A big night for Seven as House Rules (1st – 1,514,000) helps everything else lift – with only two episodes left will the new season of X Factor Australia fill the ratings void? (Prediction: Absolutely – because we’re idiots). MasterChef Australia (6th – 991,000) and Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (7th – 983,000) can’t compete, and interestingly the latter is third for 7:30pm for the commercial FTA’s. Under the Dome (18th – 625,000), though fast-tracked, doesn’t exactly light up the viewers for Ten – even pipped by Hangin’ With Hoges (16th – 641,000).
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Seven News/Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: House Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Winners and Losers – Ch7
9:30pm: E.J. Whitten Legends Game (2nd hour) – Ch9
Seven Network won the night (31.8%), followed by Nine Network (30.6%), Ten Network (18.2%) & ABC Network (15.6%).