The default position of smoke and mirrors wins out for Seven again with Dynamo: Magician Impossible (5th – 938,000). PM Kevin Rudd’s Kitchen Cabinet (8th – 892,000) suffers at the hands of a better follow on – Gruen is massive business and as good as Upper Middle Bogan (9th – 881,000)/It’s A Date (13th – 722,000) are they aren’t pulling the same figures. The premiere of Save With Jamie (16th – 596,000) suggests maybe the nation’s love affair with food shows is over for the year?

Interestingly – Seven nab 4 of the top 7 spots for the night and then nothing else. Nine/ABC1 score 6 of the Top 20.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Home and Away/Dynamo: Magician Impossible – Ch7
8:30pm: Thursday Night NRL Live/The AFL Footy Show – Ch9
9:30pm: Thursday Night NRL Live/The AFL Footy Show – Ch9

Channel 9 won the night (23%), followed by Channel 7 (19.5%), ABC1 (13.8%) & Channel 10 (12.5%).