Just how big was The Bachelorette with Sophie Monk? Very.
It drew 951,000 in total viewers and swept all three demos -that was the biggest ever launch for a Bachelor / Bachelorette franchise so far. On social media #BacheloretteAU trended at #2 on Twitter worldwide last night, #1 nationally in Australia, while Sophie Monk, Jourdan and The Bachelorette all trended nationally.
To be fair it was not enough to knock The Block from top slot, a testament to its staying power. At 1.03m is was narrowly ahead. That left Seven caught in the crossfire at 619,000 for Border Security.
Of the shows that started 8:30 or later Gruen was tops at 773,000 but down on last week’s 903,000. Doctor Doctor was also down.
Seven News and ACA both won their slots.
TEN’s primary channel scored second place over Seven but Nine network won Wednesday with 27.4% then Seven 25.0%, TEN 23.4%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 7.4%.
The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.03m then Nine News (910,000 / 898,000), A Current Affair (786,000), Doctor Doctor (645,000) and Hot Seat (475,000 / 277,000). Embarrassing Bodies Revisits was 212,000.
Seven News (950,000 / 880,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (655,000), Border Security (619,000), The Chase (555,000 / 346,000), The Force (462,000) and Criminal Minds (395,000 / 314,000).
The Bachelorette (951,000) was strong for TEN then The Project (557,000 / 350,000), TEN Eyewitness News (431,000), Movie: Spy (349,000) and Family Feud (328,000).
Gruen (773,000), ABC News (738,000), 7:30 (578,000), Hard Quiz (576,000), Get Krack!n (378,000), Grand Designs (220,000), The Edge of the Bush (183,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (157,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Extreme Railway Journeys (268,000), Look Me in the Eye (173,000), SBS World News (162,000) and The Good Fight (155,000). The Handmaid’s Tale was 82,000.
ABC2 swept the top 20 of the multichannels led by Shaun the Sheep on 257,000.
News Breakfast: 100,000 / 51,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 20 September 2017.