The series return of New Tricks (2nd – 1,097,000) remains a winner for ABC1, helping lift it’s share on an otherwise dull evening. Gardening Australia (8th – 592,000) returned and coupled with ABC News (3rd – 946,000) helped win the 6:30pm timeslot. Movies baulked, but it was again Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football (6th – 635,000) that won the battle of the sports (only on the primary channel in three states).
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 (22.3%), followed by ABC1 (16.7%), Channel 9 (16.5%) & Channel 10 (10.3%).