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Bachelorette TV ratings

Usually Thursdays are not quite as ugly as they usually are when Googlebox Australia is in Ten’s schedule, as it was last night — 1 million national viewers. The Block averaged 1.06 million national viewers but couldn’t push Nine to a win in total people (it did in the main channels) because Nine’s 6pm-7pm News again suffered a whacking from Seven’s hour. Nine’s Today is heading for its third week in a row when its national audience hasn’t risen above 300,000 and its metro audience has failed to breach the 200,000 mark.

The flops returned — Flop Island… sorry, Love Island on Nine had 323,000 national viewers and was just beaten by a repeat of A Touch of Frost on 7TWO. Seven’s Bride and Prejudice easily accounted for Love Island with 610,000 national viewers, but the winner last night (as predicted) was The Bachelorette with 860,000 viewers –that was 111,000 down on Wednesday night’s return, a fall of more than 11%. A flop like Love Island will always be a flop. Just programming it into Thursday night’s line-up tells us Nine knows its a flop.

In regional Australia it was the usual suspects — Seven’s 6pm news with 523,000, Seven News/TT with 504,000, Home and Away with 353,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 337,000 and The Block with 318,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.9%)
  2. Nine (26.8%)
  3. Ten (22.7%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (17.5%)
  2. Seven (17.0%)
  3. Ten  (16.7%)
  4. ABC (8.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.8%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.5%)
  3. GO (4.3)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. Gem (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.436 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.397 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.065 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.042 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.010 million
  6. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 1.002 million
  7. Home And Away (Seven) —935,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 927,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 865,000
  10. The Bachelorette Australia (Seven) —  860,000

Losers: Flop Island, Bride and Prejudice.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 914,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 893,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 773,000
  4. Nine News— 759,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 637,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 598,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —515,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 427,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 302,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 232,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) National: 460,000, Metro 274,000
  2. Today (Nine) — National: 266,000, Metro: 169,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 248,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 215,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 121,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs: N/A

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) —81,000
  2. Supercars Bathurst (Fox Sports) — 79,000
  3. Supercars Bathurst (Fox Sports) — 73,000
  4. Supercars Bathurst Live (Fox Sports) — 70,000
  5. Supercars Bathurst Supports (Fox Sports) — 64,000

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