With little to no competition My Kitchen Rules (1st – 1,655,000) romps home and casts a dark shadow over the future of the MasterChef franchise beyond 2013. ABBA: Bang A Boomerang (7th – 925,000) wins the 8:30pm timeslot and further reinforces the nation’s deep love for the Swedish pop quartet.

News is an interesting battleground – Nine News (2nd – 1,181,000) leads nationally, but the breakdown by state is more telling:
Qld: Seven News
NSW: Nine News
Vic: Nine News (Peter Hitchener’s 40 years at Nine draws big numbers!)
SA: Seven News
WA: Seven News

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: ABBA: Bang A Boomerang – ABC1
9:30pm: MOVIE: Forrest Gump (2nd hour) – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (27.6%), followed by Channel 9 (17.8%), ABC1 (14.7%) & Channel 10 (9.7%).