The Bachelorette may well prove to be a bigger hit for TEN than The Bachelor.
In only its second night it drew 973,000 viewers, the kind of numbers its predecessor was enjoying in the final stages.
Last night TEN benefitted by being the sole Reality show on air at 7:30pm, but as many viewers are discovering, there is something oddly-fascinating about watching Aussie men up close in this competition. But the show already lost one of its more interesting characters in ‘international model’ David.
Meanwhile Seven News won nationally, but not in the two biggest markets, although The Chase did beat Hot Seat in both. X Factor chose its Top 12 to the tune of 876,000 viewers.
Seven network won Thursday with 28.0% share, Nine 26.4%, TEN 23.6%, ABC 16.0% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven News (970,000 / 950,000) led for Seven then The X Factor (876,000), Home and Away (737,000), The Chase (576,000 / 391,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (471,000 / 391,000).
Nine News (944,000 / 880,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (816,000), RBT (678,000), The Footy Show (640,000), King’s Cross ER (550,000) and Hot Seat (501,000). A Celebrity Apprentice replay was 218,000.
The Bachelorette (973,000) led for TEN. The Project was 674,000 / 476,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 501,000, Law and Order: SVU was 365,000 / 310,000.
ABC News (857,000), 7:30 (673,000), The Chaser’s Media Circus (630,000), Antiques Roadshow (309,000), The Honourable Woman (300,000) and Catastrophe (151,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Luke Nguyen’s France (250,000), Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food (222,000) and SBS World News. Masters of Sex was 101,000.
7TWO’s Doc Martin (258,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 24 September 2015.