Much-publicised ABC drama series The Slap last night won its 8:30 timeslot with 946,000 viewers -a good start for the public broadcaster especially given numbers across the night were rather average.
The drama series based on the novel by Christos Tsolkias defeated Beauty And The Geek Australia (863,000), Unforgettable (732,000), Rush (660,000) and Supersizers Go (207,000). We’ll never know if the show could have netted a higher audience had it premiered in timeslot it was originally intended, 8:30pm Sunday. But on those numbers ABC1 has a positive result. It replays tonight on ABC2.
At 7:30pm Four Weddings (903,000) won against The Renovators (800,000), RBT (780,000), 7.30 / Qi (741,000 / 765,000) and Gourmet Farmer / My Family Feast (298,000 / 192,000).
At 9:30pm a surprise second episode of Unforgettable (693,000) won ahead of a double episode of The Amazing Race (597,000), Crownies (539,000) and Law And Order: SVU (511,000). Big Love tanked at 10pm on just 75,000 for SBS ONE.
Neighbours topped multichannels on 251,000.
Seven won the night.