News leads, and Big Brother (5th – 973,000) drops below one million for the first time AND is beaten for the first time… by ABC News (4th – 1,002,000), and ties with Home and Away (5th – 973,000). Farmer Wants A Wife (7th – 938,000) continues its reasonable launch figures. The return of The Footy Show(s) (18th – 609,000) runs ahead of Ch10’s Thursday Night Football (23rd – 455,000), while Destination Flavour (36th – 213,000) doesn’t draw anywhere near the eyes it should.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC
7:30pm: Big Brother/Farmer Wants A Wife – Ch9
8:30pm: Better Homes and Gardens -OR- Border Security/Mrs Brown’s Boys – Ch7
9:30pm: The Footy Show(s) – Ch9

Channel 7 won the night (21.3%), followed by Channel 9 (20.4%), ABC1 (13.5%) & Channel 10 (12.4%).