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McCune and Stanlake

Ahoy there: Lisa McCune makes her long-awaited return to television when she and Ian Stenlake star in Nine's new drama Sea Patrol. Picture: Chris Hyde

Lisa gets her sea legs

LISA McCune will make her long-awaited return to regular TV drama in a navy patrol boat series.

The four-time Gold Logie winner has signed for a starring role in Channel 9's Sea Patrol.

From the same producers as Blue Heelers and Water Rats, it will tell the story of the men and women of the Navy Patrol Boat Service, who battle harsh conditions to defend our borders.

"We are excited with the cast we have assembled for Sea Patrol," Nine's head of drama Jo Horsburgh said.

"While it's an ensemble drama, having Lisa part of the team makes it a very special cast. I am sure Australian viewers will be thrilled to see her as part of series drama again."

Nine yesterday claimed victory for the 2006 ratings year.

Nine has won 20 official ratings weeks. Seven has won nine weeks and Channel 10, one.

In Melbourne, Nine has won 25 weeks.

For the year, Nine leads with a national audience share of 29.4 per cent. Seven is on 27.8 and Ten on 22.4.

Sport will continue to play a big part in Nine's ratings success.

The network will broadcast the NRL Grand Final between the Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos live on Sunday. And the Ashes cricket series from November will boost ratings further.

Channel 7 said Nine's ratings performance wasn't as flash as it sounded.

September 26, 2006
The Herald-Sun