TV Ratings October 11: Gogglebox #1 entertainment show

Mediaweek editor James Manning examines last night’s TV ratings.

• Nine’s combo of News, ACA and two hours of ob-docs a winner
• Gogglebox #1 entertainment show as families turn on The Bachelor
• Tony Robinson and Blackfella Films doco lift SBS Thursday share


Home And Away drifted below 600,000 for the first time this week with 567,000 for three episodes.

Modern Family returned to the schedule in an early timeslot at 8.30pm with 241,000 and then 199,000 watching two episodes.


The fourth episode of the week of A Current Affair dipped just below 700,000. Reporter Chris Allen tracked down a convicted fraudster who was back in business.

It was then two hours of ob docs on Nine:

Driving Test 480,000

RBT 496,000

Paramedics 612,000

Keeping the medical theme after 9.30pm was Chicago Med with 244,000.


Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby was one of the best guests The Project has had for a long time. And they have some good guests. He was plugging his new book. And any episode with Rachel Corbett on the panel lifts a couple of notches too. The Thursday show did 443,000.

The second night of The Bachelorette did 539,000 after launching on 631,000. Despite the lower all-people numbers after last year, the show is connecting with some of its target audience. A Ten spokesperson said yesterday: “The Bachelorette Australia launch clearly struck a chord with the younger viewers with the show topping the 16-39 and 18-49 audience demos, and coming second in 25-54s. We also saw great engagement on social with the #BacheloretteAU hashtag trending #1 across Australia. Seven out of 10 trends last night were about The Bachelorette. Each of our Bachelorette leads have had their own unique story on their journey to find love and as Ali’s season goes on, she will surprise many.”

The final of The Bachelor from last week featured on Gogglebox and the families reflected the views of many on social media – they were surprised. Gogglebox did 677,000, down from 812,000 last week where it followed that dramatic Bachelor season final.


Grand Designs Australia did 506,000 after 8pm.

Sammy J then did 251,000 with QI on 220,000.

then returned to the schedule with 86,000.


Tony Robinson and a drone are a simple recipe for a series, but Tony Robinson’s Hidden Britain By Drone is working a treat for SBS. After 289,000 last week the episode did 298,000 last night.

The first part of How “Mad” Are You? from Blackfella Films did 173,000.

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