Bikie Wars skids to under 1m for Ten

Bikie Wars: 0.905m

The Big Bang Theory: 1.274m

Ten’s new show Bike Wars: Brothers in Arms has hit the brakes in its second episode, ratings falling from more than 1.2m on its debut last week to 905,000 last night.

In a reversal of last week’s ratings story, the show was beaten in the 8.30pm time slot by an episode of The Big Bang Theory on Nine, which was the most-watched non-news show of the night – with 1.274m – and won in every key advertising demographic.

Bikie Wars was also beaten by Packed to the Rafters on Seven, which rated with 1.241m.

Ratings for the second episode of Seven’s One Upon a Time also wilted, falling from 1.35m on its debut last week to 1.16m last night, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

Ten’s top rating show was Modern Family, which pulled in 1.035m. Just after it was MasterChef, which held just above 1m viewers.

The night’s most watched was Nine News, with 1.372m. However, Seven won the night overall, with 23.3% share over Nine’s 21.8%.

In the battle at breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise eclipsed Nine’s Today by 18,000 viewers, Sunrise rating with 376,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

1. Nine News Nine 1.372m
2. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.274m
3. Seven News Seven 1.265m
4. The Block Nine 1.264m
5. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.241m
6. A Current Affair Nine 1.182m
7. Once Upon A Time Seven 1.160m
8. Today Tonight Seven 1.126m
9. Modern Family Ten 1.035m
10. Masterchef Ten 1.031m
11. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.955m
12. ABC News ABC 0.953m
13. Home and Away Seven 0.924m
14. Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Ten 0.905m
15. Ten News Ten 0.822m

Tuesday’s channel share:

  1. Seven: 23.3%
  2. Nine: 21.8%
  3. Ten: 17.1%
  4. ABC1: 12.2%
  5. SBS1: 3.8%
  6. 7mate: 3.1%
  7. GO!: 3.0%
  8. 7TWO: 2.9%
  9. ABC2: 2.7%
  10. Eleven: 2.7%
  11. One: 2.5%
  12. Gem: 2.4%
  13. SBS2: 1.0%
  14. ABC News 24: 0.9%
  15. ABC3: 0.6%

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