No surprise that House Rules (1st – 1,484,000) triumphs – great to see MasterChef Australia (7thh – 988,000) perform so well against it (all the promotion didn’t hurt). Apart from that sitcom Nine barely featured after 7:30pm. The return of Winners and Losers (ep1: 8th – 961,000; ep2: 14th – 820,000) does reasonable business for Seven – the first ep numbers are pretty reasonable considering what the rest of drama is doing.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Ch9
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: House Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Winners and Losers (ep1) – Ch7
9:30pm: Winners and Losers (ep2) – Ch7

Seven Network won the night (33.6%), followed by Nine Network (24.8%), Ten Network (21.8%) & ABC Network (14.8%).