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.