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Return of The Checkout up on second series but Redfern Now falls flat

The return of The Checkout on ABC last night grabbed 727,000 viewers for ABC, however the return of Redfern Now could only muster 456,000 viewers.

Last night’s episode of The Checkout saw the team look at the realities of clinical trials, and was up slightly from the 716,000 who tuned in for series two, whilst Redfern Now, which has had two series, was shown as a 90-minute telemovie.

Gogglebox on Channel Ten also saw an uptick in audience with 518,000 viewers last night at 8.30pm, after getting 471,000 last week. It was also the second most time shifter show of last Thursday with 94,000 more metro viewers over the seven days, according to OzTam overnight ratings.

SBS drama The Vikings was the most time-shifted show of the week with 106,000 more viewers on the 243,000 it had overnight, although it could only manage 218,000 last night.

Seven’s new show This is Australia, charting the rise of the nation and its technological shifts, managed 503,000 viewers at 8pm, whilst Nine’s screening of Top Gera: The Perfect Road Trip with axed presenter Jeremy Clarkson, had 492,000 viewers.

US drama State of Affairs dropped to 275,000 for Seven at 9pm, and a second episode at 10pm dipped further to 215,000 viewers.

News was the most watched show with Nine winning the battle with its 6pm bulletin getting 1.073m, dropping to 1.008m at 6.30pm, ahead of Seven’s 912,000 at 6pm which rose to 931,000 at 6.30pm.

The news helped Channel Nine win the night for audience share with 19.9 per cent, ahead of Seven’s 15.1 per cent while Ten held off ABC with 13.4 per cent to 13.1 per cent.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,073,000

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,008,000

3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 931,000

4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 912,000

5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 905,000

6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 854,000

7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 751,000

8 THE CHECKOUT-EV Network ABC 727,000

9 7.30-EV Network ABC 727,000

10 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 675,000

11 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 634,000

12 HOT SEAT Network 9 622,000

13 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 612,000

14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 593,000

15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 573,000

Audience share by channel:

Network 9 19.9%

Network 7 15.1%

Network TEN 13.4%

Network ABC 13.1%

Network 7TWO 7.0%

Network SBS ONE 6.0%

Network GO! 5.8%

Network Gem 3.8%

Network 7mate 3.6%

Network ELEVEN 3.1%

Network ABC2 2.8%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network SBS 2 1.2%

Network ABC3 0.8%

Network NITV 0.5%

Network ABC News 24 1.3%

Audience share by network:

Network 9 TTL 29.4%

Network 7 TTL 25.8%

Network TEN TTL 19.1%

Network ABC TTL 18.0%

Network SBS TTL 7.7%

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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