Masterchef most watched as the final of The Checkout grabs 740,000

The final episode of The Checkout on ABC1 was watched by 740,000 metro viewers last night, which was down on season one’s finale which attracted a metro audience of 882,000.

However it was up on this year’s season launch which had a metro audience of 716,000. The season posted its highest audience in April, which saw 825,000 metro viewers watch as Julian Morrow and Kate Browne exposed the tricks of online dating websites and the extortionate roaming charges imposed by mobile phone companies.

The episode was the second most watched show in the 8pm timeslot beating Nine’s repeat offering of The Big Bang Theory which grabbed a metro audience of 696,000 while Seven’s Jumbo Jet, which looked at the history of the Boeing 747, was watched by 671,000 metro viewers.

It was beaten by Masterchef, airing from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, which was the most popular entertainment program for Thursday night and top amongst all demographics, with the show seeing 1.157m metro viewers tune in on the absence of reality shows on Seven and Nine.

It helped Ten to an audience share of 16.1 per cent, well ahead of ABC1’s share of 12.1 per cent but not enough to break the stranglehold of Nine and Seven which had shares of 19.9 per cent and 18.8 per cent respectively.

In the news battleground, Nine News was the winner with a metro audience of 1.178m with Seven not far behind with an audience of 1.122m.

The Project saw its audience from 7pm grow by 217,000. The show was watched by 393,000 metro viewers with its audience climbing to 610,000 in the second half hour. The show set social media a twitter when host Carrie Bickmore held up a script at the end of the show with a crude doodle on it.

The finale of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl delivered SBS One a metro audience of 190,000. The airing of the show was delayed until June following reports one of the show’s lead characters had lied about his criminal past.

The FIFA World Cup game between the Netherlands and Argentina, which aired at 6am on SBS One, was watched by 571,000 metro viewers from 6am, whilst stage six of the Tour de France had an average metro audience of 176,000 overnight.

Looking at breakfast TV, Seven’s Sunrise was the winner with a metro audience of 285,000 compared to Today’s audience of 242,000.

Thursday’s top 15:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.178m
  2. Masterchef Ten 1.157m
  3. Seven News 1.122m
  4. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.105m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.012m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 921,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 855,000
  8. ABC News ABC1 809,000
  9. ABC News Update ABC1 790,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 781,000
  11. The Checkout ABC1 740,000
  12. The Footy Show Nine 718,000
  13. The Big Bang Theory RPT EP2 696,000
  14. Jumbo Jet Seven 671,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 644,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 19.9%
  • Seven 18.8%
  • TEN 16.1%
  • ABC1 12.1%
  • SBS ONE 4.8%
  • GO! 4.6%
  • 7mate 4.0%
  •  7TWO 3.9%
  • ELEVEN 3.4%
  • ABC2 3.3%
  • ONE 3.0%
  • Gem 3.1%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • ABC News 24 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.4%

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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