Big Brother and How I Met Your Mother win over 25-54s

News programs on Seven, Nine and ABC 1 topped the ratings last night, followed by A Current Affair, Today Tonight and Home and Away, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

However in people 25-54, Big Brother was the top program, and with 732,000 viewers it was seventh for the night overall.

Seven’s new episode of US sitcom How I Met Your Mother was second in the same demographic and had 636,000 total viewers, ranking it eighth for the night in all people.

Channel Ten’s series return of Law and Order won the 8.30pm timeslot with 634,000 viewers and was eighth for the night in people 25-54, while ABC1 comedy Upper Middle Bogan, also on at 8.30pm, had 602,000 total viewers.

Meanwhile Channel Nine’s ‘grand final edition’ of The NRL Footy Show in Sydney and Brisbane had a total metro audience of 407,000, followed by The Best of The Footy Show Comedians at 10.30, which had 129,000 total viewers.

SBS had one of its strongest showings for some time, airing the pilot episode of new US drama series Masters of Sex, starring British actor Michael Sheen, to 265,000 total viewers at 9.30pm, after Heston’s Fantastical Food which had 321,000 viewers and was the top-rated show for SBS, ranking 24th for the night.

In the morning battle Seven’s Sunrise had 361,000 viewers, beating Channel Nine’s Today, which had 310,000. And Channel Nine game show Hot Seat had 608,000 viewers, beating Million Dollar Minute on Channel Seven which had 471,000 at 5.30pm.

Channel Seven narrowly won the night with 20.9 per cent of the audience share as Nine had 20.2 per cent. And ABC1 was just ahead of Channel Ten with 12.6 per cent of the audience share as Ten had 12.1 per cent.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1,075,000
  2. Nine News Nine 1,060,000
  3. ABC News ABC1 927,000
  4. A Current Affair Nine 899,000
  5. Today Tonight Seven 882,000
  6. Home and Away Seven 838,000
  7. Big Brother Nine 732,000
  8. 7.30 ABC1 672,000
  9. How I Met Your Mother 636,000
  10. Law and Order Ten 634,000
  11. Catalyst ABC1 612,000
  12. Hot Seat Nine 608,000
  13. Upper Middle Bogan ABC1 602,000
  14. Pretty Woman Seven 580,000
  15. Clarke and Dawe ABC1 573,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 20.9%
  • Nine 20.2%
  • ABC1 12.6%
  • TEN 12.1%
  • SBS ONE 6.0%
  • GO! 4.9%
  • 7TWO 4.7%
  • 7mate 3.7%
  • ABC2 3.6%
  • ELEVEN 3.2%
  • Gem 2.5%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • ABC News 24 1.3%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 1.1%
  • NITV 0.1%

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