A busy day for all concerned – not least of which the Brekky TV shows with their One Direction features – Sunrise (23rd – 493,000) beat Today (30th – 330,000) hands down in that regard (with Ch10’s Breakfast (97th – 32,000) a very distant third). For the rest of it, amazingly, The Big Bang Theory (7:30pm 5th – 1,054,000; 8pm 3rd – 1,076,000) romped in and I really don’t understand it. The Biggest Loser Australia (7th – 1,001,000) continues to hit high points as we get closer to the finale in a fortnight’s time. What Channel 9 did prove was that people are keen to see first-run TV (screw the non-ratings period), so The Mentalist (11th – 769,000) and Unforgettable (19th – 592,000) won their timeslots.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Biggest Loser Australia – Ch10
7:30pm: The Big Bang Theory – Ch9
8:30pm: The Mentalist – Ch9
9:30pm: Unforgettable – Ch9
Channel 9 won the night (20.7%), followed by Channel 7 (17.8%), Channel 10 (15.6%) & ABC1 (11.7%).