Ninja, Farmer crush Bachelor in Paradise finale
Ratings: Ninja too strong for 10 dating finale. ABC's Vera wins her timeslot.
10 may have to rethink its Bachelor in Paradise series after a season that limped to the finish line. Originally due to screen in April, the finale averaged just 414,000 viewers, rising to 480,000 for the “final decision” -down on last year’s finale despite a city in curfew. 10 takes comfort from its 16-39 demos where it usually won, although it was second last night.
In part one of its grand final Australian Ninja Warrior drew 1.1m (although promos which had suggested a winner never mentioned that would be tonight). Next were Farmer Wants a Wife -up on last week- at 814,000 and Shetland (609,000).
Later Vera won its slot wth 696,000 then 60 Minutes (613,000).
Nine network won Sunday with 32.6%, Seven 26.3%, ABC 18.7%, 10 14.0% and SBS 8.4%.
Seven News was #1 at 1.27m. Despite a schedule shuffle Seven News presents: Anita Cobby (297,000) could barely improve on last week’s Between Two Worlds, which this week had to settle for 171,000 in a later slot.
Nine News (1.14m) was best for Nine with a late edition also drawing 280,000.
ABC News was 780,000. Compass (188,000) and The Sound (99,000) followed.
The Sunday Project pulled 439,000 / 344,000 for 10. 10 News First (312,000 / 242,000) and FBI (197,000 / 151,000) followed.
On SBS it was SBS World News (233,000) and 9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America (186,000), America’s Great Divide: Obama To Trump was just 109,000.
Although Offsiders led multichannels on ABC News at 203,000 it was actually another Daniel Andrews press conference.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 9 August 2020