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The (attempted) exorcism of Eddie Obeid

The NSW Labor Party wants to present Eddie Obeid as one bad apple. But this, of course, is nonsense, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: expensive reality TV bombs on all channels

There will be no rejoicing in the executive suites of Nine, Seven or Ten today at the way their flagship programs performed in prime time last night. Seven’s The X Factor did best of all, but it was well down on 2013 figures. Nine’s The Block Glasshouse is now in its boring early series part, […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the last of the big audiences for Ten

A funny night and one that really didn’t register with many viewers, judging by the morning reports. The Commonwealth Games saved Ten from a rotten night, helping it to a gentle decline from Monday night’s year high peak. In fact, the Games coverage was the network’s most watched bits of programming last night. Tonight it’s […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another win for Ten, but will it last?

MasterChef Australia finally did it for Ten last night in metro markets, with the finale and winner topping the ratings. But in the regions it was a different story — Seven and Ten tied with a share of 28.1%. For the main channels the pecking order was very different — Seven with 18.6%, Nine with 17.5% and Ten on […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine games the system to boost ratings

The Nine Network followed Ten down the slippery route of jiggling its rating figures to boost the numbers for the latest series of The Block. Ten simulcasts Family Feud at 6pm Monday to Fridays on its main channel and its digital channels (ONE and Eleven) and aggregates the audience figures of the three channels into […]

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No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

When did the tables turn in fine dining? And how can you get a decent meal at a decent time with a decent number of courses without ingesting “fish milk”?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Commonwealth Games a win for Ten

Double Fantas all round for the remaining employees of the Ten network, victory at last in the ratings in metro markets (in the regionals it was Seven from Ten and Nine in a very close All People finish, while Nine won the main channels from Seven and then Ten). Ten did well, thanks to MasterChef and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers tired of talent quests

A weak performance from both The X Factor and The Voice Kids on Nine. Seven pushed the episode of The X Factor out to Wednesday night late to try and catch Nine (which had scheduled repeats of The Big Bang Theory). Maybe that was a reason why the audiences were low, but that’s grasping at straws as both networks promoted […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a worrying start for The X Factor

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets, despite a not so brilliant set of metro figures for The X Factor. Nine and Seven were virtually neck and neck in All People, but in the main channels Seven was a clear winner  thanks to The X Factor running for 90 minutes to 9pm. Nationally, regional viewers […]

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Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Important boundaries under which the gaming industry will have to operate in the future may be determined by two curious court cases.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the beginning of the end for reality shows?

Nine won the night thanks to the final of The Voice, but the ratings were not very good. In fact, they contained the death cross for reality programs — that’s when the lead up to the winner’s announcement is watched by more people than actual naming of the winner. That happened with The Voice last night, and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers indulge in Baden-Clay voyeurism

A night when Australia split into two camps about the Allison Baden-Clay murder in Brisbane. Those in the metros preferred Nine’s 60 Minutes and its uneasy interview with the mistress of Allison’s husband (and convicted murderer) Gerard Baden-Clay. It did far better than Seven’s Sunday Night (in the metros) which had letters from Allison Baden-Clay and spoke to […]

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Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: could Ten be staging a comeback?

Nine’s night nationally and in the metros, and a very good night for Ten in the metros (break out the Fanta gang, the good times are back!), thanks to MasterChef Australia. In fact in the metros, Ten’s main channel nipped in front of Seven to finish second on the night behind Nine. But that wasn’t […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a mid-tier response for a mid-tier lineup

It’s been another fun Fanta-soaked morning of celebration at Ten — MasterChef Australia and Offspring helped the network beat Nine into second (and a distant second) behind Seven last night in the metros in its strongest result for yonks. But in the regions it was more of the same  old - third behind Seven and Nine.  But for […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is Ten fudging the figures on Family Feud?

Seven’s night as The X Factor regained its ratings mojo after Monday night’s big dip, managing 1.929 million national/ 1.244 million metro/ 685,000 regional viewers (where it was also number one). Ten’s Family Feud jumped to 929,000 national/ 719,000 metro/ 210,000 regional viewers. But how do we know? Ten is pulling a swiftie — it’s simulcasting the program at […]

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Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

Ian Plimer’s latest book argues manmade climate change is not real and environmentalists are damaging the planet. Crikey infiltrated the book launch to see Plimer’s fans in action.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a nasty shock for Seven as The X Factor flops

Seven got a shock this morning after looking at the overnight ratings which showed a sharp and worrying fall by The X Factor on its second night out in the current series. It averaged 1.607 million national/ 969,000 metro/ 638,000 regional viewers. It’s worth noting the high proportion of regional viewers which boosted the program’s […]

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Want to improve teaching? Ask a teacher

The media has been full of complaints about poor-quality teachers. But does the answer really lie in choosing teachers with better academic marks? Teacher Chris Fotinopoulos is not convinced.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins, despite Ten’s star interview

Ten’s interview with Ian Thorpe wasn’t enough to topple Seven from the top spot.

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Get Fact: how accurate is Ian Plimer’s new book?

The climate sceptics’ hero, Ian Plimer, has a new book out. Climate academic Ian McHugh fact-checks some of his claims about climate change. And did Plimer plagiarise?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

A strange day of TV, with MasterChef coming up trumps and Clive Palmer storming off 730.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Origin dominates the night

Nine was always going to win last night in metro and regional markets because of the third NRL State of Origin game. It dominated viewing last night, though not to the same level as we saw with the record numbers for Game 1, and then even higher viewing figures for Game 2. The dead third […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MasterChef

Well, what can top 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final belting of Brazil this morning? NSW beating Queensland 50 -7 in tonight’s third and final State of Origin on Nine. Not on, but it’s not often sport makes history in a conventional sense.  Given the importance of soccer to Brazil’s national psyche and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven slumps into second place

No House Rules and Seven was beaten by The Voice  (1.860 million national/ 1.323 million metro/ 537,000 regional viewers), meaning Nine won easily in the metros. In the regionals it was closer. Seven had the tiniest of margins in All People, but Nine won the main channel battle. And Nine clearly did better in the […]

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