ABC pulls larger audience than Ten’s penultimate Bachelorette episode

The ABC’s Hard Quiz and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell both pulled larger audiences than the first of two finale episodes for Ten’s Bachelorette Australia.

According to OzTAM’s overnight figures, the most watched entertainment show of Wednesday night was Hard Quiz, which ran at 8pm with 710,000 metro viewers, followed by Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, with 703,000 metro viewers from 8:30pm.

Nationally, Hard Quiz averaged 1.008m and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell captured 986,000.

By comparison, Ten’s Bachelorette Australia, which revealed the final two suitors, averaged just 618,000 metro viewers and 825,000 nationally. Seven’s Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings, pulled a slightly larger audience, on 623,000 across the metro cities. Nationally, it attracted 928,000. However, The Bachelorette Australia topped key advertising demographics 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, beating Bride and Prejudice.

Over on Nine in the same time slot was US comedy series Young Sheldon, with 522,000 metro viewers and 772,000 nationally. The second episode pulled in a metro audience of 450,000 and a third episode, which ran at 8:3pm, averaged 462,000.

At 6pm, Seven News out-rated Nine News, with metro audiences of 949,000 and 829,000 respectively. ABC News’ bulletin averaged 629,000, while ABC’s Tomorrow Tonight captured 506,000.

Overall, Seven won the night with a 21.3% share, beating Nine’s 16.5%, ABC’s 13.3%, Ten’s 11.7% and SBS’ share of 4.5%. From a network perspective, Seven Network topped Wednesday night with a 30.9% share, ahead of Nine Network’s 25.4%. Network 10’s share was 18.6% ahead of ABC Network’s 18.3%. SBS Network’s share was 6.9%.


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