1.5m tune in to see Benjamin win Big Brother

Nine’s final episode of Big Brother saw 1.473m people tune in for the winner announcement, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM.

However, the numbers were down on the opening episode of the reality show which rated 1.618m after being heavily promoted during Nine’s Olympics coverage.

It’s likely the final number will be revised downwards slightly because the live show overran into the next program, Embarrassing Bodies which rated 974,000.

The first part of Big Brother, which featured the contestants’ final hours in the house, averaged 1.26m.

Big Brother was the highest rating show on TV last night. it also won in the key advertisng demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

The last time Big Brother aired was on Ten in 2008. On that occasion – which predated the launch of the Freeview channels which has fragmented the free-to-air audience – the winner announcement rated 1.453m.

Nine won the night in channel share with 25.4% while Seven was second on 20.2%. ABC1 was third on 13.1% ahead of Ten on 9.6%. SBS1 was sixth with 4.3%, behind 7mate on 4.5%.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:
1. Big Brother – Winner – Nine 1.473m
2. Big Brother – Grand Final – Nine 1.260m
3. ABC News – ABC 1.087m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.078m
5. Seven News – Seven 1.033m
6. Surveillance Oz – Seven 1.021m
7. Embarrassing Bodies – Nine 0.974m
8. A Current Affair – Nine 0.962m
9. Criminal Minds – Seven 0.959m
10. Highway Patrol – Seven 0.926m
11. Today Tonight – Seven 0.899m
12. 7:30 – ABC 0.848m
13. Home and Away – Seven 0.847m
14. QI – ABC 0.767m
15. The Chaser: The Hamster Wheel – ABC 0.639m

Wednesday night’s channel share:
Nine: 25.4%
Seven: 20.2%
ABC1: 13.1%
Ten: 9.6%
7mate: 4.5%
SBS1: 4.3%
7TWO: 4.0%
GO!: 3.6%
Eleven: 3.3%
ABC2: 2.9%
Gem: 2.6%
One: 2.6%
ABC News 24: 1.9%
ABC3: 1.1%
SBS2: 0.9%

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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