The Bachelor’s final choice draws 1.1m

L-R Emmanuel-Smith, Robards, and Heinrich

L-R Emmanuel-Smith, Robards, and Heinrich

The Bachelor’s final choice of criminal lawyer Anna Heinrich gave Channel Ten the top program of the night with an audience of  1.186m metro viewers out-rating news programs on Seven and Nine.

The rest of the program during which Tim Robards took Anna and runner up Rochelle Emmanuel-Smith on a holiday to Thailand where they met his mother averaged 1.016m in all people during the 90 minute show.

The Bachelor Australia was also the top program in Ten’s target ad demographic of people 25-54. A final post-decision program will air tonight on Ten.

The show first launched in September to disappointing ratings of 669,000 in a Sunday night time slot competing with The X Factor, and was moved to Wednesday nights after its first week on air. Ratings dropped in the first weeks but built an audience towards the end of the series. Channel Ten maintains it is a top show among women aged 25-54 with a high level of engagement on social media.

Network bosses confirmed at the Channel Ten upfronts this week that The Bachelor Australia, produced by Shine Australia, will return with a new bachelor anfronts on Tuesday that The Bachelor would return with a new cast next year.

Meanwhile Channel Seven’s magician Cosentino had 850,000 viewers on Channel Seven and RBT brought a metro audience of 747,000 to Nine.

Seven’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD won the 8.30pm timeslot with 681,000 and was closely followed by Ja’mie: Private School Girl which saw a lift in ratings with 644,000 metro viewers on ABC1, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Bachelor Australia – The Final Decision Ten 1.186m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.129m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.091m
  4. The Bachelor Australia Finale Ten 1.016m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 975,000
  6. Home and Away Seven 972,000
  7. A Current Affair Nine 919,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 851,000
  9. Cosentino: The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness Seven 850,000
  10. RBT Nine 747,000
  11. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Seven 681,000
  12. Ja’mie: Private School Girl ABC1 644,000
  13. 7.30 ABC1 624,000
  14. QI Rpt ABC1 621,000
  15. Hot Seat Nine 591,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 19.8%
  • Nine 18.1%
  • TEN 15.1%
  • ABC1 12.5%
  • SBS ONE 5.2%
  • 7mate 4.7%
  • ELEVEN 4.2%
  • GO! 4.1%
  • ABC2 4.0%
  • Gem 3.5%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • ONE 2.7%
  • ABC News 24 1.3%
  • ABC3 0.8%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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