TV Ratings August 23: Ten’s The Bachelor a demo winner, Seven & Nine tie for primary share

Mediaweek Editor James Manning rounds up last nights TV ratings.

• Seven & Nine tie for primary share, Seven #1 combined channels
• Pilot Week Day 5: Trial By Kyle trailing Kinne Tonight in ratings


Home And Away held just over 600,000 for its fourth episode this week.

Border Security then did 426,000 in four markets followed by Beach Cops on 373,000 in four markets.

The Front Bar had another good night in its markets with 370,000 – 264,000 in Melbourne. Former player and coach David Parkin was the special guest last night. Head-to-head with The AFL Footy Show, The Front Bar had well over double the audience.


A Current Affair dropped below 700,000.

The live NRL did 354,000 with 202,000 in Sydney and 122,000 in Brisbane.

The Footy Shows had a combined audience of 285,000 – 70,000 in Sydney and 120,000 in Melbourne.


The Project was just under 500,000 with Kyle Sandilands telling viewers about his Pilot Week project.

The Bachelor ended its second week on 807,000 after 822,000 on Thursday last week.

Trial By Kyle had a smaller audience than many expected, yet it still ranks second on the chart after six of the eight programs have screened.

The Pilot Week numbers for far:

• Kinne Tonight 404,000
• Trial By Kyle 385,000
• Skit Happens 350,000
• Drunk History 367,000
• Taboo 277,000
• Disgrace 229,000


7.30 pushed close to 700,000 and was the sixth most-watched show as it covered the turmoil in Canberra.

Grand Designs Australia followed with 449,000.


A repeat of Tony Robinson Down Under did 265,000 for the channel’s biggest audience.

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