Big Bang repeats shift to Seven’s main channel and beats Married at First Sight on Nine

Big bang theory top non news showSeven reaped the rewards after poaching the back catalogue for The Big Bang Theory from Nine with a repeat of the show beating Nine’s Married at First Sight UK last night.

The Big Bang Theory was shifted to the main channel after some outings on 7Mate and pulled 681,000 metropolitan viewers in the 9pm slot, beating Nine’s show which had 508,000 viewers from 8.40 – 9.40pm.

Both shows were beaten by the ABC’s Four Corners which had 726,000 viewers and Ten’s Have you been paying attention which had 686,000, however it helped Seven to win the night with 20 per cent of the audience to Nine’s 19 per cent.

In the 7.30pm slot Nine’s The Block beat the X Factor with an audience of 1.016m compared with 1.003m with the renovation reality show also winning across all the demographics.

The ABC’s Australian Story was the most watched non-news program of the night with 1.027m viewers tuning in to watch a profile of Byron Bay inventor Cedar Anderson.

In the news races Nine News nationally beat Seven in both timeslots with the TV network pulling 1.095m at 6pm and 1.073m at 6.30pm. Seven had 1.028m at 6pm falling to 1.014 at 6.30pm.

A special rural edition of the ABC’s Q&A live from Toowoomba and hosted by Tom Ballard drew 485,000 viewers down from last week where its normal show drew 575,000.

Yesterday’s Rugby World Cup match between Argentina and Australia on Fox Sports drew an audience of 144,000 despite being on early in the morning.

Top 15 shows
1 NINE NEWS Network Nine 1,095,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 1,073,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,028,000
4 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC 1,027,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 1,021,000
6 THE BLOCK Network Nine 1,016,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 1,014,000
8 THE X FACTOR Network Seven 1,003,000
9 7.30 Network ABC 935,000
10 ABC NEWS Network ABC 916,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 767,000
12 FOUR CORNERS Network ABC 726,000
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY EP.1 Network Seven 681,000
15 MEDIA WATCH Network ABC 633,000

Audience Share
Network 7 20.0%
Network 9 19.0%
Network ABC 16.3%
Network TEN 12.6%
Network 7TWO 5.6%
Network 7mate 4.5%
Network SBS 4.4%
Network GO! 3.6%
Network Gem 3.5%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC News 24 1.1%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share
Network 7 TTL 30.1%
Network 9 TTL 26.1%
Network ABC TTL 20.5%
Network TEN TTL 17.8%
Network SBS TTL 5.6%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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