The first non-X Factor night of the week, and as usual Thursday night audiences are weaker. Big Brother (5th – 1,066,000) back to being the highest non-News program and wins 7pm (by 1,000 over ABC News (6th – 1,065,000)). Mrs Brown’s Boys (8th – 990,000) and Farmer Wants A Wife (9th – 970,000) both strong, while it falls away after that. Ch10’s highest rating show for the night (one of only three in the Top 20)? Ten News At Five (13th – 735,000).

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: Mrs Brown’s Boys – Ch7
9:30pm: The Footy Show(s) – Ch9

Channel 9 won the night (22.4%), followed by Channel 7 (22.3%), ABC1 (14.5%) & Channel 10 (10.3%).