The Bachelorette last night was the top drawcard on TV pulling 972,000 for the moment when Georgia Love chose Lee Elliott over Matty Johnson. The bulk of the final averaged 790,000 viewers with the biggest audience in Sydney.
The show also topped all 3 key demos, however it was well down on 2015 when 1.52m watched Sam Frost choose Sasha as her man.
TEN has already confirmed a new season for 2017.
TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “In just two years, The Bachelorette Australia has become a firm favourite among many viewers and a key part of TEN’s content line-up.
“The recipe of love, drama, excitement, romance and amazing dates has struck a chord with many people and made The Bachelorette Australia one of the most talked about shows on television and a hit across multiple screens.
“We are looking forward to working with our partner Warner Bros International Television Production Australia to take our new Bachelorette, a new group of eligible Bachelors and all of Australia on a new journey of adventure and love,” she said.
Elsewhere last night there were timeslot wins by Seven News and ABC News.
TEN’s primary channel finished in second place behind Seven. Seven network won Thursday with 28.4% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 23.5%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven News (927,000 / 910,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (692,000), Highway Patrol (567,000) and The Chase (552,000 / 356,000). Movie: Fury was just 290,000.
Nine News (869,000 / 851,000) was best for Nine followed by The Big Bang Theory (738,000 / 702,000), A Current Affair (717,000), Better Late than Never (488,000) and Hot Seat (485,000). Movie: The Hangover was just 204,000.
The Bachelorette was #1 for TEN with 972,000 / 790,000. The Project drew 585,000 / 384,000, Law and Order: SVU was 444,000 / 303,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 430,000.
ABC News (769,000), 7:30 (646,000), Silvia’s Italian Table (455,000), National Treasure (321,000) and Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild (290,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia (206,000), Matthew Evans For the Love of Meat (196,000), My Restaurant in India (168,000), SBS World News (120,000) and Outlander (112,000).
7TWO’s Father Brown was in multichannel heaven with 255,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 27 October 2016