The Bachelor was the top entertainment show on a quiet Thursday pulling 739,000 viewers, on par with last week, and topping the demos.
But The Wrong Girl fell to 336,000, down from 391,000 last week. This year TEN moved the show from its traditional Wednesday slot, presumably to avoid going head to head with Nine’s Doctor Doctor, where it was attracting over 400,000 or 500,000 last year. But it is not retaining enough from its lead-in despite both skewing female.
ABC’s Pulse was not much better at 350,000 down from 392,000 in the same slot, next week is the finale.
Seven enjoyed wins with Seven News and The Chase but it was Nine’s night with a staggered sports schedule, including the Socceroos qualifier pulling 327,000 on 9GO! ACA won at 7pm.
SBS also enjoyed a lift thanks to Great British Railway Journeys.
Nine network won with 29.1% then Seven 26.9%, TEN 20.4%, ABC 14.8% and SBS 8.8%.
Nine News was best for Nine with 875,000 / 828,000 then A Current Affair (769,000), Hot Seat (450,000 / 273,000), Thursday Night NRL (447,000 in 2 cities), AFL Footy Show (300,000 in 3 cities) and RBT (299,000 in 3 cities). NRL Footy Show was just 152,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 922,000 / 920,000 then Home and Away (678,000), The Chase (554,000 / 387,000) and Make You LOL (476,000). Diana: Her Story drew 253,000 and The Front Bar was 205,000 in 3 cities.
The Bachelor (739,000) won for TEN followed by The Project (537,000 / 351,000), TEN Eyewitness News (407,000), The Wrong Girl (336,000) and Family Feud (334,000). An SVU repeat was 237,000.
ABC News (726,000), 7:30 (506,000), Pulse (350,000), Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food (322,000), Clarke and Dawe: From the Archives (321,000), and a Grand Designs repeat (194,000) comprised ABC’s night. A Heroes special was just 159,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (353,000), Inside Kensington Palace (329,000), Gourmet Farmer (288,000), SBS World News (152,000) and Versailles (121,000).
9GO!’s Socceroos coverage topped multichannels with 327,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 31 August 2017