It was always going to be Spicks and Specks‘s night. That meant, however, that the finales of Junior MasterChef and The One we lost in the noise (at least one reasonably so). Spicks and Specks won the night and helped ABC1 to second overall for the night. Junior MasterChef finished OK, but didn’t crack 1 million which casts a serious cloud over it returning in 2012. The Hamster Wheel finished strong (better than Junior MasterChef), and The One crashed under 800,000. It was pretty tight overall, but not massive audiences watching. Summer is here alright.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Big Bang Theory (two eps) – Ch9
8:30pm: Spicks and Specks finale – ABC1
9:30pm: The Hamster Wheel/At The Movies – ABC1

Channel 9 won the night (18.9%), followed by ABC1 (18.2%), Channel 7 (17.8%) & Channel 10 (16.9%).