The ABC had a great run, with Doc Martin as the number one show and ABC1 with the largest primary share. It nearly won the network race too, thanks to ABC News 24’s rolling coverage of the Qantas grounding (the channel’s biggest share yet). Still, it’s a Saturday night and most people weren’t watching TV.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Gardening Australia/ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Doc Martin – ABC1
8:30pm: Agatha Christie’s Poirot – ABC1
9:30pm: Poirot/Penn & Teller’s Fool Us – ABC1
ABC1 won the night (19.8%), followed by Channel 7 (17.3%), Channel 9 (16%) & Channel 10 (11.7%).