Bachelorette scores 1.52m as TEN wins Thursday

Ratings: Despite online Spoilers, The Bachelorette outranks any of the finales for The Bachelor.


1.52m viewers watched as Sam Frost chose Sasha Mielczarek in a TV romance last night.

Another 1.24m watched the bulk of the show in which she decided against 34 year old footballer Michael.

Despite Daily Mail spoilers, 1.52m was excellent for TEN and ranked higher than The Bachelor finals with Sam Wood (1.48m) and Blake Garvey (1.37m) and Tim Robards (1.19m).

The good news continued with Gogglebox scoring its best ever figure of 720,000 last night.

Against heated competition The Verdict slipped once more, from 396,000 to 360,000 despite having an improved presentation.

TEN won the night with 27.9% then Nine 25.5%, Seven 25.1%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 5.2%.

Following The Bachelorette for TEN was Gogglebox at 720,000. The Project was 652,000 / 491,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 509,000. Law and Order: SVU was 285,000.

Nine News (986,000 / 945,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (901,000), RBT (777,000 / 677,000), Hot Seat (523,000) and The Verdict (360,000). I Am Innocent was 289,000.

Seven News was 947,000 / 925,000 for Seven then Home and Away (717,000), Mighty Cruise Ships (612,000), The Chase (562,000 / 395,000), Dog Patrol (461,000), What Really Happens in Thailand (342,000. The Amazing Race was 128,000.

ABC News (799,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (748,000), The Chaser’s Media Circus (545,000), Sherlock (390,000) and Antiques Roadshow (328,000). Please Like Me lifted ever so slightly to 156,000.

On SBS it was Shane Delia’s Moorish Spice Journey (224,000), Italy Unpacked (188,000), Destination Flavour Japan (161,000) and SBS World News (127,000).

GO!’s Big Bang Theory again topped multichannels at 302,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 October 2015

16 Responses

  1. Network TEN did not need to seek an injunction. The show rated very well. This really sounds petty. As for the Nine Network’s affiliated website so what. They just wanted to cash in on the success of the show. Certainly TEN has found a diamond in the rough with this show. Not my cup of tea but credit to TEN for its success we all know they need it.

  2. How nice it is to see channel ten at the top of the show summary of figures that you daily David! Obviously an overdue win for them, but you watch the other two main channels bring out the dogs to fight/copy the (I’m sure) 5 bachelor series planned next year :p

    I don’t watch the bachelor/bachelorette but I’m stoked they have a winner there in the back end of the year!

  3. My thoughts on The Verdict. It’s initial offering was a car crash on so many levels. From what I watched last night, it’s a much improved program that is offers something slightly different but is it even possible to recover from such a poor first episode ? Do channel nine stick with it in the medium term and rely on viewers to slowly come back to the show ?

  4. Sherlock repeats did no better than first run Musketeers on ABC last night. The Verdict won;t be renewed for next year on those numbers but next week will give a better indication when the ever low rating Jamie Oliver takes the Bachelorette slot leaving more viewers for the other channels.

  5. “Please Like Me lifted ever so slightly to 156,000.”

    The ABC must be ecstatic about that. If they can find a way of doubling those numbers they will get ratings as good as series two of Laid.

    I watched last night’s episode. I’m still baffled as to why the ABC markets the show as a comedy (or comedy drama or whatever they want to call it). For the love of God can someone please tell me which exact part of last night’s episode was actually funny in any way. Was it the on-the-nose soap opera infidelity subplot? Was it the incredibly insightful conversation about white bread? Was it Hannah Gadsby trying to injure herself and being miserable? Please someone, please help me. I want to understand. It’s like knowing everyone else is a member of a secret club. I can’t sleep at night not being able to understand a show the whole world is talking about.

    1. It’s whimsical absurd humour. It satirised the bread is evil movement, frustrating call centres, homophobia. “It’s not like being scared of dogs Tom. He wasn’t bitten by a homosexual as a child.”

  6. I did watch The verdict last night for the first time despite previous negative comments about the show , I found last nights episode to be quite good.

    1. Karl is still not doing well as a moderator. He has no presence, offering just another opinion and getting dragged into arguments (even though he tries not to). He doesn’t manage the debate by asking questions, ensuring different viewpoints get an airing stopping people going of on rants, stopping ad hominem attacks etc.

      Most of the people are there because they have controversial opinions, not because they can debate.

  7. Good on Ten.

    They have worked their reality brands well this year and Gogglebox was the ‘no way’ idea that turned into a gem with strong casting and tight edits.

  8. This must be the first time in a long time that Ten has one the night? I can’t remember the last time it did? Would you know when David?

    But good work Ten!

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