Again, with the penultimate episode of The Block (2nd – 1,139,000), it pulls the highest non-News ratings for the night. By comparison, the Kangaroo Island Masterclass episode of MasterChef Australia (9th – 699,000) was way down the list (too predictable a tie-in after the social media debacle?), which immediately affects The Living Room (13th – 557,000) though the combined programs win the 7:30pm slot due to audience fragmentation elsehere. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (19th – 495,000) continues to struggle as it drops below 500K for the first time.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: MasterChef Australia/The Living Room – Ch10
8:30pm: Silent Witness – ABC1
9:30pm: Seven’s AFL: Friday Night Football (third hour) – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (21.2%), followed by Channel 9 (20%), Channel 10 (14.3%) & ABC1 (13.1%).