The first day of the 2013/2014 Summer non-ratings period and it doesn’t come closer than 0.1% between the top two channels! Nine release new The Mentalist (7th – 797,000) and continue with 60 Minutes (1st – 1,196,000) to great success. Seven counter with Border Security (3rd – 1,034,000) and thanks to Adelaide and Perth their News product does well too. Ten see a little success with the first of their family movie series The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (15th – 437,000) while Have You Been Paying Attention (20th – 396,000) goes low. The Outlaw Michael Howe (16th – 428,000) doesn’t do so great either despite its quality.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Border Security/Coastwatch – Ch7
7:30pm: 60 Minutes – Ch9
8:30pm: The Mentalist – Ch9
9:30pm: Castle – Ch7
Channel 9 won the night (21.8%), followed by Channel 7 (21.7%), Channel 10 (11.6%) & ABC1 (10.5%).