The Doctor Blake Mysteries (3rd – 839,000) take out the highest non-News program for the night, reinforcing what a great job ABC1 have been doing in delivering quality drama to that Friday night timeslot. With an extra couple of weeks on the AFL, Ch9 & the NRL making the most of their free kick and pushing Friday Night NRL Live (9th – 642,000) in for a decent ratings run (beating Better Homes and Gardens (11th – 585,000).

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Friday Night NRL Live (1st hour) – Ch9
8:30pm: The Doctor Blake Mysteries – ABC1
9:30pm: Friday Night NRL Live (1st hour) – Ch9

Channel 7 won the night (20.8%), followed by Channel 9 (20.3%), ABC1 (14%) & Channel 10 (9%).