TEN’s decision to hold Bachelor in Paradise until after Married at First Sight wrapped has been vindicated with the show drawing 750,000 viewers last night.
It was second in its slot, only just beaten by 60 Minutes on 778,000, but it did top all 3 demos. That’s encouraging news for the network after last week sinking to its lowest ever week since OzTAM ratings began in 2001.
But it was bad news for Seven with Australian Spartan returning to just 473,000 viewers – that’s lower than the 524,000 it attracted when the network yanked it from the schedule.
At least we are now in Easter non-ratings, so it won’t affect Seven’s annual share.
Elsewhere last night the Comedy Festival Gala drew 366,000 viewers for ABC and the afternoon Australian Grand Prix race averaged 612,000 viewers, down on 2017’s 701,000.
Nine won the night overall. You can check out the OzTAM Overnights here.
Full ratings wraps resume on April 9.