The NRL returns and does reasonable business for Nine with Thursday Night NRL Live (12th – 756,000) coupled with The AFL Footy Show (10th – 787,000) winning the 8:30pm timeslot around the country. Janet King (13th – 754,000) performs well against it while Seven and Ten’s offerings aren’t considered by viewers. The Block: Fans v Faves (15th – 644,000) looks to have done worse that it usually does but it’s missing NSW/Qld viewers who won’t see it until Friday/Saturday.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Ch9
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Home and Away/Border Security – Ch7
8:30pm: Thursday Night NRL Live/AFL Footy Show – Ch9
9:30pm: NRL/AFL Footy Shows – Ch9

Nine Network won the night (35.2%), followed by Seven Network (26.4%), ABC Network (19.6%) & Ten Network (14%).