More new shows attracted their first audiences last night in the lead up to official ratings on Sunday, which gives us a glimpse of where shows may be likely to travel.
In entertainment offerings Bones was the strongest performer at 1.22m ahead of a repeat of The Mentalist on 984,000 and new Undercover Boss on 738,000.
Earlier at 7:30pm a new episode of Two and a Half Men won its slot with 1.21m just ahead of My Kitchen Rules on 1.2m. The premiere of $#*! My Dad Says was 1.18m for Nine while a new episode of Glee was singing with 1.01m on TEN.
The return of Brothers and Sisters also won its slot with 1.00m viewers at 9:30pm but Nine and TEN were not running new content against it.
In the new multichannel enviroment they are nearly all decent figures.
The game show war is already tight with just 4,000 between them. Hot Seat narrowly beat Deal or No Deal on 561,000. Both were new episodes.
6PM with George Negus has started the week lower than its premiere (when curiosity would have been higher) on 540,000. TEN Evening News was 487,000. It was better news for The 7PM Project on 901,000.
The final episode of Grumpy Guide To… was 616,000 for ABC1 and a repeat of Mythbusters was 260,000 on SBS ONE.
With more first-run content on offer Seven won the night.