Humans turn the tables on animals as The Bachelor beats Seven’s odd couples

worlds oddest animal couples 2Ten’s The Bachelor turned the tables on The World’s Oddest Animal Couples last night on TV, but neither could stop Nine from running away with the biggest audience share.

The Bachelor got and audience of 750,000 last night, up on the 661,000 in the 7.30pm timeslot, as Seven’s offering of bizarre animal pairings on for an hour from 8pm slipped from 765,000 last week to 692,000 this week. However Home and Away, on for an hour from 7pm, beat the first 30 minutes of The Bachelor with 819,000 viewers for Seven.

Nine dominated the night for audience share, despite having a split schedule, with the NRL grudge match between the Rabbitohs and Roosters shown in Sydney and Brisbane pulling a bumper audience of 760,000, and The Block: Glasshouse getting 650,000 viewers in the other three metro markets, according to OzTam’s overnight ratings.

Those shows, plus the strength of The Footy Show which got 761,000 viewers, gave Nine a huge 27.2 per cent audience share, with Seven second on 16.2 per cent and Ten third on 13 per cent, with ABC on 11.7 per cent.

Nine News had the two most-watched shows of the night, with 1.082m at 6pm and 1.029m for the 6.30pm bulletin, with Seven News pulling in 965,000 for its first half hour and 916,000 for Seven News/Today Tonight.

Up against these Ten’s Family Feud, simulcast on Ten, Eleven and One, got 650,000 and was the 15th best show of the night for audience.

ABC enjoyed a more muted evening with Silk at 8.30pm pulling 652,000, up form 575,000 last week, while Ten’s two repeats of Law and Order SVU from 8.40pm had 428,000 and 366,000 respectively.

Top 15 shows of the night:

1. Nine News, Nine, 1,082,000

2. Nine News 6:30, Nine, 1,029,000

3. Seven News, Seven, 965,000

4. A Current Affiar, Nine, 916,000

5. Seven News/Today Tonight, Seven, 901,000

6. Home and Away, Seven,  819,000

7. The Footy Show, Nine, 761,000

8. Thursday Night NRL Live, Nine, 760,000

9. The Bachelor, Ten,  750,000

10. ABC News, ABC, 735,000

11. The World’s Oddest Animal Couples – art 2, Seven,  692,000

12. 7.30, ABC, 676,000

13. Silk, ABC, 652,000

14. The Block: Glasshouse, Nine, 650,000

15. Family Feud, Ten, 650,000

Audience share:

Network 9 27.2%

Network 7 16.2%

Network TEN 13.0%

Network ABC1 11.7%

Network 7TWO 5.6%

Network GO! 4.5%

Network 7mate 4.4%

Network SBS ONE 4.4%

Network ELEVEN 3.2%

Network ABC2 2.8%

Network Gem 2.2%

Network ONE 1.9%

Network ABC News 24 1.1%

Network SBS 2 0.7%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.4%


Total network share:

Network 9 TTL 33.9%

Network 7 TTL 26.2%

Network TEN TTL 18.2%

Network ABC TTL 16.2%

Network SBS TTL 5.6%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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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