Yesterday’s coverage of the Labor Leadership Vote was a fight to the end, for marathon broadcasts as well as Gillard and Rudd.
Sunrise won the morning TV battle with 386,000 viewers from 7-9am. Today was close behind on 380,000 with wins in Sydney and Melbourne.
ABC News Breakfast on two channels until 9am pulled 69,000 / 28,000. TEN’s Breakfast was 51,000 for 7-9am.
From 9am Sunrise Extended led with 290,000 over Today: Special on 227,000. ABC News 24 averaged 155,00 for its Live coverage post 9am. TEN’s Breakfast was 60,000 for its extended portion (9am-12pm).
In primetime it was another win to Seven led by My Kitchen Rules (1.84m), Revenge (1.8m), Seven News (1.25m), Today Tonight (1.05m), Home and Away (1.03m), How I Met Your Mother (863,000 / 614,000). Sports Fever on 7mate was 42,000 and 81,000 on Seven.
The Big Bang Theory did well for Nine on 1.34m (repeats 1.04m / 981,000) then Nine News (1.13m), ACA (1.04m), Alcatraz (767,000), Person of Interest (505,000 / 388,000). The Academy Awards live was 382,000 plus 271,000 in repeat on GO!
The Biggest Loser weighed in with a healthy 945,000 -its best all season. It was followed by TEN News (687,000), Bondi Rescue (555,000), NCIS: LA (504,000), The Project (501,000). Hawaii Five-0 (429,000) was below The Bold and the Beautiful (455,000).
ABC News (1.07m) won its timeslot for ABC1. Next were 7:30 (742,000), Q & A (706,000), Australian Story (634,000), Media Watch (630,000) and Four Corners (584,000).
James May’s Man Labs (209,000) led SBS ONE, then World News Australia (174,000), Mythbusters (149,000) and Danger 5 (140,000).
Heartbeat topped multichannels on 327,000.