The Bachelor finale attracts 1.241m viewers as Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins doesn’t pick a winner

Ten’s finale of its flagship reality TV series, The Bachelor, managed to draw in 1.241m metro viewers as bachelor Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins walked away without picking a winner.

Airing on Ten at 7.30pm, Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins’ finale of The Bachelor topped last season’s final episode which saw Matty J attract an overnight metro audience of 1.116m.

While the former rugby star failed to chose his new partner, his final decision saw 1.241m tune in as the rest of the episode managed a metro audience of 1.009m.

Including both regional and metro viewers across the country, The Bachelor’s final decision drew in 1.678m while the rest of the episode attracted 1.355m.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, Nick Cummins’ Bachelor debut was the highest premiering Bachelor season to date as 940,000 tuned in, while The Bachelor’s premier audience total was boosted to 1.244m when including regional numbers

The show’s premiere was almost 100,000 viewers larger than last season with Matty Johnson, which achieved 846,000.

Despite this, Nick Cummins’ season finale of The Bachelor failed to beat Sophie Monk’s Bachelorette final episode which managed a whopping audience of 2.2m.

Meanwhile, Sam Wood attracted 1.482m viewers when he picked his winnerRichie Strahan’s season of The Bachelor pulled in 1.324m viewers and Blake Garvey’s season managed 1.374m for the finale.

Last night’s Bachelor finale also topped the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

The finale also sent Twitter users into meltdown with fans sharing their shock at the final decision.

In a big night for Ten, the main channel managed to win the night and beat out its competitors Nine, Seven, ABC and SBS with its 22.1% overall audience share.

Meanwhile, Nine saw an overall audience share of 18.5% compared to Seven’s 16.9%, ABC’s 10.2% and SBS’ 5.2% share.

Competing against the finale of The Bachelor was Nine’s The Block which obtained 784,000 viewers while Seven’s saw 512,000 metro viewers.

In the news battle for the evening, Seven News attracted 947,000 viewers beating Nine News’ 849,000.


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