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Ten’s mystery show Zoo watched by 586,000 on debut as The Checkout final grabs 612,000

The first outing of Ten’s US drama series Zoo, based on the James Patterson book of the same name, was watched by 586,000 metro viewers in the 8.30pm timeslot last night, while the finale of season three of ABC’s consumer affairs show The Checkout pulled in 612,000 metro viewers.

The Checkout, airing at 8pm, was up on last week’s audience of  538,000, however was down on it’s debut audience of 727,000 for the series. It was also down on season two’s final which saw 740,000 tune in, while season’s one finale attracted a metro audience of 882,000.

The ABC is set to air three “best of” episodes of The Checkout on July 9, 16 and 23 in the 8pm timeslot.

Masterchef won the night with a metro audience of 1.155m, helping Ten to claim second place with an audience share of 17.6 per cent. Masterchef was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54).

Seven won the night with a share of 20.5 per cent as Nine settled for third place with a share of 16.8 per cent. The ABC managed a share of 11.7 per cent.

When secondary channels are accounted for, Nine claimed second place with a total share of 25.4 per cent as Ten managed a total share of 23.1 per cent.

7Two’s broadcast of day four of Wimbledon saw 229,000 tune in to see Rafael Nadal beaten by Dustin Brown and the Australian showdown between Sam Groth and James Duckworth handing the secondary channel an audience share of 5.4 per cent. It did not air in Adelaide.

Seven’s Border Security: International, from 8pm, was watched by 306,000 across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, while Thursday night’s AFL match airing in Perth and Brisbane pulled in 474,000 viewers.

Nine’s Inside Story was watched by 699,000 in the 7.30pm timeslot, with Helicopter Heroes at 8pm pulling in 465,000 metro viewers.

The Footy Show, airing from 8.40pm in Sydney and Brisbane on Nine was watched by 281,000.

In the news battle Nine News at 6pm grabbed 1.125m metro viewers, dipping to 1.085m from 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm posted a metro audience of 923,000, sliding to 879,000 from 6.30pm.

In breakfast TV, Seven and Nine’s rival breakfast shows Sunrise and Today both claimed 275,000 viewers.

On pay TV 139,000 national viewers tuned in to see Melbourne bobcat driver Brittany Beattie crowned Australia’s Next Top Model on Fox8.

Meanwhile, the second outing of Banished, and the third episode of the series, on BBC First pulled in 67,000 national viewers.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 1,155,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,125,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,085,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 923,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 879,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 767,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 727,000
8 INSIDE STORY Network 9 699,000
9 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 683,000
10 HOT SEAT Network 9 670,000
11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 613,000
12 THE CHECKOUT-EV Network ABC 612,000
13 ZOO Network TEN 586,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 580,000
15 7.30-EV Network ABC 562,000

Audience Share: 

Network 7 20.5%
Network TEN 17.6%
Network 9 16.8%
Network ABC 11.7%
Network 7TWO 5.4%
Network Gem 4.6
Network GO! 4.0%
Network SBS ONE 3.8%
Network 7mate 3.8%
Network ABC2 3.4%
Network ELEVEN 2.9%
Network ONE 2.7%
Network ABC News 24 1.4%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 29.7%
Network 9 TTL 25.4%
Network TEN TTL 23.1%
Network ABC TTL 17.0%
Network SBS TTL 4.8%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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