A great start for Seven’s SlideShow (1st – 1,307,000) and Patrick’s death went down a treat allowing Offspring (4th – 1,057,000) to win the 8:30pm timeslot for the first time in ages (and provide a great boost for Ten). Big Brother (13th – 754,000) very distant though it does traditionally have diminishing audiences as the week progresses – and Arrow (17th – 645,000) suffered due to it too. This Week Live (19th – 620,000) a welcome addition to the Top 20 and a winner in the 9:30pm timeslot (the lead in from Offspring never hurt either).

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: SlideShow – Ch7
8:30pm: Offspring – Ch10
9:30pm: This Week Live – Ch10

Channel 7 won the night (20.9%), followed by Channel 9 (17.6%), Channel 10 (17.7%) & ABC1 (12.3%).