Saturday, February 14, 2009
Rinse and Repeat - Friday 13 February 2009
Both Nine and Seven had sporting events on Friday night which managed to fracture the schedule across the country.
Seven was split down state lines with Sydney/Bris showing encore episodes and the southern states carrying AFL.
Nine was split by time zone due to their live cricket coverage - viewers in Bris, Perth and Adelaide were treated to an encore screening of Underbelly
I'm not even going to attempt to spot a trend in all that mess - except to say that a national sport (Cricket) easily outperformed a regional sport (AFL). The irony is that I'll bet you the rights to the AFL costed Seven way more than the cricket rights costed Nine.
Ten at least ran a consistent sked - and although they were again up against a mountain of sport - they seemed to do a good job of anyone not tuned into the cricket.