TV Ratings October 18: Nine wins the night, Gogglebox Australia most-watched non-news show

Mediaweek deputy editor Kruti Joshi examines last night’s TV ratings.

• Nine won the night primary, Seven #1 combined share
• The Bachelorette audience drops to 586k on Thursday night
• Gogglebox Australia the most-watched non-news show

Seven

The channel had a primary share of 16.3% last night. However, Seven had a winning combined share of 29.4%.

The news was its most-watched program with an audience of 867,000 (6pm) and 865,000 (6.30pm).

Home and Away was its most-watched non-news show with 544,000 watching.

Other programs from Seven in the top 20 were The Chase Australia and Sunrise.

Nine

The channel had a winning primary share of 19.5%. This was helped by the news and Paramedics.

The Australian factual television series was the channel’s highest-ranking non-news program and the night’s second most-watched non-news show

RBT and Hot Seat were also among the top 20 shows.

TEN

The channel had the most-watched non-news show on TV. Gogglebox Australia had an audience of 729,000.

Viewers of The Bachelorette saw the Bachelors dressed as gladiators on a group date, undertaking various challenges to win time with Ali Oetjen. The episode was watched by 586,000. The Thursday episode of The Bachelorette last week had 631,000 watching.

ABC

News was its most-watched program with an audience of 664,000. 7.30 followed with 587,000 tuning in.

Would I Lie To You? was its most-watched non-news program with an audience of 404,000.

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