A surprising dip for Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (5th – 1,090,000) thought importantly still above the one million mark. MasterChef Australia (1st – 1,363,000) romped home for the win a clear winner again, this time with the elimination of Deb. Very interesting to see NRL Game Plan make significant in-roads in Sydney (Game Plan – 183K; Footy Show – 186K), though overall The Footy Show(s) (12th – 692,000) are well ahead of the Ch10 Thursday Night Football (22nd – 539,000) NRL Game Plan/Before the Game combo. Desperate Housewives (27th – 418,000) finished on somewhat of a ratings downer considering how it helped Ch7 become what it is today, though the show hasn’t aged well and should have wrapped up at least a season ago.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: MasterChef Australia – Ch10
7:30pm: MasterChef Australia/Modern Family – Ch10
8:30pm: Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year/The Big Bang Theory – Ch9
9:30pm: The Footy Show(s) – Ch9

Channel 7 won the night (21%), followed by Channel 9 (20%), Channel 10 (16.2%) & ABC1 (10.6%).