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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine wins the night in spite of House Rules

House Rules might’ve been the most popular show on TV last night, but it wasn’t enough to put Seven on top.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sunday night football a disaster for Seven

Putting an Aussie Rules game on during Sunday night prime time proved to be a bad decision for Seven and the AFL.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night overall was good news for MasterChef

With no House Rules or The Voice, MasterChef Australia finally managed to get a decent audience.

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What we will lose in the ABC ‘efficiency’ review

Crikey readers talk religious schools and the ABC’s so-called efficiency review.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a disappointing night for all except Seven

Nine’s decision to premier The Hunger Games on digital channel GO rather than its main channel is another example of programming incompetence.

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‘It’s what Murdoch wants’: ABC veteran slams Lewis review

There’s talk of charging for access to some ABC content, and merging some functions with SBS. The ABC’s Quentin Dempster says that would amount to a ‘commercialisation of the public broadcasters’.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in as Nine gives up altogether

House Rules continues to be a ratings winner, and the other commercial networks aren’t even trying to compete.

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Don’t panic, the ABC will be just fine

Peter Lewis has recommended outsourcing at the ABC, but that doesn’t mean Aunty will be “gutted”. It’s time for the national broadcaster to embrace modern practice.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven and Nine go head-to-head

It was a case of picking sides between House Rules and The Voice last night, with viewer loyalty the key to good results for the commercial networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: will The Voice Kids bomb?

Trying to jazz up tired TV franchises by getting kids involved is becoming a habit for production company Shine Australia.

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Regulator hands official reprimand to ABC over THAT Chris Kenny skit

More trouble for the ABC over the infamous skit of an Australian commentator humping a dog — now ACMA has found the skit breached the ABC’s own rules.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC snags viewers with a solid Thursday night

Quality programming triumphs again, as Nine rests on its State of Origin laurels.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: State of Origin romps it in

The State of Origin rugby league game dominated viewing last night, pushing Nine ahead to win the week.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine bids its time ahead of Origin

A pretty flat night across all channels, with the commercial network programming multiple episodes of filler shows.

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Game of Thrones for Foxtel, House Rules for free-to-air

A pretty standard night of viewing for those not gripped by the season finale of Game of Thrones.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a big weekend for all codes of football

There was plenty on offer for sports fans yesterday, mostly thanks to the World Cup.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a dismal night all round

You know it’s an ordinary night of viewing when the evening news outrates original programming.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: House Rules and nothing else

It seems the other commercial networks have all but given up in the face of House Rules.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a lacklustre night all round

The mid-week programming slump has well and truly hit the major commercial networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: House Rules reigns supreme

Cooking and talent shows didn’t stand a chance last with, with viewers riveted by the first eviction episode of House Rules.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: ABC programming the clear standout

Slim pickings for viewers last night, particularly on commercial networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC drops the ball with programming

ABC’s Wednesday night lineup used to be one of its best — but ratings show viewers just aren’t interested.

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What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won’t be all they hoped.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC proves its mid-week worth

Last night’s ABC programming was a fantastic example of why the public broadcaster shouldn’t have its funding cut.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

A big night for Seven with the House Rules reveal episode winning the night and powering the network to a win. In fact, going on last night’s figures The Voice is now only a night-winning hit in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven easily won Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and the regionals. The Voice is slowly being marginalised by House Rules and Revenge, even though it’s a faded hit, […]

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