Olympic eve and all eyes are focused on… the News (as usual). The final Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (17th – 544,000) does OK, and the ratings for The Living Room (20th – 500,000) continue to fluctuate with it slightly up this week. Silent Witness (7th – 677,000) again strong for ABC and as a left-field surprise, Home and Away (6th – 705,000) rates as the highest non-News program for the night.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Friday Night Football (1st hour) – Ch7
8:30pm: Silent Witness – ABC1
9:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Friday Night Football (3rd hour) – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (23.6%), followed by Channel 9 (20.4%), ABC1 (12.9%) & Channel 10 (11.8%).