TEN’s Bachelor drew upon drama last night as one of its favourites was sent packing, just a week before the finale. Social media was in a spin when bachelor Sam farewelled Heather, but it drew excellent ratings.
At 981,000 it was the top rated entertainment show of the night, and helped push TEN above Seven for the evening. That was attributable to the fact Seven’s primetime underperformed so badly. Restaurant Revolution ended on just 183,000 -its lowest ever figure- but even Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares struggled.
The Chaser’s Media Circus returned to 559,000 for ABC, third in its slot.
Meanwhile The Footy Show had its best figure all year, presumably with added interest in Beau Ryan headlines, at 718,000 viewers.
Nine network won with 29.1% then TEN 23.9%, Seven 23.4%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 7.2%.
Nine News (1.01m / 1.01m) topped the night for Nine then A Current Affair (874,000), The Footy Show (718,000), Kings Cross ER (659,000), RBT (645,000) and Hot Seat (518,000).
The Bachelor (981,000) scored for TEN. The Project was 661,000 / 459,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 533,000, Law and Order: SVU was 455,000 / 259,000. Zoo was just 97,000.
Seven News was 942,000 / 843,000 for Seven then Home and Away (672,000), Million Dollar Minute (488,000) and Border Security International (445,000). Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares was just 310,000 and Restaurant Revolution finished with just 183,000.
ABC News (796,000), 7:30 (625,000), The Chaser’s Media Circus (559,000), The Honourable Woman (337,000), Antiques Roadshow (290,000) and Catastrophe (173,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food (258,000) Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (255,000), Luke Nguyen’s France (229,000), SBS World News (147,000) and Masters of Sex (111,000).
Big Bang Theory was best on multichannels at 296,000 / 295,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 10 September 2015.