Big Brother live evictions no match for The X Factor

big brother logoBig Brother’s first Tuesday live eviction show did not budge Seven’s ratings winner The X Factor last night.

Due to Nine’s broadcast of the NRL grand final, no live eviction happened on Sunday’s Big Brother, which took place on Tuesday night instead.

In the first head-to-head of the two shows’ live 7.30pm episodes, the singing competition won the night in total viewers and two of three key ad demographics.

While the X Factor rated 1.471m in total viewers, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam, Big Brother’s eviction show rated 1.056m and its daily show rated 1.027m. The figures are similar to last Sunday’s eviction show, which rated 1.013m, and 1.02m the Sunday before.

However the singing competition show, could not make it a clean sweep of the key advertising demographics, with Big Brother’s live eviction show taking top spot in 16-39, while The X Factor placed fourth for the night.

In 18-49 and 25-54, while The X Factor was top spot, Big Brother was third and fourth for its live eviction and Tuesday show, respectively.

Big Brother will continue its 90 minute episodes through tonight and tomorrow with an hour daily show and a half hour Big Brother Confidential, before returning to a half hour daily show on Friday.

Also airing at 7.30pm, ABC1’s 7.30 rated 707,000 while Ten’s I Will Survive rated 309,000, up slightly from 277,000 last week.

In the battle for breakfast, Sunrise beat Today by just 3,000 viewers, 331,000 to 328,000.

Tuesday’s top shows:

1. The X Factor Seven 1.471m
2. Seven News Seven 1.219m
3. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.122m
4. Nine News Nine 1.059m
5. Winners and Losers Seven 1.058m
6. Big Brother – Live Eviction Nine 1.056m
7. ABC News ABC 1.034m
8. Big Brother Nine 1.027m
9. Home and Away Seven 1.025m
10. Today Tonight Seven 1.005m
11. A Current Affair Nine 0.976m
12. NCIS Ten 0.805m
13. 2 Broke Girls Nine 0.760m
14. 7:30 ABC 0.707m
15. Ten News Ten 0.682m

Tuesday’s channel share:

  1. Seven: 25.6%
  2. Nine: 19.8%
  3. Ten: 12.9%
  4. ABC1: 12.2%
  5. SBS1: 4.3%
  6. 7TWO: 4.2%
  7. 7mate: 3.4%
  8. ABC2: 3.3%
  9. GO!: 3.0%
  10. Gem: 2.9%
  11. Eleven: 2.8%
  12. One: 2.6%
  13. SBS2: 1.2%
  14. ABC3: 1.1%
  15. ABC News 24: 0.7%


  1. TV Advertiser
    3 Oct 12
    12:05 pm

  2. Anyone surprised?
    One show is rubbish and the other is quality well made entertainment.

  3. Christine
    3 Oct 12
    12:49 pm

  4. why do you focus so much on BB’s performance in your ratings report each day?

  5. anon
    3 Oct 12
    1:44 pm

  6. Big Brother was number 1 against P18-39 which Nine would argue is their key demo for this program… it would also be a key demo for X Factor, which came 3rd behind BB and Big Bang

  7. Luke
    3 Oct 12
    2:23 pm

  8. @Christine

    It is Nine’s flagship program of the second half of 2012 in a time when Nine’s performance is crucial given the fierce competition between itself and Seven (not to mention Nine’s sticky debt situation).

    If X Factor was on six nights a week there would no doubt be considerable focus on its performance in the daily ratings reports too, but it is only on twice a week.

    Like it or hate it, everyone is very interested to see how Big Brother will do as it is one of the largest risks in Australian TV this year.

  9. Simon
    3 Oct 12
    4:47 pm

  10. Hats off, as sad as this may seem, as a 38-year old man, I love the X-Factor.

    Great mix of personalities in the judges
    Great presenter that isn’t a) condescending b) an idiot c) sounds like fingers being dragged down a blackboard
    Great mix of groups/singers

    Go The Collective.



  11. Christine
    3 Oct 12
    9:19 pm

  12. Luke as per your ccomment:
    If X Factor was on six nights a week there would no doubt be considerable focus on its performance in the daily ratings reports too, but it is only on twice a week:

    The difference is if Xfactor was on 6 nights a week it would be entertaining. BB is not so why focus on it so much.Wait for another two weeks when Gangnam style is featured. ratings will go through the roof!!

  13. sean
    4 Oct 12
    3:17 am

  14. Xfactor is crap everybody cannot be superstars or have a career in entertainment.sorry its just rubbish

  15. Luke
    4 Oct 12
    8:57 am

  16. @Christine

    Entertaining or boring (which is of course subjective – there are plenty of people loving BB this year even among the many that consider it rubbish) it is still Nine’s key program at the moment as X Factor is for Seven. Mumbrella is a news site and isn’t going to leave a certain program out of its ratings report because some or even all readers don’t find its content entertaining. The difference between Mumbrella and say TV Week is that one reports on the TV industry and the other reports on what’s on-screen.

    I have barely watched BB this year as I too find it boring but I regularly check in here to see how its live shows rate out of sheer curiosity as to how this one’s going to pay off for Nine.

  17. The Grim Reaper
    4 Oct 12
    10:23 am

  18. Can anyone explain to me how Paul Henry is still given air time in Australia??

    In fact why does Australia give air time to people like Henry & Alan Jones who are so wrong it’s unreal. The closest thing we have in the UK is Jeremy Clarkson, but at least he knows a little about cars.