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