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Articles by Glenn Dyer

Harsh reality for networks as viewers turn off

Reality TV is cheap, but viewers are getting bored with it.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but the cricket

Seven rested The Beast last night, so instead of My Kitchen Rules eating its rivals last night, it was the second World Cup cricket semi final that devoured the opposition, setting up a big final on Sunday.  Nothing else mattered last night — Nine’s domination was complete. The coverage though from Star of India (part of the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: comedy v drama

First let me apologise to everyone who didn’t watch Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell at 8.30 on ABC last night, or the program that followed, Stop Laughing This is Serious, which is the video history of Australian comedy. They were rotten programs, too funny, too interesting. So don’t watch again you ungrateful … More than a million […]

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RBA on Australian banks: don’t trust ‘em

The RBA has some choice words for Australian banks, and they would do well to sit up and pay attention.

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Business bites: cheap cash … dairy thrashed … Greece smashed …

Greece is almost out of money, the NFL wants to stream gridiron games, and Australia’s just secured a sweet $4.25 billion.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR and the cricket mow down competitors

The Beast was let loose on a wedding last night. Will the bride and groom watch My Kitchen Rules again? It was a function to remember. All those willing food testers among the bridal party and guests! My Kitchen Rules again feasted richly with 2.221 million viewers, 980,000 more viewers nationally than The Block on […]

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Business bites: Solly Lew plays ball … cheap petrol for all? … Fortescue’s fall …

Solomon Lew seems to think the internet is not so bad after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: return of The Beast

Oh, no, it was Monday night and Seven let The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) out of its cage and it ate The Block, again. It gnawed gently on the ABC’s worthy line up and SBS’s modest supplications. Seven won big in metro markets and bigger in the regionals, and scooped up the major demos. My […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MKR

Oh, no, not The Beast story again? Yes, reader, I am afraid My Kitchen Rules ate the night’s viewing, again, with nary a sauce or a dressing of quality in sight. It had 2.013 million national viewers, more than 1.37 million metros and 637,000 regional viewers and that won the night for Seven. Seven’s Million Dollar […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gives in

Hit the instant replay button for Tuesday and Monday nights, but widen the winning margin buffer. Here goes … buzzzz , The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) made an absolute feast of the ratings battle last night, eating viewers left right and centre to completely dominate the night. MKR ended with more than 2.3 million […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine checks out

Another Tuesday night, another feeding time for The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules), another clean up for Seven in metro and regional markets. My Kitchen Rules managed to grab 2.344 million national and 1.567 million metro viewers. And it was no wonder Seven did it easily last night. Nine’s offering, apart from The Block which […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: back to reality for Ten

Kerthump! That’s the sound of Ten coming back to earth after the Sunday night boost from the final episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.  Hear that? It’s the high-pitched scream of triumph from The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) after it had eaten another Monday night’s offerings from Nine (The Block […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: how Seven helped Ten succeed with I’m A Celebrity

Channel Ten got a look-in because Channel Seven kept The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) inside for the night.

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Proposed magazine cartel looks good on paper

Magazine publishers and newsagents have agreed to trial a program to get rid of low-selling magazine titles.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: not Marcia Brady!

My Kitchen Rules rules. Again.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: My Kitchen Rules rules

Will Seven renew its hit new series Winter?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR rules the night

Same old story: cue the beast/monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules), this time with a record setting meal from WA, and the night is all over, although the final week of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here gave some cheek for Ten. My Kitchen Rules had 2.526 million national viewers, including 1.78 million in metro […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR returns

The Monster returned and My Kitchen Rules ate the opposition again, with more than 2.2 million national viewers, even though Nine’s The Block gave a bit of cheek with (I think) 12 room reveals last night for more than 1.3 million national viewers. It was pushed over to last night because of Monday night’s ODI […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: cricket rules all

While the Australia-Sri Lanka world cup cricket game yesterday afternoon and last night did it for Nine, we had another illustration of how cricket is really playing second fiddle at Nine. The network went to an NRL game between Penrith and Canterbury in Sydney and NSW markets yesterday from 3.30pm to 6pm. The World Cup […]

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A back-of-the-envelope intergenerational report on print media

How will sales of The Australian Financial Review and The Australian look in 13 years? Let’s do the sums, with as much rigour as Joe Hockey applied to his much-touted IGR …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: NRL creeps up on MKR

The Monster that is My Kitchen Rules ate the night again with nearly 2.1 million viewers (including 1.433 million metro viewers), but there was a bit of cheek from the first NRL game of the year between defending premiers Souths and Brisbane. Souths flogged Brisbane 36-6 and Nine and its regional affiliate WIN can be happy […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: cricket gives MKR a scare

Nine broadcast the World Cup cricket  (One Day International Australia v Afghanistan) from Perth on its Gem digital channel and essentially cannibalised its main channel last night. This made the night atypical. Seven though won the night thanks to My Kitchen Rules (AKA, The Monster with 2.1 million national and 1.5 million metro viewers). Winter […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: 7.30 out-rates The Block

Cue the Monster and Seven wins the night again as My Kitchen Rules (2.3030 million national viewers) dominated TV viewing for yet another night. Seven won metro and regional markets and won the demos. Ten actually did better than Nine last night, even though it finished third and had fewer viewers, its rebound from the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in again

My Kitchen Rules (2.407 million national) was back in Seven’s schedule last night and that was the end of proceedings.  Seven won metro and regional markets easily as a result and scooped up the demos into the bargain. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (1.012 million national) lost viewers, but held up quite well […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: competitions thoroughly beaten down by MKR

Seven again rested the monster (My Kitchen Rules) and Nine, Ten and the ABC made hay, or rather their underfire programs tried to. So The Block did OK, but should have really done better with clear air! Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Shank Blank (sorry, Shark Tank) did OK, as they all […]

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