While Friday night continues to be a slow night content wise, London Live (Evening: 1st – 1,427,000; Early Evening: 2nd – 1,379,000) continues to draw all the eyes available. Seven’s AFL: Friday Night Football (15th – 501,000) isn’t drawing big crowds, and neither is ABC1’s Silent Witness (11th – 621,000). The real win for Ch9 is the lift for Nine News (3rd – 1,136,000) nationally. The only way NRL fans got to see the early game tonight was to flip to GEM, where it pulled 291,000 viewers – not great, but the highest rating digital multi-channel program for the night nonetheless.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: London Live: Early Evening – Ch9
7:30pm: London Live: Early Evening – Ch9
8:30pm: London Live: Evening – Ch9
9:30pm: London Live: Evening – Ch9
Channel 9 won the night (35.4%), followed by Channel 7 (17.5%), ABC1 (10.6%) & Channel 10 (8.5%).