Did any readers catch The Bachelorette on Ten last night? Didn’t think so, as not that many did across the country — 695,000 tuned in nationally, against the 797,000 for the debut a week ago and 688,000 for the second episode. So it has quickly found its feet (in audience numbers) and nothing else. It was still the top program in 16 to 39s, but the audience numbers are not convincing. Nine won 16 to 49s and 25 to 54s, and was neck and neck with Seven in total people and the main channels. 

The ABC finished in front of Ten on the main channels thanks to good figures for Hard Quiz (974,000) and Mad As Hell with 948,000. Manifest on Nine lost altitude — 949,000 for the debut a week ago, 757,000 last night. That’s a 20% slump. Fasten seat belts, turbulence ahead? 

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News averaged 477,000, Seven News/Today Tonight had 470,000, The Block had 393,000, Home and Away had 379,000 and Beach Cops had 346,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.2%)
  2. Seven (29.1%)
  3. ABC (17.1%)
  4. Ten (17.0%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.9%)
  2. Seven (20.0%)
  3. ABC (12.9%)
  4. Ten (10/9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.8%)
  2. GO (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.5%)
  4. ONE (3.4%)
  5. Gem (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.465 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.397 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.314 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.142 million
  5. Nine/NBN News (6.30) — 1.134 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.036 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.022 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 989,000
  9. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 979,000
  10. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 948,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers.

Losers: The Bachelorette.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 988,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 927,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 876,000
  4. Nine News (6.30) — 865,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 729,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 701,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 614,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 463,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 359,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —262,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 477,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 354,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 257,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 219,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 153,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 174,000
  2. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 107,000
  3. Cricket, Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 2 (Fox Cricket) — 91,000
  4. Cricket, Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 2 (Fox Cricket) — 89,000
  5. Cricket, Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 2 The Big Break (Fox Cricket), Cricket, Second Test, Pakistan v Australia Day 2 Tea Break (Fox Cricket) — 64,000

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