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Articles by Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the Logies and the rest

Ah, the Logies, saved at the end by the golden choice of Carrie Bickmore (Ten, The Project), who then underlined the worth of that selection with the best acceptance speech for years. But she just pipped another speech earlier in the night, by Love Child’s Miranda Tapsell. She who used her first award as Most Popular […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night

A mixed result in the metros. Seven narrowly won Total people, Nine, the main channels, while Ten was a narrow third ahead of the ABC. But in the regional markets Seven was an easy winner, both overall and the main channels, while the ABC was a clear third and Ten a weak fourth. And that’s […]

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Business bites: no win for Fin … US weak speak … mates and rates …

Fin fails to report Stevens’ slapdown, Fed gives mixed messages and central banks announce rates. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the end of The Block

Well, the big story from last night was the turnaround in the fortunes of the winners on The Block last night, compared to the ending of the last 2014 series. Nearly a million bucks last night, versus the smell of a very oily rag in 2014. In fact the rewards were inversely proportional to the […]

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A tale of two possibilities? Seven in Telstra talks and rights issue

Why was UBS’ chief talking takeover turkey if Seven West Media has a rights issue in the offing?

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Business bites: GDP gloom and monetary moves … prize for dollar rise … gung-ho may go slow …

There’s little movement in US economy as Australian dollar rises and Kiwis flag possible rate cuts. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR reigns supreme

The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) has easily eaten the two of the three final episodes of Nine’s The Block on Monday and Tuesday night, but in an act of generosity, Seven has returned the animal to the pantry where it will rest until its final two episodes next Sunday and Monday nights. That means […]

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Business bites: spoils and oil…default rattle not battle … Piech’s failed putsch

Market of moaning kangaroo set to ascend greasy pole and Greece finds some peace at eurozone meeting. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bolt fails to bump off Insiders

The Block had its best night so far this season with the final room reveal. The room reveal was the most watched program (or part of program) in metro markets, but not nationally as The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) easily topped it. The Block’s Room Reveal had 1.977 million national viewers and My Kitchen Rules had […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a forgettable evening

Thursday night apart from Seven was a bit of a wasteland, along with another solid effort from The Checkout on ABC at 8pm — 1.047 million viewers and deserved more. Australia: The Story of Us (1.185 million national viewers) and Downton Abbey (1.073 million viewers), plus Home and Away (1.294 million viewers) stood out in commercial TV. A […]

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Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC wins on quality

Last night was the debut of The Weakly, sorry, The Weekly: an ABC cross between any of the US news/ comedy shows (John Stewart or Bill Maher), Good News Week (on Ten), Mad As Hell and The Project. A forced debut last night at 8.30pm, so let’s give a few more weeks of its 20 week […]

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Single Flash Boy flushed out of London — for real?

An overnight arrest reveals a farcical joust between a home trader and the entire financial system.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sam Neill’s Anzac is a treat

Thanks ABC and Sam Neill and the producers of his Anzac special last night (from 8.30). It was a true Anzac report, encompassing his Kiwi heritage and his Australian life. It was the best piece so far in the orgy of stories and lashings of jingoistic nationalism about the heroic digger/Anzac Day moulding of Australia […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Beast is back

A big win for Seven in metro and especially regional markets, thanks to The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) and the Russell Crowe movie, The Water Diviner (which Seven helped finance and produce), which you’d have to say under-performed last night given it was on TV only three months after premiering in Australia (and in […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Anzac fatigue

A close night. Nine did slightly better than Seven in metro and regional markets and Ten and the ABC also did OK (closeish). Seven’s News was tops, boosted by having various AFL games as the lead in program in some markets — it had 2.1 million national viewers. My Kitchen Rules had 1.980 million national viewers (a […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a disappointment all round

Nine’s night in the metros, but not in the regionals where Seven was a very easy winner. That’s yet another example of the clear split between metro and regional viewers that many in TV ignore. Seven’s new line up didn’t really grab metro viewers. Home and Away did OK nationally with 1.233 million viewers , […]

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Murdoch’s incendiary, red-headed ‘up yours’ to the Leveson Inquiry

It’s been an open secret for months now that Rebekah Brooks will be returning to the Murdoch stable, but does Rupert really have the gall to place her back into a senior editorial role in the UK?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a strange night for Nine

Finally a monster of a night for Seven. Not so much for The Beast’s performance (AKA My Kitchen Rules), but for the solid performance by the fresh Criminal Minds straight after which was the third most watched program in prime time, giving Seven a very dominant win in metro and regional markets. My Kitchen Rules had […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

My Kitchen Rules bounces back.

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Five-year figures show 2012-13 was Murdoch’s annus horribilis

Five-year figures reveal the context for Crikey’s publication of leaked News Corp accounts last year — and it’s true, 2012-13 was an awful year.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

My Kitchen Rules no longer cock of the roost.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gets one over MKR

Well, The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) was muzzled somewhat last night and had to withstand a counter attack from the The Block. As a result, Seven had its closest win with My Kitchen Rules in the schedule for sometime, but Nine did very well in the major demos, and so claimed a sort of “moral” victory […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC wins out

Thankfully The Checkout returned to ABC last night. Home and Away ticked over for Seven last night. If they hadn’t been in the schedule, it would have been a night more dull than it was. The telemovie of Redfern Now on ABC was also more than OK.  The Checkout’s return was appreciated by viewers: 1.077 million watched nationally […]

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Business bites: markets gone mad … will Greece break bad? … UK shoppers glad …

Will Greece go bankrupt? And other business tidbits of the day.

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