Seven’s Big Brother finale audience

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 29 July 2020
Chad Hurst

Seven’s Big Brother finale attracted more than 800,000 metro viewers, with ratings for the night released a week late due to a ransomware attack on Nielsen.

The season ending, split into two parts last Wednesday, attracted 876,000 metro viewers for the Winner Announced and 769,000 metro viewers for the Finale.

Metro and regional (376,000) combined created an audience of 1.253 million for the announcement of the winner.

Model Chad Hurst won the game show after six weeks locked in a compound on Sydney’s northern beaches. The 27-year-old took the $230,000 prize money from girlfriend Sophie Budack and Daniel Gorringe.

The launch episode gave Seven 1.3 million viewers nationally, making it the TV station's biggest launch episode since 2018.

Angus Ross, Seven’s network Programming director: “We were confident that Big Brother would deliver massive audiences in the key demos, particularly 25-54s, and the ratings released today confirm it. Big Brother has shifted our audience, being instrumental to us winning all key demos the last seven weeks in a row. It’s also been the foundation of 7plus breaking records, now winning 15 weeks in a row as the top CFTA BVOD service. We’re just getting started and we’ve got plenty more wins to come.”

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