(All ratings – 5 city metro combined and individual capitals – all figures in thousands)
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Channel 9 will be very happy with the first of their Underbelly telemovies: Tell Them Lucifer Was here, with it securing the number 1 program for the night for total people and helping the network to a primary channel win overall (it was, however, beaten in Perth and Brisbane by a raft of Channel 7 shows). My Kitchen Rules owned the 7:30pm slot for Ch7 and delivered national ratings almost as strong. 11 programs rated above 1m, so while the viewing pool is diluted somewhat, their interests are being spread around. If Channel 10 executives don’t have the full support of the board, they best be looking for new jobs as a massive slide in ratings for 6PM with George Negus (down to 392K) wouldn’t be offering job security of it’s own merit (for the record, Sunrise beat it). The 7PM Project was down also, as was Glee – usually a success for the network, it’s likely a Christmas episode aired in February and now 2 months old will have turned gleeks off (they’ll have likely seen it already). Also the network chopping & changing nights on the faithful last year will not have helped engender love for them. Next week with a much more recent ep will be a different kettle of fish. The return of Good News Week was additionally underwhelming. A warm welcome back to Q&A though, and Australian Story, a Kerry O’Brien lead Four Corners & Media Watch also.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7 (Daaaaahlings!)
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here – Ch9
9:30pm: Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here – Ch9
Ch9 won the night, Ch7 a close second, Ch10 beat ABC1 by a mere 0.1%.
I just can’t get a handle on Neighbours. Some nights it towers over the competition (like last night), and others it… barely whimpers. Family Guy eps were solid behind Jonathan Creek and Heartbeat.
7Two wins the night, and a solid third for 7mate delivers Channel 7 a consolidated win overall. Eleven second.