The Winners: Seven News was on top with 1.363 million people, Today Tonight on 1.204 million, Seven’s Air Crash Investigations third at 7.30pm with 1.039 million and the 7pm ABC news fourth with 1.034 million viewers. Nine’s repeat of CSI Miami at 8.30pm averaged 973,000. Nine News was sixth with 941,000 and A Current Affair was on 927,000. 10 to 1 on Nine at 7.30pm averaged 918,000. Seven’s How I Met Your Mother at 7pm averaged 910,000.

The Losers: So many last night. ER on Nine at 9.30pm, 754,000. The Unit on Seven at the same time, 725,000. Las Vegas on Seven at 8.30pm, 749,000, House on Ten at the same time, 773,000. Rules of Engagement on Ten at 8pm, 696,000 (Friends at 7pm on Ten had more viewers with 709,000). The repeat of Grumpy Old Women on the ABC at 9.05pm, 648,000. New Adventures Of Old Christine on Nine at 8pm, 762,000. Temptation on Nine at 7pm, 831,000. Rush on Ten at 9.30pm, 561,000.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market as did Today Tonight. The 7pm ABC News had more viewers in Sydney than Nine, 331,000 vs. 230,000. Seven News had 333,000. The 7.30 Report had more viewers in Sydney, 278,000 compared with 263,000. The 7.30 Report had 848,000 viewers nationally. Ten News averaged 816,000. The late News/Sports Tonight, 207,000 at 11.45pm. SBS News at 6.30pm, 158,000, the 9.30pm edition, 245,000. The ABC late News at 10.35pm, 334,000. 7am Sunrise on Seven, 370,000, 7am Today on Nine, 300,000.

The Stats: Seven won All People 6pm to midnight with a share of 27.8% (28.2%) from Nine with 25.7% (25.6%), Ten with 19.6% (19.4%), the ABC on 19.5% (19.8%) and SBS with 7.4% (7%). Seven won all five metro markets. In regional Australia though, another result with WIN/NBN winning for Nine with 28.7%, from Prime/7Qld with 25.7%, Southern Cross (Ten) with 19%, the ABC on 17.5% and Nine with 9.1%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Well, nothing much on TV last night except Food Safari on SBS at 7.30pm and Nigella on the ABC at 6.30pm. Both were entertaining and informative.

It was also another night when Nine News and ACA were bad — terrible in Sydney. Just 230,000 viewers for Nine News in Sydney and 263,000 for ACA were pitiful. Nine is doing a pilot today for the 5.30pm slot with Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon has trial hosts. They won’t be full time, or rather Karl won’t. It’s to see if the idea flies and then start it with new hosts next year, much like Brisbane Extra. No doubt it will be done in Melbourne as well.

Tonight: For Seven it’s the same as Tuesday night’s bunch of losers except The Amazing Race at 9.30pm, and then its back to the losing Heroes at 10.30pm –avoid. Nine has Emergency, The Waiting Room and Cold Case. Ten has the silly lyrics program at 7.30pm, then two hours of Law And Order repeats. The ABC, read the guide and sample first. Inspector Rex is still in Rome at 7.35pm, but in repeat in Austria at 8.35pm. It could be a meaty bites kind of night. Ignore the cat. Inspector Tiddles in Rome, really!

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

Peter Fray

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