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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC proves why it leaves Ten in the dust

ABC’s The Checkout may be the best show on prime-time TV. Take note, Channel Ten …

Nine won nationally, metro and regional markets. And the ABC again picked up third spot in to relegate Ten to fourth spot, again.

The Block had its highest weeknight audience with 1.873 million national / 1.297 million metro / 576,000 regional viewers for the main program. The 40-minute “Unlocke”d episode had 1.304 million / 875,000 / 429,000 viewers.

Anh Does Scandinavia had 1.014 million / 630,000 / 384,000 viewers on debut for Seven and was beaten by Nine and the ABC (Janet King) .

The news series of The Checkout’s second episode confirmed what the first episode a week ago reminded me — it’s the most innovative program in prime-time TV, and one of the best of all types. Only the ABC could do such a program — the commercial networks wouldn’t try and SBS doesn’t have the money. The Checkout had 1.141 million / 762,000 / 379,000 viewers.

Janet King on ABC1 at 8.30pm — better than Crownies. Janet King had 1.229 million / 824,000 / 405,000 viewers. This program and The Checkout finished in the top 10 nationally; Ten had no programs in the top 10. There’s a message there. If the stretched ABC can find the money and people to produce and order up two very good programs, why can’t Ten produce better programs on a more regular basis (besides Offspring)? The Biggest Loser (507,000 / 359,000 / 148,000 viewers) was again the dead weight in Ten’s schedule. Ten’s 5pm news was again the most watched program (734,000 national), followed by the fresh (702,000) and repeat (704,000) eps of Law and Order SVU. At least viewers sought out Law and Order after ignoring TBL

In the morning, Nine’s Today (319,000) had only its second win of the ratings year so far over Seven’s Sunrise with 311,000. But Sunrise easily won nationally because of stronger support from the regions.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.5%)
  2. Seven (27.3%)
  3. ABC (21.3%)
  4. Ten (16.2%)
  5. SBS (4.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.2%)
  2. Seven (18.7%)
  3. ABC 1 (14.5%)
  4. Ten (10.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.9%)
  2. Gem (3.8%)
  3. 7TWO (3.7%)
  4. ABC 2, GO (3.5%)
  5. Eleven (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.873 million
  2.  Nine News  — 1.514 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.244 million
  4. Seven News  — 1.332 million
  5. The Block Unlocked (Nine) — 1.304 million
  6. Janet King (ABC 1) — 1.229 million
  7. 7 pm ABC 1 News — 1.211 million
  8. Border Security (Seven) — 1.162 million
  9. The Checkout (ABC 1) — 1.141 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.127 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.297 million
  2. Nine News — 1.069 million
  3. Seven News — 1.012 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.102 million

Losers: Ten, again.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.069 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.012 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 1.102 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 989,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  846,000
  6. ABC1 News — 831,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 702,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 541,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 468,000
  10. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 310,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine)  —  319,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven)  —  311,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 162,000
  4. Mornings (Nine)   — 104,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1, 58,000 + 43,000 on News 24) — 101,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 51,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 39,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS! (2.7%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  3. A&E (2.2%)
  4. Fox Footy (2.1%)
  5. UKTV  (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: NAB Challenge (Fox Footy)  —  113,000
  2. Coronation Street (UKTV) —  62,000
  3. Coronation Street (UKTV)  — 54,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8), Gold Rush (Discovery)   —  54,000
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy), Foyle’s War (UKTV) —  49,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) Plus network reports.

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    TheFamousEccles
    Posted Friday, 28 February 2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Aside from the ABC, the quality of programming and locally produced content is woeful. Ch10 deserves the flogging it’s getting and the rest of ‘em are continuing to treat the viewing public as morons with repeated servings of crud - it’s a bad night on tv if the best thing on is a repeat of a repeat of Big Bang Theory. Is it any wonder downloading is rampant?

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