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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | 1 UNLOCK?

‘The money isn’t there’: why the NRL and AFL won’t double their deals this time round

At the last round of negotiations, both the NRL and AFL added hundreds of millions to their broadcast rights deals. But today, the NRL is pulling in fewer viewers, while cash-strapped networks are looking unlikely to hand out more for the AFL.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | 15

ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

A member of the ABC board has ended that body’s silence by publicly defending the role of the ABC in the Fairfax press this morning.

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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PATRICK BAUME | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins by a narrow margin

Just another Monday night and despite another very solid night, The Block Glasshouse wasn’t as dominant as the figures would suggest. It had 2.133 million national/ 1.507 million metro/ 625,000 regional viewers. With that sized audience, you would have thought Nine won the night by a mile — it didn’t. It certainly had a good win in […]

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother bombs for Ten

The figures were split again last night with Nine winning the metros and Seven winning the regions. Ten was a very weak fourth (now normal for a Sunday) in both — its metro main channel share was 8.7% and just 7% in the regions. Back to the bad old days again, for one night at least. Ten […]

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Turnbull dismisses paltry community TV viewership

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his decision to take away community TV’s spectrum allocation from December 2015.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: we still love The Block for some reason

Australians are still obsessed with home renovation, it would seem. Everyone loses in BB’s race to the bottom. And a charming doco series wraps up.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | 20

Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: Big Brother bombs in the regions

Nine’s night, again in metros, with The Block Glasshouse leading the way. Ten was third and the ABC fourth. But in regional markets Seven had a small overall win, Nine won the main channels, and the ABC pushed Ten back to fourth, both overall and in the main channels as The Bachelor and Wonderland bombed […]

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PATRICK BAUME | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers switch off after premieres

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets easily, even though Big Brother’s audience slipped, falling under the one million mark in the metros. Ten was third overall in both markets and third in the main channels in the regions, but not in the metros where ABC was third. The Block Glasshouse saw its audience top […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV delivers a night of false promises

It was Nine’s night in metro and regional markets with another big rating number for The Block Glasshouse and the returning Big Brother. Seven’s The X Factor was its own worst enemy in promising something that really didn’t matter, but was really aimed at the returning Big Brother on Nine. Ten was fourth behind the ABC in […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | 1

Meet the satirists who got Assange to don that mullet

Remember Julian Assange’s John Farnham turn during the 2013 election? The brains behind Juice Rap News talk to Crikey about rapping the news, a show with an agenda, and why they are bankrolled by the Kremlin.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: audiences fade away from reality TV

Nine’s night in metros and Seven’s in the regions as the audience again divided its preferences. Ten was fourth in both, behind the ABC. The Block Glasshouse dominated the night, topping the most watched lists in all markets. It had 2.234 million national/ 1.622 million metro/ 702,000 regional viewers. The live performance of The X […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers more interested in animal couples than The Bachelor

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets thanks to the final NRL game of the year for a Thursday night, and The Block Glasshouse in non-NRL markets. Ten was third in the metros and the ABC fourth. In the regions though, the ABC was a clear third and Ten and its offering of The Bachelor, […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a night full of junk programs

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets. Ten was third and the ABC was fourth, except in the regional main channels where viewers gave Ten the thumbs down and liked the ABC’s underwhelming offerings instead. Nine’s The Block Glasshouse again dominated the night with 1.707 million national, 1.151 million metro and 556,000 regional viewers. But is Wednesday […]

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Media briefs: ads on the ABC … Butler to Oz … Clooney on Rupert …

Woolworths has found a clever way to get its ads on the ABC. And other media tidbits of the day.

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PATRICK BAUME | TV & RADIO |

iSentia index: military action and axing taxes dominates discussion

A surge in international conflicts has kept our defence-related politicians in the media spotlight.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine phones it in on a weak night

Nine’s night thanks to The Block Glasshouse and a solid performance of the 6-7pm news hour. That was in the metros, in the regions, the split re-appeared after popping up on Sunday night. So Seven won the regions narrowly overall, but with a larger margin in the main channels. Ten was third in both areas […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night for a sleepy Monday

The usual Monday night’s viewing — a few gems, a few duds, then bed. Nine won the metros and the regions as Sunday night’s split disappeared. The ABC was third and Ten the now usual fourth. The Block Glasshouse was top with 1.965 million metro/ 1.352 million metro/ 613,000 regional viewers. The results episode of The X […]

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