The finales start in earnest as the final week of ratings pushes on and while it helps it doesn’t guarantee success. Highway Patrol (3rd – 1,111,000) & Air Rescue (7th – 930,000) win 7:30pm ahead of not a whole bunch while Bones (13th – 814,000) eclipses all else at 8:30pm. Homeland (26th – 393,000) continues to struggle. The non-ratings period is almost upon us people… Can you tell?

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Highway Patrol/Air Rescue – Ch7
8:30pm: Bones – Ch7
9:30pm: Q&A – ABC1

Channel 7 won the night (21.4%), followed by Channel 9 (19.3%), ABC1 (16.1%) & Channel 10 (10.3%).