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Zoo dips slightly on second outing as Ashes deliver Gem audience share of 11.4 per cent

Ten’s US drama series Zoo, based on the James Patterson book of the same name, saw its audience dip on its second outing posting a metro audience of 510,000 last night after claiming 586,000 last week.

In the absence of Nine’s The Voice, Masterchef won the night with a metro audience of 1.172m, helping Ten claim second place with an audience share of 16.8 per cent. Masterchef was the most-watched show across all the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54).

Seven won the night with a share of 19.7 per cent, ahead of Nine’s share of 15.1 per cent. The ABC managed a share of 10.1 per cent, behind secondary channel Gem which secured a share of 11.4 per cent thanks to the Ashes.

When secondary channels are accounted for, Nine won the night with a total share of 30.1 per cent while Seven managed a total share of 27.5 per cent.

The second day of the first test of the Ashes saw 581,000 metro viewers tune in for session one, down from Wednesday’s audience of 678,000. Session two of the match from 10.30pm was watched by 410,000.

Staying with sport, Seven’s Thursday night AFL game grabbed 504,000 viewers in Melbourne and Adelaide, 7Two’s broadcast of the Wimbledon women’s singles semi-finals at 10.30pm was watched by 171,000, boosting to 295,000 for the late broadcast and stage 6 of the Tour de France on SBS at 10pm pulled in 149,000.

7Two claimed an audience share of 4.4 per cent while the SBS grabbed a share of 4.9 per cent.

Meanwhile on Seven in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Border Security: International was watched by 306,000.

Nine’s Inside Story (7.30pm) grabbed 564,000 metro viewers, Helicopter Heroes (8pm) pulled in 398,000 and The Footy Show (8.40pm) was watched by 262,000 in Sydney and Brisbane.

On the ABC, the best of The Checkout was watched by 490,000. In time-shifted viewing, last week’s finale of the consumer affairs show was watched by an extra 143,000 taking its total audience to 758,000.

ABC’s debut of Australian drama series Glitch pulled in 511,000 at 8.30pm last night.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.046m, dropping to 1.016m at 6.30pm, while Seven News at 6pm pulled in 931,000 viewers, sliding to 862,000 from 6.30pm.

On pay TV, Banished was watched by 47,000 national viewers on BBC First.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 1,172,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,046,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,016,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 931,000 235,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 862,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 842,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 787,000
8 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 708,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 622,000
10 HOT SEAT Network 9 621,000
11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 619,000
12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 582,000
13 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: SECOND TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D2 Network Gem 581,000
14 7.30-EV Network ABC 566,000
15 INSIDE STORY Network 9 564,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 19.7%
Network TEN 16.8%
Network 9 15.1%
Network Gem 11.4%
Network ABC 10.1%
Network SBS ONE 4.9%
Network 7TWO 4.4%
Network GO! 3.6%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network ABC2 3.1%
Network ELEVEN 3.0%
Network ONE 2.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 30.1%
Network 7 TTL 27.5%
Network TEN TTL 21.8%
Network ABC TTL 14.9%
Network SBS TTL 5.8%

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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