It will only be a matter of time before 7TWO has its first win over GO! And it could come as early as tomorrow.
Last night both tied on a 2.0% share.
ABC2’s Doctor Who repeat was the top show on digital channels last night at 125,000 with 7TWO’s movie Category 7: The End of the World next at 104,000 viewers.
Those channels would have had competition from SBS, Monday is its strongest night. The network took a healthy 8.4% share last night with Top Gear pulling 726,000, beating Jamie’s American Road Trip and just 1,000 behind The 7:30 Report.
A new Two and a Half Men was the top show overall, on a very strong 1.45m. While many have asked ‘why does Melbourne love the show so much?’ the question should perhaps be ‘why doesn’t Sydney?’ -last night even more Brissy viewers watched than Sydney.
A Current Affair beat Today Tonight too. The latter played an exclusive Hollywood-produced DVD of Geoffrey Edelsten’s wedding invitation in which the flamboyant doctor re-enacted his romance with Brynne Gordon, narrated by Seinfeld‘s Jason Alexander. It even had an appearance from Fran Drescher. The excruciating, extended clip was car-crash telly with next to no reporting.
Elsewhere Hot Seat didn’t manage to beat Deal or No Deal despite giving away 250,000, while The 7PM Project, which had a good discussion with George Negus and Ben Elton, hit 741,000. The final Media Watch for 2009 was 704,000 (Jonathan Holmes said he was returning in 2010) and an enjoyable ep of The Apprentice Australia lifted to 874,000 -next week a double episode as two more are cut.
7TWO / GO!: 2.0
Update: The Vampire Diaries took 148,000 on GO! in its first screening, but with a second 1am screening, which took 7,000 viewers, its average figure dropped. This anomaly has long been an issue in ratings for the Pay TV sector too. Shows are averaged on multiple screenings within a 24hr period.