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Essential: pensions, ABC cuts and what an ‘other’ voter looks like

Voters oppose cuts to the ABC or raising the pension age, today’s Essential Report finds. It also gives us an insight into the minds of Palmer United Party and other independent voters.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR romps it in

Seven won last night’s ratings, but there wasn’t a lot of competition.

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Media briefs: O’Farrell wash-up … news dump … ABC to China …

Barry O’Farrell’s resignation pushes the royals to a close second while the ABC becomes the first Australian broadcaster viewed China-wide… and other media tidbits of the day

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a lacklustre night of programming

A pretty uninspiring night of TV across all free-to-air channels leading up to the Easter break.

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Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

Eight months after defending the ABC’s right to air a controversial skit, MD Mark Scott is saying it should never have aired. What prompted his decision, and what does it mean?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC’s quality programming wins the evening

The ABC shines as the commercial networks wait until after the Easter break to resume battle.

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Media briefs: ABC apologies to Kenny … Carr brief … Oz on climate …

We’re loving Bob Carr’s memoir — but perhaps he was a touch longwinded? Plus other media tidbits.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Biggest Loser gives Ten a rare win

Ten’s decision to delay the Biggest Loser grand final was a smart move which payed off in the ratings.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC streets ahead of the commercial networks

ABC’s audience numbers from last night should serve as a reminder to Ten that quality programming is the only way to attract viewers.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all eyes glued to MKR and The Block

A blockbuster night on Seven and Nine left all other channels scrambling to attract viewers.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another shocker for Ten

Ten’s decision to replace The Biggest Loser with a cooking show was a strange programming move — and the audience wasn’t interested.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block‘s last hurrah in sight

The Block is nearly over for another season, but the tension isn’t enough to beat My Kitchen Rules.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block dominates in its dying days

A predictable win for The Block last night, although it might be the last good news for some time for Nine.

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Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night over a sleepy Seven

Football and no My Kitchen Rules proves to be a winning combination for Nine.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: bad luck for Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues deserved a much bigger audience than it got — and it’s Ten’s fault.

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Media briefs: Scott on News … ‘Carnegie’s Den’ … Knight’s injury …

Mark Scott warns of News monopoly … Advertorial for free in The Australian … Media jumps gun on Knight’s injury …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a big night for Seven, a shocker for Ten

Seven’s keeping viewers hooked by pairing hyped-up new shows with proven favourites.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: My Kitchen Rules back on top

The battle of the reality TV blockbusters was back on last night. Ten didn’t stand a chance.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a new low for Ten

Once again, poor programming saw audiences desert Ten for its commercial rivals and the ABC.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a big night for Nine, despite the footy

Replacing My Kitchen Rules with an AFL game did great things for audience share on rival networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Mad As Hell takes best in show

Mad As Hell was the best half-hour on Aussie TV last night, although Ten did better than expected.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a terrible night for Ten and pay TV

The double-whammy of The Block and My Kitchen Rules meant there was very little audience share left over for other channels.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine fights back as Ten sinks lower

Yesterday, The Bold & The Beautiful got ten times the audience of Wake Up & Studio 10 put together.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten audience at an all-time low

Ten’s programming ensured it had no hopes of wooing an audience last night.

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