Nine, perhaps a little worried about Tuesday night (August 23) with Packed to the Rafters returning on Seven, have turned the night into a Top Gear night, adding an extra repeat episode after the season 17 finale which airs at 8.30pm.
At 10.00pm will be a replay of season 16, episode 1 which was the Middle East special. As a result, Megacities is out. Little Britain follows the Top Gear repeat at 11.35pm.
Melbourne Only (other areas without Friday night NRL, check local guides)
At 7.30pm this Friday (August 19) in Melbourne, the special called Harry Potter – The 50 Greatest Moments of Harry Potter airs. (Sydney and Brisbane viewers see this special after the Harry Potter movie on Saturday night (August 20), around 10.45pm.).
Following Harry Potter on Nine in Melbourne will be The Mentalist at 8.50pm, CSI at 9.50 and CSI: Miami at 10.50.
Sadly, Melbourne Storm fans have to wait until 11.50pm to see how their team goes against the St George Illawarra Dragons. That game is live at 7.30 in Sydney, and delayed to 9.30pm in Brisbane.