Bachelor In Paradise brings in 501,000 metro viewers on its second outing

The second episode of Bachelor In Paradise brought 501,000 metro viewers to Ten on Thursday night, a slight drop from 507,000 metro viewers the night prior for its premiere.

633,000 national viewers tuned in, down again from 639,000 on Wednesday night. The episode was still the most-watched in the key advertising demographic of 16-39s and also topped the 18-49s.

Bachelor In Paradise went up against the AFL on Seven and the NRL on Nine. Nine aired the Sydney Roosters vs the Canberra Raiders on its main channel in Sydney and Brisbane and on 9Gem in all other states. 351,000 metro viewers tuned in for the match and 591,000 nationally, while Territory Cops, which aired on Nine in the other states, drew 319,000 and 469,000.

Seven’s AFL coverage of the Geelong Cats vs the Collingwood Magpies, which aired on the network’s main channel in Adelaide and Melbourne and 7mate in the other states, brought in 695,000 metro viewers with 439,000 of those in Melbourne. 897,000 national viewers watched the game.

The AFL took second spot in the 16-39s demographic and the 18-49s. The 25-54s were dominated by news, led by Nine News which brought in 1.063m metro viewers, and Seven News (1.127m).

The win for the night overall went to Seven with 22.7% audience share for its main channel and 33.5% as a network. Nine delivered 17.5% and 24.9%, while Ten landed in third with 11.0% and 18.0%. ABC held 9.2% and 14.6%. The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 4.5%.


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