Short of AFL or later evening ABC drama, Saturday night has again become a wasteland of repeats and average programming. Death In Paradise (4th – 1,012,000) ranked highest for non-News and The Body Farm (8th – 707,000) followed suit to win the 8:30pm timeslot. A wholly uninspiring offering all round. At least the millionth repeat of Ocean’s Thirteen rated well on GO!, taking the number one spot (though repeats of Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year are still drawing above 200,000 viewers to GO! on Saturday nights).
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Australia’s Funniest Home Videos – Ch9
7:30pm: Death In Paradise – ABC1
8:30pm: The Body Farm – ABC1
9:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Saturday Night Football – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (18.6%), followed by Channel 9 (17.3%), ABC1 (17.2%) & Channel 10 (9.7%).