TV ratings: Locky chooses top two in The Bachelor penultimate episode

The Bachelor

• Hard Quiz again #1 entertainment as former contestants return

• Penultimate episode of The Bachelor as Locky chooses top two
• The Block keeps Nine #1 as lockdown week ends on 700,000
• Hard Quiz again #1 entertainment as former contestants return

Primetime News
Seven News 1,063,000/1,025,000
Nine News 988,000/962,000
ABC News 761,000
10 News First 348,000/225,000
SBS World News 191,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 694,000
7.30 637,000
The Project 286,000/464,000
The Drum 193,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 271,000
Today 215,000
News Breakfast 204,000

Late night news
Nine News Late 154,000
The Latest 119,000
ABC Late News 117,000

Wednesday TV 

Seven: Home and Away had its biggest audience of the week so far with 627,000 after 495,000 and then 553,000 earlier this week.

An hour of Highway Patrol was on 412,000 and 369,000.
The 2014 movie Taken 3 then did 250,000.

Nine: A Current Affair slipped just below 700,000 after two nights close to 780,000.

The Block was well into the bedroom and bathroom build ahead of Sunday’s reveal. The episode was down week-on-week from 742,000 to 701,000. It ranked #1 across its timeslot though to keep Nine #1.

Australian Crime Stories featured the amazing Qantas bomb hoax tale and had 379,000 watching after a series debut last week on 442,000.

10: The Project looks like it won’t crack 500,000 this week after a third successive night just over 450,000.

The Bachelor saw Locky make his choice as to who would battle for his heart into tonight’s season finale. At the checkout ceremony, Izzy and Bec did not receive a rose leaving Irena and Bella still in the running. Walking Izzy out, Locky embraced her as the two shared an emotional farewell. Heartbroken that her relationship with Locky had come to an end, Izzy wished him good luck and reminded him how special his final two ladies were. The penultimate episode of the Covid-interrupted 2020 season was #1 under 50 last night on 584,000 after 618,000 last week. For the penultimate episode last year the audience was 761,000.

ABC: Former contestants returned to Hard Quiz last night as the show was again #1 non-news with 729,000 after 693,000 a week ago.

Mad as Hell then did 572,000 as Shaun Micallef again examined puns in The Daily Telegraph.

Utopia was on 376,000 and then Planet America did 314,000.

SBS: The penultimate episode of Arabia with Levison Wood was on 190,000.

Part two of Hillary was on 166,000, but the whole series is available on SBS On Demand.

The return of The Good Fight kept the Hillary Clinton theme running with 64,000 watching a world where Donald Trump wasn’t elected US President.

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