Meanwhile Ten’s programming was a comedy of errors, with The Real Love Boat Australia sinking without a trace.
Tonight the T20 World Cup goes from ho-hum to must-watch as Australia plays Afghanistan and must win by a gazillion runs to have a chance of moving past England or NZ into the semi-finals and a chance to defend its title.
Last night saw a top report on Ukraine from Foreign Correspondent — ABC viewers clearly agreed as it racked up 527,000 nationally. Still, Q+A attracted only 354,000, so Foreign Correspondent viewers didn’t stick around for the weekly lecture and boring talkfest.
Ten has committed ratings hara-kiri — the Oaks Day horse racing got only 151,000. Ten’s news shifted from 5pm to 6pm for a 169,000 audience, less than half what it picked up from its usual 5pm start. At least The Real Love Boat Australia drew 176,000 — ratings king!
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Business and Media Correspondent
Glenn Dyer is Crikey’s business and media correspondent.