Big Brother final sheds 1.2m viewers as Aria Awards fail to hit high note for Ten

big brotherBig Brother ended with a whimper last night pulling just 737,000 viewers to see Ryan announced the winner, more than 1.2m less metro viewers than it managed last year when 1.98m tuned in for the announcement.

The regular grand final episode which started at 8.30pm go 693,000 viewers compared to 1.31m last year when Tim Dormer was named the winner, whilst the ‘Celebration’ segment of the show managed just 662,000. However it did top the demographics for the evening taking the top three spots in the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54s.

It also outrated Ten’s extensive coverage of the Aria Awards which ran from 8pm- 10.30pm and had 574,000 viewers on average, whilst the red carpet segment had 602,000 viewers from 7.30pm.

Nine managed a narrow win for the night on its main channel with 20.4 per cent share, whilst Seven had 19.1 per cent and Ten 14.3 per cent.

Seven had the two most-watched non-news shows of the night with Home and Away at 7pm getting 817,000 viewers, and Criminal Minds wining the 8.30-10.30pm timeslot against Big Brother and the Arias with 800,000. Westpac-funded show Air rescue dropped to 591,000 at 8pm, after getting 674,000 viewers last week.

Nine’s new show Renters airing at 7.30pm got 656,000 and was third in its timeslot, whilst the last episode in the series of  Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell got 733,000 viewers, wining its timeslot ahead of another new Nine show Neighbours at War and Air Rescue on Seven.

The Chaser’s Media Circus had 717,000 viewers beating Big Brother at 8.30pm, up from 601,000 last week.

News once again dominated the night with nine News at 6pm the only show to break a million viewers with 1.039m, dropping to 989,000 for the 6.30pm bulletin, whilst Seven News had 959,000 at 6pm and 899,000 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,039,000

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 989,000

3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 959,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 899,000

5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 884,000

6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 817,000

7 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 800,000

8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 774,000




12 BIG BROTHER -GRAND FINAL Network 9 693,000

13 BIG BROTHER -CELEBRATION Network 9 662,000

14 7.30-EV Network ABC 659,000

15 RENTERS Network 9 656,000

Channel audience share:

Network 9 20.4%

Network 7 19.1%

Network TEN 14.3%

Network ABC 12.8%

Network 7TWO 6.3%

Network GO! 5.4%

Network 7mate 4.0%

Network SBS ONE 3.8%

Network ABC2 3.3%

Network Gem 2.7%

Network ELEVEN 2.7%

Network ONE 2.3%

Network ABC News 24 1.3%

Network SBS 2 0.7%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.2%

Total network audience share:


Network 7 TTL 29.4%

Network 9 TTL 28.6%

Network TEN TTL 19.3%

Network ABC TTL 18.0%

Network SBS TTL 4.7%

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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