Despite Melburnians under a curfew, The Bachelor still managed its lowest-ever finale ratings.

The episode drew just 694,000 viewers, peaking at 879,000 for the crucial moment where he picked Irena over Bella.

Last year, Matt Agnew’s finale peaked at 1.17 million.

TV Tonight reported that it did win its time slot, however, defeating 7:30 (516,000), The World’s Most Scenic Railways (390,000) and The Heights (213,000).

In Sydney, It seems as though a lot of us didn’t start watching the show until Locky made the decision to pick Irina:

  • The Bachelor: 185,000, peaking to 238,000.
  • Nine News: 263,000
  • Nine News (6:30): 252,000
  • Seven News (6:30): 240,000
  • Seven News: 216,000

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