Late afternoon quiz shows are ahead of the bland primetime offerings

Nine finally got that legally contested episode of 60 Minutes, albeit with little fanfare.


With what was on offer last night, streaming or sleeping seemed like better options to explore. The AFL was at Seven (551,000), but it was Richmond vs Port Adelaide – heavy loss for sunrise‘s David Koch, the president of Power.

The AFL was a winner for Seven, but overall it was a weak night of free-to-air TV — the 5:30 p.m. The Chase Australia was the most-watched non-news program nationally with 852,000 viewers, followed by the 5:30 p.m. portion of Millionaire Hot Seat out of Nine with 604,000 nationally. That rarely happens and underlines how weak the evening’s offer after 7 p.m. was. And Foxtel doesn’t look much better, with the AFL game topping the night with 208,000 viewers.

Nine broadcast a 60 minutes cosmetic surgery episode that was blocked for a few weeks by legal action in Sydney, but the action — and an appeal — failed, so the episode aired last night at 7.30pm. (The broadcast was to make sure the episode aired after being blocked for nearly two weeks.) RBTthe 60 minutes episode averaged 573,000 nationally – a solid 12th on the night with little promotion.

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