Round 2 of the NRL season kicked off with strong results for Nine’s Live Friday Night Football (11th – 687,000) with only SYD & BNE markets getting the telecast. As expected Seven News (1st – 1,008,000) and Better Homes and Gardens (2nd – 998,000) lead the charge for Ch7, though Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (4th – 934,000) showed again that given good drama Aussies will tune in – even if it’s on the ABC on Friday night.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Better Homes and Gardens – Ch7
8:30pm: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – ABC1
9:30pm: Nine’s Live Friday Night Football – Ch9

Channel 7 tied the night with Channel 9 (21.8%), followed by ABC1 (14%) & Channel 10 (11.4%).