Haha - good point.
Well compared to the US where the market is so fractured - Australian networks and stations still have it good.
For example #1 local news at 6 (ABC7) in New York (a market of 20 million people) gets about 300,000 viewers.
That's only a little more than what 7 News gets in Melbourne, a markets with 4 times less people - about 5 million.
And the same as you go down the list.
Whilst a market like Brisbane might get 150k for its # 1 news at 6 - you'd be amazed that the #1 news in Orlando (same size market) gets about 45,000 viewers.
Aussie stations still have it good.