The Winners Another win by Nine helped by Seven’s below average
programming last night. That was after Seven News was the most watched program
with 1.202 million viewers, followed by Today Tonight with 1.189 million. And
those wins were due to massive winning margins in Perth – Seven
News was watched by 203,000 in Perth, Nine News by just 78,000. TT by 184,000,
ACA by 71,000. Nine’s Getaway was the third most watched
program with 1.089 million and the only other program to be watched
by a million people or more. It’s Thursday night, Christmas is coming and TV is nothing more than a
distraction.
The Losers

After TT had finished, Seven’s night went downhill,
starting with Headland. But there was a slight glimmer for Seven: the audience
jumped 70,000 to 683,000 last night from the all time low of 613,000 on
Wednesday night. That is not a bad effort on such a low viewing night. Seven
will grab the lift in audience and hang onto it until Monday night. Over at Ten, Smallville did OK with 810,000 viewers, while Medium and Ten News also attracted an audience.

News & CA Besides the national and Perth wins Seven News and Today
Tonight

again had solid wins in Sydney. In Melbourne, Seven News narrowly won,
while the news battle was drawn in Brisbane. Adelaide saw wins to both
Seven shows, a very good result on the night. The ABC 7pm News was
watched by 988,000 people and the 7.30 Report by
858,000.
The Stats Nine won with a share of 31.%, to 24.1% for Seven, 22.0%
for Ten, 14.2% for the ABC and 7.9% for SBS.
Glenn Dyer’s
comments
Another procession for
Nine: Seven might do better tonight and tomorrow, but will anyone care given
the time of year? Well, Network programmers, their bosses and clients will.
Bragging rights are at stake
here.