A closer night Tuesday than Monday, but Seven still won, and
won big in Sydney.
Nine’s CSI twins did well, but Seven’s Dancing with the Stars was still a clear
winner. Nine News climbed
back over Seven News nationally, but lost again in Sydney.
Today Tonight however maintained its crushing dominance over
the Ray Martin-anchored A Current Affair nationally and especially in Sydney and Melbourne
where TT easily out-rates Seven News.
Nine’s Survivor: Palau dipped
closer to the magic million-viewer mark with 1.029 million the hour between
7.30pm and 8.30pm. That was three quarters of a million behind Dancing with
the Stars on Seven, The new Simpsons episode on Ten but in front of the 7.30 Report on the ABC and then the
new series, Wild Valley, 8pm on the ABC.
For Nine the original CSI, a repeat
at 8.30 pm did strong numbers, 1.430 million, and beat CSI: New York, 1.422
million, if only on the basis of time.
But CSI’s first half hour clashed
with the last half hour of Dancing, which won.
Seven’s All Saints started at 9pm and attracted 1.384
million people and was the second most watched show in Sydney with 466,579
people after Dancing with the Stars. All Saints proved more popular than the
two CSI programs in Sydney.
In Melbourne All Saints also did well, beating the CSI repeat, but not the CSI:
New York episode.
Seven has been clever in running Dancing with the Stars for
90 minutes, then starting All Saints at 9pm. That
means it feeds a strong audience share to All
Saints and enables it to have a strong two and a half hours of viewing,
compared to Nine which starts low at 7.30pm and then has a strong two
Nine will be a little sensitive today, not from the ratings,
but from the launch of the Footy Show last night. In Sydney the first Footy Show of the year will
come to you from Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre where PBL now has the
management rights for the SuperDome Synergy
Nine has taken the Today show out of its new Sydney home and sent it to Melbourne for Fashion Week. That’s looks like
a nice tie-in with very good friends, David Jones as the broadcasts have been
coming from the main shopping drag in Melbourne’s
There has also been a bit of a change in colour,
lighting and graphics for the Today show news read by Leila McKinnon. Will
there be a change in lighting when Today returns to
the Sydney apartment build for it at Willoughby?
The road show has not done much good. The audience so far
this week from 7am to 9am has fallen from 225,600 Monday to only 218,000 yesterday,
while over on Seven’s Sunrise, the audience has been 327,600 Monday
and 342,400 Tuesday. The 6am to 7am news battle has also been solidly in
Seven won with a 31.9% share to 28.3% for Nine, Ten was
third with 21.0%, the ABC finished with 14.2% and SBS was on 4.5%. In Sydney
however Seven hit a 35.0% share to Nine.28.1%. Seven
won Melbourne, Nine won brisbane, but Seven
won Adelaide and Perth.
Tonight though will be Nine’s because of the trio of
strong rating programs, McLeod’s Daughters, CSI Miami and Without a