Bachelorette TV ratings

Seven won total people, Nine edged out Seven in the main channels, Ten did well with The Bahcelorette (808,000 nationally), Love Island (403,000 nationally) remained as a reminder to viewers of how low Nine can go, and Gruen (897,000) lost ground on the ABC.

But a closer look shows that The Block’s fading hold on viewers (1.12 million) barely kept Nine’s main channel in front of Seven’s main channel (boosted by the news hour from 6pm — 1.38 million — and Home and Away — 916,0000). The Bachelorette failed to help Ten past the ABC, although it did some good in the demos. The collective share of the digital channels at 32.6% again underlined how poorly viewers thought of the main channel offerings. Seven returned The Good Doctor — 847,000 — which was OK but the days of a million or more are gone. It used to hold up Monday and Tuesday nights, now its on Wednesdays.

And that was a boring night of free to air TV.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.0%)
  2. Nine (27.0.%)
  3. Ten (19.10%)
  4. ABC (17.3%)
  5. SBS (8.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (18.9%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. ABC (12.9%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.3%)
  2. Gem (3.1%)
  3. 7TWO (3.0%)
  4. GO (2,9%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.399 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.373 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.127 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30  — 1.049 million
  5. Nine News — 998,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 984,000
  7. Home And Away (Seven) — 916,000
  8. 7pm ABC News  — 877,000
  9. Gruen (ABC) — 897,000
  10. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 847,000

Losers: The usual suspects (Flop Island)

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 916,000
  2. Seven News/TT — 890,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 797,000
  4. Nine News — 770,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 697,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 620,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 517,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 473,000
  9. Ten News First — 330,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 246,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise — national: 488,000; metro: 293,000
  2. Today — national: 294,000; metro: 197,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 235,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 199,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —118,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle) — 88,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000
  3. Richo & Jones (Sky News) — 49,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Sky News), Blue Bloods (TV Hits) —47,000

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