Given the Perth Test was almost over bar the shouting, the Third Test – Australia v South Africa Session 3 (6th – 825,000) didn’t have the gravitas of the other sessions preceding it. It was enough, however, to help Nine News (1st – 1,291,000) to the win though a closer daily overall result. Better Homes and Gardens Summer (7th – 800,000) draws as many viewers as Home & Away in the same timeslot, showing the brand is still connecting with Ch7 viewers.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Third Test – Australia v South Africa Session 3 – Ch9
8:30pm: The Mentalist – Ch9
9:30pm: Castle (2nd ep) – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (20.5%), followed by Channel 9 (18.5%), ABC1 (14.3%) & Channel 10 (12.6%).