The finale of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, the two-part bio-pic of Australia’s second-biggest musical export, had more monster ratings. Although viewership was done slightly from part one (it was slotted opposite the finale of a hot cooking show called My Kitchen Rules), it still pulled in 1.77 million viewers. Not bad in a country of 22 million where 1.86 million were watching that cooking show at the same time. Don’t even ask about ratings for Sochi; the Olympics were crushed.
The bio-pic has been good for sales, too. Six INXS albums are currently charting in Australia.
Meanwhile, Australian police have released more details about the death of singer Michael Hutchence back in November 1997 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sydney. With tales of deep cigarette burns and cocaine, it makes for grim reading.