The Block (1st – 1,239,000) wins again, though it didn’t have a lot of competition. What happened to Thursday night being a good night for TV? Is that only the second half of the year? MasterChef Australia (6th – 1,053,000) gets a decent run but not good enough for a timeslot win. It all tails down pretty ungracefully after that with only 7 shows above one million and the majority of them Ch9 shows (though CSI:Crime Scene Investigation (15th – 629,000) continues to struggle for audience at 8:30pm, even if it wins the timeslot).

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block/Hot Property – Ch9
8:30pm: CSI:Crime Scene Investigation – Ch9
9:30pm: The Footy Show(s) – Ch9

Channel 9 won the night (22.4%), followed by Channel 7 (19.8%), Channel 10 (15.5%) & ABC1 (11.7%).