The Bachelor finale, in which everybody including the audience lost, helped TEN to a winning night.
The finale drew 1.01m viewers for the bulk of the show, rising to 1.24m for the Final Decision. That was well in front of a Thursday edition of The Block which proved to be TEN’s only competition after 7:30, at 784,000. An extended Home and Away (from 7pm) drew 512,000, followed by ABC’s 7:30.
Gogglebox enjoyed the big lead-in and pulled 813,000 from 9:20pm.
From 8:30 Paramedics debuted with 556,000 for Nine ahead of Grand Designs Australia, a movie on Seven and the final Go Back Live at just 172,000.
A Sunrise Michael Bublé concert scored 292,000 over Today‘s 212,000.
It’s no surprise TEN led the primary channel, but with one multichannels less a network win comes much harder. Last night it managed to pull it off.
TEN Network won Thursday with 26.9% then Seven 26.5%, Nine 24.1%, ABC 14.4% and SBS 8.1%.
The Bachelor was #1 for TEN with 1.24m / 1.01m then Gogglebox (813,000), The Project (565,000 / 288,000), TEN Eyewitness News (349,000), and Pointless (229,000).
Seven News (947,000 / 890,000) was best for Seven then The Chase (520,000 / 341,000), an extended Home and Away (512,000 from 7pm) and movie: Suicide Squad (343,000).
Nine News (850,000 / 849,000), led for Nine then The Block (784,000), Paramedics (556,000), Hot Seat (468,000 / 288,000), and Chicago Med (209,000).
ABC News (674,000), 7:30 (494,000), Grand Designs Australia (460,000), Loch Ness (315,000), Sammy J (286,000) comprised ABC’s night. QI drew 161,000.
On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Hidden Britain by Drone (284,000), Go Back to Where You Came From Live drew 172,000 for SBS then War & Peace (150,000), and SBS World News (132,000). The Chef’s Line drew 55,000.
7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels at 199,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 4 October 2018.