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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a suitably dire start to ratings off-season

Quality programming has retired for the summer.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: cricket no match for the Doctor

While the thrilling finish to the first Ashes test brought in much-needed revenue for Nine, another (time) travelling Pom kept viewers hooked on the ABC.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven still in front, but maybe not for much longer

Seven’s good run in the ratings could soon be over, now that The X Factor has finished for another season.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: battle of the Sunday night talk shows

In any other week, Chopper Read’s final interview would’ve been a ratings hit. However, the bushfires took over current affairs TV — as it should.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven’s salvation on the mount

Car racing and talent shows kept viewers glued to Seven, while Nine continues to flounder

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — A big night for talent shows

Talent show lead-ins helped both Sunday Night and 60 Minutes with audience numbers.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — facts and football draw in viewers

Football boosts ratings as commercial networks battle reality TV fatigue.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Debate is the big winner

Nine’s original programming is still failing to attract viewers, while last night’s debate drew in a big audience across a number of channels.

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Did Joe Hockey and Barry O’Farrell watch Packer on 60 Minutes?

The first time I met Joe Hockey was 19 years ago in the back of a cab from Sydney Airport with my then boss, Victorian treasurer Alan Stockdale. Joe was working for NSW Premier John Fahey and we were packed into the cab like sardines listening to the big guy rattle off all the things […]

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No privacy at The Oz … Nine’s 2012 season ‘excitment’ …

The Australian caught out on privacy … “excitment” at Nine for 2012 season … front page of the day … the Department of Corrections …

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‘Bali boy’ in grubby TV rights deal: are Nine’s cameras ready to roll?

Has the Nine Network opened its chequebook for the family of the now infamous “Bali boy”? The agent and the network aren’t talking, but network rivals insist it’s been done.

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Wooley’s ad spruik … Nine’s royal exclusive …

Sun shines on 60 Minutes reporter … Hair-raising Nine blooper … Nine exclusive: royal wedding … Snearing at Sarah from the UK … Front page of the Day …

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Did 60 Minutes break the law in revealing girl?

Putting the underage girl-of-the-moment involved in the tawdry AFL scandal was a ratings success for 60 Minutes, but did Channel Nine break the law by naming and revealing her identity?

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Birds and newsmen … newspaper audit investigations … news junkies care about community …

Did 60 Minutes break the law in revealing the girl at the centre of the St Kilda football scandal? Plus, the birds are back at Channel Nine, NT News watch and a whole truckload of tasty media morsels.

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Mark Latham’s contribution to journalism not all bad

Given that the mainstream media will piss on Mark Latham’s contribution to campaign journalism from a great height, it might be worth thinking about what he did and didn’t do wrong over the last couple of weeks.

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Sky’s excruciating Latham cross

It was everything that is wrong with 24-hour television news. Sky, in their perpetual bid for fresh content, were reduced to covering a journalist covering a politician and easy nabbed this week’s Wankley.

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60 Minutes of morbid intrigue

This election crazy old Mark lambasting Latham is out in force, attacking Gillard, Rudd and others with the kind of vitriol bound to fuel ratings for the former Labor leader’s premiere as a journalist on this Sunday’s 60 Minutes.

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Nine shake-up embraces Seven’s success

The TV industry has been stunned by the the personnel involved in the latest reshuffle at Channel Nine, which seems like a round up of people involved in the low points of Australian TV.

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Bashing on about the CPRS

Readers engage in some CPRS-bashing, ponder the issue of reporting suicide, weigh in on Stern Hu and more.

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Last minute injunction leaves 60 Minutes flat footed

The desperate spiking of last-night’s 60 Minutes “suicide cluster” story had an interesting lead-up, pitting BeyondBlue chief Jeff Kennett and adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg against Nine chief David Gyngell.

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The second coming of John Westacott

All the publicity about how John Westacott will return to save 60 Minutes from its current appalling performance ignores one very salient point: 60 Minutes’ problems are all of his doing.

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60 Minutes flattened

Last night, 60 Minutes was flattened again by Dancing with the Stars and Ten’s movie. It is is now rating under its 2009 average of 1.2 million, which is down around 300,000 from 2008.

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Laying down the Law: Nine tightens the belt

Nine have some spare dosh for cheque-book journalism, but not for their own staff, apparently.

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60 Minutes waste their “exclusive”

60 Minutes demonstrated how to crucify an exclusive on an interesting story and waste whatever fee was paid, by running their interview with backpacker James Neale against MasterChef.

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Peter Garrett: fool now or liar then?

As recently as 2006, Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett was still talking up the anti-nuclear movement and urging Australians to oppose new mines. So is he a hypocrite or an idiot?

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