1.3m for The Bachelor as TEN wins Thursday

Ratings: The Bachelor and Gogglebox both win their timeslots for TEN.


On the day Australian Television turns 60 Network TEN has won the night thanks to Reality TV.

The Bachelor was #1 with 1.32m viewers for the moment Richie chose Alex, with 1.1m viewers for the bulk of the show. These were its best figure all year, leading in total people and the demos, however it was lower than last year’s 1.48m viewers.

Elsewhere last night Seven News and ACA won their timeslots.

TEN won Thursday with 26.3% then Nine 25.8%, Seven 24.4%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 7.0%.

Following The Bachelor, Gogglebox also won its slot with 730,000 for TEN, The Project was 611,000 / 444,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 456,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 271,000.

Nine News was best for Nine with 911,000 / 894,000, then A Current Affair (846,000), RBT (711,000), The Footy Show (606,000) and Hot Seat (524,000).

Seven News won its slot for Seven with 1.11m / 1.03m followed by Home and Away (681,000), The Chase (664,000 / 451,000), Make You LOL (554,000), and Selling Houses Australia (323,000).

ABC News (745,000), The Checkout (617,000), 7:30 (605,000), The Code (353,000), Pointless (255,000) and The Tunnel (219,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Why Are We Getting So Fat? (224,000), Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia (187,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (161,000),  SBS World News (119,000) and Versailles (118,000).

ABC2’s Kazoops! was best on multichannels on 250,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 15 September 2016.

9 Responses

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  1. I enjoyed the Bachelor, and I find it strange that I do enjoy it as much as I do,as I do not like My Kitchen Rules, The Block and Zumbo, and X Factors and The Voices. I enjoyed The Code Season One. Season 2, not as much. Drama night Wednesday nights the PVR has to record Gruen XL on thursday nights, as I have Doctor Doctor and Offspring at the same time with the Wrong Child starting next week.

  2. The Bachelor is not my thing…….it’s a complete yawn for me really, as is the Bachelorette. But I can see why it rates so well for Ten.
    I doubt the ABC will renew The Code for a 3rd season, based on these ratings…….you can’t justify the expense for such a small return in audience numbers. The problem with the series this time isn’t the cast(which is good), it’s the storyline – far too far fetched and convoluted.
    The ABC seems to be relying a lot on Aussie content for the rest of this year – I doubt very much of it will rate all that well, to be frank. The likes of “Please Like Me” and “Upper Middle Bogan” are niche cult shows at best.

    1. A few thoughts. Are you watching The Code S2 or basing it on first season? Upper Middle Bogan is hardly niche when it wins its timeslot. I quote from 2014, “A little faith is restored in scripted comedy with ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan outranking the lure of reality equivalents in both Beauty and the Geek and Big Brother -for the second week in a row.” ABC always relies on Australian content. It’s the ABC!

      1. David can i also just follow on from your reply addressing Evans outrageous Australian content comment…
        Thank god ABC is relying on Australian content for the rest of the year. On all channels even if you hate reality but love drama, the nights are being filled with less US and more Australian content.. double thank god. There’s about 8 local dramas across FTA for the rest of the year, and while it’s a shame they all fell in the same period, it’s great to have a wealth of local stories to pick from, even if every single one isn’t your cup of tea.
        A wonderful sign of things to come hopefully. And you’re right, at least you can see why the Bach rates for CH10, people clearly love reality in the current world.

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