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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Mrs Doubtfire upstages Bringing Sexy Back

The Ten Network showed far more flexibility than either Nine or Seven in whipping a Robin Williams movie to air last night in prime time. Of course it was Mrs Doubtfire and it helped the network to solid result on the night, halting the reversion to the weak ratings performances of old on Sunday and […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a lacklustre night for Seven

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets thanks to The Block Glasshouse (1.815 million national/ 1.231 million metro/ 588,000 regional viewers) and Nine’s 6pm News which had  a big win over Seven News, especially in Sydney (by 132,000), Melbourne (by 111,000) and Brisbane (by 62,000) and beat Seven News by 300,000 nationally. The ABC was […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten’s ratings slump continues

Back to the future again for Ten with the network seeing its main channel metro and regional shares back to the nasty readings of earlier in the year, before MasterChef Australia, the Commonwealth Games and Offspring provided a temporary resurgence in the network’s prime time ratings. Ten’s main channel share in the metros was just […]

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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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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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Tips and rumours

How many F-35s will we get? … Trebled tolls buried in Transurban report … ABC commemorates wrong war …

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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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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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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’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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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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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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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’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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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is Ten fudging the figures on Family Feud?

Seven’s night as The X Factor regained its ratings mojo after Monday night’s big dip, managing 1.929 million national/ 1.244 million metro/ 685,000 regional viewers (where it was also number one). Ten’s Family Feud jumped to 929,000 national/ 719,000 metro/ 210,000 regional viewers. But how do we know? Ten is pulling a swiftie — it’s simulcasting the program at […]

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Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Without a television network, are you still an international broadcaster? The ABC has a plan, but after absorbing 80 redundancies, some insiders are sceptical.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a nasty shock for Seven as The X Factor flops

Seven got a shock this morning after looking at the overnight ratings which showed a sharp and worrying fall by The X Factor on its second night out in the current series. It averaged 1.607 million national/ 969,000 metro/ 638,000 regional viewers. It’s worth noting the high proportion of regional viewers which boosted the program’s […]

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UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC’s International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins, despite Ten’s star interview

Ten’s interview with Ian Thorpe wasn’t enough to topple Seven from the top spot.

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