The Checkout wins Thursday timeslot

Ratings: ABC's consumer watchdog wins its timeslot, and it was a tight race between Seven and Nine for Thursday.


ABC consumer watchdog The Checkout won its timeslot last night with 731,000 viewers, ahead of shows such as My Ireland with Colin (717,000) and Top Gear (696,000).

For ABC it is the kind of show that ticks many boxes: informative, entertaining and broadly appealing for the tricky 8pm timeslot.

It was a quiet evening all round, but a tight race between Seven and Nine. Whilst Nine led in primary channels, it was Seven’s multichannels that got them over the line.

Seven network 28.6% then Nine 28.0%, TEN 19.3%, ABC 17.5% and SBS 6.6%.

Seven News (980,000 / 894,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (744,000), My Ireland with Colin (717,000), Downton Abbey (635,000) and Million Dollar Minute (508,000).

Nine News (1.08m / 991,000) topped the night for Nine. Next were A Current Affair (859,000), The Footy Show (696,000), Top Gear (677,000) and Hot Seat (643,000).

TEN Eyewitness News was 604,000 on TEN then The Project (556,000 / 474,000), Modern Family (496,000 / 493,000) and Law and Order: SVU (452,000 / 398,000).

ABC News (824,000) topped ABC’s night then The Checkout (731,000), 7:30 (699,000), Our Girl (411,000), Antiques Roadshow (344,000) and The Super Rich and Us (335,000).

On SBS ONE it was Poh and Co. (285,000), Rachel Khoo’s Cosmopolitan Cook (233,000), The First Masterchef: Michel Roux Jr. (231,000), Vikings (217,000) and SBS World News (167,000).

7TWO’s Lewis (254,000) topped multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 30 April 2015

7 Responses

  1. I’m glad top gear did well but should of done massive, the Aussie ep, finale trip with Clarkson should of done a million, was one of the best trips, maybe nine didn’t show enough ads, I only saw like 2 ads for it

    1. Nine killed the Top Gear audience when they first nicked it from SBS and started stuffing around with the episode order and shoving in random specials. They only have themselves to blame.

    2. A show needs to have very broad appeal to hit the million these days. Top Gear doesn’t.

      It did very well in the demos though, which is all that Nine cares about (apparently).

  2. I really like watching Poh, and her shows on ABC and SBS have drawn decent numbers. It’s surprising one of the commercial networks hasn’t snapped her up, although I’m pleased they haven’t, as the focus is on her cooking and personality rather than turning into an infomercial like it would on the big 3.

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