MasterChef Australia (5th – 987,000) gets a clear run and TONS of promotion for a “bombshell elimination” that wasn’t so bombshell – you gotta cook the chicken all the way through. Just another slow Thursday night otherwise.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Seven News/Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: MasterChef Australia – Ch10
8:30pm: Call the Midwife – ABC1
9:30pm: The Footy Show (2nd hour) – Ch9

Nine Network won the night (28.8%), followed by Seven Network (25.8%), Ten Network (21.1%) & ABC Network (18.3%).