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Articles by Glenn Dyer

Business bites: retail not so bad … a boomlet to be had … Metcash mad …

Are the retail figures really so dire for the economy? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Just a waste of a night really, except for Masterchef Australia (don’t like eliminations on a Thursday night though) and the Masterclass. The Footy Show (NRL) on Nine was weak. Arnold Schwarzenegger as all round the place (isn’t he a spruiker for REA.com as well as a former governor of California and a movie thingie?). Talk about free kicks […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins again

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets. Seven won Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine won Melbourne. Seven’s win the metros was again large, thanks to another solid effort from House Rules. It was the second most watched program nationally 1.450 million viewers, of which 594,000 were in the regions. In contrast, Masterchef Australia had […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: soccer fails to excite

A close night in the metros, but Nine won and Ten’s main channel slipped past Seven’s into second place. Did Seven’s broadcasting of the exhibition soccer game between Chelsea and Sydney FC on 7mate (411,000 national viewers) drain viewers away from its main channel? In regional markets Seven was a clear winner from Nine, Ten […]

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What John Fraser doesn’t know about property TV programs

The head of Treasury thinks property TV programs are fueling the housing boom. But the major property programs on TV at the moment are about property renovations, not purchases, and you only renovate when you can’t buy.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins the regions, much to Nine’s perplexment

Nine’s night in metro markets, but not in the regionals where Seven was a close, but clear winner. And unlike in metro markets, where Ten beat the ABC into third spot, again, the ABC beat Ten into third spot as Masterchef again failed to win over viewers in regional markets. Nine won Sydney and Melbourne […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven out in front

Now last night produced the sort of result that will generate the odd meeting or three at Seven, with a bottle of Bolly or three on the table. It was a solid night, without the ratings success of the past two Sundays in the Catching Milat mini series. Nine, Ten and Seven were very close […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine edges out Seven

A close win for Nine in Total People and the main channels last night in metro markets, but a big win for Seven in the regions. But the metro wins by Nine depended on a big win in Melbourne — Seven won Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine’s win in Melbourne was due to weak performances by […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: State of Origin wins the night (all night)

State of Origin dominated TV, but viewer numbers were down on last year.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but Masterchef

Apart from Masterchef Australia, last night was a bit of a wasteland of TV viewing. Who wants to watch Reno Rumble or House Rules during the week when you know the best episodes are the house reveals — and there was more evidence that viewers prefer House Rules to Reno Rumble with the Seven program scoring another […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: meat markets and cooking shows

Nine’s night thanks to the program that isn’t what it seems. Married At First Sight doesn’t involve “marriage at first sight” because a) a month’s notice is needed under local marriage laws, and b) problems with the Family Law Act (if they divorce, there’s the property settlement to consider). But the “marriage” situation can be […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a big win for Seven

An easy, easy win for Seven, thanks to the big audience for the second and final part of the mini-series, Catching Milat. It had 2.224 million viewers last night across the country. It added 70,000 viewers nationally from the debut (2.174 million a week ago) with slightly fewer viewers in the regions and 92,000 more […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the divide between city and country

Ten’s night really in metro markets, even though the figures for Total People give Nine a small win. The real story was the second best night for Ten this year in the metros (The best night was the finale of I’m A Celebrity …) with a main channel win and in its way for a […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a close night for reality programs

A close night in metro markets, but not in the regions where narrow results from the two previous nights were forgotten as Seven sprinted to a big, big lead. In metro markets Seven won Total People by 2 points, in the regions it was by 9 points. Nine won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven won the […]

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Business bites: PM’s capitulation … so much for deflation … ad stagnation …

Let’s have an inquiry into iron ore pricing, says Twiggy. Let’s not, say big players Rio and BHP. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: thank goodness for Masterchef

Not Seven’s night last night as the three reality programs —  Masterchef Australia, House Rules and Reno Rumble  — again went head to head in a rather fruitless battle for supremacy. Masterchef Australia won the night with more than 1.5 million national viewers over House Rules with 1.278 million and Reno Rumble with 1.146 million. That’s despite Reno Rumble having more […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: marriage as entertainment wins over audiences

Never underestimate the value of pre-publicity. It helps — last night’s TV ratings underline that simple fact. Nine debuted its semi-controversial Married At First Sight last night and the publicity ahead of the program (which I don’t especially like — I am the wrong demo, I think) did the trick and it had nearly 1.6 million national viewers. Nine […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in

Seven’s night easily in metro and regional markets as the combination of the news (2.154 million national viewers), the first episode of Catching Milat (2.174 million) and the house reveal episode of House Rules (1.881 million) did the job. Masterchef Australia on Ten (1.348 million) and Nine’s Reno Rumble (1.150 million) were left in Seven’s […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Australian TV viewers no longer like lions romping with humans, or Bill Shorten romping with the budget, or much else, except for Masterchef Australia contestants romping with pots, pans and cook tops. So it became the most watched non-news program on national TV last night. Seven’s special at 7.30pm, Martin Clunes and a Lion Called Mugie […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: not even the Budget could beat Masterchef

Does anyone want to crowdfund or take up a collection for the ABC and its still shivering staff at Parliament House in Canberra? Emma Alberici showed street cunning by remaining in the warmth of Sydney last night for Lateline and her grilling of Finance Minister turned “Economic Girly Man” Senator Mathias Cormann. Voters and viewers […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the divide between city and country

The clear division of the Australian TV audience into two markets with very different viewing habits was underlined last night. In the metros, Nine won fairly easily from Seven, Nine and the ABC. But in regional markets Seven was an even clearer winner as regional viewers went right off Masterchef Australia, unlike their metro counterparts who […]

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Sky to sack the lefties and pinkos when Rupert’s in charge

News Corp wants to take over Sky News — and it plans to make it more right-wing … er… “mainstream”.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: battle of the renos

There’s life left in House Rules, or there was last night as Seven’s reno program had its first whole house reveal and beat Nine’s spoiler Reno Rumble in metro and regional markets. House Rules couldn’t quite bridge the gas with Masterchef Australia on Ten, but with the news doing well and Sunday Night on top of […]

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Reserve Bank downgrades growth yet again

The Reserve Bank sees a slightly brighter picture on employment, but growth forecasts have been downgraded in its latest Statement of Monetary Policy.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV falters

Nine won the metros fairly easily. Ten did well again thanks to running two episodes of Masterchef Australia. House Rules picked up a little bit, giving Seven some hope. But in the regionals, another big win by Seven as viewers in those market grabbed House Rules, Home and Away and rejected Masterchef and Reno Rumble. Only […]

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