Bachelorette 2019 finale hits one million, bounces back from last year's slump

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 15 November 2019

Ten's decision to use Gogglebox star Angie Kent as this year's Bachelorette has proved to be a winning formula, with last night's finale reaching 1.01 million metro viewers.

Last night's finale, which saw Kent pick personal trainer Carlin Sterritt over fireproofer Timm Hanly, was split into two sections, The Final Decision and the Grand Finale.

The Bachelorette Final Decision drew the 1.01m metro viewers and had a total national audience of 1.32m, times adjusted. The Grand Finale had 849,000 metro viewers and a national audience of 1.12m.

The Final Decision for 2019 was up 11% on last year's final episode, which was the lowest rating finale of the series to date with just 926,000 metro viewers.

This year's finale also out-performed the season debut, which drew 716,000 metro viewers at launch.

Also concluding overnight was Nine's Love Island, which this year aired on the main channel rather than through its multichannel offering.

The show drew 302,000 metro overnight viewers, as Anna and Josh won the second season. The ratings were an improvement on the first season's finale, which drew 197,000 metro viewers on 9Go.

In the overnight main channel battle, Seven emerged victorious, led by its nightly news bulletin. The network took a main channel share of 18%, while Nine came a close second with 17.3% and Ten narrowly fell into third with 16.9%, making for a very tight race overall.

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