Beauty and the Geek finale ratings down on last year

Beauty and the Geek winners Millie and Chard

The final episode of Beauty & The Geek was the most watched non-news program last night.

Running for an hour and a half from 8.30pm on Seven, the reveal of the winners – Millie and Chard – rated with 740,000, while the earlier part of the show brought in 736,000.

But numbers were down dramatically on last year’s season finale, when the winner reveal rated with 1.255m and the earlier segment 1.076m.

This year’s finale was also significantly lower than the first episode of this season, which drew an audience of 892,000.

But the show, which placed seventh and eighth for total viewers, dominated the key advertising demographics 18-49, 16-39 and 25-54.

Ten secured a show in the top ten, and claimed a higher audience share than the ABC.

Ten News At Five brought in 684,000, ranking ninth. Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and a repeat of Modern Family rated well for Ten in the younger 16-39 demo, placing third and fourth, respectively.

Seven News won the night with 1.01m. It was one of two shows to pass 1m viewers. The other was rival Nine News.

Thursday’s most watched shows:

1. Seven News Seven 1.011m
2. Nine News Nine 1.004m
3. ABC News ABC 0.944m
4. A Current Affair Nine 0.869m
5. Today Tonight Seven 0.852m
6. 7:30 ABC 0.740m
7. Beauty and the Geek – Winner Seven 0.740m
8. Beauty and the Geek Seven 0.736m
9. Ten News Ten 0.684m
10. Once Upon A Time Seven 0.680m
11. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.668m
12. Air Ways Seven 0.645m
13. Getaway Nine 0.633m
14. Redfern Now ABC 0.560m
15. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nine 0.549m

Thursday’s channel share:

  1. Seven: 20.2%
  2. Nine: 17.2%
  3. Ten: 13.4%
  4. ABC1: 12.9%
  5. GO!: 6.2%
  6. Eleven: 5.0%
  7. SBS1: 4.6%
  8. 7mate: 3.9%
  9. 7TWO 3.8%
  10. Gem: 3.2%
  11. ABC2: 3.1%
  12. One: 2.3%
  13. SBS2: 1.7%
  14. ABC3: 1.2%
  15. ABC News 24: 1.1%

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