Big Brother is a rating success as last episode’s ratings are FINALLY revealed after data company Nielsen was hit by a cyber attack
A cyber attack on Nielsen’s data center delayed the delivery of TV ratings for last week’s live finale of Big Brother Australia.
But the ratings arrived today and Channel Seven can breathe a sigh of relief as the broadcast was a modest success.
Taking into account the final reviews, Big Brother is Seven’s biggest entertainment show of 2020 to date, and the most successful reality show in two years.
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Relief! The ratings for the Big Brother live final arrived today, and Channel Seven can breathe a sigh of relief as the broadcast was a modest viewing success. On the photo: Chad Hurst
As reported by TV Blackbox, the live final on Wednesday, July 22 averaged 1.13 million viewers nationally (876,000 metro).
Tuesday’s semifinal was watched nationally by 1.19 million people (832,000 metro).
Big Brother went up against Channel 10’s Bachelor in Paradise last Tuesday and Wednesday, but the dating show had fewer than 500,000 metro viewers every night.
Seven’s Programming Director Angus Ross said, “We were convinced that Big Brother would generate a huge audience for the major demos, particularly 25-54s, and the ratings released today confirm this.”
Success: As reported by TV Blackbox, the live final last Wednesday averaged 1.13 million viewers nationwide (876,000 metro). In the photo: Big Brother presenter Sonia Kruger
“Big Brother has shifted our audience and helped us win all the major demos of the past seven weeks in a row. It was also the basis of 7plus records, now winning 15 weeks in a row as the best CFTA BVOD service. We have just started and we will achieve many more victories, ” he added.
BVOD stands for broadcast video on demand, which includes Seven’s digital streaming service, 7plus.
The data shows that 7plus has streamed nearly 290 million minutes for Big Brother, making it the top program on BVOD throughout its run.
Competition: Big Brother went up against Channel 10’s Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, but the dating show had fewer than 500,000 metro viewers every night. In the photo: Sophie Budack and Kieran Davidson of Big Brother
Meanwhile, Big Brother has been recognized by the broadcast data as one of the most watched shows on commercial television so far this year.
It defeated Australian Survivor, I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here !, Bachelor in Paradise, and Dancing with the Stars in terms of total viewership.
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