Thursday, January 17, 2008

Moonlight's Australian television ratings for Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Last night, Moonlight reached its highest ratings yet in Australia! The B.C. episode (#1x06) aired on Wednesday, January 16th and brought in 834,000 viewers. Moonlight won its time slot and moved up to #11 on the Australian television ratings chart. *cheer* Perhaps, part of the reason for the increase is due to the audience being excited to see Aussie stars & stunning couple ~ Alex O'Loughlin and Holly Valance. However, I think the main cause is that they are falling for Moonlight just as we have :)

Photo : Holly Valance as Lola and Sophia Myles as Beth Turner. I like this picture of Alex's ~ Mick's ~ women.... in real life & on tv. ;>

Moonlight airs on Wednesday nights, at 9:30 PM, on Channel Nine in Australia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, an Aussie Moonlight fan here! Great blog, just loads a little slow for me, (perhaps less posts on a single page, archive posts weekly etc.)
Anyway, main reason I'm commenting--I found a review of Moonlight here in Oz and thought you might like to read it, if you haven't found out about it already (full review copied below):

"Late night TV is now undead. If you miss Angel, this sexy, moody vampire drama will see you through to bite-time - er, bedtime.

Flicking between the mid-week offerings of the summer non-ratings period, viewers might be surprised to stumble upon this promising new series with a refreshing take on two familiar genres. That old-faithful of late-night viewing - the private eye - is brought back to life in the form of Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin). Mick isn't your average lone investigator, though - he also happens to be a reluctant vampire. That's right, it's a fang-fest mixed in with the private dick angle.

True to the gumshoe style Mick narrates his thoughts, which makes for easy watching no matter what time you happen to land into an episode.

In this instalment, a building catches fire and a murder is unwittingly captured by a newspaper photographer shooting the inferno. But Mick is convinced there's a little more to it. Adding to the intrigue, that photographer (Shannyn Sossamon) looks a whole lot like Mick's former wife, whom he killed years earlier. Is the resemblance just a coincidence, or is there something more sinister going on?

Though the first half is a little formulaic, the pace manages to pick up in latter parts. Given enough patience, Moonlight does eventually offer a payoff. Panned for being a bit too staid, this new entry would benefit from sharper writing instead of complex plotlines. The promise is there, though, and this supernatural drama may well prove its critics wrong in the long run."