It was all about The 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Melbourne Cup-The Race (1st – 2,122,000) with the surrounding daytime coverage also benefitting – and then everyone seemed to be drowning their sorrows. Nothing non-News over one million so Dancing With The Stars (9th – 883,000) though Big Brother (18th – 578,000) does well in the key demos. No joy for Ten other than NCIS (14th – 714,000).

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Seven News 6:30/Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Dancing With The Stars – Ch7
8:30pm: Dancing With The Stars – Ch7
9:30pm: Big Brother (2nd hour) – Ch9

Seven Network won the night (28.9%), followed by Nine Network (27.4%), Ten Network (20.9%) & ABC Network (17.1%).