1.17m metro viewers tune in to watch The Bachelor select his winner

The final moments of The Bachelor which saw Matt Agnew select a winner between Chelsie McLeod and Abbie Chatfield has brought 1.17m metro viewers to Ten. Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins brought 1.241m metro viewers in 2018 as he didn’t select a winner, while Matty J’s finale in 2017 delivered 1.116m.

936,000 metro viewers tuned in for the episode prior to the final moments, making both it and the winner selection the most-watched programs of the evening. They also both topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Sophie Monk’s season still has the biggest final episode from the franchise – 1.64m metro viewers watched her choose Stu Landry. Sam Wood attracted 1.482m viewers for his final episode, Richie Strahan’s season finale pulled in 1.324m viewers and Blake Garvey’s season managed 1.374m for the finale.

Gogglebox, which aired after the episode, brought in 759,000 metro viewers – giving Ten the win from 7.30pm all the way through to 10pm. It also took the third spot in all three of the key advertising demographics.

Ten took an easy win overall with metro audiences 25-54 (31.3% audience share) as well as those 16-39 (39.5%).

Nine’s offering against The Bachelor was RBT which drew 449,000 metro viewers while Seven backed up three episodes of Home and Away from 7pm for 537,000 metro viewers. Seven’s AFL panel show The Front Bar brought in 393,000 metro viewers at 10pm.

Seven News, which was knocked off its usual top spot, brought in 908,000 metro viewers with 811,000 for Nine News and 607,000 for ABC News. All three were the most-watched for their respective channels.

Ten was the most-watched channel overall with a 22.3% audience share above Seven’s 17.7% and Nine’s 15.3%. ABC held 10.7%. In the network share, Ten missed out on a very rare win, dropping just below Seven (27.5% to 28.0%). Nine held 22.4% and ABC 15.4%.


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