MasterChef Australia (1st – 1,291,000) and Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (3rd – 1,239,000) continue to deliver some highlights to a generally slow Thursday night. The return of Criminal Minds (8th – 888,000) was the non-News highlight for Ch7. Ch9’s The Footy Show(s) (11th – 718,000) at 9:30pm continue to outrate Ch10’s Thursday Night Football (24th – 449,000) – the collective NRL Game Plan/Before The Game – at 8:30pm, though the latter is making strong in-roads after changing mid-season.

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

Channel 7 won the night (22.3%), followed by Channel 9 (20.8%), Channel 10 (15.3%) & ABC1 (10.8%).