TV Ratings August 30: The Bachelor and return of Gogglebox push TEN to first place

Mediaweek Editor James Manning rounds up last nights TV ratings.

• The Bachelor audiences setting new tenplay BVOD records
• Best of the rest: The Front Bar, NRL Live, Grand Designs


Three episodes of Home And Away back-to-back after 7.30pm last night gave the Summer Bay soap a Thursday average audience on 536,000.

The Front Bar followed in some markets at 8.30pm. Dipper and Lippa were the special guests with a network audience of 327,000 and a Melbourne crowd of 239,000.


A Current Affair was on 680,000 after a week high of 840,000 earlier in the week.

The NRL last night featured South Sydney v Wests Tigers with 351,000 watching in metro markets.

The Footy Shows combined audience was 326,000. ScoMo was a guest on the NRL Footy Show with 84,000 watching after the game last night.

The AFL Footy Show did 128,000.


The Project after 7pm did 522,000.

The Bachelor started in a hot air balloon last night after beginning Wednesday on a yacht. Soon after it started Rhiannon and the producers took the show into Unreal territory with footage of the contestant talking about how awkward she feels on camera when it comes to intimacy. Six girls were on a camp with Nick, which included some late night adventures in a tent. With six Bachelorettes and only five roses, Nick sent Vanessa Sunshine home after she revealed she had mixed emotions about the rugby star. The episode did 820,000 after 871,000 on Wednesday.


Episode four of The Bachelor from last week has delivered the biggest ever tenplay audiences for the broadcaster. It beat a record that had only been set the previous week by the series.

Gogglebox was back last night with the shows under review including The Block and The Bachelor. The first night back for this season did 806,000.


Grand Designs Australia was on 507,000 after 8pm.

The launch of crime drama Loch Ness then did 413,000.


The biggest audience of 289,000 tuned in at 7.30pm for a repeat of Tony Robinson Down Under.

24 Hours In Police Custody then did 152,000.

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