Thursday Week 38 2019
• The Bachelor decides: Viewers vote for 10, Matt votes for Chelsie
• Gogglebox also strong for 10 as channel ranks #1 with all ages
• Seven News 908,000/895,000
• Nine News 762,000/811,000
• A Current Affair 668,000
• ABC News 607,000
• 7.30 468,000
• The Project 269,000/533,000
• 10 News First 352,000
• The Drum 144,000
• SBS World News 130,000
• Sunrise 294,000
• Today 223,000
Despite the audience flocking to 10 last night, Seven was able to claim the best network share all people.
Home and Away dropped below 600,000 after three nights well above that mark with a Thursday night audience of 537,000.
The Front Bar guests included Santo and Collingwood great Rene Kink with 393,000 watching, 243,000 of them in Melbourne.
A Current Affair dropped below 700,000 to 668,000 as the show revealed images from the Gold Coast that would turn away visitors.
RBT then did 449,000 at 7.30pm.
Viewers then saw different programs in different markets. Some got an ob doc double of Paramedics and Kings Cross ER, while others saw the second part of Queen: Days Of Our Lives.
There has been plenty of cross promotion on The Project this week and it has been good for the ratings with another night over half a million. The program featured a preview of the finale of The Bachelor as Megan Gale also joined the episode.
The 2020 finale of The Bachelor saw Matt chose Chelsie with the audience hitting 1.17m as he made his decision. Earlier the first part of the season final did 936,000. On location in South Africa, Matt took his best mates Kate and Jason along for the ride to meet his final two: Abbie, a 23-year-old property analyst from Queensland and Chelsie, a 28-year-old from Victoria. As Matt reached for the ring at the end of the episode, he told Chelsie: “I’ve never believed in such a thing as the perfect woman until I met you. I love how you make me feel and you make me want to believe in fairy tales because when I’m with you I feel like I’m living in one.”
The year-on-year ratings were down with the Honey Badger final pulling an audience of 1.07m at the start and 1.32m for the “decision”. 10 has noted last night’s numbers are up on 2017, the last non-celebrity final.
The numbers pushed the 10 share to 22.3%, giving it a win not only in all demos, but total people too. It was 10’s biggest audience since The Bachelor’s final episode last year.
Gogglebox then had a goodnight too with 759,000 as the home critics, some of them, warmed to I Am…Roxy.
Escape from the City was far north Queensland with 391,000 watching.
A Vera repeat then did 267,000.
Secrets of the Rolls Royce Luxury Car had the biggest audience with 154,000 after 8.30pm.
Earlier in the night Going Places with Ernie Dingo did 147,000 and Gourmet Farmer was on 129.000.