A big night for television and a big win to Channel 9 for the end of Celebrity Apprentice Australia. The finale won the 7:30 timeslot up against the final performances of The X Factor Australia (not unreasonably – some of those performances were appalling). It was all one way traffic for Channel 7 & Channel 9, bumping Channel 10 & ABC1 out of the way in the process. The semi-final of Junior MasterChef could only muster 675,000 viewers, though Wednesday will be it’s swansong. The much promoted interview with Matthew Newton on A Current Affair did little to improve it’s rating either – up on what it usually draws (971,000), but still a distant second to Today Tonight.

Even with a lead in of 1.458 million viewers, Kyle & Jackie O’s Night With The Stars dropped nearly all of them (and even with the show running 15 minutes late into the show gifting it ratings) to deliver a measly 560,000. Please don’t let there be any more.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Celebrity Apprentice Australia – Ch9
8:30pm: The X Factor Australia – Ch7
9:30pm: The Mentalist – Ch9

Channel 7 won the night (25.6%), followed by Channel 9 (24.1%), Channel 10 (12.2%) & ABC1 (11.5%).