The national audience for episode two of the new series of The Bachelorette last night dipped to 688,000, from 797,000 for episode one on Wednesday night. TV audiences are lower on Thursdays than on Wednesdays, so the dip could be explained that way. Let’s wait till next Wednesday for a more accurate reading. 

But it’s clear that it probably won’t be the show it was last year — take a look at the solid ratings for Gogglebox (913,000 nationally), it was far more popular than The Bachelorette, and was the second most watched non-news program last night. 225,000 more people watched Gogglebox than The Bachelorette — a near 33% jump. Condemned by the remote! Still, Ten will take its demo wins. They are rolled ratings gold, even though Nine won total people and the main channels.

In regional markets, it was Seven News/Today Tonight with 471,000, then Seven’s 6pm News with 454,000, Home and Away with 381,000, the 7pm ABC News with 324,000 and The Chase Australia from 5.30 pm with 304,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.2%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. Ten 21.4%)
  4. ABC (15.8%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.4%)
  2. Seven (15,8%)
  3. Ten (15.5%)
  4. ABC (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.8%)
  2. GO (3.6%)
  3. 7mate, ONE (3.5%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, Gem (2/41%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.306 million
  2. Seven News — 1.304 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.086 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.073 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.017 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 949,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 941,000
  8. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 913,000
  9. Paramedics (Nine) — 865,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 830,000

Top metro programs: weak night.

Losers: those who stuck with The Bachelorette. Seven’s line up — just weak. ABC, ratings spakfilla.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —850,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 835,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 832,000
  4. Nine News— 828,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 692,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) —680,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 570,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 443,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 359,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 264,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 447,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 331,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 239,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 211,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 133,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 93,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: First Test, Pakistan v Australia Tea Break Day 5 (Fox Cricket) — 136,000
  2. Cricket legends – Brian Lara  (Fox Cricket) — 134,000
  3. Cricket: First Test, Pakistan v Australia  Day 5 (Fox Cricket) — 128,000
  4. Cricket: First Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 5 (Fox Cricket) — 116,000
  5. Cricket: First Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 5 (Fox Cricket) — 61,000

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