Tough night for Seven, though viewers low across the board. The Hotplate (6th – 942,000) the highest non-News, with The Great Australian Spelling Bee (8th – 801,000) not far behind. Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild (9th – 763,000) sealed it nicely for ABC at 8:30pm, bumping Winners and Losers (ep1: 18th – 570,000; ep2: 17th – 574,000) well out of the way.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Nine
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Nine
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Nine
7:30pm: The Hotplate – Nine
8:30pm: Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild – ABC
9:30pm: Winners and Losers (ep 2) – Seven

Nine Network won the night (27.90%), followed by Seven Network (25.8%), Ten Network (21%), ABC Network (18.2%) & SBS (7.1%).