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Articles by Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Gough and cooking dominate ratings

Seven’s night in the metros and regionals. Dancing With The Stars did the job for Seven, even though it failed  to crack the million viewer mark in the metros. Nine did well in the demos because Dancing (1.437 million national viewers) dominated the grey hairs. The two Whitlam doco episodes (The Power and The Passion) […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Bachelor</em, the show that just won't die

With the Grand Final of The X Factor ending last night, Seven won nationally in regional and metro markets both in Total People and in the demos. The winner announcement had 2.1 million national/ 1.428 million metro/ 672,000 regional viewers. The rest of the Grand Final was watched by 2.061 million national/ 1.378 million metro/ 683,000 regional […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: Gotham loses viewers to The X Factor

Seven’s night, easily in metro and regional markets. The first part of the grand final of The X Factor averaged 1.9 million national viewers, which is a bit light considering the last semi final got over 2 million last week. Still the final part of the Grand Final is tonight — it has to get more than […]

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A Fairfax bid for Ten would be corporate suicide

There is no upside to buying Channel Ten — the network is an absolute basket case, and it does not look like there is a way to turn things around.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers desert commercial networks

A solid win for Seven in the metros and the regions, and for once, in the demographics —  Beauty and The Geek did as expected for Seven — slid, Big Brother slid — and the ABC returned  Upper Middle Bogan and It’s a Date to reasonable numbers — and it was great to have classy, interesting programs back in the schedule. Established performers […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC reels in viewers

Thankfully the ABC saved the day last night, wiping Ten off the dance floor as the Chaser team returned with Media Circus and a whack or 30 at the media. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell continued to serve up its own whacks as a lead in to The Chasers. And Home Delivery returned after The Chaser […]

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Don’t look now, but the price of iron ore is rising

The sky is falling and iron ore prices are crashing, right? Not exactly …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers turn off in droves

Viewers were not really interested on what went to air last night. No program had a million or more viewers in the five metro markets. Dancing With The Stars waddled its way across our screens last night, looking much like the average age of its demo at times. It was at least colourful and had […]

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China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

China’s push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The X Factor finally gets a win

The X Factor finally burst into life for Seven last night, giving the network a win in metro markets and a huge victory in the regional markets. The X Factor had its best figures so far this series (it had been battling The Block Glasshouse which had proven dominant) and topped the two million national mark […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bathurst and The Block finale pull big numbers

Seven’s coverage of Bathurst ended yesterday in a blaze of prangs and last lap dramas. It was the longest Bathurst ever, topping , a minute and a bit under eight hours and topping the 1974 epic (which I actually drove from Brisbane to see — thems were the days). The final 10 minutes had 2.3 million metro […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: farewell to The Bach, hello to Beauty and the Geek

Like reading certain publications for the pictures, sorry, the articles, watching programs like The Bachelor and Big Brother is part of the grim reality of writing about the media and TV. But there’s one program that makes me shudder every time it appears in the schedule and that is the Seven Network’s Beauty and The Geek. It slithered […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Mad As Hell delivers quality over quantity

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell on ABC at 8 pm is the only TV program which explains the current bout of madness and right wing Looney Tunes atmosphere we in Team Australia find ourselves mired in. Host Shaun Micallef should be up for a Gold Logie and a Gold Walkley. (The program’s depiction of Bill Shorten is […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine coasts on the last days of The Block

Nine’s night in a close one, thanks again to The Block Glasshouse, which wraps up in an extravaganza on Sunday night which could mark the top of the property market, especially in Melbourne. It had 1.985 million national/ 1.390 million metro/ 595,000 regional viewers. Seven’s Dancing With The Stars lost viewers in its second outing […]

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New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Bachelor brings down the tone of the evening

An out of body experience last night watching that interview of  The Bachelor “winner” Sam Frost and bachelor himself Blake Garvey on The Project. It was grubby, slightly soiled TV and it tarnished everyone associated with it, from Ten and its programmers, the producers and the hosts of The Project, The Bachelor or whatever he […]

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ABC sympathisers need to quit their rent-seeking antics

Malcolm Turnbull’s message to the ABC is loud and clear: change happens and has to be accommodated, even when it involves iconic programs like Lateline.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the NRL grand final dominates the night

Only one program last night   — the Battle of Homebush (sub species the Cheekbone Sam Burgess Bravus), also known as the NRL Grand Final. A brutal game at times, but one redeemed at the end  by the flood of tears from people of all ages, on and off the field at the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ first […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the end of The Bachelor farce

Ten’s The Bachelor slithered to top spot on the most watched lists nationally and in metro last night, but not regional markets. It was a rare victory for the embattled network, and yet Ten was strangely quiet this morning about trumpeting that success and the glamour couple’s obvious attractions for each other. Wouldn’t be surprised if […]

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Murdochs’ golden handshake packages more like platinum

Ever wondered about the value of Rupert and James Murdoch’s retirement pension and termination packages? SPOILER ALERT: They’re worth more than a gold watch.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a trashy night of reality TV

Nine’s The Block Glasshouse had 1.691 million national/ 1.137 million metro/ 555,000 regional viewers and dominated the night, along with The Bachelor on Ten with 1.216 million national/ 895,000 metro/ 322,000 regional viewers. Big Brother had 934,000 national/ 658,000 metro/ 276,000 regional viewers. As a result Nine did better in the demos in metro markets, […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another go-round for Dancing with the Stars

Seven returned Dancing With the Stars to the screen for its 14th series last night and viewers hung round —  though not in the same numbers as in past years. The metro figure of 1.040 million for two and a half hours from 7.30 was the lowest so far for the series starter. But it was enough […]

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Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten calls the Cops on ratings

Ten failed with its two new cops programs; Seven safely downloaded, sorry, fast tracked the first of the new season episodes of The Blacklist and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Blacklist did well, finishing third nationally, up from sixth in the metros. Nine depended on the durable episode of The Block Glasshouse, while Big Brother failed […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother fails to keep its audience

A big win for Nine thanks to the dominance of The Block Glasshouse. It had 2.206 million national/ 1.546 million metro/ 660,000 regional viewers. Seven’s The X Factor Live Performance did OK in the metros, but again was boosted by strong regional support to finish second nationally with 1.718 million national/ 1.113 million metro/ 605,000 […]

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