Last night’s Q&A delivered its highest ratings since its debut in 2008 with 952,000 viewers (overnight) across ABC1 and ABC News 24.
Featuring an exclusive two member panel of Cardinal George Pell and renowned atheist Richard Dawkins, the show also logged a record 1,300 Tweets-per-minute (47,530 Tweets in total from 11,703 people) as well as tracking 20,000 users on its new interactive voting tool, Q&AVote.
Q&A Executive Producer, Peter McEvoy said “Religion, sex and politics are the three topics supposedly off limits in polite discussion but they’ve always been the mainstay of Q&A.
“Our viewers enjoy the opportunity to ask the big questions and see contentious issues such as the existence of God vigorously debated,” he said.
Next week’s Q&A (Monday, April 16 at 9:35pm AEST on ABC1 and ABC News 24) will also feature an impressive lineup of panelists:
A.C. Grayling – Philosopher
Geoffrey Robertson – International human rights lawyer
Lydia Khalil – Middle East analyst
Nicola Roxon – Attorney-General
Christopher Pyne – Shadow Minister for Education