Ah, Manly being beaten in the NRL -- there's nothing sweeter. Well, actually, there is something just as sweet: Collingwood losing to the Swans.
In the NRL, Manly lost to the Melbourne Storm in the first game of the Indigenous round (499,000 nationally, 238,000 on Foxtel, #1 for the night). The AFL’s Indigenous round continues tonight with the Swans playing Richmond -- is Dusty Martin playing for a role at the Swans as Buddy’s successor?
It was Seven’s night because of the strength of the 6-7pm news (an average of 1.47 million), then Home and Away (normal and late eps, which averaged 764,000 from 7-8.30pm). The ABC news with 927,000 and ACA with 825,000 did better, and then 7.30 won the 7.30-8pm slot with 764,000. But Home and Away’s performance meant Seven maintained a higher average and good share in the demos.