Last night demonstrated why there is still a tussle over Australia’s third commercial network.
TEN was the leading primary channel last night, with The Bachelorette topping the night and Gogglebox the second top entertainment show. Together with The Project TEN also scored the first 3 places in the Demos.
The Bachelorette dominated with 985,000 viewers (with Apollo already firming as a potential 2018 Bachelor if he doesn’t win Sophie’s heart), well ahead of an extended Home and Away with a 30 minute head start, RBT and 7:30.
Gogglebox on 826,000 was also without peer, beating everything on Nine (including its 6pm news) and all of Seven’s entertainment shows.
Nine had a lucklustre night but at least remains on track to win the week.
ABC unveiled new UK panel show Insert Name Here but Glitch is fading away at a dismal 203,000. Food Safari Earth debuted to 244,000 on SBS.
Thanks to multichannels, Seven network won Thursday with 28.9% then TEN 25.8%, Nine 24.0%, ABC 13.9% and SBS 7.3%.
Seven News (870,000 / 860,000) was best for Seven then, Home and Away (600,000), The Chase (536,000 / 349,000) and Movie: The Intern (504,00).
The Bachelorette was #1 for TEN with 985,000 then Gogglebox (826,000), The Project (537,000 / 345,000), TEN Eyewitness News (427,000), Law & Order: SVU (366,000) and Family Feud (330,000).
Nine News (820,000 / 812,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (731,000), RBT (594,000), Hot Seat (407,000 / 241,000) and Movie: Olympus Has Fallen (356,000).
ABC News (699,000), 7:30 (469,000), Insert Name Here (330,000), Glitch (203,000), Grand Designs (178,000). The Murder Detectives was just 111,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (290,000), Food Safari Earth (244,000), River Cottage Australia (211,000), SBS World News (121,000) and Bosch (112,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed off with 255,000 on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 12 October 2017.