The Checkout checks into top 10

By AdNews | 21 March 2014

The Checkout won its biggest audience and highest ranking so far this year last night, with 799,000 people tuning in to see it put Qantas Frequent Flyer points and 4G data usage under the spotlight.

The consumer affairs show was the eighth most-watched free-to-air program, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

After a week of top tens featuring almost nothing but Nine and Seven shows, the ABC took out seventh to 10th place last night.

ABC News won the most eyes for the network (807,000 pairs), and 7.30 picked up an audience of 761,000, followed by Janet King, with 740,000.

With My Kitchen Rules over for the week, Nine's The Block: Fans versus Faves won the night overall, with an audience of 1.121 million across Australia's five metro areas.

News shows dominated the rest of the top 10. Nine News won 1.083 million viewers, Seven News picked up 1.075 million, Nine News at 6.30 won 936,000, Nine's A Current Affair had 845,000, and Seven's Today Tonight won 839,000.

The highest ranking show for Ten was Eyewitness News, in 17th place with 565,000 viewers, and Ten's The Project also made the top 20, in 19th spot with 467,000 viewers.

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