The Bachelor beats Seven’s Raising of the Costa Concordia as Nine’s The Block wins the night

The Bachelor Australia, Blake GarveyTen’s The Bachelor boosted its audience from last week, with 726,000 tuning in to the reality dating show at 7.30pm, overnight OzTam metro TV ratings show.

It was up on last week’s audience of 646,000 and was the third-most watched show across people aged 16-39 and 18-49. It was also Ten’s best rating show of Thursday evening.

It beat Seven’s Raising of the Costa Concordia, which aired from 8pm, and drew an audience of 661,000 but was eclipsed by Nine’s The Block: Glasshouse, which again won the night with a metro audience of 1.180m. The Block: Glasshouse was also the most watched show across all demographics, while Nine’s other reality show Big Brother regained its place as second-most popular show across all demographics after slipping to third place on Wednesday evening.

Big Brother, which aired at 8.40pm, grabbed an audience of 748,000, up from Wednesday night’s 634,000 but still down on last Thursday’s audience of 881,000. The show doesn’t appear to be tracking as well in Adelaide and Perth with only 96,000 and 69,000 tuning in respectively.

Nine had an audience share of 24.8 per cent off the back of its reality programming, while Seven only managed an audience share of 17.3 per cent although this was up on last Thursday night’s share of 15.4 per cent. Ten climbed to a share of 13.5 per cent while the ABC settled captured 12.8 per cent.

Seven’s most popular entertainment programme was Home and Away which drew an audience of 901,000 at 7pm.

Over on the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 743,000, Catalyst had an audience of 717,000 and drama series Silk drew 612,000 viewers.

In news, Nine reigned supreme with a metro audience of 1.125m at 6pm before slipping to 1.041m at 6.30 while Seven News was watched by 1.040m at 6pm with an audience of 908,000 for the second half hour of Today Tonight.

Top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Glasshouse Nine 1.180m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.125m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.041m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.040m
  5. A Current Affair Nine 920,000
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 908,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 901,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 842,000
  9. Big Brother Nine 748,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 743,000
  11. The Bachelor Australia Ten 726,000
  12. Catalyst ABC1 717,000
  13. The Footy Show Nine 667,000
  14. ABC News Update ABC1 666,000
  15. Raising the Costa Concordia Seven 661,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 24.8%
  • Seven 17.3%
  • TEN 13.5%
  • ABC1 12.8%
  • 7TWO 4.6%
  • 7mate 4.1%
  • GO! 4.1%
  • SBS ONE 4.0%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ELEVEN 3.0%
  • ONE 2.4%
  • ABC News 24 1.6%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • ABC3 0.6%
  • NITV 0.6%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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