TV Ratings October 31: Bachelorette and Judge Sandilands boost 10

• Home and Away and Good Doctor give Seven first week 44 win

Thursday Week 44 2019 

• Bachelorette and Judge Sandilands give 10 second-best week share

• Seven News 835,000/807,000
• Nine News 763,000/748,000
• A Current Affair 631,000
• ABC News 614,000
• 7.30 446,000
• The Project 212,000/375,000
• 10 News First 323,000
• The Drum 142,000
• SBS World News 126,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 269,000
• Today 186,000


The 7pm soap Home and Away ended the week on 457,000 after starting the week on 624,000.

A second episode of The Good Doctor this week did 448,000 after 477,000 on Wednesday.


A Current Affair had a second night under 700,000 with two cranky cops exposed.

Seven has its ob doc hour on Wednesday. On Thursday it is Nine’s turn at 7.30pm and RBT did 475,000 across the hour.

Love Island Australia finished its week on 281,000 meaning most of the audience stayed with it across each night.


Francesca Cumani was a guest on The Project to preview the channel’s coverage of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Lisa Wilkinson then interviewed the family of murdered student Aiia Maasarwe which was hard to watch, moving the hosts and viewers to tears. The episode slipped below 400,000 for the first time this week.

The Bachelorette then offered much for fans, including the return of a bathtub! The episode was on 642,000 as the #1 entertainment program after 624,000 a week ago.

The second episode of Trial By Kyle featured everything from the judge calling an accused “an annoying little shit” to a Kim Kardashian wannabe, sex on a bike and insensitive use of a digeridoo by a naked influencer. The episode had 292,000 watching after the series launched with 364,000 a week ago. It again managed to outrate Love Island this week.


Escape from the City was in Cairns with 392,000 after 461,000 last week.

Vera then did 353,000.


Salamanca Market in Hobart was the destination on Ainsley’s Australian Market Menu this week with 138,000 watching.

The biggest audience tuned in at 8.30pm for Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure with 191,000 watching part one of the two-part doco.

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