ABC news breakfast
(Image: ABC News Breakfast)

A bit of minor TV history was made last week -- ABC's News Breakfast finished second nationally to Seven’s Sunrise in the Monday to Friday battle, which means Nine’s expensive Today was third, for the first time.

The figures (five morning averages) were: Sunrise, 615,000, News Breakfast, 409,000 and Today, 400,000 (which is not to be sneezed at).

But it is the first time this realignment in breakfast has happened on a weekly measure (News Breakfast beat Today on four mornings, nationally and in the metros last week, a first as well).