Election night: the ratings.
More people watched the election coverage on Seven, Nine, Ten the ABC and SBS than watched the weekend sport. A total of 3.5 million watched the coverage. The ABC was tops, with 1.452 million people watching across the country on ABC1 and News 24 (which had its highest national audience of 468,000). Some 932,000 watched Nine nationally; 634,000 watched the ABC; 426,000 watched Ten (fewer than on News 24), and 59,000 watched SBS's coverage, which started at 9.30pm when all the shouting was over. Sky News' coverage topped out at 96,000 for one of the hours. It was easily beaten by the NRL and AFL on Fox Sports. -- Glenn Dyer
End of an era: Kerry says goodbye.
This was the last election with veteran ABC journo Kerry O'Brien in the anchor chair. O'Brien started as a cadet journalist in 1966, and this was his 10th election at the ABC. Aunty polling boffin Antony Green wished him well:
And O'Brien said good night for the last time.