TV ratings August 13: The Bachelor #1 under 50 + NRL & The Front Bar

The Bachelor

• Thursday night NRL helped guide Nine to a Thursday victory with 318,000 in Sydney and Brisbane.

• NRL pushes Nine to a narrow primary channel Thursday win
• The Front Bar & Father Brown help Seven to a network win

Seven News 1,117,000/1,040,000
Nine News 1,037,000/959,000
ABC News 807,000
A Current Affair 652,000
7.30 538,000
The Project 308,000/511,000
10 News 377,000/245,000
Sunrise 264,000
The Latest 248,000
Today 221,000
News Breakfast 212,000
SBS World News 190,000
The Drum 185,000
Nine News Late Edition 151,000

Thursday TV

Seven: Home and Away ended the week on 523,000 for three episodes  after audiences of 660,000 on Monday and then two nights close to 600,000.
Later in the night The Front Bar was on 294,000 with 185,000 in Melbourne.
Seven ranked #1 network with the Father Brown audience on 7TWO helping build multichannel share. 

Nine: A Current Affair was on 652,000.
Thursday night NRL helped guide Nine to a Thursday victory with 318,000 in Sydney and Brisbane. The crowds in those markets were respectively 197,000 and 121,000. The metro network audience was 364,000.

10: The Project 7pm managed to make it back above 500,000.
The second night of The Bachelor was on 604,000 after the series launched with 681,000 on Wednesday. The Bachelor audience was enough to rank 10 #1 under 50 for the night. The episode didn’t set any records though with the smallest national crowd ever and the lowest metro audience for a long time.
Celebrity Gogglebox then did 301,000. 

ABC: Escape from the City made the top 20 with 314,000.
Not quite in the top 20 was The Heights at 8pm with 204,000.

SBS: After 190,000 watching World News, the biggest audiences were 173,000 for Dog Tales and then 169,000 for War of the Worlds.

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