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Big Brother beats Celebrity Apprentice finale ratings as Shaynna Blaze is announced as the winner


No Martha, no numbers? Celebrity Apprentice finale LOSES to Big Brother in the ratings… after Shaynna Blaze was announced as the winner

Celebrity Apprentice Australia’s finale has suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Big Brother.

The Channel Seven reality how attracted 617,000 metro five capital city viewers on Tuesday night, narrowly beating Celebrity Apprentice on 614,000.

Celebrity Apprentice did however boast a solid 733,000 viewers for the winner announced segment, which was listed as a separate program in OzTam’s figures.

Knocked off: Celebrity Apprentice Australia’s finale suffered a surprising defeat on Tuesday. The main portion of the episode notched 614,000 viewers, 3,000 less than Big Brother

Elsewhere, MasterChef (563,000) continued to struggle in its second season with new judges and ABC’s 7:30 (557,000) beat last-placed Anh’s Brush With Fame (523,000).

The disappointing finale numbers for Celebrity Apprentice came as a surprise, after the show maintained consistent viewership all season. 

The season premiere did better than expected for Channel Nine, with 812,000 tuning in to see Lord Alan Sugar during the boardroom segment back in May.

The reality series was easily the highest-rated non-news program in the five-city metro ratings according TV Tonight at the time.

All is not lost: Celebrity Apprentice did however boast a solid 733,000 viewers for the winner announced segment, which was listed as a separate program in OzTam's figures

All is not lost: Celebrity Apprentice did however boast a solid 733,000 viewers for the winner announced segment, which was listed as a separate program in OzTam’s figures

Ari Kimber was evicted during Tuesday’s episode of Big Brother

Adriana Fernandez was left in tears when she realised fellow housemate Daniel Hayes had betrayed their pact in voting Ari out.

She broke down and became hysterical, accusing the real estate agent of ‘playing her’.

Out: Ari Kimber (pictured) was evicted during Tuesday's episode of Big Brother

Out: Ari Kimber (pictured) was evicted during Tuesday’s episode of Big Brother

No Martha, no numbers? Martha Kalifatidis who was a controversial-but-popular contestant on the program was fired on Monday night. The show had maintained consistent viewership after premiering to 812,000 in May

No Martha, no numbers? Martha Kalifatidis who was a controversial-but-popular contestant on the program was fired on Monday night. The show had maintained consistent viewership after premiering to 812,000 in May

Ratings are calculated by the average amount of viewers watching across the entire program. Networks often take advantage by creating a ‘separate’ show for the eviction segment, which is typically the most viewed. 

Celebrity Apprentice Australia did this with the premiere, which recorded 682,000 for the ‘launch’ portion of the episode and again with the finale (614,000).

Premiere vs Finale: The finale numbers were down on the premiere, which did 812,000 for the main portion of the show and 682,000 for the eviction segment

Premiere vs Finale: The finale numbers were down on the premiere, which did 812,000 for the main portion of the show and 682,000 for the eviction segment 

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