Things soften a little toward the end of the week – even My Kitchen Rules (1st – 1,739,000) and The Block (2nd – 1,234,000). The NRL returned (live pretty much everywhere EXCEPT Queensland) to give Ch9 a good boost – Thursday Night NRL Live (10th – 851,000). With the footy back it also means the return of The Footy Show(s) (5th – 970,000) – the AFL show now at 8:30pm and the NRL show to slide in there once Thursday footy is complete.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Block All Stars – Ch9
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: AFL Footy Show/Thursday Night NRL – Ch9
9:30pm: Bones (2nd ep) – Ch7

Channel 9 won the night (28.3%), followed by Channel 7 (25.1%), ABC1 (11.1%) & Channel 10 (7.3%).