Bachelor tops the night for TEN

Ratings: TEN's reality finale knocks The Block off its perch but Nine still managed to win Thursday.

Blake and SamTEN’s The Bachelor has topped the night with The Final Decision pulling 1.37m viewers and the bulk of the “fairytale” finale at 1.02m.

The 90 minute special has plenty of social media buzz, amid speculation Blake Garvey and Sam Frost may have already split.

It’s the first time in weeks that Nine’s Block has been knocked off its perch between Sunday – Thursday.

Nine network still won the night with a 30.7% share then Seven 24.6%, TEN 23.9%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 4.9%.

The Block won its timeslot at 1.07m for Nine, but Nine News was unusually below the magic million at 977,000 / 953,000. A Current Affair (899,000) and Hot Seat (550,000) followed. The NRL Footy Show final was 401,000. Big Brother was 356,000 / 88,000. Footy Classified was 271,000 in 3 cities.Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast,

Seven News was 1.02m / 949,000 for Seven. Home and Away (839,000), Dynamo: Magician Impossible (600,000), Million Dollar Minute (571,000), Wil Anderson: Just for Laughs Montreal (381,000) followed.

Aside from TEN’s Bachelor success, Madam Secretary debuted with 740,000 in overnight figures. The Project was 567,000 / 391,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 566,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 373,000.

ABC News (669,000) topped ABC then Catalyst (666,000), 7:30 (603,000), Undeniable (465,000) and QI (384,000).

On SBS ONE it was Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey (227,000), Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast (207,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (201,000), SBS World News (111,000) and Masters of Sex (109,000).

ABC2’s Octonauts 297,000 was best on multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 October 2014

8 Responses

  1. I watched Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast and liked it….also enjoy Madam Secretary…but today on catchup…
    @ maxxdude…I found that whole dinner scene a bit cringe worthy….only part I did not particularly enjoy.

  2. Regardless of the outcome I think 10 put up a great series of The Bachelor and nice to see it finish with such good ratings too. What I find most interesting is the comparison between The Bachelor and Big Brother. They both consist of a cast of mainly 20 somethings, yet the two casts couldn’t be more different. I must admit I only watched the first week of Big Brother and I saw the whole series of The Bachelor, but I think the casting people from Big Brother could learn a lot from The Bachelor. The Bachelor and the girls were so much more interesting to me, had far more depth to their personalities and you really wanted to see many of them do well in the show. I look forward to next year.

  3. I enjoyed Madam Secretary up until she named all the wives at the dinner…that just overdid the Superwoman aspect for me as well as the cutesy scene with Bebe Neuwirth. I hope this stays a procedural & the ‘secret’ involving the former Secretary doesn’t take over.
    Encouraging debut.

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