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.

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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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