(Image: Network Ten)

Ten ended The Bachelor last night and it did well — if you discount a 9% slip in viewer numbers on the 2018 finish. The winner’s announcement averaged 1.52 million and topped the night nationally. That was down 150,000 from the 1.67 million for the 2018 winners announcement. The finale averaged 1.20 million nationally — solid, but down 152,000 from the 1.35 million in 2018.

And that was the night, while Seven had more people watching, Ten won the main channels and the demos, and ended up having one of its best weeks this year. Certainly Australian Survivor and The Bachelor ended their seasons this week with more bang than the now elderly MasterChef. Seven’s The Front Bar again did well — 538,000 nationally and 243,000 in Melbourne.

In the regions it was Seven News with 558,000, Seven News/TT with 518,000, The Bachelor with 356,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 346,000 and Home and Away with 325,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.0%)
  2. Ten (27.5%)
  3. Nine (22.4%)
  4. ABC (15.4%)
  5. SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (22.3%)
  2. Seven (17.7%)
  3. Nine (15.3%)
  4. ABC (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.6%)
  2. 7TWO (3.9%)
  3. 7mate (3.4%)
  4. GO (3.0%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Bachelor Winner Announced (Ten) — 1.528 million
  2. Seven News — 1.462 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.414 million
  4. The Bachelor Finale (Ten) — 1.203 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.097 million
  6. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 1.054 million
  7. Nine/NBN News — 1.035 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 958,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 902,000
  10. Home And Away (Seven) —862,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Bachelor Winner Announced (Ten) — 1.17 million

Losers: Nine and Seven (except for The Front Bar)

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 908,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 895,00
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 811,000
  4. Nine News — 762,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 668,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 607,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 533,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 468,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 352,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 269,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) National: 468,000, Metro 294,000
  2. Today (Nine) — National: 323,000, Metro: 223,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 240,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 210,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 133,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs: N/A

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 76,000
  2. Grand Designs Australia (LIfeStyle) — 55,000
  3. NRL: 360 (Fox League) —50,000
  4. Paul Murray Live In Washington (Sky News) — 49,000
  5. NRL: The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 48,000

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