Seven News (1st – 1,279,000) & Nine News (2nd – 1,144,000) duke it out for the top two spots, but it’s Big Brother (3rd – 1,131,000) that leads the non-News way. The finale of The Amazing Race Australia (8th – 976,000) delivers strongly for Ch7, but there’s lots of new and finale programming in the 900’s – the first ep of Puberty Blues (9th – 925,000), the final ep of Gruen Sweat (10th – 918,000), and the first ep of The Farmer Wants a Wife (11th – 909,000). Gruen sure to bounce higher on catch up figures when released as those that caught the other programming flock to iview to see it. MasterChef Australia All Stars (13th – 751,000) suffers at the hands of all this for Ch10, and The Shire (21st – 502,000) bounces up significantly from last week but the numbers still aren’t great. The long over due ob-doc Clas Of (25th – 431,000) almost vanishes at the late hour it’s run at.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Big Brother – Ch9
7:30pm: Big Brother/Farmer Wants A Wife – Ch9
8:30pm: Puberty Blues – Ch10
9:30pm: Criminal Minds – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (21.1%), followed by Channel 9 (20.9%), Channel 10 (14.1%) & ABC1 (13.4%).