An incredible individual performance from Ben Stokes guided England to an win in Ashes, and Nine to a big overall win in the ratings.
On a night that wasn't so much quiet as dealthy silent, The Bachelor won out easily.
The viewers who stuck through Australia's abysmal start got a treat on a sport heavy night.
Not even the show's most strident critics could have seen this coming.
Solid if unspectacular numbers for Foxtel on the absorbing first day of the India versus Australia test series.
Seven takes the night thanks to a strong showing across it's digital channels.