The Bachelor wins timeslot for TEN

bachThe Bachelor is coming home with a wet sail for TEN, and possibly a few other moist parts as well.

TEN’s decision to stick with its reality series is paying off, last night hitting a new high of 870,000, winning its timeslot. It couldn’t have come at a better time following dismal figures elsewhere in the schedule and an Upfronts and AGM both looming.

Next week the show has an extended finale followed by a post-finale special on Thursday.

Seven network won the night with a share of 28.1% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 22.1%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 5.9%.

Seven News (1.16m) led Seven then Home and Away (1.01m), Today Tonight (988,000), SlideShow (717,000), Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (638,000), Million Dollar Minute (538,000) and Surveillance Oz (394,000).

Nine News topped the night for Nine at 1.19m then A Current Affair (1.02m), RBT (670,000), Hot Seat (593,000), Big Bang (474,000 in 4 cities) and Hostages (439,000 / 429,000).

Following The Bachelor for TEN was TEN Eyewitness News (652,000) and Wonderland (626,000). The Project was 464,000 and The Simpsons was 327,000.

ABC News (816,000) was best for ABC1 then 7:30 (673,000), Qi (586,000), Ja’mie: Private School Girl (575,000), Shock Horror Aunty (523,000), and Tractor Monkeys (423,000).

On SBS ONE it was Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature (306,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (263,000), World News Australia (167,000) and Greece! The Islands (108,000).

Neighbours led multichannels at 304,000.

Sunrise: 349,000

Today: 337,000

ABC News Breakfast: 56,000 / 52,000

Wake Up: 32,000

The Morning Show: 157,000

Mornings: 142,000

Studio 10: 41,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 13 November 2013


  1. Good news for 10 re: The Bachelor. Also pleased with Wonderland figures. Probably the best episode of the season (or half season) & then it finishes….

    I wish 10 the best for 2014. They need some strong ratings in the new year.

  2. I think the project is going backwards not forwards with the figures l8ly. Ten need to cut it to 30 mins next yr. it’s a win win, reality can return to 7pm getting 30 mins ahead of shows like mkr and house rules.

  3. I think Ten’s mistake was moving The Bachelor to the same timeslot as Big Brother. Most people I know watched both, but preferred to watch BB live and catch up on The Bachelor later.

  4. @ alchemist
    I did wonder why H&A was rating better. Thought it was the build up to the Finale. Yet the ABC news has dropped.

    I am glad Ch10 have a bright spot. The Bachelor doesn’t interest me, but it is gaining interest. perhaps Wed night is a good spot. Plus Ch9 didn’t have the Farmer dating show, so Ch10 was able to fill that void for those that wanted it.

  5. Secret Squirrel

    @Pete – amen to that. I prob wasn’t going to watch Hostages but wanted to give Revolution a go. However, as soon as I saw them scheduled as double-eps I lost interest. Two hours is too much to commit to something that might not be that good, and you have to be prepared to stay up beyond 10:30 if not PVR’ing.

    I don’t understand why Nine didn’t put Revolution on at 8:30 followed by Hostages on both days. Twice a week is still not ideal for trying a new drama but that way people could at least give Revolution a serious look even if Hostages was on too late for them.

  6. Everyone at TEN will be cracking open the Yellowglen today!
    Bachelor isn’t everyone’s pot of tea, but a win is a win. Maybe TEN could see this as a reason to revisit some other US formats – Aussie Survivor?

  7. I really don’t know why we still talk about lead-ins. Apart from leaving the TV on in the background when you’re not actually watching it, I don’t know any one who just leaves their TV on one channel and not change in between shows.

    At our house, everything is recorded – so what airs before or after a show is completely irrelevant.

  8. Good news for 10. Nice to see a struggling program be moved and slowly build. It’s not my type of TV but it appears to have production value…so good to see it working…..Maybe even crack the mill next week.

    What is interesting is it appears since AFL and NRL season have stopped…Ten seems to be doing better on the Fri and Saturday nights…Given there is not much competition. They so badly need a major sport. to attract viewers who don’t normally watch Ten.

  9. Wow that was unexpected. Certain renewal I’d say and it boosted Wonderlands figures.
    Both did well in the 16-39 and 18-49 demos
    Last night’s Wonderland I thought was pretty good, one of the better episodes I must say.

  10. Well done Ten, that’s some late in the year cheer for them.

    Tractor Monkeys @ 8pm is an appalling figure. Surely ABC has to put it to bed now and not bring it back for a third series.

  11. Double eps of scripted drama is not paying off for Nine. Revolution gets poor figures but could also be blamed on slow tracking it. But Hostages is fast tracked and still bombs.

  12. It’s a horrendous program. I watched about 20 minutes of it last night and have soooo many moral objections to it, but good on Ch 10 for winning a timeslot! They needed something to fire and this kind of has and is gaining a bit of traction.

  13. Great numbers for The Bachelor considering the poor lead in from The Project.

    The Simpsons isn’t helping matters either, and yet Ten seem insistent on keeping it in the line-up.

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