TEN’s Bachelor finale scored its best-ever ratings last night as 1.48m viewers watched Sam Wood choose Snezana as his future romance. The bulk of the finale drew 1.23m viewers. Those figures improved on 1.37m / 1.03m in overnight numbers last year.
The show won the demos and was biggest in Melbourne, and was top-trending last night on Twitter. TEN won in primary channels but was let down by its multichannels and later programming, losing a pile of viewers after the show concluded.
Hot Seat has also drawn its first numbers above The Chase. In the end Nine won the night -even without The Block.
Nine network won with 27.1% then Seven 25.9%, TEN 25.2%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 5.6%.
Nine News (1.04m / 957,000) was best for Nine then ACA (849,000), The Footy Show (680,000), Hot Seat (576,000), RBT (542,000) and King’s Cross ER (541,000). A Celebrity Apprentice replay was 241,000.
Seven News (974,000 / 922,000) led for Seven then The X Factor (902,000), Home and Away (763,000), The Chase (546,000 / 407,000), and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (444,000). An 800 Words repeat was 233,000.
The Bachelor lifted to 1.48m / 1.23m for TEN. The Project was 688,000 / 486,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 553,000, Law and Order: SVU was 476,000 and a TBL Families replay was 176,000.
ABC News (857,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (737,000), The Chaser’s Media Circus (636,000), Antiques Roadshow (357,000), The Honourable Woman (351,000) and a Media Watch replay (199,000).
On SBS it was Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food (234,000), Luke Nguyen’s France (191,000), SBS World News (159,000) and Masters of Sex (97,000).
7TWO’s Doc Martin (272,000) topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 107,000 / 61,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 17 September 2015