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Big Brother secures Seven a Tuesday win

Big Brother is down on 2020 but still tops entertainment. News shows continue to draw in lockdown viewers.

Big Brother topped Tuesday entertainment shows with 672,000 finale viewers in preliminary numbers, rising to 726,000 for the moment Marley was announced as winner.

That was lower than 2020’s 769,000 / 876,000 despite lockdowns across the country.

But it was ahead of MasterChef Australia (610,000), 7:30 (603,000), Australian Ninja Warrior (572,000) and Anh’s Brush with Fame (501,000). Who Do You Think You Are? averaged 308,000 for SBS.

Later Finding the Archibald ended at 415,000 then at various start times movie: Wonder Woman (338,000) and The Weakest Link (288,000).

Meanwhile news numbers were up both in primetime and for Breakfast TV.

Seven network won Tuesday with 29.9% then Nine 27.4%, 10 17.3%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 8.5%.

Seven News was #1 at a high 1.24m / 1.15m for Seven. Home & Away was 650,000 then The Chase (641,000 / 363,000).

Nine News (1.19m / 1.08m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 813,000 then Hot Seat (552,000 / 340,000).

The Project drew 519,000 / 355,000. 10 News First was 435,000 / 289,000 with NCIS at 252,000 / 180,000.

ABC News (757,000) was best for ABC. Diana (261,000) and The Drum (210,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (181,000 / 135,000), Tour de France (135,000 across the network) and Untold Australia (also 135,000).

NCIS also topped multichannels at 180,000.

Sunrise: 293,000
Today: 230,000
News Breakfast: 131,000 / 81,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 29 June 2021

7 Responses

  1. Hey David, long time reader – have now started replying. What’s with ANW ratings this year? Audience fatigue, predictability, or too early to tell? I would have expected it to be getting more eyeballs and not going the way of MKR so soon. Can’t see it as a tentpole hit, securing a ratings week anymore.

  2. BB divided way too many viewers with its constant twists of saving contestants after eviction, especially ones the viewers detested yet perhaps who BB favoured. I think majority of viewers perhaps prefer the live formats where they get to decide. Popular opinion is danny would have won BB if they had their choice. Imo he played the game as intended and didn’t need to pull the bleeding heart card to make top 3 and win BB.. *cough* marley! Never the less marley did deserve the win out of those 3 who did make the final.

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