Nine’s decision to push The Big Bang Theory into the timeslot reserved for The Voice last night was accepted by Australian viewers, with 1.37 million tuning in to watch the sitcom.
The network yesterday announced it would not be airing the scheduled episode of The Voice, with reports claiming the show had caught up to its live tapings.
In its place were three episodes of The Big Bang Theory, one of which rated number one, while two other episodes were ranked fifth and ninth. The latter two averaged audiences of about a million viewers each.
Nine had the top rating three shows of the night, with Nine News coming second and Arrow taking third on 1.32 million.
Also over a million viewers were Seven’s The Force, Nine’s Current Affair and Seven News.
Seven’s Home and Away scraped into the top ten with 948,000 viewers.
Seven’s Highway Patrol rated 12th with 919,000, while Criminal Minds ranked 15th with 735,000.
Ten News at Five won 720,000 and was the network’s only program in the top 20.
Nine won the night with the largest share of audience (31.3%) while Seven came in with 29.6%. Ten took 16.5%, the ABC took 16.9% and SBS won 5.7%.