Big Bang Theory delivers easy win for Nine as Great Australian Bake Off finishes strongly

The Big Bang TheoryNine easily won a quiet Tuesday evening thanks to a combination of The Big Bang Theory and Ben Stiller movie Little Fockers while on Foxtel’s decision to revive The Great Australian Bake Off paid off.

The finale of Lifestyle’s The Great Australian Bake Off saw 136,000 national viewers tune in for the final episode, up on the series debut which pulled in 104,000.

On free-to-air, Nine grabbed an audience share of 22.3 per cent thanks to the double episode of The Big Bang Theory pulling in 722,000 metro viewers at 7.30pm, growing to 729,000 at 8pm.

Little Fockers grabbed 604,000 metro viewers in the 8.30pm timeslot and was the most-watched show amongst 16-39 year old viewers and 18-49 year olds. The 8pm episode of The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched show amongst 25-54 year olds.

Seven grabbed an audience share of 15.2 per cent with Aussie Barbecue Heroes pulling in 428,000 at 7.30pm. Better Homes and Gardens – Countdown to Christmas, airing at 7pm, grabbed a metro audience of 527,000.

Ten came in at third place with an audience share of 13.2 per cent, with Family Feud its most watched show with a metro audience of 522,000. The Project saw 420,000 tune in at 6.30pm, growing to 515,000 from 7pm.  Territory Cops at 7.30pm was watched by 454,000 dropping to 430,000 for a second episode at 8pm.

The ABC had an audience share of 11.2 per cent, with 603,000 metro viewers watching 7.30.

In news, Nine News at 6.30pm won the night with a metro audience of 946,000, after 915,000 had tuned in at 6pm. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 945,000, dipping to 864,000 from 6.30pm.


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