A big start for Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (1st – 1,413,000), and with the notes taken from last year’s season this new block of 10 episodes is likely to maintain that dominance for the entire run. The Block (3rd – 1,319,000) wins 7pm nationally again ahead of MasterChef Australia (6th – 1,058,000) amidst all the tears on both programs – though one decidedly more hysterical than the other. Up against stiff competition Photo Finish (21st – 492,000) launches and does reasonably well and will likely maintain around that for the series.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block/Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year – Ch9
8:30pm: Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year/Big Bang Theory – Ch9
9:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football (3rd hour) – Ch7

Channel 9 won the night (22.9%), followed by Channel 7 (22.6%), Channel 10 (15.1%) & ABC1 (10.5%).