The season finale of Beauty and the Geek Australia dominated Thursday night viewing, with more than 1.2 million viewers tuning in to see the winners announced last night.
Beauty and the Geek's season finale was watched by an average of 1.100 million viewers on Seven last night, building towards 1.224 million who saw Jessie and Michael crowned as winners of the second season of the reality series. The ninety-minute finale easily won its timeslot and finished as the nights number one show in the advertiser preferred demographics.
The 8.30pm competition lagged well behind, with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's final episode for 2010 pulling 921,000 on Nine. Rake was watched by 701,000 viewers on ABC, whilst Rush sunk to only 672,000 and 688,000 for its two episodes from 8.30pm on Ten.
Thanks to Nine's coverage of the Ashes, Nine News had a rare national victory over Seven News, attracting 1.271 million viewers versus the 1.237 million watching Seven. Nine's bulletin won in all cities, except Perth where Seven held a commanding lead.
ABC News was first in the 7:00pm timeslot with 948,000, followed by Home and Away on 937,000. Two and a Half Men came third with 821,000 whilst The 7pm Project sunk to 609,000 viewers.
Keeping up with the Joneses and Bondi Vet combined to win the 7.30pm timeslot with 905,000 and 908,000 viewers respectively. Getaway followed with 897,000, whilst The Amazing Race was in a distant third with 797,000 viewers.
Go! was the number one multi-channel for the night with The Big Bang Theory pulling a robust 320,000, followed by Two and a Half Men on 245,000 viewers.
Seven dominated the night amongst viewers aged 16-to-39, 18-to-49 and 25-to-54 in primary channels and combined network shares.
Seven was first for the night in primary channel shares with 25.4 percent, followed by Nine on 23.5 percent and Ten with 17.9 percent. Seven also won in combined network shares with 30.5 percent, marginally ahead of Nine’s 30.3 percent. Ten were in third with 19.3 percent, followed by ABC with 15.7 percent, and SBS on 4.1 percent.
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