Big Brother ratings hold up despite apparent eviction spoiler

Sunday’s Big Brother live eviction show maintained its ratings from last Sunday despite the network accidentally airing a promo about the evicted housemate a few hours before the show.

Nine has been accused by some fans of rigging the result after it played the supposed spoiler of house-mate George’s eviction while voting was still going on.

However Nine maintains it produced a different clip for each housemate up for eviction, and it was coincidence the promo that was accidental played was George’s, which proved to be correct.

The show rate 1.013m total viewers, making it the ninth most watched show of Sunday, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam. it was fractionally down on last Sunday’s 1.02m.

In the key advertising demographics, the show was third in 16-39 and 18-49 and fourth in 25-54.

In the battle for Sunday current affairs, Seven’s Sunday Night at 6.30pm beat Nine’s 60 Minutes at 7.30pm. Seven’s Sunday Night rated 1.63m in first place while 60 Minutes rated 1.39m in third spot. However, 60 Minutes won the night across all three key advertising demographics, 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 while Sunday Night was seventh in 16-39, fourth in 18-49 and third in 25-54. Last week saw 60 Minutes rate 1.658m in top spot while Sunday Night was second on 1.552m.

At 8.30pm, Nine’s local drama House Husbands, which has been announced for a second series, stays strong on 1.226m in fifth place for total viewers. It beat Seven’s Mrs Brown’s Boys on 1.042m in eighth spot and Ten’s highest show for the night, NCIS on 704,000 in 14th spot.

In the battle for Weekend breakfast TV, Weekend Sunrise convincingly beat Weekend Today 360,000 to 242,000.

Seven won the night on channel share with 24.6% ahead of Nine on 22.9%. ABC1 was third for the night on 15.5% with Ten fourth on 11.4%. SBS1 was fifth on 4.7%.

Sunday’s top 15 programs:
1. Sunday Night – Seven 1.630m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.393m
3. 60 Minutes – Nine 1.390m
4. Border Security – Seven 1.241m
5. House Husbands – Nine 1.226m
6. Air Ways – Seven 1.167m
7. Nine News – Nine 1.081m
8. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Episode 1 – Seven 1.042m
9. Big Brother – Nine 1.013m
10. Call the Midwife – ABC 0.982m
11. Great Southern Land – ABC 0.948m
12. ABC News – ABC 0.917m
13. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Episode 2 – Seven 0.877m
14. NCIS – Ten 0.704m
15. The Mentalist – Nine 0.669m

Sunday’s channel share:
Seven: 24.6%
Nine: 22.9%
ABC1: 15.5%
Ten: 11.4%
SBS1: 4.7%
7mate: 4.0%
One: 3.7%
GO!: 3.1%
7TWO 3.0%
Eleven: 2.1%
Gem: 1.8%
ABC2: 1.5%
ABC News 24: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.7%
SBS2: 0.3%


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