Nine’s The Big Bang Theory most-watched non-news show but Seven wins the night

Nine’s The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched non-news program on a quiet Thursday evening with the show’s 7.30pm episode grabbing 807,000 metro viewers.

The Big Bang Theory

A repeat of the US sitcom at 8pm pulled in 700,000.

The Big Bang Theory out-rated David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities which aired at 7.30pm on Ten and was watched by 450,000 viewers. A second episode of the series at 8pm attracted 508,000.

Both shows beat Australia’s Cheapest Weddings on Seven which drew 455,000 metro viewers at 7.30pm.

The two episodes of The Big Bang Theory were the most-watched programs across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Seven won the night with an audience share of 17.8% while Nine settled for 16.5%. The ABC grabbed third place with a share of 13.7% just ahead of Ten’s with 13.6%.

On the ABC, 7.30 had a metro audience of 802,000, Silvia’s Italian Table at 8pm grabbed 482,000 and Midsomer Murders at 8.30pm was watched by 441,000.

In the news battleground, Seven News at 6pm had the largest audience with 1.002m metro viewers, sliding to 974,000 from 6.30pm.

Nine News at 6pm was watched by 853,000, slipping to 802,000 from 6.30pm.


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