Welcome back MasterChef Australia (4th – 1,368,000), but not to the winning ways you’re used to. Though it did win it’s timeslot and the number suggesting fans are cautiously optimistic to see it return as a Shine Australia production, The Block (3rd – 1,476,000) beat it convincingly. The real match up will start on Monday as the two shows go head to head at 7pm. That’ll get messy! Dancing With The Stars (6th – 1,110,000) still above one million viewers but off the pace in the Sunday night reality competition, and the penultimate episode of The Biggest Loser Australia (8th – 936,00) barely gets a look in. Touch (12th – 703,000) struggling against the other 8:30pm offerings, though it did beat The Mentalist (ep1 14th – 652,000; ep2 17th – 478,000).
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: MasterChef Australia – Ch10
8:30pm: Bones- Ch7
9:30pm: Castle – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (22.2%), followed by Channel 9 (21.5%), Channel 10 (16.7%) & ABC1 (11.6%).