Nine’s The Big Bang Theory hits a million viewers

Nine’s Big Bang Theory had a successful Tuesday night as it climbed to more than 1m viewers in its 8:50pm time slot, making it the highest rating episode of the year.

The show placed second on the ratings ladder and across all key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54), attracted 1.020m.

Its success followed on from Nine’s The Block, which won the night with 1.344m at 7:30pm. The episode was the highest rating Tuesday night episode of the year.

The Block also won the top spot across all key advertising demographics.

Both shows were well ahead of competitors in their time slots.

Nine’s Kath & Kim, which ran after The Big Bang Theory was also a strong contender on Tuesday night, with metro audiences of 563,000 and 508,000 across both episodes.

Seven’s 800 Words, which ran in the later time slot attracted 624,000 metro and Ten’s NCIS managed 340,000, sitting outside of the top 20.

Competing against The Block was Ten’s Australian Survivor with 595,000 metro viewers and Seven’s First Dates Australia, which had a metro audience of 526,000.

Australian Survivor placed third across the 16-39s and 18-49s.

On the news front, Seven won the night 985,000 metro viewers over Nine’s 977,000 at 6pm.

The most watched program for ABC was its news offering, which had 712,000 metro viewers.

Thanks to a strong performance from The Block, The Big Bang Theory and Kath & Kim, Nine won Tuesday night with a 26.3% audience share over Seven’s 17.1%, Ten’s 12.7%, ABC’s 9.8% and SBS’ 5.4%.


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