New Tricks (1st – 1,028,000) delivers again for ABC1 and is the only program to crack one million for the Friday night – a common trend across Summer. Nine News (2nd – 965,000) leads Seve News (3rd – 940,000) and a 90 minute Better Homes and Gardens Summer (5th – 780,000) helps stitch the night up for Ch7. A timely repeat of Elders with Andrew Denton: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch (9th – 611,000) additionally draws good numbers for ABC1 and deliver it second place for the night.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Better Homes and Gardens Summer – Ch7
7:30pm: Better Homes and Gardens Summer – Ch7
8:30pm: Elders with Andrew Denton: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch – ABC1
9:30pm: MOVIE: The Santa Claus (2nd hour) – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (22.8%), followed by ABC1 (18.2%), Channel 9 (17.9%) & Channel 10 (8.3%).