Channel 7 all but have their Thursday nights fixed, just in time for the end of the ratings season. Beauty and the Geek second for the night and the only non-news above 1 million viewers. The Slap again wins for ABC1, proving again that people will watch gritty, chewy, quality drama when it’s good. Channel 9 started their “all Big Bang Theory, all the time” programming strategy to lacklustre results (it’s only going to get worse too). The final episode of Channel 10’s Rush delivered a meagre 656,000 viewers – 16th overall. Lots of work to be done by Ch10 in 2012.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Beauty and the Geek – Ch7
8:30pm: The Slap – ABC1
9:30pm: The Mentalist – Ch9
Channel 7 won the night (19.3%), followed by Channel 9 (18.2%), Channel 10 (14.8%) & ABC1 (14%).