The 2019 cast of The Bachelor

A soft night – Ten returned The Bachelor returned to Ten last night – 1.07 million, Good enough to push Ten into second overall in total people and in the main channels. Nine ran dead with a Fast and Furious movie which could only grab 408,000 from 8.30pm. Seven followed with the movie Wonder Woman (507,000) from 8.30pm after a Highway Patrol “Special” — 875,000.

Seven won the night and Nine was reduced to bragging how Nine News was watched by 1.21 million. It was an odd boast because Seven News/TT (the 6.30 to 7pm part of Seven news) drew 1.56 million, or 350,000 more than Nine’s 6.30 news. Seven’s 6pm News was watched by 1.62 million, 427,000 ahead of Nine’s 6pm News. In regional areas Seven’s 6pm News led with 595,000, then Seven News/TT with 570,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 387,000, Home and Away, 365,000 and the Highway Patrol Special on Seven with 341,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.7%)
  2. Ten (24.5%)
  3. Nine (23.1%)
  4. ABC (17.3%)
  5. SBS (7.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.2%)
  2. Ten (17.2%)
  3. Nine (16.7%)
  4. ABC (13.2%)
  5. SBS ONE 4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (2.9%)
  3. ABC Kids Comedy, Gem (2.2%)
  4. GO (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1. Seven News — 1.622 million
    2. Seven News/TT —  1.562 million
    3. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.212 million
    4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.195million
    5. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.078 million
    6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.077 million
    7. ACA (Nine) — 1.015 million
    8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.015 million
    9. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 961,000
    10. 7.30 (ABC) — 961,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.027 million

Losers: Another quiet night — except for Ten and the ABC. Weak offerings by Seven and Nine.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.027 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 992,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 901,000
  4. Nine News  — 897000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 705,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 660,000
  7. 7pm ABC News – 640,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 511,000
  9. 10 News First  — 365,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 300,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 447,000 (Metros: 274,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —315,000 (Metros: 214,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 186,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 139,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —75,000

Pay TV

  1. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 102,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 65,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 63,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) — 59,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 57,000

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