The Bachelor Australia topped Thursday entertainment shows with 1.12m for the moment Matty Johnson chose Laura and 980,000 for the bulk of the show.
That was well in front of RBT (652,000), 7:30 (584,000) and Make You LOL (386,000 in 4 cities) and it topped all 3 demos. But the numbers were also down on 2016’s 1.38m / 1.13m when Richie Strahan chose Alex Nation.
Home and Away was the night’s second highest entertainment show, albeit beaten by A Current Affair and ABC News.
The lure of the Bachelor finale was enough to damage the return of Glitch for ABC. At 329,000 it was well down on 2015’s 511,000 debut.
Although there are differences in their running time the AFL Footy Show pipped The Front Bar -but not in Melbourne where Seven’s show drew 190,000 to Nine’s 175,000.
TEN was the top primary channel last night but multichannels pushed rivals in front.
Seven network won Thursday with 26.4% then Nine 25.0%, TEN 24.3%, ABC 16.7%, and SBS 7.6%.
Seven News was best for Seven with 995,000 / 948,000 then Home and Away (697,000), The Chase (622,000 / 392,000) and Make You LOL (386,000 in 4 cities). A Little Big Shots repeat was 282,000 in 3 cities. The Front Bar was 266,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News (899,000 / 881,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (765,000), RBT (652,000) and Hot Seat (462,000 / 269,000). The AFL Footy Show was 269,000 in 3 cities. NRL Footy Show was 184,000 in 2 cities.
The Bachelor was #1 for TEN with 1.12m / 980,000 then The Project (608,000 / 375,000), TEN Eyewitness News (429,000), The Wrong Girl (423,000) and Family Feud (307,000).
ABC News (715,000), 7:30 (584,000), Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food (334,000), Glitch (329,000), Clarke & Dawe: From the Archives (316,000), Grand Designs (203,000) and The Detectives (190,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (323,000), Gourmet Farmer (303,000), Junk Food Kids (189,000), SBS World News (131,000), River Cottage Australia (119,000) and Versailles (80,000).
Shaun the Sheep had a daggy 247,000 on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 September 2017