After months of build-up, fans of The Bachelor Australia flocked to their TVs last night to see how Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins would fare with the ladies.
Not only did he deliver some of his classic slang, Cummins delivered big in the ratings, according to the overnight figures for OzTAM.
Last night’s premiere of The Bachelor Australia drew a metro audience of 940,000 – the largest number of viewers for a launch episode in the show’s history. If we compare it to last year’s season launch with Matty Johnson, that episode garnered 846,000 viewers.
If you were one of the few who missed out on last night’s Bachie debut, check out this weird and wacky recap courtesy of Punkee:
The success of Ten’s flagship reality dating show relegated Nine’s The Block to second with 823,000 viewers, while Anh Do’s Brush with Fame on the ABC claimed third with 654,000 sets of eyeballs.
However, “The Honey Badger” effect wasn’t enough for Ten to win the night, with the network’s audience share (22 per cent) behind Nine (26.1 per cent) and Seven (27 per cent), while the ABC (16.7 per cent) and SBS (8.1 per cent) finished in fourth and fifth respectively.
New Zealand chocolate brand, Whittaker’s attempt to celebrate Maori language week has caught heat online. Whittaker very cooly decided to acknowledge Maori Langauge week by debuting special edition packaging of its classic milk chocolate block. Creamy Milk was translated using the official Maori language te reo and relabelled Miraka Kirīmi. While some people loved the […]
Global digital merchandising technology company Coates Group has been named a global partner to quick service restaurant, McDonald’s. The relationship between Coates and McDonald’s, which currently spans 50 years, is set to continue thanks to the recent announcement which is the largest global agreement between the two companies to date. Coates was recently named McDonald’s […]
Reddit has today announced a new Developer Platform a unified space for developers to create and launch programs and apps to run specifically on the platform that will make it simpler and more engaging for users. The Reddit Developer Platform will focus on improving support, flexibility and performance for Reddit’s third party developers, and will […]
Michael Cassel Group today announced the appointment of journalist Nathanael Cooper as director, publicity to spearhead the company’s Australian and global communication campaigns and strategy. Cooper was previously the executive producer, audio at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, responsible for the audio strategy and distribution at both publications. He also hosted the daily […]
Digital intelligence platform Similarweb has revealed that the number of Australians using OnlyFans, Uber and other side hustles has grown significantly YoY against last year’s numbers. With economic pressures increasing and cost of living continuing to rise, Similarweb found that despite record low unemployment rates, interest in side hustles is growing exponentially as people look […]
Programmatic marketing group Crimtan today announced the appointment of Jeff Purser (pictured) as its new ANZ sales director. In his new role, Purser will be responsible for driving revenue and results for Crimtan’s broad customer base across Australia and New Zealand. He will be working closely with JAPAC commercial director, Joshua Wilson, to build on […]
Edge has been appointed by DGtek to provide brand, creative, and media services for its retail brand Pineapple Net. DGtek has rapidly expanded its full-fibre optic broadband network in Melbourne and in other major cities in Australia with network covering over 35k premises. Pineapple Net, as DGtek’s retail brand, was awarded the prestigious CommsDay Eddison […]
Perth based audience engagement SaaS platform Komo has announced Niel Isdale (pictured, right) will be stepping into the role of chief revenue officer, accompanying the news it has opened a Sydney office to service and expand its growing portfolio of clients. Isdale brings 11 years’ experience in leadership roles, including two years at LinkedIn where […]
Commercial radio ad revenue for the five major Australian capital cities increased by 0.7 per cent to $48.916 million in the month of July compared to $48.571 million a year ago, according to figures released today by industry body CRA. Sydney stations recorded a 5.9 per cent year on year increase in ad revenue to […]
Australian advertising agencies are continuing to embrace programmatic digital out of home advertising (pDOOH), with 83 per cent of agencies having used pDOOH and 48 per cent at least regularly considering it according to the Attitudes to DOOH 2022 Report which was released today by IAB Australia at AdTECH:OOH. The Report is based on a […]
The founder of Scroll Media, Jane Ormsby, has kindly shared with B&T a lovely letter dedicated to the women she’s learnt from: I was recently asked to be a Judge for the B&T Women in Media Awards, which was an absolute privilege. As a female founder of Scroll Media, I was given the Entrepreneurs Category […]
Just in time for the kickoff to the NRLW Premiership season, Bundaberg Rum and Leo Burnett Australia have partnered with the NRL to create the world’s first official mixed gender fantasy league: the Bundy Mixer. This first-of-its-kind program has been developed to allow fans to build their team by selecting players from both the men’s […]
Advertising to Gen Z is proving to be a complicated task for many companies as they try and grapple with changing interests and mediums. Recently, B&T was lucky enough to catch up with Kate Rourke (pictured), head of creative insights at Getty Images APAC, to discuss the rise of apps like BeReal and TikTok and […]
Optus has announced world-champion tennis player Ash Barty as its chief of inspiration, Barty’s first new partnership since her retirement from professional tennis in March. The partnership will see Barty feature in a mix of content initiatives, employee engagement programs and community-focused campaigns to connect Australians and inspire them to say “yes” to their dreams, […]
Tourism New Zealand has unveiled its first global campaign in two years, IF YOU SEEK – the country’s invitation to international visitors. Launched today in core visitor markets such as Australia and the United States, IF YOU SEEK explores perspectives unfamiliar to the travel category; enticing audiences to explore Aotearoa New Zealand via glimpses of […]
Following a competitive pitch, retail group Godfreys has announced the appointment of independent creative agency Hardhat. Following two years of growth, with the business now sitting at more than 150 stores and 3 million customers, Godfreys has set about transforming its retail stores to more accurately reflect the business’ category leadership and expertise. At the […]
Rural and regional women who have excelled in making their communities better places to live and work are set to be celebrated with the launch of the Shine Awards, a six-year partnership between rural and regional newspaper, The Weekly Times, and Harvey Norman. Readers are being asked to share their stories and nominate the unsung […]