Season six of Ten’s The Bachelorette delivers 628,000 metro viewers

Ten’s The Bachelorette has returned for its sixth season with sisters Elly and Becky Miles in the titular role, delivering its lowest ever launch figure for the network. The show drew an overnight metro audience of 628,000.

The previous lowest-rating season was Ali Oetjen’s 2018 series which brought in 631,000. The highest premiere the show has had to date was Sophie Monk’s 2017 season which delivered 951,000 metro viewers.

The sisters on the red carpet with host Osher Gunsberg

Nationally, the show delivered 785,000 viewers. It topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Ten’s head of programming, Daniel Monaghan, said the season is going to be one to watch.

“Elly and Becky Miles’ unique and compelling journey has clearly struck a chord with Australians. We are delighted with the response to the start of the new season of The Bachelorette Australia. It is going to be a fantastic adventure, with double the dates, double the fun and double the romance as Elly and Becky search to find their one true love – make that, their one true loves.”

Ten reported the live stream of the program was up 92% on last year’s season with Angie Kent.

The show went up against The Block on Nine which delivered 744,000 metro viewers and 1.012m nationally. Seven’s Highway Patrol delivered 435,000 and 719,000.

On ABC Hard Quiz was the most-watched entertainment program of the night with 643,000 metro viewers, followed by Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell with 542,000.

The win for Wednesday night went to Nine with a 19.6% channel share and 26.8% as a network. Seven delivered 19.0% and 26.4%. Ten held a channel share of 14.4% and a network share of 21.4%, while ABC held 13.4% and 17.5%.

The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 4.0%.


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