Season high for Bachelor, Nine takes Wednesday.

Ratings: The Bachelor draws its biggest ever "non-finale" audience, even as Nine gives away $100,000.


The Bachelor is kicking goals for TEN, last night drawing 984,000 -its best ever audience outside of a finale. It was the top entertainment show for the night.

The show defeated Nine’s Hotplate grand final, which saw 850,000 watching for “The Winner Announced” and 783,000 across the bulk of the episode, just ahead of The Force on Seven.

While Utopia and The Weekly did well for ABC, the same can’t really be said for How Not to Behave –down to 430,000.

Nine network won the night with 27.7% then Seven 26.0%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 19.0% and SBS 6.2%.

Nine News (1.07m / 1.05m) was bet for Nine then A Current Affair (953,000), The Hotplate (850,000 / 783,000), Hot Seat (590,000) and Superfoods: The Real Story (467,000).

Seven News (970,000 / 955,000) led for Seven then The Force (778,000), Home and Away (768,000), Border Security (758,000), World’s Most Extreme (543,000) and Million Dollar Minute (495,000). Aquarius was 160,000 / 140,000.

The Bachelor (984,000) won its timeslot for TEN. The Project was 765,000 / 528,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 617,000 and Madam Secretary was 391,000 / 261,000.

ABC News (844,000) was best for ABC then Utopia (769,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (704,000), 7:30 (611,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (489,000) and How Not to Behave (430,000).

On SBS it was Treasures in Ancient Greece (280,000), 24 Hours in Police Custody (210,000), Bosch (149,000) and SBS World News (141,000).

7TWO’s Inspector Morse (255,000) ruled multichannels.

Sunrise: 343,000
Today: 310,000
ABC News Breakfast: 90,000 / 50,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 2 September 2015


16 Responses

  1. @david knox would you be able to tell me the ratings for aquarius and bates motel, I do know you have a limited amount of ratings that you report but did aquarius go flat after only the 2nd week and starting later, and with bates motel being on so late does it even rate anymore. thanks you do a great job on this site this is my 1st time login but have been following the tvtonight site since 2009

    1. I wanted to like it, but didn’t think there was chemistry between the hosts; despite being a fan of Gretel. Also tonally didn’t like some of the material. I think the show was hurriedly birthed. I gave it 2 eps.

  2. Haven’t watched much of Utopia in the past but watched last nights episode and really enjoyed it. Found it genuinely funny and will be back to watch again. The ABC is truly the only network that seems to offer a true variety in programming.

      1. It’s pretty much the same jokes each ep. It’s not bad but it’s not good enough for me. I didn’t watch it last night but came back for The Last Leg which I find to be actually funny.

  3. I enjoyed seeing Hugh Jackman on The Project last night. I then enjoyed seeing Hugh Jackman on The Weekly last night…almost could have been the same interview! I really hope The Weekly returns, I know Charlie said at the end of the show last night that they will be back in December to review the year.

        1. I also concur. I really enjoyed the insight into some relevant and hard hitting topics and humour.
          Imagine if current affairs actually dug into the issues the weekly brought up, rather than light fluff pieces on diets, bills and dodgy tradespeople etc.

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