Seven’s Criminal Minds beats Big Brother as its audience sinks to 634,000

Nine’s Big Brother posted its lowest audience to date with the show, airing at 8:4opm, drawing a metro audience of 634,000 down on its audience of 777,000 last week and below Tuesday night’s audience of 696,000.

It had a lead in of 1.167m from The Block: Glasshouse, which airs from 7:30pm, which won the night. However the dip in audience saw Nine only just manage to beat Seven in terms of audience share, with 20.5 per cent against 20.3 per cent. The Block: Glasshouse was the most popular show across all demographics, while Big Brother fell to third place in all the demos.

Criminal Minds on Seven beat Big Brother with an audience of 799,000.

It was a solid night for the channel, with Home and Away at 7pm its most watched entertainment show with an audience of 931,000 while Border Security – Australia’s Front Line was watched by 820,000 at 7:30pm and The Force – Behind the Line drew an audience of 864,000 at 8pm. Criminal Minds, at 8:30pm, was watched by 799,000.

Over on Ten, The Bachelor was the channels most watched show airing at 7.30pm, with an audience of 774,000, up slightly on last week’s audience of 741,000. It was the second-most watched show across all the demographics.

The channel’s local drama series Wonderland, which went up against Big Brother and Criminal Minds at 8:40pm, continues to flounder, posting a series low of 458,000.

Extant, which airs at 9:40pm, also continues to shed viewers, only drawing an audience of 166,000 down from last week’s 178,000. It finished behind, amongst others, 7Mate’s Beverley Hills Pawn (217,000), 7Two’s A Touch of Frost (301,000) and Go’s Movie The Dark Knight (238,000). Last week’s episode of the series was watched by an extra 100,000 taking its total audience to 281,000.

Family Feud, which is simulcast on Eleven, One and Ten, was watched by 683,000 and the second half of The Project grabbed an audience of 560,000.

Ten had an audience share of 12.3 per cent, ahead of ABC’s share of 11.2 per cent.

ABC’s comedy show Utopia continues to struggle, shedding some of its audience with 603,000 tuning in, down from 614,000 last week. Last week’s episode was the most time-shifted show of the week, with an extra 132,000 watching the episode, taking its total audience to 747,000.

Reality Check, hosted by Tom Ballard, had a modest boost in audience numbers up to 444,000 after only 407,000 viewers tuned in last week.

In the news battleground Seven News won in the 6pm timeslot with an audience of 1.096m compared to Nine’s 1.029m however Nine News won in the 6:30pm timeslot. It boosted its audience to 1.086m while Seven News or Today Tonight saw its audience drop to 1.012m.

Meanwhile, on subscription TV, Fox8’s The Recruit has been renewed for a second season. Last night’s final episode of the show, which saw Johann Wagner named The Recruit, was watched by 162,000.

Top 15 shows:

  1. The Block Glasshouse Nine 1.167m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.096m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.086m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.029m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.012m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 968,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 931,000
  8.  The Force – Behind the Line Seven 864,000
  9. Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 820,000
  10. Criminal Minds Seven 799,000
  11. The Bachelor Australia Ten 774,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 754,000
  13. Family Feud Ten 683,000
  14. Big Brother Nine 634,000
  15. Utopia ABC1 603,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Nine 20.5%
  • Seven 20.3%
  • Ten 12.3%
  • ABC1 11.2%
  • 7TWO 6.6%
  • GO! 6.2%
  • 7mate 4.2%
  • SBS ONE 3.8%
  • Gem 3.3%
  • ELEVEN 3.3%
  • ABC2 2.9%
  • ONE 2.1%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • SBS 2 1.1%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • NITV 0.1% 0.1%

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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