Loved up: The Bachelor improves on launch week

By (incomplete) | 7 August 2014

Ten's The Bachelor crept up the free-to-air TV ratings last night, pulling in more viewers than it did for its premiere last week.

The dating show won 712,000 viewers across Australia's five metro areas, up from last Wednesday's 692,000 – but it wasn't enough to secure it a spot in the top 10. It was the 13th most-watched program.

Nine's The Block Glasshouse held strong as the most-watched non-news program, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Ten's Offspring won the second biggest non-news audience, in sixth spot with an audience of 992,000.

Seven's evening of cop shows, with The Force: Behind the Line and Highway Patrol, took out ninth and 10th spots, with audiences of 882,000 and 865,000 respectively.

Overall, Seven Network won the night, taking 30.7% of the total audience share. Nine followed, with 26.8%, and Ten took 22%.

The most-watched program of the evening was Nine News, winning 1.198 million viewers, followed by Seven News with 1.108 million.

Completing the top 10 was Nine News at 6.30, fourth with 1.083 million viewers, Seven's Today Tonight, fifth with 1.072 million, Seven's Home and Away, seventh with 908,000, and Nine's A Current Affair, eighth with 901,000.

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