The final moments of The Bachelorette crack 1m metro viewers

Angie Kent’s final moments as The Bachelorette cracked 1m metro viewers on Thursday night, improving on 2018’s season, but unable to live up to Sophie Monk’s 2017 turn out. The numbers were a 9% increase on 2018’s 926,000 metro viewers, but down from Monk’s 1.64m.

As the episode ran late, Ten’s confirmed numbers differ slightly to OzTam’s preliminary data. OzTam reports 992,000 for the final moments and 848,000 for the episode leading up to them. Ten reports 849,000 for the episode – an 11% increase on 2018.

Angie Kent picked her winner last night to just over 1m metro viewers

Nationally, 1.125m watched the episode and 1.323m watched the final moments. Earlier this year, The Bachelor’s final moments delivered 1.17m metro viewers and the episode brought in 936,000.

The final moments and the episode prior were also the most-watched programs in all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54. In the total metro viewer ranking, Seven News snuck ahead of the episode with 873,000 metro viewers, but the final moments of The Bachelorette were still the most-watched programming overall.

Network 10’s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We couldn’t be more pleased for Angie and Carlin, and wish them every happiness for the future.

“Once again this year, The Bachelorette Australia proved its popularity with viewers across all platforms. It is one of the most engaging and noisiest shows on television and across other platforms and viewers clearly loved Angie and the bachelors.

“The success of this year’s season is a testament to the passion and hard work of many people on and off-screen. I’d like to thank Angie for sharing her fairy tale journey with us, and the contestants for opening up their hearts to finding love. I also want to thank our production partners Warner Bros. International for their brilliant work in bringing this season to life and everyone at 10 for their tireless efforts,” she said.

Nine News was watched by 703,000 metro viewers and ABC News 619,000. Seven News had 1.38m national viewers, Nine News 988,000 and ABC News 905,000.

The second episode of David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet delivered 564,000 metro viewers for Nine. Home and Away brought in 510,000 for Seven, followed by 408,000 for The Good Doctor.

Trial By Kyle managed 320,000 on Ten and the final episode of Love Island Australia brought 302,000 to Nine.

In the morning show battles, Sunrise brought in 320,000 and Today 192,000.

It was Seven’s night overall, with the channel holding a 18.0% audience share and 29.7% as a network. Nine held 17.3% and 25.7%, and Ten 16.9% and 23.0%. ABC held 9.7% and 14.9%. 7mate was the most-watched multi with 4.9%.


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