Incredible what a My Kitchen Rules-free night can do for Seven (and everyone else). The Block Triple Threat (2nd – 1,016,000) leads the non-News night and even I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (Show: 12th – 660,000; Eviction: 7th – 783,000) gets some oxygen. It makes for a bland if consistent night for Seven with My France with Manu (6th – 798,000), Australia: The Story of Us (4th – 838,000) and Downton Abbey (8th – 774,000). ABC’s night also consistent with the premiere of Life on the Reef (9th – 726,000), (13th – 635,000) & Fortitude (16th – 386,000). 60 Minutes (11th – 686,000) tanks with a 90 minute Gallipoli overload. Shark Tank (10th – 724,000) also consistent for Ten but the late night premiere of Empire (18th – 377,000) struggles to find a first-run audience.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
7:00pm: The Block Triple Threat – Ch9
8:00pm: Australia: The Story Of Us – Ch7
9:00pm: Downton Abbey – Ch7
10:00pm: MOVIE: Argo (2nd hour) – Ch9

Seven Network won the night (30.3%), followed by Nine Network (28.9%), Ten Network (17%), ABC Network (16.3%) & SBS (7.6%).