The Bachelorette tops Thursday night with almost 1m viewers

Ten’s The Bachelorette, starring media personality Sophie Monk, topped the Thursday night ratings ladder with 978,000 metro viewers.

Sophie Monk’s second night as The Bachelorette was the most watched program in key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, according to OzTAM’s overnight metro ratings.

Competing with Monk in the 7.30pm time slot was Nine’s RBT, which averaged 562,000 metro viewers, and Seven’s Make You Laugh Out Loud which attracted 418,000 metro viewers.

Nine took home a win for the evening with an overall audience share of 19% ahead of Seven’s 17.9% and Ten’s 17% share.

Meanwhile ABC managed an 8.5% share beating SBS’ 5.3%.

The news battle saw 966,000 tune in for Seven News compared to Nine News’ audience of 873,000.


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