Nine News (1st – 1,119,000) and New Tricks (1,073,000) the only programs to crack the one million mark – the former benefitting from the Cricket being back on, the latter from there being not too much else on and/or everyone out doing something else. The 90 minute Better Homes and Gardens Summer (7th – 794,000) takes the early evening and rounds out the week of summer specials at 7pm for the network.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Better Homes and Gardens Summer – Ch7
8:30pm: New Tricks – ABC1
9:30pm: MOVIE: The Santa Clause 2 (2nd hour) – Ch7
Channel 9 won the night (21.9%), followed by Channel 7 (21.8%), ABC1 (17.5%) & Channel 10 (7.3%).