Big Brother and Gypsy Wedding both falter

By By Wenlei Ma | 11 October 2012

Nine's Big Brother slipped below the 900,000 mark last night while My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding failed to fire for the second week running.

Nine's voyeuristic reality show, Big Brother, averaged 895,000 metro viewers across the 90-minute broadcast, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam.

Heavily promoted reality program My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dropped on the previous week's debut to 619,000 viewers from 660,000 viewers. The series was out-rated by companion program Embarrassing Bodies (667,000) which aired in the later 9:30pm timeslot. During its plum 8:30pm timeslot, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding was beaten by Criminal Minds (949,000) on Seven and Gruen Planet (997,000) and Hamster Wheel (843,000) on the ABC.

On Seven, reality program Surveillance Oz was the night's most watched non-news show with 1.05 million people tuned in. Highway Patrol scored 977,000 viewers.

Ten's highest rated program was its news bulletin with 618,000 viewers in 18th spot.

Other top 20 programs were Seven News, Nine News, ABC News, Today Tonight (Seven), A Current Affair (Nine), Home and Away (Seven), 7.30 (ABC), QI (ABC), Modern Family (Ten) and The Project (Ten).

Across the main channels, Seven won the day with 22.2% of audience share, followed by Nine with 19.6%, the ABC with 15.0%, Ten with 9.7% and SBS with 4.6%.

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