783,000 metro viewers tune in for The Bachelor drama, but Nine takes the crown on Wednesday night

After endless promotions, Ten finally aired its “walk out” episode of The Bachelor last night.

The heavily promoted episode delivered a viewer bump to the reality dating show which saw it nudge ahead of Nine’s The Block for the first time.

The Bachelor ‘walk out’ helped Ten boost its audience share on Wednesday night

783,000 metro viewers tuned in for the episode, putting it above The Block’s 765,000 and making it the most-watched entertainment program of the night. The Bachelor also took the win in all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

But it wasn’t enough to win the night, with Nine still the most-watched channel, holding an 18.3% audience share over Seven’s 15.5%, Ten’s 15.2% and ABC’s 12.1%.

1.051m metro viewers tuned in for Seven News, which was the most-watched program overall, while 876,000 watched Nine News, and 644,000 ABC News. Seven’s most-watched entertainment program was Home and Away with 652,000 metro viewers, while over on ABC, the most popular non-news show was Hard Quiz with 619,000.

270,000 metro viewers tuned in for day one of the Second Ashes Test between England and Australia, which aired live on 9Gem, despite it being the first full day of Ashes cricket washed out in a decade.

The Ashes did help Nine to a network win though, with 9Gem the most-watched multi-channel, holding a 6.9% audience share, propelling Nine to a network share of 30.3% over Seven’s 23.6%, Ten’s 22.2% and ABC’s 16.3%.


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