TV Ratings August: The Bachelor slips but wins key demos

The Bachelor

• Nine won both the primary and network shares for Wednesday night

• ABC has one of its best Wednesdays of the year off the back of Hard Quiz, Shaun Micallef, Rosehaven and Leigh Sales
• The Bachelor slips to 582,000 but wins all key demos

Seven News 1,067,000/1,045,000
Nine News 1,012,000/934,000
ABC News 752,000
A Current Affair 712,000
7.30 608,000
The Project 338,000/519,000
10 News 385,000/236,000
Sunrise 257,000
Today 225,000
News Breakfast 152,000
SBS World News 188,000
The Drum 190,000
Nine News Late Edition 188,000
The Latest 154,000

Seven: Seven had a quiet Wednesday night with a primary channel share of 16.0% and a network share of 24.3% which was still good for #2 for the night. As per usual it was powered by its strong performing news bulletin and supported by non-news shows Home and Away (613,000) and The Chase Australia (605,000).

Nine: Nine won Wednesday night thanks to a combination of its news bulletins, A Current Affair (712,000), Hot Seat (521,000), Emergency (498,000) and RBT (447,0000). Nine had a #1 primary share of 18.8% and a network share of 26.9%

10: The Bachelor has slipped from the 672,000 posted last week with 582,000 viewers last night. Despite the slight ratings slide the show still won all key demos for the night, as 10 had a primary share of 11.3% and a network share of 19.0% which saw it finish as #4 for the night.

ABC: The network continued its trend of having big Wednesday nights. After posting its best Wednesday since April last week, the public broadcaster has topped itself this week with a 14.7% primary share and 19.3% network share for #3 on the night. Hard Quiz was the top non-news show for the night with 698,000 and it had strong back up in Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (622,000), Rosehaven (500,000) and 7:30 (608,000).

SBS: SBS had a 5.8% primary share and a 10.5% network share as its top performer was a repeat of Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks.

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