Nothing non-News above 1 million viewers. That’s the new norm (& enough for shows to be celebrated as hits, too). The Hotplate (6th – 952,000) and the S04 premiere of House Husbands (7th – 855,000) own the night for Nine, leaving Seven barely in the hunt with Highway Patrol (11th – 789,000) & Motorway Patrol (13th – 683,000) – though the return on investment for Seven is quite high by comparison. The Great Australian Spelling Bee (16th – 655,000) slips massively for Ten yet Have You Been Paying Attention? (20th – 601,000) is low in total people it does good in the key demos.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Nine
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Nine
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Nine
7:30pm: The Hotplate – Nine
8:30pm: House Husbands – Nine
9:30pm: House Husbands (2nd hour) – Nine

Nine Network won the night (30%), followed by Seven Network (25.8%), ABC Network (20.3%), Ten Network (17.9%) & SBS (6.1%).