Today beats Sunrise despite Bieber Island broadcast while The Bachelorette gains again

Nine’s the Today show managed to beat rival Sunrise yesterday despite the Seven show featuring a Justin Bieber concert and interview live from Cockatoo Island.

Sunrise's David Koch, Sam Armytage interviewing Justin Bieber

Sunrise’s David Koch, Sam Armytage interviewing Justin Bieber

The Today show has this week been broadcasting from around Australia on a “We love Australia tour” with yesterday’s show coming  from Longreach, Queensland, managing 339,000 viewers compared with 306,000 viewers.

In primetime Ten’s The Bachelorette has built on its debutlast week pulling 992,000 metropolitan viewers for the episode in which Sam Frost shared a passionate kiss with Sasha Mielczarek

The result is well up on last week’s debut where it drew 875,000 viewers and helped Ten win the night with an main channel audience of 18 per cent, according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Over on the ABC, advertising and marketing panel show Gruen also had a boost in viewers with 917,000 metro viewers tuning in, while 866,000 watched satire Utopia.

Nine’s The Block drew 776,000 last night at 7.30pm while Seven’s Caught on Dashcam drew 648,000 people.

The Celebrity Apprentice picked up audience on last week with 595,000 tuning in at 8.40pm on Nine.

The return of a new season of Gogglebox on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel drew 145,000 viewers, which is only 1,000 viewers off its previous launch earlier this year.

In the news race, Seven news beat Nine in the 6pm slot with 1.097m viewers to 1.005 but then Nine beat Seven at 6.30pm with 1.019m to 1.007m.

While Ten won the night, in terms of main channel audience share, Nine was right behind with 17.6 per cent, Seven had 15.6 per cent and the ABC on 14.3 per cent.

Top 15 shows
1 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,097,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 1,019,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 1,007,000
4 NINE NEWS Network Nine 1,005,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 954,000
7 GRUEN Network ABC 917,000
8 UTOPIA Network ABC 866,000
9 ABC NEWS Network ABC 815,000
10 THE BLOCK Network Nine 776,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 725,000
12 7.30 Network ABC 721,000
13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 679,000
14 CAUGHT ON DASHCAM Network Seven 648,000
15 THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Network Nine 593,000

Audience Share
Network TEN 18.0%
Network 9 17.6%
Network 7 15.6%
Network ABC 14.3%
Network 7TWO 6.3%
Network SBS 5.3%
Network Gem 4.1%
Network GO! 3.9%
Network ELEVEN 3.0%
Network 7mate 2.9%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network ONE 2.7%
Network ABC News 24 1.6%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share
Network 9 TTL 25.6%
Network 7 TTL 24.8%
Network TEN TTL 23.7%
Network ABC TTL 19.3%
Network SBS TTL 6.5%

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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