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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR clears the field

With MKR not airing last night, Seven came back to the field and Celebrity played on alone. It picked up 180,000 or so viewers for its trouble and rose to 1.241 million viewers nationally from 1.063 million on Wednesday night. That saw it do very well in the demos. Inside Story (849,000 nationally) returned to […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: get me out of here!

Well, well, the best that can be said about the performances of Nine and Ten last night was that they toiled manfully. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity gave some cheek, but MKR and Seven’s debutant, First Dates, wiped the floor in both metro and regional markets. Seven’s win was huge in the metros. In Total People […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: something for everyone

I’m sorry but turf and wooden place mat thingies on MKR last night lost me and I don’t care about the deer meat, the wild bore (the program, not the main dish) and the dessert which was a mousse with ice cream and chocolate. The table manners were again rotten and everyone was dressed as […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the battle begins

It was as though we had a collection of unwanted visitors call on us on national TV last night. Shane Warne featured on Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. My Kitchen Rules on Seven returned with the usual complement of bickering couples and bad table manners, while Australia’s Got Talent popped up […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: back in the driver’s seat

Night one of the dress rehearsal for the start of ratings proper last night and the Australian Open Men’s final tennis on Seven accounted for the Jungle capers of Shane Warne et al I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on Ten and the T20 losers on Nine. But tonight it’s far more serious with […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: howdy, sports fans

The second T20 game between Australia and India is on tonight and the third is on Nine on Sunday night. There’s tennis on Seven night, tomorrow and Sunday night with the Men’s final. Ten starts I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and then segues to the remake of the first episode of the new series […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: sport drags on

Unfortunately for the Seven Network and many sports nuts, the final of the men’s Australian tennis titles will be played tonight when Novak Djokovic meets Roger Federer in one of the semi-finals. Normally that would be a high rating final on Sunday night, but such was the draw, and Federer’s small dip in the rankings, […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: patriotic sport

An awful effort by both Australian teams in the men’s and women’s T20 games against India in Adelaide yesterday. A touch of hubris there by the Aussies? Certainly dropsy in the field didn’t help, nor cautious batting by the men, especially opener Finch who should be flicked and replaced by someone who can bat at […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: sport is for winners

Sydney rules, OK? The Thunder won the Men’s and Women’s BBL yesterday and last night. Dasha lost in the women’s tennis in Melbourne, but Roger The Dodger won easily in a late match. Nothing else mattered last night. The second session (Sydney batting) had a total of 1.752 million viewers across the country on Ten […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all for Hewitt

As expected a lot of tennis and cricket last night, and not much else. Lleyton Hewitt retired from singles after his expected defeat by Davide Ferrer at the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne on Seven. (Hewitt is playing doubles, and will be also be commentating on Seven later in the tournament). In Adelaide at the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis v cricket

It was a case of not knowing where to look last night if you were into tennis or cricket (when the Aussies were batting). Nine was the venue of choice. When India was batting, Seven’s tennis was the venue of choice, and then a rush back to Nine to see India’s “record run choke”. In […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but sport

Lleyton Hewitt worked his magic for yet another night for Seven, and will be back to do the same on Thursday. The little Aussie battler remains a big drawcard for the Australian viewing public. But as energetic as the match up between Hewitt (ranked 308 in the world) and fellow Aussie, James Duckworth (ranked 129th), […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: summer snooze

Overall, a night which bored the audience: Big Bash cricket on Ten, the first day and night of the Australian Open tennis on Seven and a collection of repeats on Nine (which won Total People and shared second with Ten behind Seven in the main channels) was hardly an inspiring offer for viewers. In the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the sporty summer continues

Some amongst us would argue that summer reaches its seasonal depths for two weeks, starting today. That coincides with the 2016 Australian Open Tennis titles from Melbourne on Seven. Others would argue that the seasonal has been in its usual cricket-dominated trough for a month or so. The BBL tip and run competition on Ten […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Merry Christmas!

Lots of colour, light and movement in the Big Bang, sorry, the Big Bash game last night between the two Sydney teams. In fact it was more thrilling than the three days of the recent Australia v West Indies test, and just as meaningless. Summer entertainment that doesn’t tax the brain and keeps the TV […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: snoozing through summer

The first seven programs in metro markets last night were news and current affairs broadcasts that ended by 8pm. Then the night was yours to do what you may and a shrinking group of viewers remained glued to their sets and others did a bit of slip sliding away. Nationally the top four programs were […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Kangaroos and other news

Oh, deary me. Apart from the charming second part of ABC TV’s Kangaroo Dundee, it was a night when not even a sleep could save you from being bored horizontal. It’s enough to make you look forward to the Big Bash tip and run cricket on Ten which starts tomorrow night. The first episode of series two […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tune in, switch off

The final report from Stephen McDonell in last night’s Our Man In China episode of Foreign Correspondent was a top 10 program nationally with 892,000 viewers. It deserved more. Back Roads at 8pm (and the lead into Foreign Correspondent) averaged 1.184 million nationally and was fourth nationally, and deserved that and more. Seven News won […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is anyone up?

How to describe last night in one or two words? Summer programming and the networks don’t really care what they show, with the exception of the ABC and SBS which at least make an attempt to show something interesting. I can tell you that Insiders and Offsiders were missed yesterday, as was the West Indian […]

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Close to a record high share of 38.1% for the various digital free-to-air channels in metro markets last night, with a peak of more than 43% in Adelaide. It’s a judgement on just how weak the offerings were on the various main channels for the five networks last night, with the exception of SBS, which […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: summer doldrums

Two days of ratings to round up and the Morse code links and pedal wireless backup with Perth has been restored by teams of diligent engineers who travelled overnight on camel express to reach the site of the breakdown. The glitch with Tuesday’s ratings in Perth deprived Ten of its morning of glory yesterday with […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: feeling hot

A quiet night. Australians On Porn rated well on ABC2, with the channel doubling its metro share to around 4.6% for prime time. Back Roads again stood out. Heather Ewert does not stand out in regional Australia (being a ‘bush gel’ anyway) unlike some of her urban contemporaries. It’s why the program is so solid. […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a triumphant Sunday

Insiders managed 376,000 metro viewers, 276,000 on ABC and 110,000 on News 24. The Bolt Report had 111,000 viewers at 10 am, but that was lower than it should have been because it was pre-empted in Perth by the V8 Supercars on Ten. Nationally Insiders had 543,000 viewers and Bolt, 177,000 (remember it was pre-empted […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: no joy for the main channels

Seven News again topped the metro markets, thanks mostly to a big win in Perth. But the 105,000 national margin was still substantial. Seven News and the 6.30pm second bit of the 6 to 7pm broadcast, should beat Nine’s News and its 6.30pm bit in the first week of summer ratings.That is a substantial turnaround […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: game shows win the night

Another soft night except for Seven’s News which continues to improve off the back of the 5.30 bit of The Chase Australia. It had 620,000 metro viewers, Nine’s Hot Seat had 498,000. Seven News beat Nine News in the metro markets by a rather large 114,000 viewers, 1.040 million and 941,000. That dominance continued at 6.30 […]

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