An MKR-free night means Seven struggles after their News. The Block: Fans v Faves (1st – 1,297,000) leads the night and the premiere of Janet King (10th – 824,000) takes it out for Aunty – and it does better on the first ep than any ep of Crownies ever did. Anh Does Scandinavia (15th – 630,000) delivers sub-par and the reliable Law & Order: SVU (8:30pm: 18th – 503,000; 9:30pm: 19th – 495,000) proves to be one of the few high points for Ten.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Seven News/Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block: Fans v Faves – Ch9
8:30pm: Janet King – ABC1
9:30pm: Law & Order: SVU (rpt) – Ch10

Nine Network won the night (30.5%), followed by Seven Network (27.3%), ABC Network (21.3%) & Ten Network (16.2%).