Ratings: New Big Bang lifts Nine; New season of Gogglebox launches on Foxtel

A new episode of The Big Bang Theory helped lift Nine’s fortunes grabbing 833,000 metropolitan viewers for the Wednesday 7.30pm timeslot, the network’s best result for this year.

Meanwhile Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel hosted the 2016 season launch of Gogglebox where the Logie-nominated show averaged 181,000 nationally, up from the 146,000 that watched the first ever episode last year.

Despite, the better 7.30 performance, in the end, Nine’s audience share was static with 25.1% while Seven was up to 33.2%, ABC and SBS also saw small increases, all at the expense of Ten that dropped to 15.8%.

My Kitchen Rules was up slightly to 1,301,000 while Seven News had 1,028,000 and 976,000 viewers. Home and Away did well with younger audiences despite finishing third at 7pm with 787,000. Later, Criminal Minds averaged 747,000 and Blindspot 251,000 with the afternoon’s The Chase on 602,000 and 413,000.

Nine News (1,014,000 and 976,000) and A Current Affair (936,000) were top ten entries for Nine with a Big Bang double on 833,000 and 711,000. Hot Seat had 569,000 at 5.30pm with The Secret Life of the Zoo (238,000) and Animal Rescue Thailand (153,000) seen in AFL states while The NRL Footy Show had 194,000 in the northern states.

Meanwhile, ABC News (790,000) and 7:30 (664,000) were again ABC’s best performers. Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (595,000) and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (590,000) were steady while Luke Warm Sex (448,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (325,000) missed the top twenty.

Long Lost Family slipped for Ten to 453,000 for its fourth episode and with only nominally better demographic results the show may not see another season. Best on the network was The Project (535,000 and 396,000) with Ten Eyewitness News and Family Feud both on 534,000. Later, Madam Secretary had 358,000 and The Good Wife 252,000.

Over on SBS, 24 Hours in Emergency (301,000), Walking Through History (236,000) and Vikings (216,000) all continued their good runs.

In a close run breakfast race, Seven’s Sunrise had 325,000 to just pip Nine’s Today with 320,000 while ABC News Breakfast was third with 107,000 and 57,000. Following was The Morning Show (147,000), Today Extra (119,000) and Studio 10 with 92,000. Later, Seven Morning News had 120,000 with 112,000 watching Nine Morning News while ABC News at Noon had 94,000.

See [Wednesday 6 April 2016] (Wednesday 6 April 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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