Bachelor return tops entertainment shows on Wednesday

Matty J’s return as The Bachelor won his timeslot for TEN last night with 846,000 viewers, as the top entertainment show of the night. The show also topped the demos.

That was higher than The Force / Border Security  (710,000 / 700,000), 7:30 (574,000) and Britain’s Got Talent (561,000) but it was lower than 2016’s debut with Richie Strahan’s 882,000.

ABC comedies Utopia and Mad as Hell were down on last week’s bumper numbers, slipping just outside the Top 10, but still ahead of Offspring and Criminal Minds.

Seven News and A Current Affair were both timeslot winners.

Seven network won Wednesday with 27.2% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 23.2%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 7.0%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.06m / 982,000 then Home and Away (713,000), The Force (710,000), Border Security (700,000), The Chase (618,000 / 377,000) and Criminal Minds (489,000 / 368,000).

Nine News (1.03m / 1.02m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (796,000), Britain’s Got Talent (561,000 / 307,000) and Hot Seat (536,000 / 298,000).

The Bachelor debuted to 846,000 for TEN then The Project (603,000 / 384,000), Offspring (559,000), TEN Eyewitness News (469,000) and Family Feud (366,000). NCIS: LA was just 189,000.

ABC News (706,000), Utopia (647,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (640,000), 7:30 (574,000), QI (462,000) and Growing Up Gracefully (325,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Secrets of the Long Haul Flight (258,000), Neil Oliver: Scotland’s Rail Disaster (195,000), SBS World News (138,000) and River Cottage Australia (110,000).

ABC2’s Kazoops upstaged the multichannels with 220,000.

Today: 273,000
Sunrise: 253,000
News Breakfast: 94,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 26 July 2017


  1. jezza the first original one

    The Bach….the drink flowed, the inhibitions loosened, hilarious first episode… favourite initial character is the one who told Matty that she had been stalking him on instagram for 6 months and that was before she had a drink. I hope she hangs in there for a while. I am amazed there were no ‘wardrobe malfunctions’

  2. melbourneamy

    Offspring should start at 8.30pm on the dot.
    The Bachelor airs two nights per week, why it needs to run for so long is very annoying. Hopefully won’t have to put up with it much longer….

  3. A great Wednesday for Ten.

    Put down to nearly 3 hours of Bachelor / Offspring (7:30pm to nearly 10:30pm).

    Offspring should start no later than 8:45pm-9pm I reckon though.

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