The Zoo (Australian TV series)

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The Zoo
Genre Reality / Factual
Narrated by Melissa Doyle
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 30
Production
Location(s) Australia
Running time 30 mins (inc. commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Original run 3 February 2008 (2008-02-03) – present
External links
Website

The Zoo is the Australian version of a New Zealand documentary television series of the same name. Centred on the lives of a zoo team at Taronga Zoo, New South Wales. The program is narrated by Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle.

The first series of 6 episodes aired on Sunday nights from 3 February to 9 March 2008. The second series moved to Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm from 21 October 2008 and finished on 18 November 2008. The 3rd series airing back on the same time slot as series 2 on 12 May 2009. A fourth season began with a special one hour episode, Miracle At The Zoo on the birth of elephant Pathi Harn on 12 April 2010.

Miracle at the zoo[edit]

The Zoo's premier of series four began with an hour special about the first birth of an elephant at Taronga Zoo. The episode aired on 12 April 2010. The show focused on the growth and development of the baby, named "Pathi Harn", in the first few weeks after birth. The special was a huge success coming in first in the nights ratings and giving The Zoo's biggest ratings since series two.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 – Logie Awards – Most Popular TV Presenter – Melissa Doyle

Ratings[edit]

Series ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Series
timeslot
Average
audience
Average
yearly ranking
2 6 Tuesday 7:30pm 1,688,000[1] #4
3 9 1,475,000[2] #12

Episode ratings[edit]

Series 3[edit]

# AU Air Date[3] Timeslot Viewers (m)[4] Weekly Rank (#)
1 12 May 2009 7:30pm
Tuesday
1.418 #9
2 19 May 2009 1.476 #8
3 21 May 2009 1.465 #12
4 2 June 2009 1.472 #9
5 9 June 2009 1.470 #9
6 16 June 2009 1.487 #9
7 23 June 2009 1.341 #14
8 30 June 2009 1.519 #11
9 7 July 2009 1.618 #6

Series 4[edit]

# AU Air Date Timeslot Viewers (m)[5] Weekly Rank (#)
1 12 April 2010 7:30pm
Monday
1.507 #8
2 19 April 2010 0.861 #57
3 26 April 2010 0.952 #41
4 3 May 2010 0.951 #43
5 10 May 2010 0.615 #90
6 17 May 2010 0.921 #50
7 24 May 2010 0.890 #56
8 31 May 2010 0.792 #64
9 7 June 2010 0.866 TBA

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External links[edit]