A big night for two networks and not for everyone else. The Block: Fans v Faves (1st – 1,568,000) pips My Kitchen Rules (2nd – 1,550,000) at 6:30pm, but then the late LATE finishes cruel everything – just know Seven won the next two important timeslots. Sunday Night (5th – 1,297,000) again beat 60 Minutes (6th – 1,201,000) in the all important 7:50pm-ish Current Affairs programs and Downton Abbey (7th – 1,081,000) beat Fat Tony and Co (8th – 941,000) for the first time this season (a sizzling promo works wonders). Rake (10th – 561,000) continues to be under appreciated – though is second highest on catch-up viewers for last week’s ep while So You Think You Can Dance Australia (Show: 21st – 314,000; Results: 17th – 331,000) continues to struggle.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: The Block: Fans v Faves – Ch9
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules/Sunday Night – Ch7
8:30pm: Sunday Night/Downton Abbey – Ch7
9:30pm: Fat Tony & Co/Person of Interest – Ch9
Seven Network won the night (36.5%), followed by Nine Network (32.6%), ABC Network (13.6%) & Ten Network (11%).
How about the Bolt Report vs Insiders?
Hi Bob – Great question! The outcome…
Bolt (Ch10): 110,000 (PM encore 120,000)
Insiders (ABC): 177,000 (ABC1)/ 97,000 (ABC News 24)
I’d love to know how much these exercises in propaganda are costing Channel 10 and News Corp’s shareholders.
Bloody glad I sold all my shares in the company when Gina bought into it.
Hi Bob – It wouldn’t cost that much to make Bolt. Paying him would likely be the most expensive part. If only the visibility on cost of programs was available to shareholders… 😉