The Checkout lifts, as House Rules dips.


Without My Kitchen Rules around The Checkout got a big shot in the arm, lifting from 679,000 to 802,000 last night. But the show also hit the pause button, now on hiatus until after the election while The Chaser team turns its attention to politics.

House Rules was down on its second episode, from 718,00 to 686,000 with a third at 542,000. It did well in the younger demos and did help Seven stay close to Nine in network share, but it points again to hard yakka for the show once the contest heats up on Sunday.

Gogglebox also did well in demos, it was up in Total People, but Nine won the night with Thursday sport a regular drawcard.

Nine network won with 28.4% then Seven 27.7%, ABC 19.2%, TEN 17.9% and SBS 6.8%.

Nine News drew 971,000 / 933,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (839,000), Hot Seat (589,000), RBT (390,000 in 3 cities), NRL Thursday (389,000 in 2 cities) and The Footy Show (384,000 in 3 cities).

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.05m / 968,000 followed by Home and Away (767,000), House Rules (686,000 / 542,000) and The Chase (629,000 / 393,000).

The Checkout did well at 802,000 for ABC. ABC News was 795,000 then 7:30 (733,000), Janet King (628,000), Antiques Roadshow (347,000) and Utopia (300,000).

Gogglebox was best for TEN on 548,000. The Project drew 507,000 / 433,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 486,000, Modern Family was 436,000 / 410,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 331,000.

On SBS it was Heston’s Dinner in Space (202,000), Destination Scandinavia (164,000), Gourmet Farmer (153,000) and SBS World News (131,000). The Last Panthers was just 60,000.

Shaun the Sheep shot to the top of multichannels at 243,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 28 April 2016


  1. thiswillbemyonlypost

    “But the show” (The Checkout) “also hit the pause button, now on hiatus until after the election while The Chaser team turns its attention to politics.”

    The Chaser team isn’t exactly The Checkout team.

  2. It is somewhat difficult now to make direct comparisons with Thursday night titles because of Nine’s staggered schedule. I would suggest House Rules was always going to be lower on Thursday compared to Wednesday because NRL would drag away viewers in NSW and QLD, but if HR can hold in the demos Seven might not be too unhappy.

  3. Bit weird to open gogglebox with a couple discussing the husbands shoes but not actually show the shoes they were talking about so the audience could understand what was happening.

    • Please do – he’s been having a rough old ride recently, losing out to Peppa Pig and sometimes only managing to tie with old Vicar Of Dibley repeats. We need more people like you to get Shaun back to his rightful place at the top of the multichannels!

  4. So HR is down to 700k on Thursdays, with non of its competitors on. I can’t wait to see how low it will go when MC & Voice start up. I am really hoping for 400k or less.

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