The Checkout climbs back to 696,000 viewers after sliding last week

The Checkout boosted its audience on its third outing after seeing numbers slip off last week, grabbing a metro audience of 696,000 in the 8pm timeslot.

Last week the show slid to 603,000 after grabbing 727,000 on debut. However it was still out-rated by Seven’s Australia: The Story of Us which was watched by 723,000 metro viewers, also up on last week’s audience of 653,000.

In the absence of the reality franchises The Block and My Kitchen Rules, Nine Won the night with an audience share of 21.1 per cent, while Seven dropped to a share of 19.3 per cent. The ABC claimed third place with a share of 11.9 per cent as Ten managed a share of 11.4 per cent.

However when secondary channels are accounted for Seven and Nine tie with a total share of 28.9 per cent while Ten claimed third place with a total share of 18.2 per cent. 

Downton Abbey on Seven at 9pm boosted its audience to 723,000 after dropping to an all-time low of 640,000 last week. It beat Nine’s The Footy Show which was watched by 674,000 metro viewers. The Footy Show was the most watched program across the key-advertising demographics (16-39,18-49,25-54).

In time-shifted viewing, last week’s episode of Downton Abbey picked up an extra 269,000 viewers to take its total audience to 909,000.

In the 7.30pm timeslot, Nine’s Top Gear pulled a metro audience of 633,000 while a repeat of Modern Family on Ten was watched by 462,000. A second repeat of the US show at 8pm pulled in 535,000 metro viewers.

Both shows were out-rated by the ABC’s 7.30 which was watched by 682,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 955,000, dropping to 940,000 at 6.30pm while Seven News pulled an audience of 946,000 at 6pm, sliding to 940,000 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 955,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 946,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 940,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 940,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 918,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 785,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 781,000
8 AUSTRALIA: THE STORY OF US Network 7 723,000
9 DOWNTON ABBEY Network 7 723,000
10 THE CHECKOUT-EV Network ABC 696,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC 682,000
12 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 674,000
13 TOP GEAR Network 9 633,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 605,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 594,000

Network 9 21.1%
Network 7 19.3%
Network ABC 11.9%
Network TEN 11.4%
Network 7TWO 6.3%
Network SBS ONE 6.1%
Network GO! 5.0%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network ONE 3.3%
Network ABC2 2.9%
Network Gem 2.9%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.3%

Network 9 TTL 28.9%
Network 7 TTL 28.9%
Network TEN TTL 18.2%
Network ABC TTL 16.5%
Network SBS TTL 7.4%

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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