TEN scores their biggest night of 2017

Sophie Monk has managed to give TEN their best night since July 2016.

The Bachelorette drew 1.32m for the bulk of its finale, rising to 1.64m for the moment she chose publican Stuart Laundy. That was the show’s biggest ever audience and well up on Matty J’s recent Bachelor finale (980,000 / 1.12m).

It swamped the competition with Home and Away, 7:30 and RBT all under the 600,000 mark. TEN’s dating show dominated the demos and trended at #1 on social media last night.

TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The combination of Sophie, romance, excitement, humour, love and amazing dates had all of Australia captivated by The Bachelorette Australia this year.

“Our sincere thanks and congratulations go to Sophie and Stu, who leave the show with our very best wishes for the future.

Gogglebox was also a winner for TEN also claiming its biggest ever audience at 952,000 viewers.

ABC’s  The Ex-PM debuted at 454,000 on a tough night, but in front of movies on Nine and Seven.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase all won their slots.

TEN network won Thursday with 30.2%, then Seven 25.0%,  Nine 23.8%, ABC 14.5% and SBS 6.5%.

Aside from The Bachelorette, Gogglebox drew 952,000 for TEN, then The Project (613,000 / 378,000), TEN Eyewitness News (420,000) and Family Feud (327,000).

Seven News (957,000 / 925,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (594,000), The Chase (551,000 / 356,000), and movie: Pitch Perfect (306,000).

Nine News (854,000 / 851,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (706,000), RBT (526,000), Hot Seat (451,000 / 284,000), and movie: Jack Reacher (429,000).

ABC News (698,000), 7:30 (567,000), The Ex-PM (454,000), John Clarke: Thanks For Your Time (396,000), Insert Name Here (359,000) and Back (250,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (322,000), Food Safari Earth (248,000), Sunshine (157,000), SBS World News (133,000) and Bosch (80,000).

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (209,000) ruled multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 26 October 2017.

25 Comments:

  1. How awkward was their Friday night The Project appearance !! No chemistry, n lots of eye rolling .Looks like the rumours are true , I think they faking still being together

  2. Maev....Sydney

    I watched…Sophie….not something I normally do..(I even gave up SBS)….but watch some during the day recently….drew me in….I did not care for Stu on face value….but liked him at the end….I wish them well..

    • Maev....Sydney

      Oh and Gogglebox….have not watched it since first season…there were so many laugh out loud moments….including the one mentioned in today’s email newsletter…. 😀

  3. Can’t get excited about the Bachelorette and i enjoy my fair share of trash tv. Gogglebox was great as usual last night. It’s one of the few FTA shows i don’t want to miss.

  4. Sully ” brilliantly casted and executed reality season”. Going by these comments sounds like the show is scripted. Could it be nominated for a logie for best drama ?

  5. i wonder how long this relationship between sophie and stuart will last.
    personally i dont think she should join the today show as co-host with karl- i can see her doing the project and studio 10 from time to time

  6. Again no drama on gogglebox. No movies. There wasn’t the need to do tattoos, cars, millionaire matchmaker and block. With so much content one can view, the lack of variety of content in the seasons gogglebox is becoming a bit of a turn off.

  7. barrington bumbaclaart

    Sorry Beverley, it didn’t have “all of Australia captivated”. At least 23 million Australians didn’t tune in (my household included)!!

      • Secret Squïrrel

        I’ve said this more times than I care to remember – population statistics is the answer to your question. The same system that the ABS relies on.

        The ratings system is designed so that conclusions can be made about the numbers (and demographics) of people who watch each show, based on the reporting of a carefully selected sample of the overall population.

        If you don’t trust the claim that 23m didn’t watch, you also can’t trust the converse claim that 1.3M did.

        There are actually 5,250 households on the current OzTAM panel. However, this only covers the 5 main capital cities so it’d be more accurate to say that 14M out of 15.4M didn’t watch the show.

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