Beauty and the Geek Australia final just cuts above 800,000

Ratings were up for the final episode of Channel Seven’s matchmaking reality show Beauty and the Geek with  just over 800,000 viewers making it themost watched entertainment program of the night.

The show won its timeslot across two hours of prime time from 7.30pm and was the top rating program in people 25-54, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Last year the final averaged 740,000 for Seven, which had been a drop from previous years when it rated over 1m.

David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India on Channel Nine averaged 771,000 at 7.30pm and was fifth in people 25-54.

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals averaged 435,000 metro viewers for Ten and was fourth in the 7.30pm timeslot after 7.30 on ABC1, although its ratings were higher than the number of viewers for Exhumed on ABC1 at 8pm.

However Ten was second in the 8.30pm timeslot behind Beauty and The Geek with 567,000 metro viewers tuning into Law and Order: SVU.

Ratings for the final episode of Beauty and the Geek Australia, in which Brett d’Avoine and Emily Craig were declared winners of the fifth series and awarded a $100,000 prize, were slightly lower than previous episodes when geeks were given makeovers.

Channel Nine won the 7pm timelost with 898,000 viewers for A Current Affair as Seven’s Border Security, Australia’s Front Line, had 755,000 metro viewers. ABC News on ABC1 was second int he timeslot with 785,000 metro viewers and  The Project on Ten averaged 409,000.

In breakfast TV Seven’s Sunrise beat Today with 337,000 metro viewers while Today had 293,000. Ten’s Wake Up averaged 34,000 metro viewers and Studio 10 rated 54,000. The Morning Show on Channel Seven had 125,000 metro viewers and Mornings on Nine had 113,000.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1,020,000
  2. Nine News Nine 1,013,000
  3. A Current Affair Nine 898,000
  4. Today Tonight Seven 831,000
  5. Beauty and the Geek Australia 803,000
  6. ABC News ABC1 785,000
  7. David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India 771,000
  8. Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 755,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 604,000
  10. Law & Order: SVU Ten 567,000
  11. Hot Seat Nine 540,000
  12. 7.30 ABC1 534,000
  13. Redfern Now ABC1 469,000
  14. Law & Order: SVU Rpt Ten 466,000
  15. The Big Bang Theory -Rpt Nine 462,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 21.2%
  • Nine 18.3%
  • TEN 12.7%
  • ABC1 10.4%
  • GO! 6.8%
  • SBS ONE 5.6%
  • Gem 4.4%
  • ELEVEN 4.0%
  • 7TWO 3.9%
  • ABC2 3.8%
  • 7mate 3.0%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • ABC3 1.5%
  • ABC News 24 1.5%
  • SBS 2 0.9%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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