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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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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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Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

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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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An English-speaking German and a Francophone Estonian walk into a bar …

When it comes to intercultural, cross-lingual comedy, the joke can often be lost in translation. Steele Rudd, an Australian freelance writer based in Scotland, explains.

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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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Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.

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Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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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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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

The AFL Footy Show gave Nine the edge last night. Also, there are NRL finals tonight and tomorrow night, if anyone is interested.

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Pyne and vile Kyle most outstanding sexists

The Ernie awards for Sexist Remarks are great fun — but wouldn’t it be great if there weren’t enough nominees?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Seven’s Winners & Losers edged out Nine’s Big Brother. And Mad As Hell returns to ABC1, much to Abbott’s chagrin.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Brownlow fever tipped the ratings in Seven’s favour last night. Even The Block Glasshouse couldn’t win it for Nine.

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Rundle: the Rodent’s back, and he’s still lying

John Howard’s spectacular (but not in a good way) interview with Janet Albrechtsen last night disinterred two great (again, not in a good way) Howard-government lies.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Code outrates Big Brother

The ABC’s new thriller, The Code gathered more viewers than Channel Nine’s Big Brother. That’s got to be a win for humanity.

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Murder, a fit, a desire for nothingness? Helen Garner on the truth of crime

Is it possible to make sense of tragedy? Helen Garner gives it a solid go in This House of Grief.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: dross on main channels, gold on digital

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets. Ten was third in the metros but the ABC topped it in the regions, forcing Ten back to fourth. Once again it was a pretty average night of viewing — The Block Glasshouse was most watched program simply because there was very little competition on other networks. It had 1.762 […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a race to the bottom for reality TV

Once again we saw the metro/regional split emerge, though Seven was much closer in the metros last night, despite the prominence of the The Block Glasshouse. Seven clearly won the regions, while in the metros, Seven won overall, but lost the main channels by 0.2%. The Block Glasshouse had 1.794 million national/ 1.167 million metro/ […]

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Film reviewing royal couple bow out but leave us the keys to the kingdom

Margaret and David, the Siskel and Ebert of Australia, have announced their long-running show will finish up in December. But their legacy endures.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Brilliant Creatures and lacklustre ratings

Brilliant Creatures on ABC was wonderful, brilliant TV. It what TV is all about  — explaining, elucidating and entertaining the audience — and there is more to come. It had 846,000 national/ 615,000 metro/ 231,000 regional viewers. It explained an important part of Australian cultural history with four of smartest, most entertaining, and at times frustrating minds this country […]

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