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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: no losers, only the rampaging X-Factor

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: With the results episode of The X Factor, Seven was always going to win and it won big with more people tuning in for the winner and final program, unlike the final episode of Big Brother a few weeks ago when the total audience on Nine in metro and national markets couldn’t reach (let alone top) the audience for the first episode of the 2012 series. The results episode added around half a million viewers from Monday night.

More than 2.1 million (and nearly 2.9 million nationally) viewers watched the winner announced and around 1.87 million metro and 2.78 million national viewers watched the lead up program from 7.30pm. Seven’s Grimm had more than 900,000 metro and 1.4 million national viewers, thanks to the winner announcement of X Factor being the lead-in. It might be a different story next week with X Factor off the schedule.

ABC1’s Foreign Correspondent’s report on the Mongolian mining boom was again excellent and had echoes here in Australia (with Rio Tinto a central player in both booms). It had nearly 600,000 metro and 893,000 national viewers, which wasn’t bad given the dominance of The X Factor on Seven.

Tonight: A Moody Christmas tonight: watch, watch, watch. And stay with Problems straight after on ABC1 and check the new program out. Nine and Seven are light on tonight in good viewing (The Force looks the best on Seven, nothing on Nine). Ten has Glee and The Good Wife which both deserve a look. SBS One has the silly Monster Bug Wars.

The top 10 national programs (metro & regional combined):

  1. The X Factor Winner (Seven) — 2.897 million.
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 2.786 million.
  3. Seven News — 1.618 million.
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.560 million.
  5. Nine News — 1.559 million.
  6. ABC1 News — 1.480 million.
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.450 million.
  8. Grimm (Nine) — 1.432 million.
  9. 10 Scariest Plane landings (Nine) — 1.235 million.
  10. Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.201 million.

The Metro Winners:

  1. The X Factor Winner (Seven, 9.30 -9.40 pm ish) — 2.162 million.
  2. The X Factor (Seven, 7.30 - 9.30 pm ish) — 1.870 million.
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.083 million.
  4. Seven News (6pm) — 1.045 million.
  5. ABC1 News (7pm) — 1.032 million.
  6. Home and Away (Seven, 7 - 7.30 pm) — 1.021 million.

The Losers: Well, with the results episodes of The X Factor on last night it’s unfair to list any losers, especially on Ten and Nine.Metro News & CA: Nine News had big wins in Sydney and Melbourne while Seven News won the rest, but not by enough to offset Nine’s combined margin 178,000 in Sydney and Melbourne. ACA won Sydney and Melbourne, TT won the rest, Perth by more than 120,000, hence the national win.

  1. Nine News (6pm) — 1.083 million.
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.045 million.
  3. ABC1 News (7pm) — 1.032 million.
  4. Today Tonight (Seven, 6.30pm) — 938,000.
  5. A Current Affair (Nine, 6.30pm) — 927,000.
  6. 7.30 (ABC1, 7.30pm) — 749,000.
  7. Ten News (Ten, 5pm) — 642,000.
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC1, 8pm) — 593,000.
  9. The Project (Ten, 6.30pm) — 538,000.
  10. The Project (Ten, 6pm) — 442,000,
  11. Ten News (Ten, 10.30pm) — 247,000.
  12. Lateline (ABC1, 10.30pm) — 186,000.
  13. SBS News (6.30pm) — 136,000.
  14. The Business (ABC1, 11.05pm, repeat) — 130,000.
  15. SBS News Late (10.30pm) — 57,000.
  16. The Drum (News 24, 10pm, repeat ) — 46,000.

In the morning: Sunrise and Today swapped positions and audience sizes from Monday’s win by Today.

  1. Sunrise (Seven, 7am) — 356,000.
  2. Today (Nine, 7am) — 320,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven, 9am) — 145,000.
  4. Mornings (Nine, 9am) — 109,000.
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1, 7am) — 55,000 + 38,000 on News 24.
  6. Breakfast (Ten, 7pm) — 38,000.

Metro FTA: Seven (three) won easily with a share of 38.6%, from Nine (three) on 22.3%, Ten (three) on 17.5%, the ABC (four) was on 16.5% and SBS (two) ended on 5.0%. Seven leads the week with 35.0% from Nine on 25.6%, the ABC is on 18.2%, Ten is on 16.7% and SBS is on 4.5%. Main Channels: Seven won with 33.0% from Nine on 16.8%, Ten on 12.5%, ABC1 on 12.3% and SBS ONE was on 3.8%. Seven leads the week with 28.2% from Nine on 19.5%, ABC1 on 14.1% and Ten on 11.5%.

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  1. I often catch a glimpse of “The Glenn Dyer breakdown” as I scroll thru my daily Crikey. I always think “poor Glenn”

    by GrumpyOK on Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  2. Is it just me ?

    by GrumpyOK on Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  3. Re The Bolter’s programme: if Gina had a TV switched on in every room of a 50 room mansion would that help his numbers?

    by zut alors on Nov 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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