A lot of time and money is spent compiling TV ratings information but what are the real facts behind viewer numbers?
In another exclusive, we reveal the results of our in depth Tunnel TV ratings analysis.
Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.263 million pensioners who hate welfare recipients.
Seven News (6pm) — 1.24 million caravan owners.
Nine News (6pm) — 974,000 couldn’t work out how to change the channel after the game on Saturday.
A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 892,000 who thought they were actually watching Today Tonight.
ABC News (7pm) — 891,000 latte sipping post graduate farmers.
The Project (Ten) (7pm) — 768,000 children who stayed awake past their bedtime.
7.30 (ABC) (7.30pm) — 642,000 who like Leigh Sales’ new extra sheen lip gloss.
Ten News (5pm) — 566,000 people knocked off work early.
Foreign Correspondent (ABC) (8pm) — 544,000 people interested in civil war.
Late News/Sports Tonight (Ten) (10.30pm) — 396,000 fell asleep on the lounge during NCIS.
6.30 with George Negus (Ten) (6.30pm) — 384,000 smoking hot babes with a moustache fetish who just can’t let go.
Insight (SBS) (7.30pm) — 190,000 people who actually care about some issue or another.
SBS News (9.30pm) — 187,000 soccer fans without cable television.
Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 183,000 stoners who’ve already forgotten the six o’clock news.
SBS News (6.30pm) — 138,000 who went into the kitchen and forgot to turn the TV off after Letters & Numbers.
Lateline Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 118,000 over-achieving psychopaths who just got home from work after ruining the global economy)
And in the morning…
Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 355,000 mums who don’t have any wet paint to watch dry.
Today (Nine) (7am) — 323,000 mums after something slightly more than breakfast conversation with a two year old (and whose paint is already dry)
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