Nine gives Seven renovation show a Big Bang

2013-05-16_0957Seven’s new renovation show slipped further last night with House Rules down from 803,000 on its premiere to 784,000. Nine’s Big Bang Theory at 8pm whacked it with 1.23m.

In Perth, where the first house is being renovated, Seven’s loyal audience is loving the show, with 168,000 watching -higher than 162,000 in Sydney.

Despite the challenges, Seven still managed to come close in primetime share.

Nine Network share was 30.2% then Seven 29.3%, ABC 19.25, TEN 16.5% and SBS 4.8%.

Nine News was #1 for the night with 1.3m then Big Bang (1.23m), The Block and A Current Affair (both 1.06m),  Arrow (971,000), Hot Seat (706,000) and The Following (437,000).

Seven News was 1.26m for Seven then Today Tonight (1.00m), Home and Away (954,000), House Rules (784,000), Criminal Minds (681,000 / 420,000 in 4 cities), Deal or No Deal (534,000) and Revenge (243,000 in 1 city).

ABC News was 903,000 for ABC1 with Adam Hills Tonight starting well on 797,000.  Qi was 735,000, then 7:30 (727,000), Would I Lie to You? (489,000) and Time Team (290,000).

A new Modern Family was 719,000 (rpt 555,000) for TEN then TEN News (650,000), The Project (550,000) and the final Mr and Mrs Murder (454,000). The Simpsons was 358,000 and The Good Wife was 343,000.

It was a tough night for SBS with World News Australia (198,000), Jimmy’s Forest (187,000), Borgen (140,000) and Extreme Frontiers: Canada (136,000).

Shaun the Sheep again led multichannels with 314,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 15 May 2013


  1. I’m sad about the numbers for Mr & Mrs Murder. I really enjoyed this show. I loved the chemistry between Shaun and Kat and enjoyed a bit of a piss take on all the crime shows that have been stuffed down our throats. I’d love if ABC picked it up for a second season if Channel 10 doesn’t.

  2. Thank you so much David!! I’m really happy that Craig Ferguson is beating Conan, not that I don’t like Conan, it’s that Craig Ferguson is the Best!! And you really can’t compare it to David Letterman because his on the main channel, Ch 10! But if he was on the digital channel, Craig Ferguson will beat him as well. Go Ferguson!!

  3. Nice House Rules numbers for Perth? It was expected. Ok, so the first house is from Perth but remember this show got the usual 7Perth over hype.
    Through owning the daily newspaper, we get continuous cross promotion for 7 shows, lots of “puff stories” culminating in articles with positive ratings spin for 7.
    One suspects babies are born here with their eyes glued to 7. As my media lecturer once told our class in the 80’s, “7 Perth could show a test pattern in prime time and still win the time slot!” Nothing has changed.

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