Thursday TV Wrap: Where’s The Love? Bachelorette Finale Dips By Half A Million On Last Year

Thursday TV Wrap: Where’s The Love? Bachelorette Finale Dips By Half A Million On Last Year
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Uh oh, looks like it wasn’t quite the happy ending 10 might have been hoping for with this season of The Bachelorette, with just 573,000 viewers tuning in to see the double Bachelorettes pick their winners, according to OzTAM metro numbers.

Meanwhile, a clean 500,000 viewers tuned in to watch the episode proper.

It was the lowest rating Bachelorette finale ever, and the lowest rating season.

It was also a massive dip on last year’s season with Angie Kent, which saw 1.006 million viewers tuned in to see Angie choose her man, with some 848,00 viewers watched the episode proper.

This season of The Bachelorette has certainly struggled, despite the new format featuring two Bachelorettes. It comes amid increased demand for more diverse casting. And, it turns out one of the Bachelorette sisters has already split with the man she chose.

A Network 10 spokesperson: “This season of The Bachelorette Australia was a unique and heart-warming story of family, friendship and love. Sisters Elly and Becky Miles welcomed viewers into their lives and opened their hearts for a double shot at love in a season that had viewers talking from start to finish.

The Bachelorette Australia was the number one show in its timeslot in under 50s. It was the number one entertainment program across social media platforms and grew its live stream audiences.

“We would like to thank the teams at Warner Bros. and Network 10 for a wonderful season, and all our partners and sponsors for their support. We look forward to bringing viewers The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia in 2021.”

Anyway, in brighter news, Nine’s The Block did okay on 739,000, while Seven’s The Chase did 535,000. ABC’s best for the night was ABC Kids’ Bluey, with 397,000 people tuning in.

Nine won the night in primary channel share with 19.6 per cent, Seven followed on 16.4 per cent, while 10 did 12.5 per cent, ABC 11.4 per cent and SBS 5.0 per cent.

Here’s how the rest of the night ran.

Over at Seven, news did 999,000, Home and Away did 495,000, and Sunrise did 308,000.

Nine news did 949,000, ACA did 669,000, Hot Seat did 468,000, and a Paramedics encore did 354,000.

10’s The Project did 508,000.

Finally, ABC news did 743,000, and 7.30 did 667,000 and Scottish Vets Down Under did 325,000.

 

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