Big Brother Australia 2013 winner is

Tim Dormer walked away with the $250,000 cheque on Wednesday night as the winner of Big Brother Australia 2013, but it seems the real winner here is the executives of Nine recording a massive result in audience numbers for the show that was resurrected two years ago, when Network Ten dropped it.

The finale of Big Brother topped the television ratings for all viewers giving this iconic show the boost needed to show viewers why it is still relevant today. Highlighting the viewing numbers The Sydney Morning Herald discusses the popularity of Big Brother and how the final episode was dissected into three separate programs with the finale celebration winning across five metropolitan capitals

Prior to the winner announcement part an audience of 1.47 million tuned in, while the big lead up accumulated 1.13 million viewers overall. Dormer managed to come ahead of Italia’s Next Top Model contestant Jade Pietrantonio, who took home $10,000 for second place, while model Tahan Lew-Fatt had the third placed winnings of $5000.

Decided by the viewers, Dormer received 36% of the votes, with second placed Pietrantonio coming close at 34% and Lew-Fatt also came near with 30% of the votes. This made it a tightly contested finale, which had the strongest audience showing for Big Brother all season.

In addition, this year’s Australian Big Brother was rated among the top two or three programmes with every episode, therefore the real winner here is Nine. This proves there is still life left in the iconic reality show that doesn’t seem to want to go away, and with audience figures like this we are not surprised.