Ratings: Big Brother Oz bows out with 1.75m

The last ever episode of Big Brother Australia peaked with an audience of 1.75 million last night, winning the youth demo for Network Ten.

Ten, which announced earlier this month it was axing Big Brother after the curtain fell on this, the eighth, series, said the finale was the top-rated show among 18-to-49s, 16-to39s and 25-to-54s.

Network Seven, meanwhile, also claimed victory in the 25-to54s. It claimed that its regular news and current affairs shows, drama series City Homicide and fact-ent series Border Security and The Force all beat Big Brother in the overall ratings.

The latest series has generated disappointing overall ratings. The Australian version of the show is made by Endemol Southern Star, which is a joint venture between the Big Brother creator Endemol and Australian producer and distributor Southern Star.

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