House Rules (1st – 1,377,000) and MasterChef Australia (9th – 828,000) battle it out while the Big Bangs have to settle for third. The Goldbergs (ep1: 8th – 869,000; ep2: 15th – 664,000) premiere OK but can’t beat out Offspring (10th – 828,000), and Ten keep the momentum going with The Good Wife (22nd – 442,000) also winning its timeslot. Sadly, even with the apology wedged between them, Spicks and Specks (25th – 371,000) and Jonah from Tonga (36th – 289,000) don’t draw as many eyes as their respective camps would hope for.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Ch9
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: House Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Offspring – Ch10
9:30pm: The Good Wife – Ch10

Seven Network won the night (33.1%), followed by Nine Network (26.3%), Ten Network (20.3%) & ABC Network (14.9%).