A turn up for the books indeed – the first time that House Rules (3rd – 1,159,000) has out-rated The Block Sky High (4th – 1,131,000). Also the FIFA WCQ: AUS v IRQ Match (5th – 1,117,000) rates very well for SBS, giving them a Top 10 program for the first time in 2013. MasterChef Australia (15th – 679,000) struggles to keep up again while Celebrity Apprentice (Boardroom: 19th – 596,000; Challenge: ???) barely causes a ripple with its penultimate episode. The season finale of NCIS (11th – 823,000) the only bright spot for Ten across the night.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: The Block Sky High – Ch9
7:30pm: House Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: FIFA WCQ: AUS v IRQ Match – SBS one
9:30pm: FIFA WCQ: AUS v IRQ Match – SBS one
Channel 7 won the night (21.4%), followed by Channel 9 (18.4%), Channel 10 (14.5%), SBS one (14%) & ABC1 (10.3%).