Bachelor in Paradise premieres with 750,000 metro viewers

Ten’s newest addition to its Bachelor franchise, Bachelor in Paradise, premiered with 750,000 metro viewers, making it the most-watched non-news show of the night.

Bachelor in Paradise led the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – however was behind The Bachelor’s most recent season premiere of 846,000 as well as The Bachelorette’s premiere of 951,000.

Despite the premiere’s success, it wasn’t enough to boost Ten’s share ahead of Nine or Seven, with the channel clocking in at 14.3%. Nine’s share was 18.8%, Seven’s share was 17.9%, while the ABC and SBS finished with shares of 12.3% and 4.8% respectively.

But the show’s result was well ahead of Australian Spartan, which returned to air in the non-ratings period with 473,000 metro viewers at 7pm on Seven. The show was shafted after just two weeks on air during the ratings season as it didn’t do “the job it needed to do”.

While the audiences are still not what Seven was originally expecting, OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings did reveal the show beat The Sunday Project at 7pm, which ran at the same time with 424,000 metro viewers. The Sunday Project at 6:30pm captured 285,000.

Meanwhile Nine’s 60 Minutes, which ran alongside Australian Spartan and The Project attracted a sizeable amount of metro viewers, at 778,000.

News was ruled by Seven, with 1.130 metro viewers tuning in at 6pm, against Nine’s 990,000.

Earlier on in the day, Ten’s Melbourne Grand Prix race coverage pulled in a metro audience of 612,000. The pre-race coverage had a metro audience of 431,000 whilst the race day averaged 376,000.

In the multi channels, 7TWO’s Border Security achieved 195,000, making it the highest-rating multi-channel program in the metro markets.


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