Big Brother ran so long over time it’s almost pointless trying to make sense of today’s ratings. The finished at around 10:25pm, leaving no time to talk to the person people wanted to hear from: the winner.
Nine coded the show into various sections as is the habit of networks for grand finals, but preliminary figures don’t reflect corrected airtimes. BB: Celebration topped the night at 1.47m viewers then BB: Winner Announced 1.4m and BB: Grand Final 1.31m.
Nine Network won the night with a strong lead with a 34.4% share then Seven 25.0%, ABC 17.9%, TEN 17.5% and SBS 5.3%.
Nine News was 1,15m, A Current Affair was 720,000 in 4 cities, Hostages was 718,000 (including much of BB numbers) and a new CSI at 11:25pm was 218,000 (those numbers include Hostages viewers).
Seven News (1.03m) was best for Seven then Today Tonight (972,000), Home and Away (821,000), Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (821,000), SlideShow (591,000), Million Dollar Minute (452,000), Surveillance Oz (405,000) and Motorway Patrol (341,000).
ABC News (866,000) topped ABC1 then 7:30 (718,000), Qi (630,000), Ja’Mie: Private School Girl (592,000), Tractor Monkeys (508,000) and Agony Aunts (327,000).
Against Big Brother, The Bachelor actually had its best numbers so far at 704,000 with an extended episode, no less. TEN Eyewitness News was 604,000, Wonderland was 502,000 and The Project was 475,000. The Simpsons was 310,000 but Sleepy Hollow was just 183,000.
Richard Hammond’s Miracle of Nature did well for SBS ONE at 357,000. Next were 24 Hours in Emergency (230,000), World News Australia (172,000), Greece The Islands (103,000) and Prisoners of War (64,000).
Big Bang Theory led multichannels at 294,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 49,000 / 30,000
Wake Up: 44,000
The Morning Show: 175,000
Studio 10: 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 6 November 2013