The Nine Network dominated the television screens on Tuesday night with six of the top eight shows though it was unable to grab the number one spot.
It's revived reality show Big Brother attracted 1.327 million on its second night - about 300,000 fewer than Monday's launch episode - making it the second most-popular show of the evening.
Nine's Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen, claimed fifth and sixth spot with 1.112 million and 1.106 million viewers respectively with two episodes on debut.
Seven News, with 1.333 million viewers on average, pulled the biggest audience on Tuesday night and Seven also took third spot with Today Tonight (1.184 million) ahead of Nine News (1.184 million).
The Big Bang Theory continues to be a steady ratings puller coming in seventh with 1.074 million and A Current Affair (1.043 million) gave Nine six of the top eight spots.
Seven's long-running soapie Home and Away (1.020 million) was ninth and ABC News (979,000) was 10th.
Surprisingly Network Ten did not get a mention in the top 10 shows. Its highest rating program was MasterChef All Stars, which came in 13th with 788,000 and its new reality show Everybody Dance Now, which launched on Sunday night, is struggling. Even with former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and singer/songwriter Jason Derulo as its key figures, Everybody Dance Now only pulled 324,000 viewers - fewer than a repeat of NCIS Los Angeles - coming in at 30th.
Tuesday night's top rating shows
1. Seven News (Seven) - 1.333 million
2. Big Brother (Nine) - 1.327 million
3. Today Tonight (Seven) - 1.184 million
4. Nine News (Nine) - 1.184 million
5. Anger Management (Nine) - 1.112 million
6. Anger Management (Nine) - 1.106 million
7. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) - 1.074 million
8. A Current Affair (Nine) - 1.043 million
9. Home and Away (Seven) - 1.020 million
10. ABC News (ABC) - 979,000