Big Brother pulls in nearly 1.5m for last episode of series

Big Brother 2013 - Tim Dormer winnerThe final episode of Big Brother brought more than 1.4m metro viewers to Channel Nine last night as housemate Tim Dormer was named the winner.

Nine cleared two and a half hours of its schedule for the grand final which averaged 1.31m, with audiences growing to 1.98m for the winner announcement and 1.474m for the final celebration.

The show has averaged around 800,000 viewers for the network four nights a week since its launch in July, and has consistently performed strongly in the 25-54 demographic where it was often the top program. Last night the show again topped 25-54s and Channel Nine announced it will return next year.

Meanwhile The Bachelor on Channel Ten averaged 704,000 metro viewers and was fifth in people 25-54. During the episode bachelor Tim Robards visited the homes of the remaining four girls and said farewell to events organiser Danielle. The show drew in more viewers than Seven’s Slideshow which averaged 591,000 in the 7.30pm timeslot.

Ten’s Wonderland, in a new time of 9pm rather than 8.30pm, averaged 502,000, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The third episode of Chris Lilley’s Ja’ime: Private School Girl, featuring Chris Lilley executing Miley Cyrus inspired dance moves as Ja’mie, averaged 592,000 – a fall of over 300,000 since its debut. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on Seven was second in the timeslot behind Big Brother with an average 674,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s Sunrise was the top rating morning show with an average 387,000 viewers and Channel Nine’s Today had 306,000.

Meanwhile Channel Ten’s new morning lineup averaged 44,000 for Wake Up and 48,000 for Studio Ten on its third day since Monday’s launch. Ten’s director of morning television, Adam Boland, is reportedly on sick leave with his deputy Rob McKnight, who oversees Studio Ten, stepping up to oversee both shows in Boland’s absence.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Big Brother – Celebration Nine 1,474,000
  2. Big Brother – Winner Announced Nine 1,398,000
  3. Nine News Nine 1,149,000
  4. Big Brother – Grand Final Nine 1,131,000
  5. Seven News Seven 1,025,000
  6. Today Tonight Seven 972,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 866,000
  8. Home and Away Seven 821,000
  9. A Current Affair Nine 720,000
  10. Hostages Nine 718,000
  11. 7.30 ABC1 718,000
  12. The Bachelor Wednesday Ten 704,000
  13. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Seven 674,000
  14. QI Rpt ABC1 630,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 604,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Nine 25.5%
  • Seven 16.6%
  • TEN 12.0%
  • ABC1 11.5%
  • 7mate 5.0%
  • GO! 5.0%
  • SBS ONE 4.6%
  • Gem 3.9%
  • ABC2 3.8%
  • ELEVEN 2.9%
  • ONE 2.6%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • SBS 2 0.6%
  • 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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