Social media was agog by antics on The Bachelor after one contestant declined a rose from Blake Garvey and six new females entered the bachelor pad. Tantrums ensued and Twitter loved it. While the show increased by 42,000 it managed to top the demos.
But the night belonged to Nine, which had a staggered schedule due to NRL.
Nine network won the night with 29.5% then Seven 27.35, TEN 18.9%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 6.1%.
Nine News was 1.08m / 990,000. Next for Nine was A Current Affair (816,000), The Footy Show (659,000), The Block (585,000 in 3 cities), Hot Seat (575,000) and Thursday Night NRL (423,000 in 2 cities).
Seven News was 997,000 / 915,000 for Seven then Home and Away (881,000), Border Security: International (556,000), Million Dollar Minute (544,000) and movie: Snow White and the Huntsmen (396,000).
The Bachelor was 681,000 for TEN. The Project was 656,000 / 482,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 596,000, and Law & Order: SVU was 356,000 / 285,000.
ABC News and Catalyst both tied on 721,000 for ABC. 7:30 was 640,000, Silk was 600,000, QI was 401,000 and The Dreamhouse was 281,000.
Heston’s Great British Food (315,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey (270,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (251,000), Masters of Sex (138,000) and SBS World News (137,000).
Don’t argue with Peppa Pig, topping multichannels at 285,000 for ABC2.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 21 August 2014