At least the ratings break means quality shows like the season finale of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (8th – 760,000) and Puberty Blues (14th – 556,000) get some traction (even if the figures are soft). The light evening meant Ten’s primetime got a little boost and the Network placed a much vaunted third for a change.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Ch9
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: RBT – Ch9
8:30pm: Puberty Blues – Ch10
9:30pm: The Good Wife – Ch10

Nine Network won the night (29.5%), followed by Seven Network (26.5%), Ten Network (19.6%) & ABC Network (19.5%).