TV Ratings September 3: Locky lockdown as The Bachelor goes virtual

• Trains and bikes help lift SBS to recent Thursday high

• Seven holds top spot with live AFL and The Front Bar
• Trains and bikes help lift SBS to recent Thursday high

Seven News 1,042,000/971,000
Nine News 884,000/868,000
ABC News 732,000
A Current Affair 635,000
The Project 343,000/500,000
7.30 483,000
10 News 350,000/231,000
Sunrise 266,000
Today 228,000
The Drum 172,000
SBS World News 157,000

Thursday TV

Seven: With the AFL starting early in some markets Home and Away screened on 7TWO in some states with a combined 469,000.

The clash between the Giants and Carlton was another low scoring affair with the Giants sneaking away to a narrow victory with 418,000 across the network, 236,000 in Melbourne.

The Front Bar followed the football with the show helping to promote Plate of Origin via judge Matt Preston. The other guest also had a Pies connection – Sav Rocca. The episode did 315,000 with 192,000 in Melbourne.

Nine: The NRL Thursday was another blow for the Broncos as the Panthers continued their great form. The audience was 352,000 with 195,000 watching in Sydney and 134,000 in Brisbane.

10: After the Wednesday night episode that featured the host telling the contestants about the spread of Covid-19, last night on The Bachelor went online. Izzy and Locky cooked together remotely and then managed a spa via Zoom. The episode was on 561,000 after 537,000 on Thursday last week.

Following on was the channel’s Thursday best – Gogglebox with 604,000 watching after 610,000 a week ago.

The programming combo again secured a #1 ranking for 10 under 50 and 16-39 and 18-49. It also held a narrow lead 25-54.

ABC: A single mum was searching for a property on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast during Escape from the City with 251,000 watching.

SBS: It was Wales’ turn on The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys last night with an audience of 313,000 tuning in which pushed the episode into the top 20 for Thursday.

Secrets of the Tower of London followed on 208,000 before stage six of the Tour de France with 158,000

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