TV Ratings August 8: 10 Play’s biggest week ever thanks to The Bachelor

• Seven takes top spot thanks to Summer Bay & Sam Pang

Thursday Week 32 2019

• The Bachelor’s first week drives 10 Play’s biggest week ever
• Other highlights: NRL Broncos victory, Perth Hills escape

• Seven News 1,017,000/960,000
• Nine News 883,000/866,000
• A Current Affair 695,000
• ABC News 637,000
• 7.30 523,000
• The Project 290,000/494,000
• 10 News First 357,000
• The Drum 185,000
• SBS World News 140,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 257,000
• Today 214,000


On its final night of the week Home And Away posted an audience of 594,000 after a week high of 676,000 on Monday.

The Front Bar had the next best non-news audience despite no significant contribution from Sydney or Brisbane. The network metro audience was 439,000 with 259,000 in Melbourne. Sam Pang was in great form and moved Mick Molloy to scold him with “you can’t say that” a couple of times.


A Current Affair Thursday uncovered an Uber thief and was on 695,000 after a week high of 849,000 on Monday.

The NRL featured the Broncos winning the Queensland derby against the Cowboys. Nine’s audience was 367,000 with 179,000 in Sydney and 169,000 in Brisbane.


The Project slipped below 500,000 for the first time this week, but not by much, with 494,000 watching. Guests included rockers Mark Seymour and James Reyne.

The second episode of The Bachelor this week did 680,000 after 735,000 on Wednesday. 10 reported that the first two episodes last week secured the biggest seven-day audience ever for its online BVOD and streaming platform 10 Play. The second episode last week grew its seven-day audience to 1.12m after 692,000 overnight on Thursday last week.


Escape From The City visited the Perth Hills with 419,000 watching.

No Offence then did 176,000.


The Australian drama The Hunting from Adelaide’s Closer Productions continued at 8.30pm with 222,000.

Next best was The Handmaid’s Tale on 169,000.

Earlier in the night Gourmet Farmer did 165,000.

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