TV Ratings Oct 12: TEN wins Thursday with Bachelorette and Gogglebox combo

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

• TEN’s combo of Bachelorette & Gogglebox wins Thursday
• TEN even further ahead of Seven and Nine in key demos
• Seven has best share of the week with soap and a movie
• Nine’s first stumble of the week sees it in third place

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


Seven recorded its best share of the week and its first above 20%. Although it narrowly trailed TEN all people, Seven was a winner on combined channel share.

Seven’s 7pm soapie ended its week on 600,000 after a midweek outing on Wednesday did 664,000.

After three back-to-back Home and Away episodes, the movie The Intern did 504,000.


An update on the allegations being made about Harvey Weinstein was among the stories on A Current Affair, which had an audience of 731,000 after 817,000 on Wednesday.

An hour of RBT followed at 7.30pm, which did 594,000.

Nine was then in movie mode too with Olympus Has Fallen on 356,000.


Thursday is Rachel Corbett night on The Project, which featured Hyla from the US talking about Harvey Weinstein and then Mack from The Bachelorette. The Thursday episode was on 537,000 after 553,000 on Wednesday night.

Sophie Monk had a date with Apollo early on The Bachelorette and they seemed to get on very well. Later in the show host Osher Günsberg took the hosts on the first Bachelorette regatta. The audience voted the episode #1 overall on Thursday with 985,000 watching. The Bachelorette Australia achieved its the second biggest overnight audience for a regular episode (non-finale) ever, behind 21 October 2015. It was also the third biggest-ever regular Bachelor franchise episode after an episode of The Bachelor also did just over 1m in 2015.

Shows under the microscope on Gogglebox Australia included The Block during its spa/pool week and Gruen with host Wil Anderson getting a mixed reception. The TV critics were a big hit too with 826,000 watching, ranking the program #3 on Thursday, behind only Sophie Monk and Seven News.


The ABC launched Insert Name Here, a UK comedy panel show where Sue Perkins asks questions about famous people, past and present. The first episode did 330,000.

Glitch is up to episode five with a disappointing 203,000 last night after 221,000 last week.

The final episode of a repeat of The Murder Detectives then did 111,000.


Michael Portillo travelled from Port Talbot to Milford Haven on Great British Railway Journeys with 290,000 watching. This was #2 show on the channel last week, behind Insight, on 283,000.

A busy first episode launched the new series Food Safari Earth with Maeve O’Meara visiting the home garden of Peter Gilmore and then chatting with three other foodies too. The show did 244,000.

River Cottage Australia had another primetime outing this week. After 174,000 at 7.30pm Monday, it did 211,000 at 8.30pm last night, outrating the ABC’s drama Glitch.

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