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GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a ho-hum night of viewing

With The Block Glasshouse in the lineup last night, plus the strong 6 to 7pm performance of the news, Nine was always going to be the winner last night in overall, the main channels and in the demos. The Block Glasshouse had 1.521 million national/ 1.062 million metro/ 459,000 regional viewers last night, second nationally […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Offspring the outright winner

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets. The finale of Offspring on Ten stood out. The third episode of The Bachelor didn’t stand out, even though its audience snuck up on the debut a week ago — 712,000 metro viewers v 692,000.  Its national audience rose to 916,000 from 888,000 with regional audience rising to 205,000 from […]

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LUKE BUCKMASTER | CULTURE |

I love Studio Ghibli — and I hope it closes for good

Legendary animation company Studio Ghibli may just be taking a break, but The Daily Review’s Luck Buckmaster hopes it actually closes down — and forever preserves the integrity of its work.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The X-Factor continues to tank

It was another of those nights in metro markets where there were winners and losers at the same time. Nine won overall from Seven, Ten and the ABC. But Seven won the main channels, (narrowly), from Nine, the ABC and Ten. In fact had it not been for solid performances from Nine’s digital channels, it […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten back to its post-Games figures

Seven and Nine tied the All People (overall) result in metro markets last night and in the regions, Seven won from Nine. But in the main channels (the real battle), Nine won both. For Ten the post Masterchef Australia/Commonwealth Games slide pushed it back to fourth spot behind the ABC, with a substantial gap between […]

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Rewritten by machine on new technology: on the musical edge

At a recent music conference, composer, performer and teacher Peter Farman found himself entranced by abstract sounds that challenge how we understand, shape and interpret what we hear.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: no winners in the battle of the talent quests

Another of those funny nights — for Seven and Ten, at least. Nine won overall in the metros and regions. Ten was third in the metros (overall and the main channels) and third in the regions overall, but fourth in the main channels behind the ABC. As I said — a night of mixed outcomes. Post-Commonwealth Games reality returns […]

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No place for artists in online copyright debate

John Ferris from Ministry of Sound Australia disagrees with the suggestion that filesharing will stop if content makers “just make stuff available”.

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RAY GILL | CULTURE |

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

A review of four government-funded opera companies around Australia should revitalise this adventurous and resilient art form and find new ways to engage more artists and audiences.

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GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten’s winning streak fades with the end of the Games

Well, it wasn’t a strong the second night for the new series of The Meat Market (aka The Bachelor) which struggled to hold Wednesday night’s return first episode figures. Last night it had 791,000 national/ 594,000 metro/ 197,000 regional viewers. On Wednesday night it had 888,000 national/ 692,000 metro/ 196,000 regional viewers. Yes, Thursday night audiences […]

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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 | CULTURE |

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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MARGOT SAVILLE | CULTURE |

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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CATHY ALEXANDER | CULTURE |

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 | CULTURE |

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 | CULTURE |

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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