Bachelor tops demos, AFL drives big night for Seven.
Ratings: AFL finals draw viewers away from other shows, leaving Seven as the only game in town.
AFL finals delivered a huge share to Seven last night, in Melbourne alone pulling 525,000 viewers, the single biggest audience of the night. With only the NRL The Footy Show, and not its southern counterpart, the night also saw Nine fall behind TEN in primary channel share (albeit by 0.1%).
It was The Bachelor that led in entertainment stakes with 818,000 viewers, down from 857,000 last week. Once again the show topped the demos for TEN.
ABC’s Checkout also took a hit from the footy, with The Code losing more than 100,000 viewers.
Seven News and A Current Affair both won their respective slots.
Seven network trumped the night with 35.1% then Nine 22.0%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 15.3% and SBS 6.0%.
Seven News was #1 with 954,000 / 906,000 for Seven then AFL (676,000 in 2 cities), The Chase (608,000 / 386,000) and Home and Away (587,000 in 4 cities). Selling Houses Australia was 239,000 in 3 cities, and movie: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was 176,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News (910,000 / 909,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (786,000), RBT (641,000) and Hot Seat (531,000). The Footy Show was 245,000 in 2 cities, and movie: Edge of Tomorrow was 179,000 in 3 cities.
The Bachelor drew 818,000 for TEN. The Project was 594,000 / 415,000, Gogglebox was 570,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 459,000 and SVU was 287,000.
ABC News (684,000), 7:30 (605,000), The Checkout (598,000), The Code (318,000), Pointless and The Tunnel (both 221,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Luke Nguyen’s Street Foot Asia (166,000), Destination Flavour (152,000), World’s Greatest Food Markets (133,000), SBS World News (111,000) and Versailles (106,000).
Peter Rabbit (260,000) was best on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 8 September 2016.