The Ex-Prime Minister drops while The Bachelorette rises ahead of finale tonight

Shaun Micalleff’s new show The Ex-Prime Minister dropped 140,000 viewers from its debut last week last night pulling an audience of just 660,000 on ABC at 9pm last night.

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The Bachelorette was the most-watched show of the evening with 1.026m tuning in to the penultimate episode of the season at 7.30pm, up from last week’s 879,000 viewers. It was the most watched non-news show of the night, and topped all the demographics.

While the Ex PM dropped Gruen held steady for the ABC with 904,000 viewers at 8.30pm, comfortably winning its timeslot ahead of The Celebrity Apprentice on Nine which had 561,000 and The Blacklist on Seven which managed 535,000.

The Ex PM and Gruen were also the most time shifted shows from last week with 134,000 and 131,000 extra viewers respectively.

Seven’s Border Security had 881,000 at 8pm while a repeat of Highway Patrol at 7.30pm had 860,000.

Nine News at 6.30pm won the night with 1.038m, up from 1.027m at 6pm, ahead of Seven’s 1.007m at 6pm and 997,000 at 6.30pm.

Seven and Nine actually tied for honours with main audience share with 17.7 per cent, while 15.8 per cent and ABC on 13.8 per cent.

On pay-TV Gogglebox managed 127,000 viewers on the Lifestyle Channel, down slightly on last week’s 130,000 national viewers.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 1,038,000

2 NINE NEWS Network Nine 1,027,000


4 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,007,000

5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 997,000

6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 935,000

7 GRUEN-EV Network ABC 904,000


9 HIGHWAY PATROL (R) Network Seven 860,000

10 THE BLOCK -WED Network Nine 801,000

11 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 798,000

12 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 776,000

13 7.30-EV Network ABC 677,000

14 THE EX-PM-EV Network ABC 660,000

15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 608,000

Channel audience share:

Network 7 17.7%

Network 9 17.7%

Network TEN 15.8%

Network ABC 13.4%

Network SBS 5.7%

Network 7TWO 5.6%

Network GO! 4.8%

Network 7mate 3.9%

Network ELEVEN 3.3%

Network Gem 3.2%

Network ABC2 3.1%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network ABC News 24 1.5%

Network SBS 2 1.2%

Network ABC3 0.6%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network 7 TTL 27.2%

Network 9 TTL 25.8%

Network TEN TTL 21.6%

Network ABC TTL 18.6%

Network SBS TTL 6.9%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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