Ratings: Nine narrowly wins Wednesday as The Bachelorette launches to 628,000 metro viewers

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The Nine Network had a narrow win in Wednesday’s overnight ratings just 0.4% ahead of Seven while 10 posted its best Wednesday share for eight weeks with the launch of the new season of The Bachelorette.

Nine won the three east coast markets while Seven won Adelaide and Perth.

The results in 25-54 saw a win to 10 with 28.8% ahead of Nine (26.9%), Seven (23.7%), ABC (14.4%) and SBS (6.2%).

In 16-39 the results were 10 (33.1%), Nine (24.4%), Seven (24.0%), ABC (13.5%) and SBS (5.0%)

The Block again won at 7.30pm but lost some momentum across the week – down 140,000 from Tuesday. That was largely due to the premiere of The Bachelorette that drew 628,000 and won the key demographic groups. That was down from 717,000 the previous year and is the lowest launch of the franchise so far (2018 had 631,000).

ABC’s line-up also took a hit, Hard Quiz slipped 60,000 with the network down 2 points week-on-week. Planet America again made the top 20 in a good result for a 9.30pm program.

In Brisbane, 10 News First posted its lowest weekday rating of the year with 39,000 watching 5-6pm. That contrasted with Melbourne (129,000) where the bulletin had its highest Wednesday audience since July and Perth (66,000) that again outrated Nine News at 6pm.

Seven’s movie and Nine’s Australian Crime Stories also made the top 20.

Programs outside the top 20 included

Program Ntwk 5-cities
UTOPIA RPT ABC 354,000
10 NEWS FIRST 10 353,000
THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM Seven 318,000
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 302,000
BULL RPT 10 277,000
HOT SEAT -5PM Nine 254,000
WALKING BRITAIN’S ROMAN ROADS SBS 230,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 222,000
QI ABC 221,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 173,000
BULL LATE RPT 10 173,000
NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -WED Nine 151,000
HILLARY SBS 126,000
THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven 126,000

Some afternoon ratings included

Program Ntwk 5-cities
NINE’S AFTERNOON NEWS Nine 222,000
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 10 211,000
SEVEN NEWS AT 4.30 Seven 210,000
TIPPING POINT Nine 204,000
SEVEN NEWS AT 4 Seven 195,000
THE CHASE-UK Seven 139,000

Breakfast TV
Ratings continued to be down since the start of daylight saving.
Sunrise 225,000
Today 186,000
News Breakfast 181,000

Morning TV
The Morning Show 132,000 and 68,000
Today Extra 103,000 and 68,000
Studio 10 47,000 and 43,000
Seven Morning News 99,000
Nine Morning News 68,000

Continue discussion: Wednesday 7 October 2020

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