The Bachelor’s penultimate episode draws 822,000 metro viewers

Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins’ second-last outing as Australia’s sixth Bachelor drew in 822,000 metro viewers last night.

It was not the top-rating show of the evening – being beaten by news on Seven and Nine, and The Block’s 926,000 – but it did top the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. 

Nationally, The Bachelor had 1.121m, compared to The Block’s 1.287m.

Cummins’ series of The Bachelor debuted with the highest audience for the franchise, with 940,000 metro viewers, but it has not been able to outdo Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette which premiered to 951,000.

Monk’s second-last episode had a higher audience than that of Cummins’, with 1.1m metro viewers.

The most-watched show last night was Seven News, on 1.023m metro viewers for its first half hour (1.565m nationally). The second instalment, which is Today Tonight in some states, had 998,000 (1.535m nationally).

Over on Nine, the first half hour of the 6pm news had 901,000 (1.183m nationally), which climbed at 6:30pm to 914,000  (1.209m nationally) in the lead-up to The Block. The renovation reality franchise pulled 926,000 last night (1.287m nationally).

Up against Ten’s The Bachelor and Nine’s The Block at 7:30pm over on Seven was Highway Patrol, which had 582,000 in the metro markets and 917,000 nationally.

Later in the evening, Ten’s new Australian drama Playing For Keeps had 466,000, after last week’s episode had 465,000. Bite Club on Nine had 505,000, while Seven’s 9-1-1 had 410,000.

The ABC’s most-watched show for the evening was its 7pm news, with 737,000 metro viewers, while its current affairs offering 7.30 had 634,000. Later on, Hard Quiz pulled 646,000 and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell had 609,000.

Overall Nine’s primary channel won the evening with a 21.1% audience share. Nine Network also won the night with 28.8%.

Seven was in second place with 18.4% of the audience, and 26.1% for the network.

Ten had 15.5% for its primary channel, but the network did have the most-watched multi-channel, with One securing 3.5% of the audience. Network Ten had 21.5% of the audience overall.

The ABC’s primary channel share was 12.0% and the network had 16.7%, while SBS had 4.3% for the primary channel and 6.9% for the network.


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