Glenn Dyer reports:






The Winners Nine easily thanks to CSI (1.625 million), 60 Minutes (1.531
million) and the 6 pm News (1.381 million). The Aria Awards (1.122 million from
7.30 pm to 10.30 pm) did well for Ten and boosted it into second place ahead of
Seven, which again suffered from a lack of any heavyweight Sunday night
programming. Seven’s best was the 6 pm News with 1.286 million. The ABC’s 7 pm
news with 1.266 million was neck and neck with the second half of Nine’s
Celebrity Overhaul (1.202 million) and Australian Idol, which was shifted to
6.30 to 7.30 pm to allow the Arias broadcast start. Idol just nipped the ABC
News with 1.272 million people. Ten though will say, we won the 16 to 39 age
group. But Idol again under performed.
The Losers

Idol’s under performance for Ten, Boys Toys version of
Beyond Tomorrow for Seven at 7.30 pm with 960,000 people on average. The movie
Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan (952,000). At least Seven will argue that it
didn’t get crunched and its share fall under the 20%
mark.

News & CA Nine News won but the audience level was lower than in recent
weeks. Those lengthening evenings that will become really noticeable next
Sunday. Seven News lost in Sydney to Nine, but beat Nine in Melbourne in
something of a surprise. ABC 7 pm news beat Nine and Seven in Melbourne though
which was an even bigger surprise. ABC 7 pm News beat Nine and Seven in
Sydney, a big, big surprise. That will touch ’em up in Willoughby and Martin
Place. In the Sunday morning chat and current affairs programs, lowish audiences
for most of them. Sunday was the most popular again with 281,000 people
over two hours. That was helped by Business Sunday averaging 180,000 people, but it
ran second to Seven’s Weekend Sunrise with 245,000 people. Inside Business on
the ABC was depressed, averaging only 64,000 people in its silly 9.45 am to
10.15 am timeslot. The Insiders ahead of it averaged 152,000. Meet The Press on
Ten averaged 93,000, a solid result.
The Stats Nine won with a share of 30.72% from Ten with 25.0%,
Seven with 23.0%, the ABC with 16.2% and SBS with 5.5%. Nine won Sydney from
Ten, Melbourne from Ten, Brisbane from Ten and Adelaide from ten. Nine won Perth
from Seven.
Glenn Dyer’s
comments
Nine and Ten will be
grinners today after last night but tonight it will be a different story. Gray’s
Anatomy
versus a new episode of Cold Case on Nine. And what about Ten’s Numb3rs.
Still counting them lower, like Seven’s 24 (9.30 pm). Super Nanny on Nine at
7.30 pm v. The Great Outdoors on Seven and the poorly performing Idol Verdict
episode.

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