Oz, aired via Nine last night at 9:30pm and dominated its timeslot.

The Monday night screening of the doco, which has been described “a stunning broadcast of the concert, completely remastered, that also includes never-before-seen footage of the Beatles’ tumultuous and only visit to Australia", garnered 451,000 across the country, according to TV Tonight.

The Beatles were up against SBS documentary Depression And Me, Scarlett Johansson flick Lucy, Adam Hills special Take His Legs and Q&A’s Julia Gillard special, the latter of which was the only other contender, with 441,000 tuning in across the country.

The iconic sold-out Melbourne concert in 1964 took place at Festival Hall, so it’s not surprising that Victoria had the most viewers at 164,000.

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