Seven wins the night but Nine wins the demos with repeat of The Big Bang Theory

Big bang theory top non news showA repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory on Nine at 8pm was last night’s most watched non-news program, attracting an audience of 931,000, building on the 7.30pm audience which tuned in for a first repeat of The Big Bang Theory of 848,000.

With non-ratings period programming getting into full swing the 8pm repeat was the most popular show across all the demographics, but was not enough for Nine to claim victory overall for the night with Seven winning the night with an audience share of 21.1 per cent while Nine settled for a share of 18.8 per cent.

The ABC and Ten lagged behind, with the ABC just beating Ten with a share of 11.8 per cent while Ten managed a share of 11.6 per cent according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Seven’s most watched non-news show was Home and Away at 7pm which pulled an audience of 892,000, while Family Feud was Ten’s strongest non-news performer with an audience of 559,000 at 6pm.

On the ABC, ABC News was its strongest player with an audience of 774,000 at 7pm leading into 7.30 which grabbed an audience of 724,000. A repeat of Family Confidential at 8pm was watched by 656,000 with 586,000 viewers tuning in at 8.30pm for a repeat of Grand Designs.

Seven’s Motorway Patrol, at 7.30pm, came second in its timeslot behind Nine’s The Big Bang Theory, pulling an audience of 832,000, with Nabbed, at 8pm, also coming in second behind The Big Bang Theory with an audience of 833,000.

At 8.30pm, Bones on Seven was watched by 718,000, winning its timeslot ahead of Nine’s Person of Interest (528,000), Ten’s Law & Order: SVU (347,00) and the ABC’s Grand Designs (586,000).

A second episode of Nine’s Person of Interest at 9.30pm pulled an audience of 389,000, beating Ten’s second episode of Law & Order: SVU which was watched by 298,000.

News was the most watched show again last night, with Nine News at 6.30pm winning overall with an audience of 1.020m, building on its 6pm audience of 1.014m. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 1.003m with Seven News at 6.30pm/Today Tonight grabbing an audience of 968,000.

Ten Eyewitness News, at 5pm, was watched by 644,000.

SBS grabbed an audience share of four per cent, with Royal Marines’ Commando School at 8.30pm its most watched show with an audience of 212,000.

In the secondary channels, 7Two led the way with an audience share of 5.9 per cent with its top performing show Judge John Deed at 8.30pm which was watched by 288,000 viewers. Nine’s Go had an audience share of 4.7 per cent with Auction Hunters at 7.30pm its most-watched show with an audience of 214,000.

Top 15 Shows

1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,020,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,014,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,003,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 968,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 931,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 913,000
7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 892,000
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 848,000
9 NABBED Network 7 833,000
10 MOTORWAY PATROL Network 7 832,000
11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 774,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 724,000
13 BONES-MON Network 7 718,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 644,000

Audience Share

Network 7 21.1%
Network 9 18.8%
Network ABC 11.8%
Network TEN 11.6%
Network 7TWO 5.9%
Network GO! 4.7%
Network ONE 4.1%
Network SBS ONE 4.0%
Network 7mate 3.9%
Network Gem 3.5%
Network ABC2 3.3%
Network ELEVEN 3.2%
Network ABC News 24 1.5%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC3 1.1%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share

Network 7 TTL 31.0%
Network 9 TTL 27.0%
Network TEN TTL 18.9%
Network ABC TTL 17.7%
Network SBS TTL 5.3% 3.9%

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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