Big Brother scores viewers with Tully Smyth eviction but AFL Brownlows win for Seven

big brother tully smythThe eviction of DDB Sydney’s social media strategist Tully Smyth from the Big Brother house rated 932,000 for Channel Nine, making it the top entertainment show of the night, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

Smyth, 25, left the house unaware of the social media backlash that has stirred against her including a hate campaign that has gained traction on social media during her eight weeks in the house.

Big Brother was the fourth program overall and the top rated program among people 25-54.

However in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, the Brownlow Medal awards ceremony celebrating the last year of the AFL was the top rated show.

Coverage broadcast live on Channel Seven was not included in the TV schedules in Sydney and Brisbane, but scored 930,000 viewers overall. The Brownlow Medal was the fifth program for the night and second in 25-54s, while red carpet arrivals started at 7.30pm had 683,000 viewers in the three cities. Coverage of the event also scored 200,000 viewers for Fox Footy making it the top-rated show on subscription TV.

Also in the 7.30pm timeslot was ABC1’s 7.30, which had 815,000 viewers making it ninth for the night, and Australian Story, which had 833,000 viewers at 8pm.

Ten’s new sports-focused panel show A League of their Own had just 403,000 viewers at 7.30pm, and was 16th in Ten’s target demographic of 25-54s. And Ten’s real-life crime investigation show Wanted had 387,000 viewers at 8.30pm and was 18th in Ten’s target demographic.

Channel Ten’s top show for the night was The Project, which had 583,000 total viewers at 6.30pm and was tenth in 25-54s.

While Today Tonight on Channel Seven at 6.30pm was seventh overall with 855,000 viewers, it was not shown in Perth.

SBS One launched a new Australian comedy series, Legally Brown at 9.30pm, featuring stand-up  comedy from Nazeem Hussain before a studio audience. The show rated 179,000 across the five cities, was 38th in people 25-54, and 68th overall.

The battle between Seven and Nine’s competing evening gameshows remains close in the 5.30pm timeslot, with Seven’s new Grant Denyer-fronted show Million Dollar Minute, launched last Monday,  just ahead of Channel Nine’s Hot Seat with 583,000 viewers, just above 579,000 for Nine.

And in the morning battle Seven’s Sunrise celebrated a victory over Nine’s Today last night with a total audience of 357,000 while Today had 281,000, but still won in Sydney.

Seven won the night with more 29.2 per cent audience share over Nine’s 19.1 per cent. Ten had one of its worst showings of the year with a share of just 8.6 per cent.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

    1. Seven News Seven 1.315m
    2. Nine News Nine 1.214m
    3. A Current Affair Nine 1.036m
    4. Big Brother Nine 932,000
    5. 2013 Brownlow Medal Seven 930,000
    6. ABC News ABC1 914,000
    7. Today Tonight Seven 855,000
    8. Australian Story ABC1 833,000
    9. 7.30 ABC1 815,000
    10. The Amazing 80’S Nine 720,000
    11. Home and Away Seven 713,000
    12. 2013 Brownlow Medal Red Carpet Special Seven 683,000
    13. ABC News Update ABC1 673,000
    14. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 632,000
    15. Million Dollar Minute Seven 583,000

Monday’s share:

  • Seven 29.2%
  • Nine 19.1%
  • ABC1 13.7%
  • TEN 8.6%
  • TWO 4.3%
  • GO! 3.6%
  • 7mate 3.5%
  • ELEVEN 3.5%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • SBS ONE 3.3%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  • ONE 1.7%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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