TV Ratings August 15: Gogglebox and The Bachelor gives 10 big Thursday

• Cricket and NRL action push Nine well ahead of competition

Thursday Week 33 2019

Gogglebox returns with verdicts on The Bach, SeaChange & AGT

• Seven News 994,000/923,000
• Nine News 818,000/826,000
• A Current Affair 658,000
• ABC News 656,000
• 7.30 514,000
• The Project 286,000/457,000
• 10 News First 366,000
• The Drum 159,000
• SBS World News 125,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 262,000
• Today 212,000
• News Breakfast 164,000


After three nights in a band above and below 650,000, Home And Away dipped to 575,000 on Thursday.

The Front Bar did 320,000 across the metro network with 196,000 in Melbourne.

Viewers in Sydney and Brisbane saw Martin Clunes: Islands Of America at 8.30pm with 95,000 watching.


The rain stopped long enough in London for a full day’s play so the Second Ashes Test could get underway. The action started on 9Gem in Sydney and Brisbane, on Nine in other markets. The first session had an audience of 724,000 with 333,000 up after midnight for the second session.

The NRL clash between Manly and West Tigers did 158,000 in Sydney and 78,000 in Brisbane.


The Bachelor had another good night as controversy surrounding the use of the C-word dominated media coverage. The audience of 742,000 gave 10 its biggest Thursday number of the year – even better than any MasterChef Thursday episodes. The program was again #1 non-news show of the night.

The year’s second season of Gogglebox began with verdicts on the latest returning shows including The Bachelor, SeaChange and a longish segment on AGT. The TV critics also got to watch a compelling episode of Anh’s Brush With Fame featuring Kylie Kwong. Googlebox recorded an audience of 704,000, up 17% on the series launch episode earlier in 2019. The combo of The Bachelor and Gogglebox also gave 10 the two most-watched entertainment shows.

The Bachelor had a great night with an audience of 783,000 making it the best this season. The show also ranked #1 non-news for the night and outrated The Block.

The Bachelor helped 10 to rank #1 under 50 for the night.

Earlier in the evening The Project did 485,000 at 7pm.

Later in the night My Life Is Murder was on 364,000.


Escape From The City ventured into the Northern Rivers area of NSW with 364,000.

A repeat of the series Little Women then started on 126,000.


The final episode of The Handmaid’s Tale drew an audience of 153,000 after 9.30pm.

The channel’s biggest audience was again for the penultimate episode of The Hunting with 187,000.

After 7.30pm Going Places With Ernie Dingo did 158,000 followed by Gourmet Farmer on 149,000.


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