A big night for Nine, but not that big when you consider Hot Seat (6th – 752,000) – the show that runs at 5:30pm into the news – was the number six program for the evening. Oh what could happen if broadcasters actually programmed content for us to see…

Though House Rules (18th – 485,000) looks like it’s down but when you add in the 785,000 from Wednesday it picks up over one million, competing strongly with The Block Sky High (2nd – 1,162,000). Ten’s MasterChef Australia – MasterClass (19th – 483,000) struggling on Thursday nights. River Cottage Australia premieres as the second highest program on Foxtel, strongest non-Sport.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: The Block Sky High – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block Sky High – Ch9
8:30pm: Wonders Of Life – ABC1
9:30pm: Law & Order: SVU – Ch10

Channel 9 won the night (22.6%), followed by Channel 7 (20.7%), ABC1 (13.4%) & Channel 10 (10.5%).