Nine wins the night as Big Brother boosts audience

big brother logoChannel Nine trumped its rivals on Thursday night, grabbing an audience share of 24.7 per cent off the back of The Block Glasshouse, Big Brother and Nine News, overnight OzTam metro TV ratings show.

Seven’s share slipped to 15.4 per cent from 16.2 per cent last week, with Ten posting an improved 12.6 per cent.

Big Brother’s audience has bounced back slightly in its fourth outing, with the reality show drawing a metro audience of 881,000 after posting its lowest audience on Wednesday evening of 777,000.

It had a lead-in of 1.283m with The Block Glasshouse, which won the night and was the most watched show across all demographics from 7.30pm, while Big Brother was the second most popular show in the demos, airing at 8.40pm.

Nine News grabbed an audience of 1.034m at 6pm before dropping to 980,000 at 6:30pm but it was enough to beat Seven in both timeslots. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 957,000 while 925,000 tuned in from 6:30pm.

Seven’s most popular entertainment program was soapie Home and Away which drew an audience of 770,000 in the 7pm timeslot.

Ten’s The Bachelor saw its Thursday night audience slip on last week’s with the reality dating show watched by 646,000 down on last week’s audience of 750,000. While it was the third most watched show in the 16 -39 and 18-49 demographics, it slipped to fourth most popular show amongst people aged 25 – 54, beaten by A Current Affair.

The show did manage to beat Seven’s The Secret Life of Babies, which aired from 8pm to 9pm, and had an audience of 591,000.

On the ABC, which had an audience share of 11.7 per cent, the ABC News was the most watched show with an audience of 771,000. 7.30 drew 655,000 while Catalyst was watched by 571,000 and drama series Silk grabbed an audience of 615,000, beating Seven and Ten for its hour-long run from 8.30pm.

Top 15 shows:

  1. The Block Glasshouse Nine 1.283m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.034m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 980,000
  4. Seven News Seven 957,000
  5. A Current Affair Nine 957,000
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 925,000
  7. Big Brother Nine 881,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 771,000
  9. Home and Away Seven 770,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 655,000
  11. The Bachelor Ten 646,000
  12. ABC News Update ABC1 617,000
  13. Silk ABC1 615,000
  14. The Secret Life of Babies Seven 591,000
  15. Family Feud Ten 580,000

Thursday night’s share:

  • Nine 24.7%
  • Seven 15.4%
  • TEN 12.6%
  • ABC1 11.7%
  • 7TWO 5.4%
  • SBS ONE 5.0%
  • 7mate 4.5%
  • GO! 4.2%
  • ABC2 3.2%
  • ELEVEN 3.0%
  • Gem 2.7%
  • ONE 2.2%
  • SBS 2 2.2%
  • ABC News 24 2.0%
  • ABC3 0.7%
  • NITV 0.6%

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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