Gruen Nation (3rd – 1,045,000) proves that smart programming will be rewarded with good ratings – it drew well above the numbers for the Rooty Hill People’s Forum election special. SlideShow (6th – 935,000) again wins 7:30pm, only just ahead of the third last MasterChef Australia (7th – 910,000) for this season. Wonderland (11th – 769,000) the big casualty (though it does win the important 18-49 demo) – down significantly for its second episode… don’t even start on Big Brother (13th – 740,000).

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: SlideShow – Ch7
8:30pm: Gruen Nation/The Hamster Decides – ABC1
9:30pm: Criminal Minds – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (20%), followed by Channel 9 (17.2%), ABC1 (15.4%) & Channel 10 (14.8%).