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The Big Bang Theory finale brings 781,000 metro viewers to Nine

After 12 seasons, The Big Bang Theory has ended on Australian screens, with Nine airing the penultimate and final episodes together at 7:30pm to 781,000 metro viewers.

It was the most-watched entertainment program, and also topped two of the three key advertising demographics, holding the top spot in the 18-49s and 25-54s.

Ten’s Masterchef took the top spot in the youngest advertising demographic, 16-39s, with 654,000 metro viewers tuning in overall. The next most-watched program for the network was scripted dramedy Five Bedrooms which brought in 476,000 viewers for its finale.

Nine was the most-watched channel with metro audiences aged 25-54, holding a 22.8% share, while Ten took the top spot overall in the 16-39s, holding 18.9%.

Overall, the most-watched programming for the night was Seven News with 1.043m viewers. Nine News aired to 896,000.

Seven’s most-watched entertainment show was The Chase Australia, which brought in 645,000 metro viewers. Day three of Seven’s Wimbledon coverage brought in 178,000.

The Super Switch, which Seven is now running out as two episodes on a Wednesday night, brought in just 203,000 metro viewers for the first episode and 140,000 for the second. The show premiered to 308,000 metro viewers.

ABC News aired to 623,000 metro viewers, while 599,000 tuned in for Anh’s Brush With Fame which saw the comedian paint emergency medicine specialist Dr Gordian Fulde. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell saw 577,000 tune in.

The Big Bang Theory helped Nine to an overall primary channel audience share win, holding 20.3%, above Seven’s 15.7%, Ten’s 13.7% and ABC’s 11.8%. In the network audience share Nine held 30.3%, Seven 25.4%, Ten 20.5% and ABC 16.3%. 9Gem was the most-watched multi-channel with 5.2%.

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