(All ratings – 5 city metro combined and individual capitals – all figures in thousands)
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Ok, so umm… WOW. Where to begin?
Welcome back Packed to the Rafters. How Channel 7 has missed you so. 1.943m puts it well ahead as the clear winner, with “Donna the Tassie Tiger’s” My Kitchen Rules a distant but definitive second with 1.551m. 8 shows above 1m, with the top two well above 1m shows people want to watch TV when they can find shows they like. Ch10 will be pleased with the return of NCIS – both eps in the Top6, and the second taking the 9:30pm slot. The return of Top Gear UK performed OK, as did Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, but the big talking point of the night was Ben Elton: Live From Planet Earth and it’s fairly dismal 455,000 (22nd) nationally. My review can be found here – I hope there’s no knee-jerk reaction from Ch9 and that they give it a chance to breathe.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Packed to the Rafters – Ch7
9:30pm: NCIS – Ch10
No questions Ch7 won the night for the primary channel, and with good numbers from 7Two and 7mate it also won the night on consolidated figures. For the first time in a while, Ch10 beat Ch9 on primary figures.
Neighbours, you little minx. Winner by over 100,000 viewers. That and Everybody Loves Raymond were the end of the highlights for Eleven, with GO! pipping 7Two thanks to it’s Tuesday evening movie (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) relegating Ch10’s entertainment digital multi to a tight 3rd place. It’s becoming obvious that every nursing home in the country is locked onto 7Two of an evening. A suprise entry at in at 50th for the night – and an education to most people under 30 – is the return of Benny Hill on 7Two. If you’ve never seen it, at least try to see one episode – this is what passed as television comedy 30 years ago. Cue saxaphone & ludicrous half-dressed chase scene.