The Thursday night ratings wasteland continues despite some amazing offerings from SBS one and ABC2. The News leads the night with the battle well in favour of Nine News (1st – 1,260,000) and Big Brother (4th – 984,000) dropping just below one million but remaining the highest non-News for the night. Dick Smith’s Ten Bucks A Litre (11th – 708,000) does extremely well against The Footy Show(s) (10th – 710,000), and the return of The Mid-Year Ashes: Third Test – Eng v Aus Session 1 D1 (14th – 631,000) helps the Nine Network wrap up a big Thursday win.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: Big Brother – Ch9
7:30pm: Big Brother – Ch9
8:30pm: The Footy Show(s) – Ch9
9:30pm: The Footh Show(s) – Ch9

Channel 9 won the night (21.1%), followed by Channel 7 (15.5%), ABC1 (13.3%) & Channel 10 (12.5%).