Viewers return for Bachelorette finale

Viewers may have felt fairly indifferent to Ali Oetjen’s season run on The Bachelorette but there was still interest see if she found a fairytale ending.

Or maybe they were just hungry for another bombshell.

The finale drew 766,000 for the bulk of its screening, rising to 926,000 for the Final Decision. The show topped the demos and was easily ahead of 7:30 on 525,000 then Home & Away (from 7pm), RBT and Australia Says Yes.

While the result is well down on Sophie Monk’s bumper numbers of up to 1.64m they are on par with Georgia Love’s Season 2 at up to 972,000.

After 8:30, overruns notwithstanding, Paramedics led on 584,000 ahead of How to Stay Married on 507,000 then Endeavour, Orange is the New Brown, Modern Family and Waco.

10’s primary channel landed in second place however Nine network won Thursday with 27.8% then Seven 26.8%, 10 21.1%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 6.8%.

Nine News (757,000 / 741,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (648,000), Paramedics (584,000), RBT (470,000), Hot Seat (426,000 / 261,000) and Chicago Med (244,000 / 160,000). Driving Test was 206,000 in select cities.

Seven News (850,000 / 824,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (483,000), The Chase (463,000 / 294,000), Orange is the New Brown (264,000), Modern Family (198,000) and movie: Date Night (144,000).

The Bachelorette was #1 for 10 on 926,000 / 766,000 followed by How to Stay Married (507,000), The Project (444,000 / 265,000), 10 News First (339,000),  Pointless (214,000) and Law & Order: SVU (208,000).

ABC News (642,000), 7:30 (525,000), Grand Designs Australia (448,000) and Endeavour (289,000), comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Waco (142,000 / 137,000), SBS World News (101,000) and Australia Says Yes (97,000).

7mate movie The Avengers (211,000) topped multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 15 November 2018.

16 Comments:

  1. I have high hopes for How to Stay Married, but so far something doesn’t feel quite right. In terms of the format, it feels a little like Rosehaven, but not as good. Lisa McCune is the lynchpin (as always) and the neighbour couple are great. But I find the 13 yo girl has been portrayed like a 16yo, and quite obnoxious. Overall, somehow the comedy isn’t quite there yet, but I will stick with it, as it may settle in. Another similar (but funnier) show is The Letdown.

  2. Nine were a bit naughty last night (here in Victoria at least). Lots of promotions for ‘New’ Driving Test and ‘New’ RBT only to find when the timeslot actually came round that two repeats of RBT were screened. I understand the logic of repeats at the end of the ratings year but a little cruel to promise something and not deliver. No updates to EPGs either until just as the program started.

  3. I don’t think most fairytales involve the protagonist exchanging saliva with a dozen or so people, making out semi-nude on national TV, and settling for a non-committal “commitment” ring that won’t lead to marriage.

  4. Orange Is The New Brown took a nose-dive in the ratings. We don’t seem to ‘get’ sketch in this country. If you look at the cutting edge sketch being done overseas (Key & Peele, Portlandia, Adult Swim, Catherine Tate, Amy Schumer, Bob & David), we’ve got nothing comparable. Not even on YouTube. Here in Oz we can’t seem to get beyond shallow parody.

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