The Bachelor continues to build for Ten but Extant finishes sixth in timeslot

The Bachelor Australia, Blake GarveyTen’s The Bachelor cracked the top ten shows for Wednesday night, boosting its audience by 145,000 to 863,000 metro viewers, overnight OzTam metro TV ratings show.

The Bachelor’s boosted audience wasn’t enough for it to win its timeslot, losing out to The Block and Seven’s The Force – Behind the Line at 7.30pm and Border Security – Australia’s Front Line, which had audiences of 944,000 and 909,000 respectively.

The Bachelor was the second most watched show across all demographics while Nine’s The Block was the most watched, also winning the night with an audience of 1.151m. Sydney and Brisbane enjoyed a second episode of The Block due to the channel broadcasting the NRL in the cities tonight. The episode was watched by 499,000. 

Locally made drama Wonderland, broadcast on Ten at 8:40pm, also boosted its audience, climbing back to 536,000 after posting a series low of 501,000 last week.

Extant, starring Halle Berry, also had a modest increase in its 9.30pm timeslot boosting its audience from a low 156,000 to 187,000, however it finished sixth in the timeslot behind, amongst others, Go’s James Bond movie Casino Royale (254,000), Nine’s movie Magic Mike (249,000), 7Two’s A Touch of Frost (317,000) and Beverley Hills Pawn, on 7Mate (238,000).

The second episode of Extant was watched by 132,000. Last week’s double episodes were the second and third most time-shifted viewing, with the first episode watched by an extra 148,000 taking its total audience to 337,000 and the second episode watched by an extra 156,000 taking its total audience to 299,000.

Family Feud, which is simulcast across Ten, One and Eleven, was the channel’s second most watched show with an audience of 690,000.

Ten managed to beat ABC in audience share, posting a share of 13.9 per cent while ABC grabbed a 10.6 per cent share. Nine just managed to win the night with a share of 21.6 per cent while Seven isn’t too far behind with a share of 20 per cent.

ABC’s comedy show Utopia saw its audience drop off following a resurgence last week. It posted its lowest audience to date, with only 566,000 tuning in down from 663,000 last week. An extra 136,000 watched last week’s episode, taking its total viewers to 798,000.

Reality Check, hosted by Tom Ballard, continues to struggle, only drawing an audience of 411,000 down on last week’s audience of 427,000 but up on its second outing viewership of 392,000.

In the news battleground Nine News continues to dominate posting an audience of 1.137m for its first half hour and 1.093 from 6:30pm. Seven News was watched by 1.05m, with 1.033m sticking around for the second half hour or Today Tonight.

Top 15 shows:

  1. The Block Glasshouse Nine 1.151m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.137m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.093m
  4. Seven news Seven 1.050m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.033m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 992,000
  7. The Force – Behind the Line Seven 944,000
  8. Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 909,000
  9. Home and Away Seven 871,000
  10. The Bachelor Ten 863,000
  11. Criminal Minds Seven 770,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 759,000
  13. Family Feud ABC1 759,000
  14. The Project 7PM Ten 679,000
  15. Hot Seat Nine 632,000

Wednesday night’s share:

  • Nine 21.6%
  • Seven 20%
  • Ten 13.9%
  • ABC1 10.6%
  • GO! 6.4%
  • 7TWO 6.1%
  • 7mate 4.6%
  • ELEVEN 3.3%
  • SBS ONE 3.2%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  • Gem 2.8%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • ABC3 0.5%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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