Well, I don’t know about you, but what is going to happen on The Bachelor tonight? Did we see a separation last night before a climactic hook up could be confirmed tonight? Stunned like a mullet; breathless like a Honey Badger. 1.12 million viewers across the country were left perplexed by last night’s departure of the hot fave. Gogglebox will pale into insignificance tonight. 

Oh, Nine won the night, with The Block again doing well with 1.28 million, but the Badger helped Ten remain very competitive in the demos. Seven was an onlooker and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (870,000) was its usual larrikin self.

In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News was on top with 543,000, then Today Tonight with 537,000, Home and Away with 382,000, The Block with 361,000 and The Chase Australia with 334,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.8%)
  2. Seven (26.1%)
  3. Ten (21.5%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.1%)
  2. Seven (8.41%)
  3. Ten (15.5%)
  4. ABC (12.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (3.5%)
  2. GO (3.3%)
  3. 7TWO (3.1%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy. 7mate, Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.565 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.535 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.287 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.209 million
  5.  Nine/NBN News — 1.183 million
  6. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.121 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.107 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.064 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 991,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 918,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News— 1.023 million

Losers: Bachelor viewers.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.023 million
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 998,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 914,000
  4. Nine News — 901,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 786,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 737,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 634,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 511,00
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 339,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 287,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 449,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 319,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 234,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 208,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 130,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. GoggleBox Australia (LifeStyle) — 184,000
  2. Love It or List It Australia  (LifeStyle) — 122,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8), The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 49,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 46,000

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