TEN’s Bachelor was the top show in entertainment stakes last night at 736,000 viewers. It was down on last week’s 787,000 but it still topped all 3 demos.
The news was less encouraging for the return of The Wrong Girl. In a new Thursday night slot it was back with 391,000 viewers. It’s hard to compare directly with the competition given Nine and Seven both had various shows in various cities by then. But a 345,000 drop is concerning from what is essentially a lead-in appealing to the same audience.
Pulse slipped again for ABC, from 413,000 to 392,000.
Nine News and ACA won slots for Nine before a Footy Show telethon and NRL kicked in.
The Chase held its slot for Seven with Home and Away the second-most popular entertainment show of the night.
Nine network won Thursday with 30.4% then Seven 26.4%, TEN 20.0%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 7.3%.
Nine News was #1 for Nine with 979,000 / 952,000 followed by A Current Affair (891,000), Thursday Night NRL (508,000 in 2 cities), Hot Seat (506,000 / 287,000) and the AFL Footy Show (324,000 in 3 cities). NRL Footy Show was 174,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (932,000 / 904,000) was best for Seven followed by Home and Away (631,000), The Chase (571,000 / 405,000), Make you LOL (449,000) and World’s Deadliest Weather (337,000). The Front Bar was 244,000 in 2 cities.
The Bachelor (736,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (614,000 / 402,000), TEN Eyewitness News (433,000), The Wrong Girl (391,000) and Family Feud (347,000). Common Sense wrapped with just 194,000.
ABC News (668,000), 7:30 (497,000), Pulse (392,000), Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food (338,000) and Conviction (223,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (338,000), Gourmet Farmer (266,000), Sugar Crash (194,000), SBS World News (133,000), River Cottage Australia (114,000) and Versailles (99,000).
Peppa Pig topped multichannels with 263,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 24 August 2017