The bachelorette TV ratings

The Bachelorette (772,000 nationally last night) is now down to its last four clones. Does it matter? Nope; it is a series heading towards a Blind Date. Elsewhere last night’s Bride and Prejudice averaged 912,000, the second outing of Tomorrow Tonight on the ABC averaged 776,000, down from 871,000 for the debut last week (and not as interesting). ABC TV’s Hard Quiz (1.11 million) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (1.07 million) stood out as the two most watched non-news programs last night. Seven’s night, with the ABC third again in total people and the main channels as Ten’s tough summer kicks in.

Unfortunately for The Bachelorette’s Ali, the real man in our mundane lives will be on the ABC TV at 8pm tonight. Malclom Turnbull, The Prince of Point Piper on a special Q&A. Ali and her quartet of clones will have to sprawl across a settee or two and see if Mal has the guts to really call it as it was, especially on that mad week in August

In regional areas it was Seven News/Today Tonight with 508,000, then Seven’s 6pm News with 506,000, Home and Away was next with 370,000, then the 7pm ABC News with 341,000 and Hard Quiz with 340,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.4%)
  2. Nine (24.6%)
  3. ABC (19.7%)
  4. Ten (18.3%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.5%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. ABC (14.7%)
  4. Ten (12.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.2%)
  2. GO, 10Boss (3.3%)
  3. 7mate (2.8%)
  4. Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.487 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.466 million
  3.  Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.204 million
  4.  Nine/NBN News — 1.192 million
  5. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 1.116 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.085 million
  7. Shaun Micalleff’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 1.070 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.048 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 996,000
  10. Home and Away (Seven) —974,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more – National List is definitive

Losers: Viewers of The Bachelorette, those who missed Mad As Hell.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 981,000
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 958,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 904,000
  4. Nine News— 890,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 780,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 707,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 679,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) —475,000
  9. 10 News First  — 386,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 261,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 413,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 326,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 192,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 128,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 69,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 135,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 66,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 63,000
  4. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 62,000
  5. PML Overtime (Sky News) — 50,000

Peter Fray

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