It’s all about the 6pm News battle this week, with Nine News (1st – 1,061,000) again pipping Seven News (2nd – 988,000) nationally, though not in BNE/ADL/PER (BNE Seven only winning by 1,000 viewers!). The Doctor Blake Mysteries (3rd – 980,000) the highest non-News for the night and reasonably so – it’s great drama well delivered. Better Homes and Gardens (5th – 812,000) continues to wrap up the lifestyle week while The Block All Stars (10th – 722,000) hits its lowest ebb yet. American Idol killing Friday nights for Ch10 & really hurting The Living Room – both out of the Top 20.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Better Homes and Gardens – Ch7
8:30pm: The Doctor Blake Mysteries – ABC1
9:30pm: Silk – ABC1

Channel 7 won the night (19.6%), followed by Channel 9 (17.8%), ABC1 (16.4%) & Channel 10 (9.5%).