Great news for Ten as the S03 premiere of The Bachelor Australia (6th – 846,000) takes on all comers and wins soundly. The Hotplate (8th – 713,000) next closest though most other eyes were on The Mid-Year Ashes: Third Test-ENG V AUS Session 1 – D1 (9th – 704,000) over on GEM. Restaurant Revolution (18th – 515,000) the big loser for Seven that surely must have the programming boffins wondering how to salvage it.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Nine
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Nine
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Nine
7:30pm: The Bachelor Australia – Ten
8:30pm: The Bachelor Australia – Ten
9:30pm: The Mid-Year Ashes: Third Test-ENG V AUS Session 1 – D1 (3rd hour) – GEM
Nine Network won the night (33.4%), followed by Seven Network (23.3%), Ten Network (19.8%), ABC Network (16.7%) & SBS (6.8%).