As the slow Wednesdays settle in, your choices are dross or hidden gold (if you can find it). That Nine are continuing with Hostages (15th – 519,000) is good… if only it were better. Mal Walden’s final bulletin on Ten Melboure drew a respectable 203,000. When RBT (5th – 782,000) does so well you know people have switched the TV on but not their brains.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Mighty Planes – Ch7
8:30pm: Hostages – Ch9
9:30pm: MOVIE: Goldeneye (2nd hour) – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (20.6%), followed by Channel 9 (19.3%), ABC1 (12.9%) & Channel 10 (11.9%).