Monday night’s big Big Bang

By David Knox on October 11, 2011 / Filed Under News 21

Premiere episodes of The Big Bang Theory paid off for Nine last night, pulling in excellent figures of 1.6m and 1.5m viewers.

That was enough to topple The X Factor on Seven which averaged 1.31m across it’s nearly two hour broadcast.

Caught in the crossfire was Junior MasterChef on 843,000, followed by 7:30 / Australian Story (744,000 / 819,000) and William Shatner’s Weird or What (146,000).

At 8:30pm while The X Factor continued, The Mentalist was 1.13m, followed by Undercover Boss Australia (795,000), Four Corners / Media Watch (767,000 / 715,000) and Swift & Shift Couriers, which was SBS’ strongest performer on 297,000.

Body Of Proof (924,000) won at 9:30pm over CSI: Miami (704,000), Q & A (661,000) and Law and Order: SVU (409,000).

Heartbeat was the top-rated multichannel show on 305,000.

Seven won the night.

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  1. Jaye October 12, 2011 at 11:39 am -

    Love The Mentalist, glad to see it doing well.

  2. Barrie October 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm -

    x-factor is crap…i’ve given up on it already…nothing more than a school eisteddfod

  3. Craig October 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm -

    Well technically they could show a double ep next week as 4 have aired in the US this season.

    So in some places we’ll get TBBT at 7pm(rerun), 7:30(new) and then 8pm(rerun), that’s not confusing.

    Please Nine show some other sitcoms, bring back the Emmy wining Melissa in Mike and Molly or any of the other sitcoms slowly gathering dust on the shelf.

  4. Beckala October 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm -

    According to ICE tv guide, a repeat of Big Bang is screening 8pm next Monday

  5. toriwannabe October 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm -

    @tmorgan, I don’t watch CSI Miami in full, but I like to watch the start to see David Caruso look down, take his sunnies off, and slowly lift his squinty-eyed head to say some dead-pan serious dialogue. Does he realise how stupid he looks?!

  6. Sheba Percy October 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm -

    I really like William Shatner’s show, very interesing, too jaded for X-Factor…:)

  7. Jonno October 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm -

    I took time to watch Masterchef but it did start to grate because I found myself rooting for some people to lose, not win. My wife watches Junior Masterchef and I see it every now again but the other night when the ankle biters were let loose in The Summit finished it for me. They have got to be joking!

  8. Andy October 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm -

    GNW actually gained 1000 viewers on last week

  9. Craig October 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm -

    I was amazed Nine aired both Big Bang eps last night (Like they did in the US) but yes it paid off for them, almost winning the night.

  10. Michael October 11, 2011 at 11:52 am -

    I’m with you, Tmorgan. Hiratio is hilarious!!!!

  11. stevieg October 11, 2011 at 11:47 am -

    Loved having Big Bang back with new episodes and we had two last night. What will be on in the 8.00pm slot next week? Is Two Broke Girls going there?

  12. Cameron October 11, 2011 at 11:41 am -

    Nine had a really good night winning the night in primary channels (Go and Gem didn’t do so well giving Seven the night). Big Bang was funnier than ever and The Mentalist and CSI Miami were great and ratings were up compared to last week. Big Bang even won at 7pm. I find ABC News the only 7pm show worth watching. Home and Away is not as good anymore.

    Swift and Shift Couriers is a great comedy on SBS which I enjoy and you can get the dvds at JB HIFI. Its strange how SBS release shows on dvd before they finish on tv.

    I enjoy Junior Masterchef and have to record due to clashes. It was up compared to last Monday by a bit and Undercover Boss improved too.

    Cannot bother with ch 7 except for Rafters at present.

  13. alvar October 11, 2011 at 11:18 am -

    good to see nine has come to their senses and brought back that winning monday lineup which has always worked well in the past.

  14. David Knox October 11, 2011 at 10:49 am -

    Paul Fenech’s humour does aim at all targets, yes. Probably gets away with it more because nobody is spared.

  15. steven guy October 11, 2011 at 10:47 am -

    I stumbled on to Swift & Shift by chance last night, the pvr is now set so that I don’t miss it ever again.

    How absolutely homophobic, zenophobic, tasteless, vile, rude, inapropriate, bigoted and rascist it is but every one cops it, no one is spared !

    Funny stuff.

  16. franz chong October 11, 2011 at 10:46 am -

    good on them.I went back to watching these big bang theory episodes last night and had a good laugh.You only have to look at the garbage that Home and Away has turned into to want to switch over to the alternatives such as this or 7pm project even if you hate the fact it’s on the Eddie Everywhere Network here in Australia.

  17. AS October 11, 2011 at 10:42 am -

    924,000 for Body of Proof is impressive. Great show and great numbers for a 9.30pm Monday night timeslot.

  18. AS October 11, 2011 at 10:41 am -

    Ten have got to be worried about Mastechef. The main series was average and people don’t seem to be showing much interest in Junior Mastchef. After The Renovators flopped you’ve got to wonder if James Warburton is having second thoughts.

  19. tmorgan October 11, 2011 at 10:40 am -

    CSI Miami still pulling good numbers, even though it came 2nd. I only watch it because of the crappy (and often inappropiriate) one-liners the main guy says… Honestly they’re funny

  20. AmazingRaceAlex October 11, 2011 at 10:06 am -

    Crikey! Something at Oztam must of screwed up!

  21. Steve October 11, 2011 at 9:47 am -

    Seven won the night….. unstoppable

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