Glenn Dyer reports:

The Winners Yes, it’s Tuesday night and the dancing gals and guys did it for Seven
in a big way. Dancing With the Stars attracted an average 2.067 million people
from 7.30pm to 9pm. Strong performances by Home and
Away
(1.655 million), All Saints (1.466 million) and Today Tonight
(1.418 million) also added to the size of Seven’s win. Nine’s best
performer was the 6pm news which beat Seven nationally. From then on it
was a slow decline for the network. Ten was never in the hunt in All
People but nipped Seven to win the 16 to 39 year demographic.
The Losers

Temptation on Nine, down to 1.161 million and
skewing old. Frasier also had the staggers (1.121 million), along with CSI New York (1.110
million) and a repeat of CSI (1.170 million). Ten’s Brainiac continues to weaken (869,000). Nine’s The Apprentice (609,000 at 10.30pm) and Seven’s Last Man Standing (660,000 at 10pm) also struggled.

News & CA Nine News had that rare win nationally over Seven: 1.337
million people to 1.293 million. Seven still won Sydney and Perth, but lost Melbourne
heavily as well as Brisbane and Adelaide. Today Tonight accounted for A Current Affair nationally and in Sydney,
Brisbane. Adelaide and Perth, but lost Melbourne. The ABC News was watched
by an average 992,000 which is a bit lower than normal and the 7.30 Report was
belted by Dancing with the Stars. its audience tumbled to an average
689,000. ABC viewers love the
Dancing!
The Stats Seven with a share of 34.8% to Nine with 26.8% Ten with
21.0% the ABC with 12.4% and SBS with 5.1%. Seven won Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Glenn Dyer’s
comments
After Nine’s excitement at Eddie’s first millionaire, it was back to reality last night and
a reminder of the importance of having a program that rates its socks off every
week not just when there’s a one off boost from a special winner.

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