The ABC bring it home with the highest rating non-News program for the night in New Tricks (2nd – 1,116,00). Also, the combo of Gardening Australia (9th – 587,000) and ABC News (4th – 962,000) meant the 6:30pm timeslot was also won by Aunty. The movie Hancock led the charge for the digital multi-channels, while the LIVE: AFL Carlton v Essendon (GO THE BOMBERS!) drew an audience of 232,000 – big numbers for subscription TV.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Gardening Australia/ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: New Tricks – ABC1
8:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football – Ch7
9:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (21.7%), followed by Channel 9 (17.7%), ABC1 (17.2%) & Channel 10 (9.5%).