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Articles by Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the beginning of the end for reality shows?

Nine won the night thanks to the final of The Voice, but the ratings were not very good. In fact, they contained the death cross for reality programs — that’s when the lead up to the winner’s announcement is watched by more people than actual naming of the winner. That happened with The Voice last night, and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers indulge in Baden-Clay voyeurism

A night when Australia split into two camps about the Allison Baden-Clay murder in Brisbane. Those in the metros preferred Nine’s 60 Minutes and its uneasy interview with the mistress of Allison’s husband (and convicted murderer) Gerard Baden-Clay. It did far better than Seven’s Sunday Night (in the metros) which had letters from Allison Baden-Clay and spoke to […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: could Ten be staging a comeback?

Nine’s night nationally and in the metros, and a very good night for Ten in the metros (break out the Fanta gang, the good times are back!), thanks to MasterChef Australia. In fact in the metros, Ten’s main channel nipped in front of Seven to finish second on the night behind Nine. But that wasn’t […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a mid-tier response for a mid-tier lineup

It’s been another fun Fanta-soaked morning of celebration at Ten — MasterChef Australia and Offspring helped the network beat Nine into second (and a distant second) behind Seven last night in the metros in its strongest result for yonks. But in the regions it was more of the same  old - third behind Seven and Nine.  But for […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is Ten fudging the figures on Family Feud?

Seven’s night as The X Factor regained its ratings mojo after Monday night’s big dip, managing 1.929 million national/ 1.244 million metro/ 685,000 regional viewers (where it was also number one). Ten’s Family Feud jumped to 929,000 national/ 719,000 metro/ 210,000 regional viewers. But how do we know? Ten is pulling a swiftie — it’s simulcasting the program at […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a nasty shock for Seven as The X Factor flops

Seven got a shock this morning after looking at the overnight ratings which showed a sharp and worrying fall by The X Factor on its second night out in the current series. It averaged 1.607 million national/ 969,000 metro/ 638,000 regional viewers. It’s worth noting the high proportion of regional viewers which boosted the program’s […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins, despite Ten’s star interview

Ten’s interview with Ian Thorpe wasn’t enough to topple Seven from the top spot.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

A strange day of TV, with MasterChef coming up trumps and Clive Palmer storming off 730.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Origin dominates the night

Nine was always going to win last night in metro and regional markets because of the third NRL State of Origin game. It dominated viewing last night, though not to the same level as we saw with the record numbers for Game 1, and then even higher viewing figures for Game 2. The dead third […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MasterChef

Well, what can top 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final belting of Brazil this morning? NSW beating Queensland 50 -7 in tonight’s third and final State of Origin on Nine. Not on, but it’s not often sport makes history in a conventional sense.  Given the importance of soccer to Brazil’s national psyche and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven slumps into second place

No House Rules and Seven was beaten by The Voice  (1.860 million national/ 1.323 million metro/ 537,000 regional viewers), meaning Nine won easily in the metros. In the regionals it was closer. Seven had the tiniest of margins in All People, but Nine won the main channel battle. And Nine clearly did better in the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the House Rules ratings juggernaut comes to an end

With the Grand final of House Rules, Seven was always going to win the night, which it did in the metros and in the regions. The ABC beat Ten in the regions again, reversing the pecking order of the metros. The rest of the week looks a bit bleak for Seven with Nine having the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: technical difficulties sink Seven’s chances

Seven had no chance of coming in first last night, with technical difficulties during the evening news, and no House Rules.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine gives up as Seven surges ahead

Nine’s reliance on sitcome repeats shows it’s out of ideas when it comes to new programming.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine wins the night in spite of House Rules

House Rules might’ve been the most popular show on TV last night, but it wasn’t enough to put Seven on top.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sunday night football a disaster for Seven

Putting an Aussie Rules game on during Sunday night prime time proved to be a bad decision for Seven and the AFL.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night overall was good news for MasterChef

With no House Rules or The Voice, MasterChef Australia finally managed to get a decent audience.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a disappointing night for all except Seven

Nine’s decision to premier The Hunger Games on digital channel GO rather than its main channel is another example of programming incompetence.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in as Nine gives up altogether

House Rules continues to be a ratings winner, and the other commercial networks aren’t even trying to compete.

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Don’t panic, the ABC will be just fine

Peter Lewis has recommended outsourcing at the ABC, but that doesn’t mean Aunty will be “gutted”. It’s time for the national broadcaster to embrace modern practice.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven and Nine go head-to-head

It was a case of picking sides between House Rules and The Voice last night, with viewer loyalty the key to good results for the commercial networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: will The Voice Kids bomb?

Trying to jazz up tired TV franchises by getting kids involved is becoming a habit for production company Shine Australia.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC snags viewers with a solid Thursday night

Quality programming triumphs again, as Nine rests on its State of Origin laurels.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: State of Origin romps it in

The State of Origin rugby league game dominated viewing last night, pushing Nine ahead to win the week.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine bids its time ahead of Origin

A pretty flat night across all channels, with the commercial network programming multiple episodes of filler shows.

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