House Husbands wins night for Nine but Big Brother fades

Nine’s new drama House Husbands was top rating show yesterday but Big Brother saw a heavy fall on the previous Sunday.

The first episode of the 10-part series House Husbands by production company Playmaker, rated 1.376m across the five city metro market according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The show, which aired at 8.30pm, follows four families in which the fathers are stay-at-home dads.
The show also won across all three key advertising demographics.

Meanwhile, Big Brother’s live show, which saw housemate Ryan evicted, rated 949,000, well down on last Sunday’s 1.25m. It was ninth for the night in total people. Across the key demographics the show was third in 16-39 and 18-49 and seventh in 25-54.

For Seven, both episodes of Border Security – Australia’s Front Line, beginning at 7.30pm, rated above 1m, with a repeat episode rating 1.264m in fifth place for the night and the new episode rating 1.056m in seventh place. The repeat rated fourth in 16-39 and 18-49, and third in 25-54.

The ABC’s top show was Call the Midwife at 8.30pm, which rated 988,000.

Ten’s top show was the 7.30pm episode of Modern Family, which rated 600,000.

House Husbands helped Nine to win the night in channel share with 22.4% ahead of Seven’s 21.8%. The ABC was third with 16.4% while Ten was on 10.3% and SBS on 4.5%.

Sunday’s Top 15 programs:
1. House Husbands – Nine 1.376m
2. Sunday Night – Seven 1.357m
3. Seven News – Seven 1.335m
4. 60 Minutes – Nine 1.328m
5. Border Security – Episode 2 – Seven 1.264m
6. Nine News – Nine 1.206m
7. Border Security – Episode 1 – Seven 1.056m
8. Call the Midwife – ABC 0.988m
9. Big Brother – Nine 0.949m
10. ABC News – ABC 0.934m
11. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Seven 0.913m
12. Grand Designs Revisited – ABC 0.844m
13. Dream Build – ABC 0.797m
14. The Mentalist – Nine 0.615m
15. Modern Family – Episode 2 – Ten 0.600m

Sunday’s channel share:
Nine: 22.4%
Seven: 21.8%
ABC1: 16.4%
Ten: 10.3%
SBS1: 4.5%
ABC2: 4.5%
7mate: 4.5%
GO!: 3.7%
One: 2.9%
7TWO 2.6%
Gem: 2.4%
Eleven: 2.2%
ABC News 24: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.6%
SBS2: 0.4%


  1. The Grim Reaper
    3 Sep 12
    1:22 pm

  2. House Husbands lasted 8 minutes on my TV. I switched off after a ‘house husband’ chased down, boarded & stopped a school bus that was being driven by a 10 year old.

    Are all the TV networks collectively taking the piss out of the aussie viewer??

  3. Dean
    4 Sep 12
    12:52 pm

  4. And then he got done by the police for driving the bus without a license. Ridiculous. The whole premise of the entire show collapsed for me at that point.

  5. Maya
    5 Sep 12
    11:37 am

  6. That was the worst piece of crap i’ve endured ever. Poor acting, plot is pathetic! Was a great excuse to do some last minute washing.