A tough battle between The X Factor Australia (1st – 1,301,000) and Big Brother Double Eviction (4th – 1,134,000), but the former prevails while the two networks tie for the evening. Consequently a big Four Corners (22nd – 515,000) is overlooked for the more palatable evening’s programming following on from Ch7/Ch9’s big shows.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Big Brother – Ch9
7:30pm: The X Factor Australia – Ch7
8:30pm: Castle – Ch7
9:30pm: Q&A – ABC1

Channel 7 and Channel 9 tied for the win across the night (20.9%), followed by ABC1 (14.3%) & Channel 10 (12.6%).