The Bachelorette beats Game of Thrones finale in online catch-up records

Episode two of Sophie Monk’s The Bachelorette Australia has surpassed 2017’s Game of Thrones finale in online catch-up viewing records.

Ten’s The Bachelorette achieved 179,000 plays from connected devices, while Game of Thrones finale, The Dragon and the Wolf, achieved 176,000 on Foxtel.

The Thrones-beating results are taken from OzTAM’s seven day video player measurement (VPM) ratings, which record how many times the programme was played on average over the past seven days.

The figures were obtained by taking the VPM on the day of broadcast plus an additional seven days.

Source: OzTAM Video Player Measurement (VPM) 7 Day

The reality show has been a runaway success for Ten, premiering with the highest overnight ratings in the show’s history with an audience of 951,000 metro viewers. Episode two scored even higher in the overnight ratings, achieving 978,000 metro viewers.

Network Ten’s chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “After just four episodes, The Bachelorette Australia with Sophie Monk is a major success on all screens.

“The show’s overnight television audience alone is up 44% in total people compared with the first four episodes last year and it ranks number one in its time slot in total people, 25 to 54s and under 55s. It dominates social media conversations and engagement every time it is on air.

“The Bachelorette Australia’s online catch-up viewing on tenplay this year has been extraordinary. So far, the average online catch-up viewing per episode has soared more than 160% compared with 2016. Australia has fallen in love with Sophie Monk and the Bachelors, regardless of what screen they are watching them on,” she said.


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