I weep for the nation. An episode of The Big Bang Theory (1st – 1,369,000) not only outrates the news but is the number one program for the night. Shudder.

Arrow (3rd – 1,318,000) has a great launch, ahead of Criminal Minds (15th – 735,000), Mr & Mrs Murder and the ABC1 double of QI (19th – 673,000) and Tractor Monkeys/. Foxtel gave us all a lesson in drama launches last night with Wentworth (1st – 220,000) running on three channels as well as their +2 variants to give a large first night total.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Big Bang Theory (rpt) – Ch9
7:30pm: The Big Bang Theory (new/rpt) – Ch9
8:30pm: Arrow – Ch9
9:30pm: Criminal Minds (2nd ep) – Ch7

Channel 9 won the night (24.4%), followed by Channel 7 (21.4%), ABC1 (12.3%) & Channel 10 (11.5%).