The McNair Anderson television ratings survey for June 17 to June 23, 1979 reveals what Sydneysiders were watching 40 years ago.
TCN 9- 33.2%
TEN 10- 27.4%
ATN 7- 26.8%
ABN 2- 12.6%
The highest rating program of the week was Nine’s Sunday night movie Love Story (33%).
Seven had introduced a second edition of Willesee to the early evening line up the previous week. Willesee at 6 averaged 26% during its first week on air but only peaked at 18% during this survey week and placed third behind The Young Doctors on Nine and Ten’s Eyewitness News. The 6pm edition of Willesee dragged down figures for the 7pm edition.
The Paul Hogan Show (28) was a top rater for Nine on Monday night, toppling the previous week’s top rating Monday show Are You Being Served? (20) on channel two.
Australian telemovie The Plumber, directed by Peter Weir, won its timeslot for Nine on the Wednesday night.