The 2019 cast of The Bachelor

A weak night with not very much of interest. Only The Bachelor on Ten (858,000 nationally) and The Front Bar on Seven (580,000 nationally and 259,000 in Melbourne) stood out. The NRL game on Nine and Foxtel (621,000 and 222,000 respectively) was a dour, late season struggle between two also-rans in North Queensland and the Broncos.

Tonight and tomorrow are not much better. There’s the first Bledisloe Cup game between Australia and some trans-Tasman mob called the All Blacks in Perth (and on Ten and Foxtel). In regional areas the same old story: Seven’s 6pm News led with 538,000, then Seven News/TT with 524,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm and Home and Away tied with 325,000 each, and the 7pm ABC News with 313,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.1%)
  2. Nine (24.9%)
  3. Ten (19.7%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.1%)
  2. Nine (18.6%)
  3. Ten (13.8%)
  4. ABC (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.2%)
  3. 10 Bold (3.7%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (3.0%)
  5. GO (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.554 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.483 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.188 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  6.30 — 1.171 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 980,000
  6. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 966,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 949,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 899,000
  9. The Bachelor (Ten) — 858,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 785,000

Top metro programs:

Seven News — 1.017 million

Losers: Everyone bar fans of The Bachelor and The Front Bar – everything else was grim, even the NRL.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.017 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 960,000
  3. Nine News    — 883,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 866,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 695,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 637,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 523,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 494,000
  9. 10 News First  — 357,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 290,000

Morning (National) TV:

    1. Sunrise (Seven) — 442,000 (Metros: 257,000)
    2. Today (Nine) —312,000 (Metros: 214,000)
    3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —240,000
    4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 202,000
    5. Today Extra (Nine) — 141,000
    6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 80,000

Top five pay TV programs:

    1. NRL: North Qld v Brisbane (Fox League) — 222,000
    2. NRL: The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) —103,000
    3. NRL: Thursday Night League (Fox League) —68,000
    4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 65,000
    5. Credlin, Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 47000

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