The Checkout launches to 716,000 ahead of Seven’s Dynamo and The Biggest Loser

checkout logoABC1’s The Checkout managed 716,000 for its launch against The Block’s 1.102m for Channel Nine, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

While The Block won the night with 1.1m viewers, and a further 858,000 for The Block Unlocked which followed from 8:30pm, the delayed showing of Sherlock in all capital cities but Perth, where it has already aired, could pull just 303,000 viewers in the 9:10pm timeslot.

However, the British detective drama was the second most time-shifted show of last week gaining an extra 119,000 viewers across the week, a 34.9 per cent increase in viewership. The Block was the most shifted show with 140,000 extra views.

The Biggest Loser again saw its numbers shrink for Ten, getting 355,000 between 7:30pm and 8:30pm after getting 394,000 on the same night last week. The show was also only time shifted by 45,000 people, the consolidated ratings show.

The Checkout was second in its 8:00pm timeslot as Seven’s new episode of Dynamo: Magician Impossible averaged 479,000 from 8pm to 9pm. The co-production between the ABC, Giant Dwarf and the producers of the Gruen series Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, rated 882,000 for the final episode of series one.

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ABC1 was also second in the 8.30pm timeslot with Kids on Speed?, a documentary about alternative therapies for children with ADHD, which averaged 525,000.

Meanwhile Seven’s Tricked averaged 470,000 from 9pm, after the network moved it’s new reality show Young, Lazy and Driving Us Crazy from to the later 10pm timeslot last night and fell to 233,000 after winning 396,000 last week.

Seven News narrowly won the news battle for the first half hour as it had 1.018m while Nine had 1.009m, and in the second half hour Seven had 959,000 as Nine had 935,000.

Ten’s top program was Ten Eyewitness News with 583,000 as its Sochi Winter Olympics coverage averaged a combined audience of 620,000 for both Ten and One.

Seven won the morning battle despite Robbie Williams’ performance on Today, as Sunrise averaged 376,000 while Nine had 270,000.

Nine won the night with 21.9 per cent of the audience share while Seven had 17.2 per cent and ABC1 averaged 13.3 per cent, with ten fourth on 9.4 per cent.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.102m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.018m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.009m
  4. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 959,000
  5. Nine News 6.30 Nine 935,000
  6. The Block: Fans v Faves Unlocked 858,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 824,000
  8. A Current Affair Nine 821,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 797,000
  10. The Checkout ABC1 716,000
  11. ABC News Update ABC1 686,000
  12. 7.30 ABC1 678,000
  13. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 583,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 563,000
  15. Kids on Speed? ABC1 525,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 21.9%
  • Seven 17.2%
  • ABC1 13.3%
  • Ten 9.4%
  • ONE 7.2%
  • GO! 4.5%
  • 7mate 4.4%
  • 7TWO 4.0%
  • SBS ONE 3.8%
  • Gem 3.6%
  • ELEVEN 3.3%
  • ABC2 3.2%
  • ABC News 24 1.6%
  • ABC3 1.3%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.2%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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