TV Ratings August 31: All-Queensland NRL clash keeps Nine #1

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• All-Queensland NRL clash and AFL Footy Show keep Nine #1
• The Bachelor Thursday holds above 700k – demo winner for TEN

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


The soapie set in Summer Bay ended its week on 678,000 which is almost bang on where Home and Away has been all week.

Some guides listed Dads Make You Laugh Out Loud (again), but whichever episode screened it did 476,000.

The Front Bar then screened in Melbourne with 148,000 watching, which was down a little week-on-week. Seems there could be a bonus episode tonight after the EJ Whitten Legends Game.

August 31 – let’s hope it’s the last day Diana docos can get a run. Seven had one more crack last night with a repeat of Diana: Her Story on 253,000.


Nine’s combined channel share was helped by a boost to GO! which was on 5.7% thanks to 327,000 watching the Socceroos go down to Japan in a World Cup Qualifier.

On the primary channel, A Current Affair did 769,000, same as the Wednesday crowd.

An all-Queensland match between the Broncos and the Cowboys pulled an NRL crowd of 450,000 with 194,000 in Sydney and 253,000 in Brisbane.

The AFL Footy Show did 300,000 across three markets. The Melbourne audience continued the trend and dropped again with 218,000 last night.


The Bachelor was easily the channel’s best on 739,000 with the audience up in Sydney and Adelaide week-on-week. The episode was #1 for the night 25-54.

The Project 7pm was down 100,000 from Wednesday with 537,000 last night.

The second episode of The Wrong Girl did 336,000 after launching last week with 392,000.


Short Cuts To Glory did 322,000 followed by Pulse at 8.30pm with the medical drama on 350,000 after 395,000 last week.


Michael Portillo‘s first primetime outing this week didn’t come until Thursday with 353,000 watching Great British Railway Journeys.

Gourmet Farmer performed well with last week’s 243,000 growing to 288,000.

SBS saved Inside Kensington Palace until Diana’s actual anniversary with 329,000 watching.

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