It was almost a full ratings Tuesday night. Dancing with the Stars was back, All Saints was a new episode, and as a result Seven won easily from Nine, which ran repeat of CSI after the episode of Survivor Palau. But the battle continued in the 6pm to 7pm slot, as it has during the Easter break from ‘official’ ratings.

After a win on the holiday Monday evening, Nine News was beaten by Seven News and Today Tonight last night.Seven news won nationally and in Sydney while ACA’s increase in audience share continued. It was beaten narrowly nationally by 14,000 people and in Sydney it lost by a mere 3,000, an improvement which will no doubt please the new regime at ACA.

Dancing with the Stars attracted its usual 1.8 million viewers to be the most watched program from the CSI repeat on 1.5 million. Seven won with a 31.3% share to Nine on 27.6%, Ten on 20.1% and the ABC on 15.6%. SBS finished with 5.4%. Seven had a larger win in Sydney, 33.9% to 26.4% and narrower wins in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Nine won in Brisbane.

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