According to Crikey "On Tuesday night, Peter Costello's 12th televised budget attracted an average audience of 707,000 viewers nationally to the ABC. Last night, Kevin Rudd's address in reply averaged 718,000."
Well, well, well. I can't recall off hand an Opposition leader actually beating the govt in ratings on that, but then I can't remember ratings ever being noted before. It still gives me hope that the Labor Lite (very) budget the Libs bought down will be given the contempt it deserves as a 'look, see, we listen' once every three years effort.
Oh - how was Howard complaining about Rudd bringing an Ad out RE his economic viewpoint. Let's all forget the Latham ads that were so, so effective when used by the Libs last time. It's almost as if Labor assumes the Libs will go the muck raking smear and and neatly defusing it ahead of time. Who would have thought that they'd learn their lesson? That's not fair on the Libs!